The similarities between Jay and Dexter are quite apparent when reading each story. They both come from the Midwest and although Dexter’s family has some money, both are similar in the fact that they did not start out as wealthy, upper class men from rich families. Their hard work and determination to make their own wealth and acquire the luxuries and social status that come with it are completely by their own doing. Both men achieve their goals of the American dream at a relatively young age and are able to be a part of the high society they once observed from a distance. Their desire to amass wealth and the perks associated with it come with an ulterior motive, to win back the girls they desire that will only be with them if they have the wealth and status to bring to the table.
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...he end of The Great Gatsby and “Winter Dreams”, it is easy to make a distinction between the two stories. Also the obvious differences between Gatsby and Green are revealed as each story develops. Fitzgerald’s theme of the American dream switches from short story to novel, but the similarities are still apparent. In conclusion, both men go in completely different ways, while Gatsby is killed, Green accepts his destiny and although upset we can infer he goes on with his life. They both lose out on the loves of their life, but the differences in their endings are completely and utterly separate.
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