Summary Of ' Winter Dreams ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1359 Words Jul 28th, 2015 6 Pages
Wealth and Class Ever wish that maybe just one time, that scratch-off ticket would be the one that changes everything. Well it is and isn’t that easy to change from one social class to another. If the person in this scenario were a middle class person then yes, the person would now be the “new money” in the wealthy social class. On the opposite end of this scenario, social class wouldn’t be this easy to change, because wining the lottery is one in a billion odds. However, Dexter Green in Fitzgerald’s “Winter Dreams” does move social classes, from middle to wealthy. “Dexter Green’s father owned the second best grocery store in Dillard-the best one was “The Hub,” patronized by the wealthy people from Lake Erminie-and Dexter caddied only for pocket money” (659). Being in the middle class was not good enough for Dexter he wanted more, and winning the lottery was not an option, so he had to make his own fortune. Opportunities are what make a man like Dexter fortunes, but not everyone has them. Sarty Sartoris a character in Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” will never have the opportunities that Dexter Green has. Although, Sarty is the same age as Dexter when the story “Barn Burning” starts, but instead of a middle class family Sarty comes from a poor white family who travel around to work other people’s land and farms. The difference in these two characters is the opportunities and education that they have. With education being the essential part of obtaining wealth, which determines…

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