"Winter Dreams" , Irony, and Characterization

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Judy's alternating indifference and attention to Dexter have the effect of

making her even more desirable to him

As a teenager, why is Dexter particularly fond of the fall?

It is a time that allows him to analyze and synthesize the desires that the summer raises in him

When Dexter Green first meets Judy Jones, she is about to beat her nurse. The reader learns that Dexter believes Judy may be justified in beating the nurse. What does this tell the reader?

Dexter is enthralled with Judy

Upon his second encounter with Judy Jones, when she hits Mr. Hedrick with a golf ball, Dexter Green is overwhelmed by her ____.

beauty

Which character trait does Dexter establish when he quits his caddying job?

letting his obsession with Judy control his decisions

Why is Judy Jones's beauty important to her character?

She uses it to get what she wants.

After Judy Jones hits Mr. Hedrick with a golf ball, the reader learns "[h]er glance fell casually on each of the men—then scanned the fairway for her ball." From this, the reader can conclude that Judy Jones was

concerned more about where her shot lay than about Mr. Hedrick

Why does Fitzgerald choose not to provide a physical description of Dexter?

The story is about Dexter's personality and his emotional and mental traits.

Dexter Green can best be described as —

ambitious and full of desires

Which of the following word pairs describes Judy?

Confident and condescending

Characterization

the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features

Direct Characterization

the writer tells us directly what a character's personality is like

Indirect Characterzation

When the auther shows the character in action and lets readers draw their own conclusions.

Dynamic Character

A character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of the story's action

Flat Character

this character seems to possess only one or two personality traits - little or no background is revealed

Round Character

this character is fully developed - the writer reveals good and bad traits as well as background

Static Character

a character who does not change at all, or who remains almost entirely the same, throughout the course of a play or story

Irony

difference between what might be expected and what actually occurs

Verbal Irony

The contrast between what is said and what is actually meant.

Situational Irony

An outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected, the difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does

Dramatic Irony

occurs when another character(s) and/or the audience know more than one or more characters on stage about what is happening

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