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"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