Winter Dreams

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The Characterization of Judy Jones Judy Jones' character in Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald is portrayed through her mannerisms and the effect her demeanor has upon men with whom she is involved.

Judy Jones' dealings with men, define her as a character. She is seen in the company of many men in her community who are characterized as, "a varying dozen that circulated about her."� After Dexter had only spent three days with Judy, a New Yorker interrupted their relationship, and spent half of September with her. At a dance, she spent time with a local beau, while the New Yorker searched for her. Judy seems to tire of men rather quickly, and develops relationships quickly because of to her flirtatious manner. She not only has interests in several men, but she is a comparatively sought after woman. However, her intermittent relationships are not meaningless because of their lack of continuity.

Although she is involved with several men, she does not dismiss them as trivial. The seriousness she senses in every relationship is apparent as she states, "I've been mad about loads of poor men, and fully intended to marry them all."� The fleeting quality of her associations have no root in manipulation of her boyfriends. Rather, she is accustomed to attention she obtained from her naturally attractive and flirtatious actions. "She simply made men conscious to the highest degree of her physical loveliness."� Dexter's initial attraction to Judy was merely physical, but Judy gave him the impression that their relationship was significant. During her first evening with Dexter she said, "I don't know what's the matter with me. Last night I thought I was in love with a man, and tonight I think I'm in love with you."� Dexter was distraught when she met the New Yorker merely...