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What details indicate that Dexter is an ambitious young man?

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maggylou | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 17, 2007 at 3:44 AM via web

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What details indicate that Dexter is an ambitious young man?

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bmadnick | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted September 17, 2007 at 4:23 AM (Answer #1)

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At fourteen, Dexter is such a good caddy that all of the golfers request him more than any other caddy. He has many "winter dreams" of a bright, successful future. When Judy Jones makes him feel inferior, however, he quits his job and decides he must make something of himself. He goes to a prestigious college back East and becomes a successful business through hard work. He learns everything he can about the cleaning trade in order to be the best he can. He improves his manners and the way he dresses to be able to fit into the world of money. He has a vision of creating a perfect life in order to have the things that the wealthy men he used to caddy for had. Dexter was not lacking in ambition and achieved the success he thought would make him happy.


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