In the short story "Winter Dreams" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dexter Green is a teenage caddy at a golf course in Minnesota at first. Meeting a snobbish rich girl named Judy Jones causes him to quit his job. Years later, after he has achieved success in the laundry business, he meets her again, becomes infatuated, and has an affair with her. At the same time, she is seeing other men. Later, he becomes engaged to a woman named Irene but breaks up with her when he reconnects with Judy Jones. Again, his affair with Judy lasts just a short time. In the end, he hears that Judy has got married and has lost her looks.
Scott Fitzgerald was born in Minnesota in 1896. His father was not very successful at business, but his mother had a substantial inheritance, so Fitzgerald grew up in the upper middle class. He achieved early success and fame as a writer at the age of 24 with the publication of his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. In the same year, he married Zelda Sayre, who he considered his muse.
Concerning comparisons between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dexter Green, they were both born in Minnesota, they both achieved success in their careers at an early age, and they both socialized in wealthy circles although they were not born into them. Additionally, while Fitzgerald was studying at Princeton, he had an affair with a wealthy socialite named Ginevra King, and he was infatuated with her just as Dexter Green is infatuated with Judy Jones in "Winter Dreams." Ginevra King became the inspiration for the character of Daisy in The Great Gatsby and most likely also for the character of Judy Jones in "Winter Dreams."