Pearl uses her mischievousness and utter curiosity to gain clues, or to depict other characters. Without Pearl’s opinion, Arthur Dimmesdale probably would not have agreed to confess his sin along with Hester. Pearl is never, throughout the entire novel, afraid to “spit it out”. Her mother constantly tries to shush her little girl due to her becoming embarrassed by her daughter’s random outbursts. Using her “fiendish” techniques, Pearl realizes the identity of her father fairly early in The Scarlet Letter which utilizes Dimmesdale to hear from Pearl to “take her and her mother’s hand” (Hawthorne 139,
Another location of these rhetorical devices is in Kate Ristau 's memoir, Legos for a Child With a Hole in His Heart. The story being told is that of her son, Rowan, who was born with two holes in his heart, and is now a few years older and with only one of the holes remaining. Rowan loves Legos and is always asking for some when going to the store. Kate discusses the difficulty of saying no to her son who could potentially pass away from his condition. She continues with the various struggles of the situation and end on, "It 's the way he looks up at you.
Sally is straight with him and says “You can’t just do something like that” (TRC, X). She is realistic and explains that they are both “practically children” (TRC, X). This reminder is bothering Holden, which leads him to make Sally cry because she was “depressing the hell out of me [Holden]” (TRC, X). This shows us how reasonable Sally is, even though she is at the same age as Holden. Sally has grown up, and that is why Holden does not like Sally and thinks she is “really stupid” (TRC,
Courage Sunni Knapp Courage isn 't going along with what other people think, its about fighting for what you believe. Throughout the book Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry, this 9-year-old wild child with the name of Cassie Logan keeps catching my eye. She always stands up for what she believes and even if she knows she 's wrong, she still fights for it. Cassie demonstrates courage when she stands up for Little Man at school, she faces her enemy, Lillian Jean, and she stands up to the man at the mercantile. All of these things make Cassie Stronger, but she still ends up to be the same crazy little girl she was before, but now stronger.
This creates an advantage of being white and superciliousness in a very young age. Racism isn’t an issue until school, family and society teach the children differently and indoctrinate them. Another difference between Paulus and Thebedi is, that Paulus flirts with a lot of girls from the sister school and farmer’s girls “had let him do with her in a locked storeroom what people did when they made love” [Page 62 line 15] while hiding his relationship with Thebedi, without being prejudiced like Thebedi is. Their relationship ends as childhood loves do - you grow a part. Thebedi and Njabulo’s marriage is arranged while Paulus is in college.
Holden’s traits rubbed off on Phoebe in that instant, as she was lying to cover for him directly to their parents. Phoebe is a 10 year old girl, and Holden is not man enough to present himself as the culprit and instead encourages Phoebe’s actions by not stopping
In the novel, Holden’s sporadic tendencies can be linked to his fleeting childhood as the call for maturation gets louder; his contrasting reality and blissful ignorance weighs down Holden physically and psychologically in three ways: Allie’s death, encounter with Sunny, and Phoebe’s carousel ride. Salinger tries explaining the woes of growing up in Holden’s shoes as the poignant message of turbulence that comes with growing up still resonates
Their youngsters, who feel adored; whatever is left of us, who are saved disagreeable expe- riences with adolescents raised without affection or warmth; and mothers most impor- tantly. For, in relinquishing, a mother feels strong and liberal; and in guild she finds the motivation to right wrong. Women throughout time have been compelled to cope with the remonstrances of motherhood along with society’s anticipations as to what a
“He was two years younger than I was, but he was about fifty times as intelligent. He was terrifically intelligent”(43). Holden was jealous of Allie, even if he didn’t realize it. He was jealous that Allie never had to go through the pain of growing up.When Straddler asked him to compose a paper for him, the first thing that came to his mind to write about was Allie. He also thought about Allie all the time, particularly when he was nervous or facing unwanted change.
During this talk with her husband she is finally acting like the adult she is when saying,” Our house has never been anything but a playroom. Here I was your doll wife…”(Ibsen). This is a huge recognition moment for her, because she realizes how poorly she has been treated but also that she was so naive and never had enough in her to stand up for herself or do things on her own. She follows up her doll house allusion by making the bold statement,” I have to educate myself… I have to do it by myself. That’s why I’m leaving you,”(Ibsen).