As an example, Adam’s parents really bore him throughout the story, with their less than happy, relationship and careers. Adam says “My parents are really just a piece of the boredom in my life that I just don’t want for my future.” Also Adam doesn’t really like his friends because he just isn’t impressed with anything less than perfect. “I only hang with my friends because there’s nothing to do, sometimes I’d rather do nothing than hang with them.” Another example is when kids at his school make fun of him and call Adam the “suicide kid” and Adam doesn’t like this at all. He says, “The whole reason I dropped out of high school was that I couldn’t handle the bullying anymore and I just got sick of it. This makes Adam a lot more depressed because now he can’t go to school, and being in class learning is one of the only things that he somewhat likes.
The ambiguity in the message relates to the Holden’s overall inconsistency with his opinions and personality. Throughout the book, we get the idea that, although he does like meeting his friends, Holden hates, or at least believes he hates, most people (excluding children of course). However, this final sentence implies Holden has in fact ‘started missing everybody’, meaning he is possibly finally growing up and losing his unreasonable hatred of others. On the other hand, it can also be taken into account that Holden actually regrets ever talking to anyone, as the pain of losing them out balances the joy he gets from his relationships. This would mean that throughout the novel Holden hasn 't changed that much after
He begins to scold Holden for his choices and the fact that he doesn't apply himself at all in school, even though he is very smart. Even though it was Holden’s idea to go see Mr. Spencer he tried getting out of the room as quickly as he could so he could avoid talking about more school. Holden also didn’t enjoy how old Mr. Spencer was or how he had a bumpy chest and blue hands. Holden appears to have a hard time applying any advice given to him, instead he tries to avoid
Having this knowledge, Krebs still wants the attention from women when he returns. Krebs finds himself gawking at women, but he never finds the guts to go up and speak to them. He is antisocial with women and he does not know how to approach them. Krebs can never find the right words to say, so he chooses not to say anything at all. This leads him to be lonely.
His feelings of loneliness and isolation are transformed into cynicism as he is extremely judgmental towards everything and the world around him. This could be linked to the fact that he is unable to fit in and so he decides to act superior and be negative towards those around him to make himself feel better. The reader would think that Holden feels like he’s disappearing because he has no one to share his thoughts and feelings with or feel that the lack of family support contributes to his mental instability. Perhaps, Salinger presented Holden in such a way to highlight the importance of family support or suggest how significant its effects are. This is shown at the beginning of the novel to reflect how his childhood was traumatised in the past and highlights the significance of childhood in later
Not only was he neglected by his friends, Scrooge was also, in some sense, neglected by his father. He’d been sent away from home at a very important time of the year, and this obviously would have made the reader sad, knowing that Scrooge really didn’t have anybody whilst growing up. Perhaps not only was Dickens trying to tell the readers that pushing away people and isolating yourself was bad, but it was also bad to neglect and dismiss people because it often led to people such as
Krebs the main character has a hard time adapting to society and a lot about him has changed. The military has learned him to not love anyone and he feels that doing anything that potentially has consequences is not worth the risk and that includes social interactions with girls which is demonstrated through the following quote. “When he was in town their appeal to him was not very strong. He did not like them when he saw them in the Greek 's ice cream parlour. He did not want them themselves really.” (P.3, line 34-36).
J. D. lived, almost his entire adult life, recluded and refusing to talk with the press. Holden expressed his aversion with society by criticising people all the time, and classifying them as 'phonies'. Salinger expressed his childhood frustrations on Holden's life. Created a character based in his problems, that is why Holden criticizes so much everything, because he was made of problems,
He doesn’t see his African American teammates as the people that they really are. When they looked at one another it was with revolt and fear. They treated each other with such ignorance and hatred. They couldn’t stand each another and hated the way the other one acted. If they did join with another race it was like a crime.
Caulfield begins to rant about how he was kicked out of school and how he hates school overall. Phoebe gets mad at him for not taking anything seriously and how he hates everything. Caulfield then begins to tell Phoebe that his fantasy was to become “the catcher in the rye”. But, Phoebe insisted that he did not remember the poem that he read a while back correctly. Besides that, Caulfield seeks counseling from his former English teacher, Mr. Antolini, about what he should do with his life in this current situation.
Miss Kinnian had to go away because she knew that people did not treat him fairly, and he didn’t understand that all. Charlie first experiences people making fun of him, now that he has knowledge to understand that. This event must have hurt him deeply, because the very people he trusted and thought were his friends were actually mocking and making fun of him. He feels ashamed because people are using his name as an excuse for making mistakes, and he didn’t want to be known this way. This quote states how people are not used to and are kind of afraid of Charlie, as his newfound intelligence was not the Charlie they knew.