Holden’s attitude to saying goodbye to Pencey Prep At the start of the book Holden says: Chapter 1:“What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of a good-by. I mean I've left schools and places I didn't even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don't care if it's a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I'm leaving it. If you don't, you feel even worse.” (Salinger 2010: 4) Holden is angry and disappointed with the people around him, but even with this feeling of anger and disappointment towards these people, he wants a good bye from these people.
I meant so little to him, I was such a nobody, he didn’t even remember my name!” (125). Likewise could’t have strong friendships either because her step mother would not allow the step children to have and friends at their house and they also could not go over to other children 's houses either. Such as when Yen Mah’s good school friend, Wu Chun-mei, invited her over multiple times for her birthday. Yen Mah wanted to go over to her house to celebrate more than anything in the world, but she could not bring herself to break Niang’s rules at first. She explains this process by saying, “For a whole week I kept making all sorts of excuses, but she was persistent.
We had lived in my hometown all my life, so this was going to be a significant change for me. On the first day living in the big city, I bumped into a handsome guy. I knew it was love at first sight from that moment. But knowing the type of person I am, I knew I would never be anything to him. I was always teased around about the way I looked and the way I dressed.
Others however, only gave him an all-knowing look and told him to “wait and see.” Whenever he heard one of those responses, he would simply give a cold smile and turn away. It seemed hopeless, really. What was the point? He had been foolish as a child to ever think that color would blossom into his life; even as he grew older, one by one all of his friends would find their soulmate and their worlds would be turned upside down and inside out. He grew tired of life, and his head pounded constantly.
In the last chapter, he says, "I sort of miss everybody I told about" (214). When he was at the school, he kept his individual identity by trying to be different from others and he despised other people. However, at the end of the story, he misses everybody he mentioned. It represents that his way of expressing his identity and his thoughts are a little bit changed. And the
She started skating when she was around four years old. She was born in Fremont, California on Aug 16, 1999. One example of Karen Chen’s skating excellence is that even by the seventh grade, she was being homeschooled, in order for her to dedicate more of her time to figure skating. When she went to public school, Karen would have to wake up at four in the morning, go to the skating rink, rush back and then travel to school in a few hours. In an interview, Chen was recorded as saying that her biggest competition was herself.
He gives Nora a bit of hope when he says “...do you know, Nora I have often wished that you might be threatened by some great danger, so that I might risk my life’s blood and everything for your sake.” (61). Nora sees this as a good thing. But looking into it. Being in love with someone does not consist of wanting them to be in “some great danger”. After saying this Nora believes that Torvald will do just that but he reacts to the letter by telling her “don 't make silly excuses.
I do all things with effort and passion. The day of audition I was so nervous because I have not audition ever. I didn’t dance well and wrong lyrics. I cannot do anything my really power. I fail the audition.
Throughout reading this argument I could not stop thinking about what the parents might be going through to see their dying daughter be poked and prodded like the way she was and how they felt to hear the doctors and nurses say there was nothing they could do. To hear that as a parent must be the worst thing to go through. However, the author decides to not include the feelings of the parents into her article and I feel that it might not be fair to portray the young couple as villains who did not care what their daughter was going through while they might have just been thinking that they did not want to lose her. I understand that they might have not been willing to participate in talking to a hospital ethicist after their daughter had passed on, but to even have a glimpse into the thought process of the parents really could have taken this article to the next level, in my
“So, I take phosphates or phosphites whichever it is, and tonics, and journeys, and air, and exercise, and am absolutely forbidden to "work" until I am well again. Personally, I disagree with their ideas. Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good. But what is one to do? (l.42) The husband decides everything for the protagonist and thinking it’s for her own good, but eventually his methods proves to worsen her illness, she can’t even write.