The scene from The Glass Castle that presented a universal topic was when Jeanette's dad would come to the home drunk and Jeannette would try to clean up after him. In the scene, the father would come home drunk and have a rampage destroying the home. Once he was asleep she would try to clean the mess he had left but her mom would insist because he wouldn't see the mess he caused. A quote to prove this, “He came home in such a drunken fury that Mom usually hid while we kids tried to calm him down. He broke windows and smashed dishes and furniture until he'd spent all his anger; then he'd look around at the mess and at us kids standing there.
In the novel The Cather In The Rye, J.D Salinger implies that Holden a troubled adolescent can’t seem to find his place in society due to the loss of his brother Allie. Losing Allie made Holden give up on school, caused him to pick up unhealthy habits like smoking, and led him to be upset at the world. Since the death of Allie, Holden began to see the world as hopeless and corrupt. Salinger develops this idea from a first person point of view. With the use of diction, J.D Salinger is able to portray Holden Caulfield as a troubled teen who is facing tribulations after the death of his brother.
For the most part Darry knows what could happen to Ponyboy but dosen’t bother to even go out and look for him. “Our front door is unlocked incase one of the boys is hacked off at his parents and needs a place to stay” (S.E. Hinton 105). For this reason a soc could walk in the house or worse a murderer could walk in at any time and harm Ponyboy at any time. For the most part Darry has the decision of choosing to lock the door because he is the head of the house, because he chooses not to lock the door he is putting his family in danger of an intrusion.
Reader Response for Ysrael and Fiesta 1980 Ysrael is a tragic story of a boy who has to wear a mask because when he was a baby, his face got eaten by a pig, but survived. Ysrael is described as a monster, and the kids in the village seems to make fun of him because they are disgusted by his disfigured face. Ysrael is lonely kid as no one wants to be friends with him. The other characters are Yunior, and Rafa ; they are brothers that live in the Dominican Republic with their uncle and aunt. However, they don’t get along.
Holden originally attended Pencey Prep but could never connect with the people around him. He is always criticizing or fighting with others, which lead him to leave Pencey without telling anyone. Holden heads to NYC where he faces many challenges with others and himself, emotionally and physically. Holden finds himself in his hotel room with a prostitute and feels extremely uncomfortable with what he is doing so he pays her and sends her off. The next day he plans a date with Sally Hayes, an old girlfriend, to see a play where he calls her “a pain in the ass” and laughs.
Many children throughout the nation know what it’s like to grow up without a fatherly figure in their life and because of this some turn to violence. The two songs A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash and In the Ghetto by Elvis Presley do an exceptional job of illustrating that these problems still exist and are perhaps worsening in today’s society. The first similarity I perceived between the two songs was that both include a young boy growing up without a father. In A Boy Named Sue the boy’s father leaves him and his mother. Johnny Cash explained this with the lyrics, “My daddy left home when I was three and he didn’t leave much to ma and me”.
Doodle’s brother would deliberately harm him, as he thought his younger was below him. Had he thought of Doodle as his equal and not only seen his weaknesses, the brother would almost certainly show it through his actions, such as taking care of Doodle and compensating for his disabilities. Considering Doodle as less than human allowed his older brother to deliberately belittle him, as his narcissistic thoughts blinded his sensibility. Another literary example of cruelty can be seen in Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now, in which Daisy is a 15-year-old living in England in the middle of a war, facing its consequences. One consequence would be observing the extent of
The children frequently question their father about the Radleys, especially Boo, the mysterious recluse from three doors down. When questioned, Atticus rarely tells Scout and Jem anything more than to stop tormenting Boo Radley, and not to be nosey. This happens at a point in the plot
Another example from the story is when Danny has a recurring dream about a man coming to hurt him with a mallet (coincidence?). He dreamed of running down the halls as the “large dark shape, holding some sort of mallet, came for him, swinging it back and forth into the walls, saying ‘COME OUT HERE AND TAKE YOUR MEDICINE!’”. (King 291). This well supports the claim because the dark shape may be reminding Danny of his father, the night Jack got drunk and broke his arm for messing up his office. While his dad wasn’t a mallet wielding psychopath, the hotel may be trying to direct Danny’s dreams towards relating to that night in order to distance the Torrence's from each other.
In the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” written by J.D. Salinger is about a young man named Holden who doesn’t know when to grow up and finds himself in hard situations. He struggles dealing with the death of his little brother, Allie and also gets kicked out of four schools. As Holden goes on a journey to find himself, he ends up finding out more about the world. The author J.D Salinger uses innocence as a central theme for the novel.