According to Le Guin, people who distrust the works of fantasy often view it as escapism; they want to teach children right from wrong using “realistic” books. Le Guin then argues, “I agree that children need to be taught right from wrong. But I believe that realistic fiction for children is one of the very hardest media in which to do it.” If real life problems: drugs, divorce, race prejudice, and unmarried pregnancy are presented in a way that the answer is in the back of the book, then they are doing children a serious disservice. Fantasy presents symbolic situation similar to these moral dilemmas in an abstract and creative way for the young mind. Le Guin argues this very eloquently and encourages all readers to take a second look at the true meaning of these children’s tales.
It can be observed that his theory is subjective and it relies purely on the society as well as the way he interpreted its condition. It is because, he believed that various individuals strive to reach their full capabilities, and the concept cannot be implemented in other cultures ( Last 90) . There are similarities between the Marx as well as Durkheim’s models in a way that they both believe and support that the significance of an individual’s childhood experience can greatly affect their personality when they become adults. In the same manner, both theories are currently outdated because cultures and families have changed. Notably, a negative, as well as pessimistic aspect, is witnessed in the Durkheim’s concept, and it is driven by aggression and sex.
It would be nice to keep you, but I 've got to be good--and keep my hands off children.”(89) Blanche noticed the paper boy who came because he was a young one. She immediately started flirting with him and the reader could tell he was somewhat uncomfortable with the way Blanche had approached or pushed herself off on him. In the beginning of the play when Blanche first meets Stanley, it 's noticeable that there is the uneasy feeling when the two are around each other. “...Blanche is terrified of Stanley…”(Dace), and this is shown by the way she acts when she is around Stanley. From the very start, Blanche was never really comfortable around stanley to begin with.
Which is inferred more as the novel continues. Holden’s peregrination to a mental breakdown conveys how the moral ideals that are taught to kids become lost to the hypocrisy of adulthood by the deterioration of innocence and the artificial facade of society. To not seem “phony”, a recurring word in the novel, J.D. Salinger utilizes repetitive dialogue for the main character Holden Caulfield, to show how desperately Holden doesn’t want to seem insincere and fake. He believes that of all of his prep schools he has been too were all “full of phonies” (Catcher in the rye, page 2).
Coming of age, Holden’s fist is representative of his current path to adulthood. Just as his fist has been warped by grief and his actions after Allie 's death, so too is the path he treads to adulthood. His hand is symbolic of the baggage he carries as he is trying to progress through adulthood. Overall, The Catcher in the Rye is Holden’s story of turmoil and his struggle through adolescence. While Holden is currently a hormone filled adolescence, but he lacks many of the basic social and intellectual skills that an adolescence possesses.
Not everyone can say it is a lovely affair, however no one can deny that it happened. This single event is named 'growing up'. The move in the middle of youth and adulthood is long and overwhelming, regularly revealing inquiries that can't be replied. Amid the advancement the grown-up world appears to be welcoming and free, however just when we get to be individuals from a merciless, treacherous society can the delightful lack of awareness of youth be acknowledged and missed. The novel Catcher in the Rye investigates how grown-up life seems intricate and vast to youngsters on the precarious edge of entering
The conflict which is central theme of The Catcher in the Rye is the conflict of expectancy of the society and the suppressed inner space in the period of conformity, somehow bordering with madness rooted in the feeling of inability to preserve idealistic visions. As it was noted The Catcher in the Rye can be counted as the new representative of novels dealing with adolescence. Initiation as the process is, “the process leading through right action and consecrated knowledge, to a viable mode of life in the word ending with confirmation.” (Hassan 35) This confirmation is well-visible as well at the end of the book where Holden is facing ascertainment that he is not able to preserve all the children from losing their innocence, but mainly that he is not able to help himself and finally has to
Consider the Importance of the Title of the Novel in Relation to the Events in the Novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. The title ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, by the American writer J.D. Salinger, has a significant connection to the story; It portrays the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, and his feelings towards young adult life. Throughout the novel, Holden perceives adulthood as ‘corrupted’, vulgar and tragic. While admiring children for their kindness, genuine nature and innocence, he believes in the idea that adult corruption has ruined virtuous children.
He even justifies his immaturity by stating that he is just going through a phase. A mature person would be able to handle difficult, tough situations reasonably and Holden cannot. Not able to control himself, Holden reacts on Stradlater because Holden thinks he is sleeping with Jane Gallagher. He may look mature with his premature gray hair and tall physique, but he still has to mature a lot before he could ever become a œcatcher. Since Holden is as immature as a child, he would not be able to help children with their problems and might instead make them
He has serious issues with both anxiety and depression. The Catcher in the Rye is not the typical young adult coming of age story. The Catcher in the Rye is the deterioration of Holden Caulfield inside and out. Before the adventure even starts Holden shows physical and mental regression. Him completely given up on his academics is the most obvious, but he also has gray hair on the right side of his head.