The person with the biggest impact on him was his younger brother Allie Caulfield. He showed him what a happy person looks like and how they act, even through the darkest of time. When Allie died of leukemia it made Holden heartbroken. He was didn’t know how to deal with his death, this resulted in him going through the garage punching out the windows. This made it worse for him because when he
On page “347” Doodles brother was ashamed of having a crippled brother. His brother also left him in the rain when doodle had tripped and fell. His druther didn 't turn around and help doodle. These are a couple of reasons why i think doodle died because of his brother. I also believe that doodle 's brother killed him because, on page “345” his brother had plans to smother doodle in his sleep.
Given all the evidence in the story there’s no doubt about it that Doodle’s death was because of his brother’s dislike for him, self-pride, and decisions when Doodle needed his brother most. The Narrator is responsible for his brother, Doodle's, death because he never really liked him to begin with. William Armstrong (Doodle) was born a disabled child when the narrator was 6 years old. The narrator was wishing for a brother that he would be able to do things with and have fun with, but when the narrator was
“ …. The night Allie died… I broke all the goddamn windows with my fist, just for the hell of it, i hardly didn’t even know i was doing it…” I personally think that his quote that Holden says about the him finding out about the death of his brother Allie is the meaning of when his phase started. He felt lost and he didn’t know what to do, he felt like he couldn’t talk about it with anybody except his sister phoebe. In the beginning of the novel it explains how Holden 's roommate Stradlater asked him to write a meaningful essay for him about anything.
In conclusion the author J.D. Salinger wrote The Catcher in the Rye to help all of those teens going through the rough transitional period into adulthood, he wanted them to know that they aren’t alone and they aren’t the only ones feeling like this. Holden made the mistake of isolating himself and whenever he felt like finally turning himself in but he would change his mind much too quickly. He was very indecisive and wouldn’t plan too far into the future. If he was to have stayed at Pencey or gone straight home this story wouldn’t have been made, but then again that’s the purpose of it, to share this story and make it relatable to all teens of all different periods of time. We as teens must acknowledge that we are not grown yet, nor invincible, we must do things the right way or we’ll more than likely end up just as Holden
When Elie 's father got very ill the soldiers stopped giving him food so Elie shared half of his food with his father. The food was barely enough for one person and now he had to share with his father. As the days went on his father got worst and Elie knew his father would die soon. Elie know in the camp it was every man for themselves and the thought of sharing his food and its all being wasted keeps coming into his head.
Dave had many marks from the beatings he would get at home along with the burns from the stove incident. He also was caught stealing food during the school day so he wouldn’t starve to death, but since his principal found out and called his mother his punishments extended and he was starved and beaten up, “ By the end of the session, my nose bled twice and I was missing a tooth” (p.33). He was also sleep deprived, he said that one of his teachers “began by questioning me about my attentiveness. I lied, saying I had stayed up late watching television”(p.33). Appearance was not much of a matter to Catherine, so he send Dave with the same torn, smelly clothes every single day, but Dave knew exactly what to say when questioned “When asked, I had my readymade excuses Mother brainwashed into me.”
The narrator killed doodle effectually. The brother was egoistic and didn’t listen to Doodle when he wasn't eligible to work anymore. Doodle unpleasantly died because of his condition which was hard for him to cure because he was born with a condition that he could never walk. Doodle was born October 18 , 1911 and died in 1918 just before his seventh birthday. Doodle was born with a condition where he cannot walk, and was expected to die as an infant.
After his divorce, he had a lot of suicidal thoughts and said things such as “I am better off dead” and “I won’t be around much longer to bother you”. He had trouble falling asleep and would stay awake in bed for hours. When he did not sleep for days, he would drink, dance around the house, and talk to himself continuously. He has done a lot of risky behaviors, like driving 100 mph when the speed limit is 35 mph, mixing alcohol with painkillers, and spend loads of money on something useless. He was embarrassed by what he did, but couldn’t control himself doing it.
Also, “Sometimes I accidentally turned him over, but he never told Mama” (596). Last of all “When Doodle was five years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother of that age who couldn’t walk” (597). It begins with Brother stating that “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable” (Pg 595). Referring that being an invalid brother is nothing of excitement or in his case pride. Leading to the idea that without
I slept in the garage the night he died and broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it” (Salinger 39). Ever since the passing of his brother, Holden has never been the same person as he had been. He never quits thinking of Allie and he believes he is with him at all times. When Holden is depressed, which happens frequently, he decides to speak to Allie to comfort him, as shown by, “What I did, I started talking, sort of out loud, to Allie. I do that sometimes when I get very depressed.
Holden was very upset the night Allie died. “They were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all… I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it.” (40) Holden also saw James Castle’s body when he committed suicide – wearing Holden’s sweater. This incident brings back memories of Allies death. The way he talks about Allie is proof that Allie is still alive to him.
Salinger portrays the impact Allie’s death has on Holden’s immediate actions. Holden describes the physical damage he inflicted in his reaction to his brother’s death: I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it. I even tried to break all the windows on the station wagon we had that summer, but my hand was already broken and everything by that time, and I couldn’t do it. It was a very stupid thing to do, I’ll admit, but I hardly didn’t even know I was doing it, and you didn’t know Allie”
hope has faded away, david became a robot showing no emoiton but inside was fighting between fear and anger/ at night no longer dreamed/ the words hope and faith just became words with no meanings/ didnt care if he was beaten.. eating was his only survival and ate whenever he could pg.135 david finally= family slave by summer 1972.. brothers treated him as one he became the hitting magnet and dad lost faith in david because david had to be on mothers side because she was the one who fed him pg.136 hate was all that was left in david, he hated himself more than anything; he felt its his fault because he let it go on.. and let it go on for so long every beating or starvation was all one just big game to catherine, it brought her joyment and somehow never felt guilty.. even stabbing him; no guilt pg.75 after all kids were asleep david was called to drink ammonia, david non educated did not think this was bad so drank it.. seconds later fell to the ground reaching for
Shin was trying hard to be a nice person, but he cannot deal with the guilt of knowing that he did some horrible things back at Camp 14. “He told Kyung that he ‘disgusts’ himself, that he cannot escape dreams of his mother’s death, that he cannot forgive himself for leaving his father behind in the camp, and that he hates himself for crawling over Park’s body.” (page 182) He finds it impossible to let go of what he did in the past. Sometimes, he even feels like he is still in the camp.