These two struggles are what causes Holden to realise his purpose is being a catcher in the rye. His struggle to adulthood is quite evident. Holden states that the adult world is a nasty and horrible place, he thinks that the adult world is very phony, fake, and corrupt. These are words he uses quite often to describe the adult world, proving that he despises the thought of being an adult.
This quotation helps readers understand Holden's motives on much of his dislikes in things because he believes that he is on the unfair side of the game. In the end Old Spencer wants Holden to conform to the rest of society, but of course Holden's unique perspective on life causes him to disregard what Old Spencer says. Quote #4: In J.D Salinger's Catcher In The Rye, the speaker of
How unfortunate it was that the brilliant Bernard Marx of Brave New World, a man isolated by the emotions which are numb to the rest of society, is driven off the edge of sanity in an attempt to share these emotions. The tortured, misunderstood Alpha-plus man that wanted more out of life then to indulge in sexual ecstasies regulated by this “utopian” society was denied this throughout his life. At first, he was a subtle man, but then became a man that was pervaded by extreme jealousy and ego. Bernard Marx displays a vast amount of change, being introduced as the troubled character yearning for Lenina to understand him and his humanistic traits. In an attempt to make Lenina understand something other than sexual desire and pleasure, he takes
As a teenager it is easy to get caught up in the idea that it is important for everyone to be liked by everyone. The Catcher In The Rye teaches that although many situations may feel negative at the moment, often times it turns out for the better. I Holden Caulfield was shaped by his rejections, failures and by the people who accepted him. In conclusion, in the novel The Catcher In The Rye, the main character, Holden Caulfield, seeks acceptance from those around him when he goes home to look for Phoebe, when he goes to his old teacher expecting pity, and when he visits the nuns because he heard what good people they
A great example of this confidence is in chapters one to ten where Barry Bagsley is very confident that he was not going to get in trouble about the nasty comments he makes about Ishmael. In chapter five, page nineteen, Barry Bagsley says, ‘Hey, what stinks? Oh no! it’s Fishtail Le Sewer!’ The words that he uses not only damage Ishmael’s feelings but decrease his self-confidence, making Ishmael feel as if he can’t stick up for himself.
After all his bad experiences with the Duke and King, he stills feels bad for them being tarred and feathered. “Humans beings can be awful cruel to one another.” (chapter 33) Yet through everything, he still cares about the Duke and King even though they caused so much trouble on the raft. Talking about it with Tom he figures that “a persons conscience ain't got no sense, and just goes for him anyway… it takes up more room than all the rest of a person's insides, and yet ain't no good, nohow.
How much can the death of a loved one really take from us? In the novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger is about a boy named Holden Caulfield who is deeply affected by the death of his brother Allie but also has a problem with accepting the fact that he soon has to enter adulthood. The novel explains his idea of the world and what he feels his purpose is in it. I think that this novel relates to teens today a lot because most teen that don 't know what they want to do, the thought of them getting older and becoming an adult scares them. Just like teens today Holden just wants someone to hear him out and understand what he’s feeling but at the same time he feels like explaining his feelings is useless.
He knows that things are not okay and yet he still ignores them and does the wrong thing. This willful ignorance progressively takes a toll on his friends and family. The beginning of the novel tries to show that not only is Bigger in deep denial, and reinforces this facet of his character with contrast--every other character is aware of his denial and tries to coax him out of it, but are
Antwone suffers from displacement and repression, and he also deny a lot about his pass experiences. With that being said, my treatment recommendation for Antwone is the psychoanalytic theory. Antwone denies and bottles up all the anger that he has from his pass without realizing that it is causing him more harm. He refused to talk about these issues because he thought that he does not have an issues. With all the anger bottled up, he tends to displace them by lashing out on his co-workers.
Even though he is skeptical of people he considers phony, such as Marty who lies about seeing a movie star, his negativity and judgement of others usually goes a lot farther than what is considered normal. For example, he doesn’t get serious in relationships with others, because he always seems to find flaws in everyone. Another example is when Holden’s history teacher at Pencey, Mr. Spencer, wants to understand why he refuses to put in any effort. Spencer feels bad about failing Holden and reaches out to him, trying to connect with him and possibly influence him positively. However, Holden gets upset and starts talking poorly of him once he hears this, and later excuses himself with a lie he made up to leave, showing both his self-defence mechanism and his skepticism towards people he liked.
This creates a whirlwind of problems for Holden, convincing the reader that “Holden is clearly flawed . . . (Bickmore and Youngblood 254)” His failure to reflect upon his poor choices, such as his failure to study and lack of motivation, can be seen as the birthplace from which many of his problems spring, leading to his pessimistic
Before he leaves though, he "yell[s] at the top of [his] goddam voice, 'Sleep tight, ya morons ' " (68)! Although it is a shame, any reader can see that Holden seems to have nothing going right or in a positive way all because of his negative attitude. Therefore, this attitude leads him to almost care about nothing. Though Holden may seem to be a lost cause because of his negative attitude, he thankfully has an epiphany that changes his view towards the world because he realizes that people have to grow up. When Holden visits his younger sister, Phoebe, he is happy to see her, but when they begin talking their conversation turns negative.
The Catcher in the Rye is set around the 1950s and is narrated by a teenager named Holden Caulfield. Holden tells the whole story to therapist. The story take place over 3 days. The story begins at pence prep school in Pennsylvania.