It smelled like fifty million dead cigars. It really did. I wasn't sleepy or anything, but I was feeling sort of lousy. Depressed and all. I almost wished I was dead.” The sensation of loneliness and depression gets deeper.That is why when he all of a sudden meets a suspicious man in the elevator Holden agrees to spend a night with a call-girl.This is not something he was looking for, but having no better alternative Holden catches at that casual straw.The outcome of the encounter is a night talk with a girl called Sunny,another lie and getting beaten up and robbed by Maurice,the man from the elevator.Holden feels unstable,he has high and low moments and at every low moment he considers committing
He decides to run away to a hotel in New York City where he then calls up a prostitute to try and lose his V-card to. He ends up not doing anything with her and realizes that she is about his age and he just wants to talk to her instead. He still pays her in full in spite of this, but is later confronted by her pimp and is mugged of his remaining cash. He then feels it would be a good idea to go and kick it with his little sister, someone that he’s always able to speak his mind to. He then tells her arguably the most important saying in the book, “Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing in this
At the beginning of the novel Sydney Carton is a depressed drunkard. After Sydney Carton has dinner with Charles Darnay he asks if Charles thinks he is drunk and when Charles responds Sydney says,” Then you shall likewise know why. I am a disappointed drudge, sir. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.” (Dickens 63) Sydney Carton needs resurrection because he has almost no experience of any love or kindness in his life. In the chapter The Fellow of No Delicacy, Sydney tells Lucie about how he loves her,
He is not insane, but lying and deluded. He cannot be a reliable narrator when he is not present in every part of the book, tells it out of order and lies to the readers about his own flaws. Nick is an alcoholic and a terrible partner himself as he cheats on Jordan Baker. He has an affair with a girl at his office and was writing to a girl back
In Lisa Moore’s “The Lonely Goatherd” and Michael Crummey’s “Heartburn” there’s a continuous breakdown of the couples’ relationships. Repressed feelings, infidelity and the symbolism of Signal Hill and drowning, help strengthen the theme of a lack of communication between Sandy and Georgie from “Heartburn” and Carl and Anita in “The Lonely Goatherd”. Sandy struggles to express his thoughts and feelings with his wife Georgie. Carl is constantly cheating on Anita and neglecting their marriage. This communication problem causes their relationships to deteriorate, which results in great strife for the ones involved.
Because Charlie did kiss Sam, Mary Elizabeth gets really angry and cry. “Mary Elizabeth [She] walked quickly out of the room and into the bathroom.”(Chbosky 145) This fake does not succeed and Mary Elizabeth leaves him. It proves that being a faker does not bring success sometimes listening to the brain can be better than listening to heart. In The Catcher in The Rye there is a same behaviour again. Holden loves Jane but he goes away with Sally.
Steinbeck comments on discrimination throughout the novella. Racial discrimination was directed towards crooks when he”ain’t wanted in the bunk hous” sexism was directed towards curleys Wife when George describes her as a bitch and hes “seen ‘em poison before, but never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her” ageism was directed to wards candy when hes “gonna get canned” when “he’s no good to himself” and Lennie was discriminated because of his disability when curley picks a fight with him He comments on humans constantly being stereotypical and discriminative and is trying to convey the idea that ‘we need to all be kinder’. He portrays the character of Curley as the antagonist of the novella who is cruel petulant and bullying. Both George and Lennie, as protagonists, express their distaste for this sort of
Mr. Antolini uses this quote specifically because he wants Holden take a step back and try to live for a noble cause instead of resorting to death. In particular, an instance of Holden’s willingness to die for a noble cause rather than living is his encounter at the Edmont Hotel with Maurice and Sunny, the prostitute who he doesn’t even have sex with. When Holden is confronted by the duo to steal five dollars from him, he speaks out and refuses to pay. His efforts were to no avail though, as he not only gets punched but also his money taken away from him. After pretending to be shot, he finally reveals what he felt like doing, which “…was committing suicide.
When he meets up with Sally he said he felt like marrying her than he discards it by saying "I don 't even like her much." Holden is afraid to love again because of the way his heart and fist was broken when Allie died. As Holden gets more and more upset throughout his days in New York, Allie is a recurring thought. Holden seems to use Allie as a sort of medicine. Thinking of Allie both comforts him and upsets him.
He knows that the school doesn’t want him to be there anymore, his roommate almost beat him unconscious, and his parents will only be disappointed when they know that he has been expelled from yet another school. For Holden, it seems like there is no one else to turn to, except his younger sister Phoebe who he can’t see unless he goes home. Teenagers all across America feel this same sort of detachment from the rest of society. Only one thing going wrong could cause the rest of our worlds to collapse. Holden ended up trying to live on the streets when he ran out of money, and as the story progressed, he dug himself into a larger hole of loneliness.