Gary continues to struggle to find his American identity, so he uses storytelling as a way to fit in with the American kids. After finally “moving the children away from [his] Russianness and towards storytelling”, he feels he has completely assimilated into American society (151). As he is reading the book to the class, he reflects, “I am hearing a different language come out of my mouth...I am speaking...with my strange new English voice” (150). Symbolically, after socially assimilating into an American, his voice sounds more English, displaying physical assimilation, making him even more American. Writing is a turning point in Gary’s life because he uses it to convey his thoughts, emotions, and feelings.
In Chapter 9-14 Holden Caulfield leaves Penecy Prep and heads to New York City. Where he will stay for a couple days before winter vacation starts and he will head home. Delaying breaking the news to his family he got kicked out of school for as long as possible. These chapters are where Holden’s loneliness becomes abundantly clear. The reader is subjected to many long rants by Holden about the company he wants, though he attempts to settle several times.
In the novel, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield has just failed out of his fourth school. After the fourth expulsion, Holden decides to run to New York to avoid facing his parents. As the novel progresses, Holden struggles with finding his true self and why he has trouble connecting with other people. For this essay, I’ve connected Holden’s inner struggles to the struggles Eminem faced in his lifetime and sings about in his song, Talkin’ 2 Myself.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a novel written from the point of view of Holden Caulfield, a sixteen-year-old boy who is learning about the struggle of growing up and finding one’s purpose in the world. He feels it is important to protect children from losing their innocence and becoming “phony” adults. After getting expelled from school Caulfield travels back home to New York for the rest of the week where he encounters multiple life changing events and conflicts. Salinger illustrates the major themes of lost innocence, mortality, and change throughout the book.
Kaylee Tokumi Mr. Inouye English 10 (6) 10 March 2016 Fear of Change and Adulthood A classic novel that captures the confusion of growing up, Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, is told from the perspective of sixteen-year old Holden Caulfield as he attempts to avoid change and adulthood. Burdened by loneliness and displeased by the spurious behavior of adults, Holden struggles to find a way to retain his innocence and avoid growing up. After losing the fencing team’s equipment after a trip to New York, Holden purchases a hunting hat for a dollar, attracted to the hat despite how corny it appears. Constantly worn during times of vulnerability and uncertainty, Holden’s hunting hat develops into an important symbol, representing Holden’s desire
How do school uniforms affect students and their sense of belonging in a school environment? Roughly 160,000 children miss school daily due to fear of attack and or intimidation by other students. Because everyone would be dressed the same, students would not be bullied because of their clothing (Emily Morton 1). Wearing the same type of dress can reduce peer pressure in schools by relieving the social pressures associate with fashion and personal taste (Education Minister Liz Constable). Dr. Viola Vaughan, principal at Southeast Halifax High School said that their school uniforms policy has done a lot for the students both academically and behaviorally.
In conclusion, the debate over uniforms in public schools encompasses many larger issues than simply what children should wear to school on a daily basis. It also touches on issues such as freedom of expression and cultural wars. There are many critics of school uniform, but they are usually seen to be fighting many lost battles in schools. The concept of school uniform will with the safety in schools decrease the disciplinary issues facing schools and promote a positive school climate. Research has shown that lack of individuality and comfort among student results due to student wearing uniforms.
It is perhaps one of the best ways to mold society to whatever shape the government wants since many people spend much of their young, impressionable lives in a public school. It is at the small age that we are the most malleable and from then on it only gets worse. Compulsory public education is social control by definition, because attendance is involuntary, and it makes people simple-minded. I strongly urge you to think more critically about the points that were made in this essay. Hopefully in the future this system is reformed with a much more adequate system to educate
Oscar Wilde, author of the book “The Picture of Dorian Grey”, declared, “The books the world calls ‘immoral’ are the books that show the world as it is”. Several parents have concerns that the book “The Call of the Wild” is too much for teenagers, and that is should not be a part of the high school curriculum. However, I believe that it is important for all teens to be exposed to the real world. In addition, most often teens have been exposed to, or at least heard about, many of the topics discussed in this classic book. Also, this story is timeless, and helps to teach students important lessons that will help them in the future.
However, the ending made me question the difference between right and wrong and ponder what tough love really is. The book does discuss some controversial themes which is most likely the reason for the book being banned as often as it is in schools. The book should be read by readers of an appropriate mindset and maturity