Willy always found his dreams in someone else which is why his happiness never came. At first it was his father then it was his brother Ben, and then it was famous sales man Dave Singleman. He looked for others inside of himself which led to him not being satisfied. Dreams can not be rented or borrowed. Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had.
In J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Holden is suspended in Limbo between being a child and being an adult. Holden realizes that he is no longer a child, which is why he would like to preserve the innocence of children, but he believes all adults are phony, and refuses to be like them. Growing up is something that everybody has to do. As children get older, innocence is lost, and phoniness is obtained, and this is what Holden fears the
Holden Caulfield lives his life as an outsider to his society, because of this any we (as a reader) find normal is a phony to him. Basically, every breathing thing in The Catcher in the Rye is a phony expect a select few, like Jane Gallagher. What is a phony to Holden and why is he obsessed with them? A phony is anyone who Holden feels is that living their authentic life, like D.B. (his older brother).
Before he vanishes from the text, he has given up making any impact on the world or lives around him: “Decisions are never really made—at best they manage to emerge, from a chaos of peeves, whims, hallucinations and all-round assholery. […] It does annoy him that he can be so divided, so perfectly unable to come down on one side or another” (GR 802). Since he does not support any side, Slothrop is described as one of “the glozing neuters of the world” (GR 802). Historically, for Puritans neuters are people “that halt betweene two opinions […] the Lord abhorres such lukewarme tame fooles” (Hooker qtd. in Miller 58), and whose “‘[d]eadness of heart’ was the most insupportable curse” (Miller 58).
Cole has runined so many options of a better life that have come to him. It isn’t surprising that Cole wasn’t in support of the banishment process. In chapter 2, Cole started to search for an escape on the island, he loathed the shelter, the lonleyness, and the fact that he has no one to blame.
Nevertheless, holden does not even truly care for his future and basically is throwing it all away. “Oh, I have a few qualms, all right. Sure. . .
To understand why the character Holden Caulfield is a misfit, it must be understood. A misfit is a person that is not suited or is unable to adjust to the circumstances of one's particular situation. This describes Holden to-a-t, because of his alienation problem, his conflict with “phoniness” and his struggle of growing up and leaving his small problems behind him. Throughout the novel,
A Tale of Two Cities is a story about a flawed man that had no interest in himself, others, and the world, changing into a hero through his journey on the road to the guillotine. Carton starts out in the novel as an alcoholic attorney that lacks self-confidence. He says, “I am a disappointed drudge, sir. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.” Although he is very clever and does great work for his partner Stryver, he has no interest in himself, and gives all the glory that he could have received to Stryver. He wastes his skills and intelligence on drinking.
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.
For one thing, Holden tries to grow up to much when in reality he doesn’t even understand what he is doing. At the same time, he just does things to make himself feel older. Holden shows himself in many ways throughout the book to be hypocritical and that is a child like attribute. One reason that Holden is more of a child than an adult is that he tries to hard to grow up and is ignorant and just does things without knowing what's going on. Holden is only 16 and he already drinks and smokes like a 30 year old man.