He is under sameness and the influence of the community. Jonas is chosen to receive feelings, colors, and emotions from memories. As time goes by Jonas sees the community not as a utopia but a horrible place. Jonas wants to change
He responds, saying how he would like to be “the catcher in the rye”(Salinger 225). He then remarks,”Anyway, I keep picturing these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around-nobody big, I mean-except me… What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff… I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. ”(Salinger 224-225). Although in the story this is literal, there is a message that speaks out about the whole entire picture.
I know it’s crazy but that's the only thing I’d really like to be”(173). Holden what's to save the children from falling over the cliff so they can play safely. But he is not talking about a literal cliff, the cliff is adulthood. He wants to save the children from entering adulthood; wants to save them before they lose there honesty, innocence and curiosity. The symbols in The catcher in the Rye show the pain one might faced with Adulthood, the museum of natural history, “the catcher in the rye”, and the ducks in the central park.
Although he does not fit in or agree with any of the morals of the New World John tries his best to adapt himself to his new environment the best he can. John is so used to being around the savages he cannot get himself to become accustomed to the New World beliefs such as soma which is to be thought of as “Christianity without tears”( Chapter 17 page 162 ) according to Mustapha. Huxley uses Soma to symbolize the use of technology and science to show the kind of effect it has on a population. John completely disagrees with this idea and decides he wants to follow God and live a real life instead of conform to the New World values.
While there is a relationship based upon trust and love in “The First Day” ,the relationship in “Sweetness” appears to have roots of guilt and prejudicial denial. The narrator of “The First Day” is very trusting and also observant of her mother. After her mother lets her use perfume she says “Because I cannot smell it, I have only her word that the perfume is there.” (Jones,27). This sentence shows the audience that the narrator does not need solid evidence of the perfume’s smell to believe it is there because she has her mother’s word for it, which she trust immensely.
With the continuous, generous contributions towards the poor, the rich, and the rest of the townspeople along with her sewing skills, the town’s view of Hester changes. However, even with this change, the town continues to use Hester while still disparaging her and ignoring her efforts to reintegrate into society. In fact, even after the reveal of the secret sinner’s identity and the establishment of a promising future for her daughter, Hester is abused in that “people brought all their sorrows and perplexities, and besought her counsel” (Hawthorne, 180) at no cost, due to the expectations forced upon her. In summary, through the interactions between Hester and the patriarchal society as well as the men, it is evident that there are notable differences between gender roles where woman is nothing more than a luxury.
Like Pa , Mother, and Tam...they all care about her and accept her the way she is even though she may be a selkie and have webbed hands! Kinda like even though I may be weird which is fun! I’m also quiet as you can maybe tell but these friends still like to talk to me...which I can actually talk to them without being shy. So I relate a little bit to the play and mostly the characters Ellen and Margaret which is Ellen’s mother! Also when Ellen promised she would come back for a dance with Tam….he almost thought she wasn’t coming since she was taking so long but she did.
Holden has always had great respect for Allie, and he always knew the Allie could save him if he ever failed. Holden finally breaks down when he calls for Allie. He suddenly realizes that it is inevitable to grow up. When he notices the damage he has done to himself and his life, he put into a psychiatric hospital, where he begins to change and accept himself. He stopped viewing everything negatively and started finding the positives.
In the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield states that he wants to be a catcher in a field of rye. Holden wants to give kids the opportunity to stay innocent. He wants to give them the opportunity to be caught, to be saved from all the responsibilities that one acquires when becoming an adult. He wants to catch them and push them back into their youth, back to where they had someone to talk to, and when they had friends that they could talk to and have fun with. In Holden’s life, he has suffered an immense loss, the loss of his little brother Allie.
The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger in 1951, is the story of an angst-ridden sixteen year old Holden Caulfield as he learns to deal with growing up. The story follows Holden through his three day experience through New York as he learns about the truth about innocence, sex, and mortality, making The Catcher in the Rye one of America’s most notable coming-of-age stories. One of the largest influences on Holden’s life was his younger brother Allie who died from leukemia at age eleven when Holden was thirteen. The death of Holden’s brother had a profound effect on Holden emotional state, which eventually caused his complete mental breakdown by the end of the novel.
-Does Holden have a “tragic flaw” or is he a victim of society? The Catcher in the Rye, is a fascinating masterpiece of American literature. The story revolves around the main character Holden, a teenager who was lived a complicated stage of his life. However the book, consist of peculiar problems and unique thoughts that characterized the plot and the protagonist.