The only person that he is fully truthful to is Phoebe. Holden frequently lies to the other people in his life, which greatly outweighs the fact that he is truthful to one person, proving that Holden is a phony. Also, Holden may not be seen as a phony because he never lies about his emotions. He constantly expresses how he feels, often stating that he is depressed. Although he is completely honest about his emotions, Holden still habitually lies to those around about other subjects such as his name.
"Pack of crazy fools," he said. "Listening to the young folks, nothing's good enough for them. Next thing you know, they'll be wanting to go back to living in caves” where the older people said this is write and the younger said it wasn't. Another time it shows this is when everybody is scared of the FAKE black box. I think that the theme that people will follow a tradition for no reason at the end because when they are stoning Tessie Hutchinson to death because she had the black dot on her paper she said "It isn't fair, it isn't right,’ Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon
He is rather cynical and sarcastic as he narrates the story. He refers to everyone as being “phony” and stupid. He always has a criticism for everyone that he meets in his lifetime. The only two people he can stand are his brother and his sister. The reason for his cynical attitude is to hide his own pain.
The Catcher in the Rye Chapter one sets up the novel in a rest home that Holden Caulfield has been sent to for therapy. Holden starts to recount the story of his breakdown, first taking place at Pencey Prep. Holden is an extremely apathetic student, having failed four out of five courses in his previous semester at Pencey, unable to return after Christmas break. Holden attempts to say goodbye to the school despite his hatred towards it, so he resolves to visit his former history teacher, Mr. Spencer. In the following chapter, a scene ensues where Mr. Spencer says, “‘Life is a game, boy.
One of Holden’s biggest problems is not wanting to grow up and be an adult because he doesn’t like adults. Holden thinks all adults are phonies and doesn’t want to grow up like that, but he’s already being fake before he is an adult. When the reader discovers Holden says one thing but does the other the reader learns that Holden is an unreliable narrator because of his phoniness. Next the reader sees Holden’s authenticity appears to be more confusing because although he's reaching out to people he's still not being honest with himself.
In The Catcher in the Rye at the end of the book, Holden says, “I could probably tell you what I did after I went home, and how I got sick and all, and what school I’m supposed to go next fall”(213). Holden tried to protect his own and other people's innocence, so he did not lose his innocence. Because he never matured, he eventually ended up in an asylum. People thought he was crazy or something. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden says “ I mean, how do you know what you’re going to do till you do it?
When the ticket failed to produce the expected windfall, Hitler was furious with the state lottery commission. 4 Drop-Out Drop-Out Summary and Analysis For five years, Hitler lived in Vienna. There were many Jews and the anti-Jewish sentiment was strong. Hitler watched those who led those movements and learned lessons, including how to use a crowd for his own purpose, the value of propaganda, and hatred of organized labor. In part two, Hitler was eighteen and living in Vienna and corresponded with his family for only a few years.
Throughout the book It can be seen in examples like: “Yes, sir. I know it is. I know it.” and “I said” to all dialogue. This shows us that the character Holden wrote his story about himself, giving us his personal reflection of a certain period in time. The running commentary of his every spoken word and rhetorical thoughts are voiced throughout the novel.
Long story short he was a cruel,evil and and cold-hearted man who had no sympathy. Silence is later developed and brought to the story to explain due to Trujillo and his awful actions. For instance, silence was developed because they afraid speaking about Trujillo and they never could really speak up to him and demand for their
How could soup taste good after watching someone die? The prisoners had seen and experienced so much brutality, endured repeated beatings, and humiliated beyond imagination, so one more death did not affect them. Their emotions hardened to the point of being non-existent… or so they thought. Although the prisoners seemed hardened and unaffected by death, a different hanging did deeply affect them. In this hanging, three individuals are condemned to die, one of them was a young child with “the face of a sad angel,” for sabotaging an electric power station (Wiesel 60).