Through the experience to maintain identity, their thoughts were changed, and both of them become optimistic. At the end of the story of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden allows to go to the new school and decides to apply the school. Before he spends time in New York and goes back to his home, he did not think he wants to go to school because he considered all people around him as “phonies,” and he was not so interested in studying. That is also one of the reasons that he was kicked out from the school four times. In addition, when Mr. Antolini who was his English teacher teaches Holden the importance of getting academic experience by going to the school, Holden did not pay so much attention to what Mr. Antolini says.
Rationale The catcher in the rye Title: What if the story ended different? Type of text: Alternative ending to the text Purpose: To show how a small change in choice could affect holden’s life The Catcher in the Rye is about Holden Caulfield, a 16-year-old boy from New York. The novel starts with Holden, writing in his book, hinting that he is in some sort of mental facility .Even though he comes from a wealthy family,because of his loss of interest in studies,and low grades, he gets expelled from all schools he has studied in .Holden leaves his final school, Pency Prep and decides that he will stay in New York City until his parents learn of his expulsion and “cool down” .Most of the novel is dedicated to Holden’s time in the city, Holden lives in a hotel room for a few days during his stay .Holden then starts meeting with people that he used know, some strangers and goes to places with. From his conversations, he
This leads to the kids not wanted to do better in terms of attending school, obtaining a good paying job, and avoiding crime. As shown in the article, the second generation offspring eventually grew up assimilating the crooked ways of living, such as I’ve seen from some of my acquaintances that I watched slowly succumb to detrimental side of assimilation. Just as my friends and I made pacts to strive to success, they made pacts to strive to failure. Failure as in dropping out and turning to drug dealers, or getting on the wrong side of the law which for some, ended in death. The way I see it, the more positive guidance a child has growing up, especially at the delinquency age of 11-17, the more likely their chances of swaying away from crime increases, and vice
In Robert Firestone’s article “Why Do We Hate Love” he states, “People are afraid of being hurt in the same ways they were hurt as children” (7). The tragic times in the life of a child are able to stick with them till their adulthood, which can interfere with the way they are able to love. Then he also states in the article, “When people have been hurt, they feel that if they accept love into their life, the whole world as they have experienced it would be shattered, and they would not know who they were” (9). Some individuals feel as if their past experiences will affect not only the romantic love of their relations with their partner but also not understanding themselves as an
I finish my apprenticeship next year and I 'll be able to work.” This teenager figured out being in a gang is the wrong choice, left the gang, and changed their life around. They are not the only one to do so, and they serve as an example that shows, teenagers can make the right decision and change their lives for the better. There are a number of reasons that range from simple to complex on why teenagers join gangs, and one solution is finding an answer to their specific problem before the person chooses to join. Furthermore, to help someone leave a gang, the person need to be shown there’s more out there in the world that they could do that will make a positive
If this were to happen then you would have to further step away from your moral code of ethics and torture them further or even resort to something drastic such as threatening members of their family as a demonstration of your power over them. In some cases people will say anything, to avoid being tortured. In some countries with oppressive governments, people will sometimes accuse innocent people of criminal activity in an attempt to save themselves. As a result of this innocent people are tortured until they admit to things they didn't do, and punished. Torture may not necessarily guarantee accurate or reliable information at the expense of a potentially innocent person.
Book Banning According to the American Library Association (ALA), the request for removal of books are usually due to the contents and its age appropriateness for the students. “When I was in 6th grade, I decided to read Catcher in the Rye. My parents were fine with that, but my school sent me home for the day. This experience gave me an even greater appreciation of the power of the written word” (Reading Banned Books...). The reasoning behind why banned books today may seem good today but tomorrow this definition may change and parents and teachers will come to a situation where the beliefs and feelings towards a book will clash.
After pretending to be shot, he finally reveals what he felt like doing, which “…was committing suicide. I felt like jumping out the window.” (Salinger 104). Although he does not carry it out because he does not want to draw attention, the fact that he contemplates over it, shows how he is willing to die nobly instead of reporting the incident to the
He was expected to act like an adult though he was still considered a child. Inside, Holden was struggling with the conflict of reluctance to become and adult because he thought it meant leaving behind his brother. He was pushing aside the fact that people change, and that change was not always a bad thing. On July 18, 1946 Holden’s brother Allie died of leukemia, and he never got over it. “I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddamn windows with my fist, just for the hell of it”(Salinger 44).
Holden does not specify his whereabouts while he’s telling the story, but he makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in an insane asylum. The story takes place during the days between the end of the fall quarter and Christmas. He is facing expulsion and decides to drop out of school. During the narration of the story, Holden experiences and uses several types