In the beginning of the chapter, Holden arrives at his former teacher’s house from Elkton Hills School, Mr. Ackley who cares deeply for Holden. Holden respects Mr. Ackley because he does not treat him like one of students like Mr. Spencer does. Mr. Ackley gives Holden advice on why he should apply himself into his studies. He sees something in Holden that is different than any other student he has taught and tries to tell Holden that his studies is just not a conformity but a way to develop his ideas. Mr. Ackley believes his constant fall is because he has given up from the world and wants to isolate himself from the environment he is in.
This shows his desire to be comfortable with himself. He wants to be, in his own way, individual. Holden can’t feel right being himself in public, his emotional health has been significantly impacted by the want to fit in with those around him. The reader is also able to interpret what the museum means to Holden. He has a fantasy of time stopping to preserve innocence and keep things the same around him.
Holden seems to not realize that he is an adult now but is attached in this childish world. Holden likes the way things were the same in his childhood and desires to stop time and remain in his childhood. Therefore, the museum symbolizes childhood, Holden's world that he wishes to live in, and determination for his life not to change. The museum is Holden's way of saying that he does not want any change in his life because of the way things in the museum are the same from back when he was a child. Holden remembers everything in the museum which brings back the fun memories made going through the museum when he was just a child.
In his diary entry, Steve uses the word ‘real’ because he wants people to see the non-superficial side of him. Steve desires people to not ask him or see him, but look into his heart. His wording shows that he doesn’t know who he is and therefore believes he is a Monster as Ms. Petrocelli calls him. He accepts people’s judgments as his self-truth. Even though, he, himself, accepts the worst he still wants people to perceive him as a good person, especially his mom.
Have you ever made a decision that created a negative effect on people around you? Attics, from To Kill a Mockingbird, faced this when he decided to take on the case concerning Tom Robinson. Everyone clearly agrees that Atticus did indeed take the case. But while some argue that he was right in taking it, others he should not have taken the case. Atticus should not have defended Tom Robinson for three reasons: Atticus and his family are rejected, Scout and Jem are ridiculed, and Aunt, Uncle, and cousin show disgust.
Holden has a special hat that we see him wearing throughout the book, Holden's red hunting hat symbolizes how different he is, it shows how he strays away from everyone else. He is also very self-conscious about the hat and he only wears it where he isn't going to see anyone he knows. He wears it with no problem around Phobe, because he can be himself around her. He can be his unique self, without judgement. When he is with Phobe it's special, and he feels at home, that's why he's able to do things he wouldn't do normally around people he knows.
Holden's fear of rejection is the source of not being able to create relationships which isolates him from society. Because of this fear of intimacy and rejection, Holden begins to go into a very depressed state. Another reason why Holden is never integrated into society is because he still has the mentality of living in the last. This is another problem Allie comes into. When Holden states, "I like Allie just because someone is dead you don't just stop liking them, for God's sakes- especially if they were about a thousand times nicer than the people you know that're alive (Salinger 171), he believes that genuine happiness and peace can be obtained in his past and believes that Allie is no longer present in society.
Nobody’d move..Nobody’d be different. The only thing that would be different is you.”(chpt.16) This shows Salinger use of Imagery where you can see Holden in the museum all alone wanting to go back to a time where he felt safe and happy and he longs for that. This is important because it shows Holden fear of growing up and changing because he feels alone and isolated because he is growing up and through growing up things change and he changes and he is lost now. Holden wants to join society but he is afraid of rejection, failure, and etc that all comes with growing up and figuring out who you
Holden is a non-conformist he does not want to be like everyone else. Jim is a conformist because he wants to feel connected. One thing society can still learn from these 1950s characters is that you should be yourself and try not to fit in. if you try to fit in like as Jim, you can get yourself into some
In the novel, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, the imbalance in Hassan and Amir's relationship is obvious throughout the content. Amir regularly utilized his knowledge as a way to criticize Hassan. Hassan's insight is self-evident, however, his absence of schooling implied that he was ignorant and incapable to gain the delight of perusing, instead, he needed to depend on Amir as the reader. As the writer states that Amir’s malevolence gets to be obvious through his part where he states that his favorite part of reading to Hassan was when he didn’t know the meaning of the big words. “I’d tease him, expose his ignorance.