Likewise to this scenario of change, while walking through New York City, Holden arrives at the Museum of Natural History. This museum represents the lack of change in which Holden is stumbling upon. He likes the glass cases that the exhibits are on display in because “everything always [stays] right where it [is]” (Salinger 135). He wishes to place parts of his life in glass cases because the act of changing is frightening due to the fact that something is lost in the process. A prime example of this is how much change Allie’s death brings due to the fact that Allie is lost.
It doesn’t matter how we are or what we have because we can always find a way to find a purpose to live. Like Nathaniel did, even though he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, he kept on doing what he loved to do and always had a shopping cart “Little Walt Disney Concert Hall – Beethoven” with him, which was all he needed to be happy. He did not need a big house or new clothes to demonstrate how happy he was and the potential he had to play music with his imperfect instruments. Also, this novel teaches us that friendship is something that is hard to find, but when we find it, it does not matter where, when, and who the person is. Steve found Nathaniel as he was going back to work and he saw potential in him, which lead him to construct a relationship with Nathaniel that then became a good
Lamb to the Slaughter I believe that Mrs.Maloney is innocent because she was insane. She had a mental issue and when she became angry she was not able to control herself. She always was so nice to him and would never anything like this. Every Day she would greet him ask about his day and get a nice drink. She loved how he would sit loosely in the chair and the way he would walk inside and he did not talk about his tiredness.
The exhibits are unchanged no matter how many times you go there to see them. The world from the museum is his idealistic world where innocence and simplicity are infinite (“Nobody’d be different. The only thing that would be different would be you.”). This universe he found in the museum tears him down because he realizes every time he goes there he is different.
In the very beginning of the book the boys recognized Piggy as an outsider, taunting him and calling him names. “He’s not Fatty,” cried Ralph, “his real name’s Piggy!” Piggy is also the parent of the group, always criticizing and muttering about how immature the others
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
He only notices the good aspects in life, simply because he has yet to experience the bad. When the dwarves came unannounced, Bilbo “knew his duty and stuck to it however painful-- he might have to go without [food],” (8). Although the Hobbit has no intentions of being a host, he does what he knows is necessary to have his guests
We see Holden’s fear of phonies shine throughout The Catcher in the Rye. Why does he have this fear? Shouldn’t someone who acts tough and often brags know that they will never become a phony? The answer would be yes if Holden wasn’t so insecure. Holden’s childish ways cause him to never mature and figure out who he is as a person.
To Holden, children are the greatest symbol of purity, a purity that he wants to preserve before they “fall off the cliff” of adulthood. Holden is fixated on the idea of being a savior. This tendency has most likely developed after the death of his younger brother Allie who will be forever fixed in a state of childhood. It is no wonder Holden sees himself as a savior of children, or simply the catcher in the rye, “I keep picturing all 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.
At first, all was well and Ralph stepped in as leader of the survivors. He tried to lead the boys using his knowledge of the adult world and basic necessities, but all did not last for long before Jack started to change, not only himself but the boys as well. He became the leader of the savages who had lost their innocence, having to hunt for themselves and provide for themselves. They saw the brutality that was necessary to survive in the world. When they arrived at the island all the boys were innocent, not knowing what to expect on the island, not sure what to do.
That is not to say, however, that Mr. Backwards cares for nothing at all, as I have stated before, he cares much for himself and his drink! However, there is one more object which he holds fondly in his heart. The office which he holds in his home state. It is well known that Mr. Backwards had no inclination of joining this assembly as the very nature of it makes him sick at the thought. Do not be fooled by this man, he hides behind the excuse of being a state’s rights activist, but truly sets this man on edge, and plants anxiety in his soul is the desire to protect the significance of his local office.