He asks specifically about what do they do during the winter. This thought shows how he is trying to find answers concerning his own life and growing up. It also signifies how is struggling with growing up and trying to get answers for his life. Once Holden got in the cab, he started asking the driver about the ducks again “Well, you know the ducks that swim around in it? In the springtime and all?
While most people would relish contently in their childhood memories, Holden becomes agitated when he enters Central Park, searching restlessly for the duck pond. After stumbling blindly through the increasingly “darker and darker and spookier and spookier” (170) park, Holden finds the pond “partly frozen and partly not frozen.” (171). The significance of the park’s aura of eeriness and the half frozen pond in relation to Holden’s mood is that the increasingly darkening park can be seen as Holden’s darkening thoughts of death and drawn out speculation about what would happen if he caught pneumonia and died; it also connects to a larger metaphor that the pond represents Holden’s view of the world, the half frozen, half not frozen, state of the pond resembles Holden’s transition from a teenager to an adult, and the ducks are symbolically associate with rebirth and
He is desperate to find an answer to “where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over” (Salinger 16). Through this question, Holden is indirectly asking about what will happen to him as an adult. For Holden, the ducks that do not know where to go in the winter represents himself not knowing what awaits him in adulthood, and therefore the pond frozen in winter is symbolic of adulthood. Furthermore, Holden is adamant about the idea that the ducks “can’t just ignore the ice”, confirming the idea that Holden recognizes adulthood is unavoidable as much as the pond freezing in the winter is bound to happen (Salinger 92). By asking this question, Holden is trying to reassure himself of his impending adulthood, something he desperately needs to grow
He was very excited and eager about it. However, Marlin -paranoid over the events that happened years ago- became overprotective and was hesitant and nervous about letting his son go to school. After Marlin sends off Nemo off to class with his teacher Mr. Ray the stingray, one of the dads of the kids going to school with Nemo, Bill, a longnose butterfly, slipped out that the Mr. Ray was bringing his class to the drop off. Marlin instantly panicked and rushed to get Nemo. Meanwhile, Nemo followed Sheldon, Tad and Pearl to skip class to the edge of the drop off where they saw a boat.
Holden feels that death is being cheapened by who he deems to be the “phonies”. Another allusion to death is Holden’s frequent thoughts about the ducks in central park. He wants to know what happens to them during winter, asking the cab drivers in chapters 9 and 12. When Holden locates the lagoon and realizes that the ducks aren’t there, he starts thinking about suicide. By the end of the novel the ducks serve
The ducks in central park, the red hunting hat, and the carousel ring symbolize the the development of Holden’s adulthood. The ducks in Central Park are first mentioned when Holden visits Mr. Spencer. As Mr. Spencer is discussing Holden’s failing grades, Holden thinks to himself, “The funny thing is, though, I was so sort of thinking of something else while I shot the bull… I was wondering if some guy came in a truck and took [the ducks] away to a zoo or something or if they just flew
In the movie The Lorax, the environments in Thneedville and outside have a big impact on the people. Once a place filled with fresh air, clean water and trees is now a place of despair for the environment. After one man invents a product that ultimately results in destroying the environment around him, the people are forced to buy clean air. When Ted, a love struck boy, hears that the girl of his dreams, Audrey, would do anything to have a tree, he begins his search for some information on what happened to them all. The only person who can tell him is the Once-ler, the man who cut down every tree, and gives him the last seed to plant.
After feeling he has had enough of life at home he runs away to the land of the Wild Things. Max eventually reaches an island where he encounters seven large monsters. The movie is heartwarming and full of incredible moral lessons, however, Sandie Chen of Common Sense Media believes that the movie Where the Wild things Are is “not appropriate for younger kids” citing that the movie “explores mature themes of loneliness, insecurity, and fear of change, both within Max's human family and the one he finds on his adventure” but i believe that the movie also have important lessons to teach children such as accepting differences in others and the importance of found
When Amir nearly fails in his effort to adopt Sohrab after rescuing him, the boy tries to kill himself rather than face losing his surrogate parent” (The Kite Runner). He must go to a calm and save environment, after all the abuse he has endured. When Sohrab finds out that may not happen for him he tries to commit suicide, [Sohrab:] "You promised you 'd never put me in one of those places, Amir agha," he said. His voice was breaking, tears pooling in his eyes” (Hosseini, 350). Amir is compelled to get Sohrab to America for not only his wellbeing, but for Hassan and himself.
The children decide that constructing shelters for weather protection is a necessity (page number). However, they build two “shaky shelters” (50) and become distracted by relaxing and “bathing” (50). Ralph and Simon are left as the only ones and do not succeed, resulting in the necessity not being achieved. Ralph even later states that their needs “don’t get done” (79) on the island due to the element of want before need in human nature. Through the children relaxing at the beach instead of working for shelters, this element of human nature is
2.Holden symbolism of him and the fish/ducks shows his impatience. Holden’s conversation begins when he asks the taxi driver about ducks and the fish. "If you was a fish, Mother Nature 'd take care of you , wouldn 't Right? You don 't think them fish just die when it gets to be winter, do ya? "(Salinger 82)Holden, who becomes anxious about everything in his life and seeks to avoid difficulty, is like a duck, who takes off when the going gets rough.
All the while, Brian is counting on rescuers showing up at any time. When a rescue plane does fly overhead, though, Brian misses it, seeing it just in time to watch it fade off into the distance. Brian 's reaction, understandably, is not pretty. He was screaming, cursing at god, crying. He was not a happy camper.
As a result, the hungry Iñupiaq people in Barrow decided to pay no mind to the law and protested. This tragic event proves that the law cannot jeopardize the Iñupiaq people’s way of living. This event showed leadership by taking pride in the culture, working together, and by making the citizens of Barrow voices heard. The warden first arrested John Nusunginya for hunting ducks off- season and shortly after Tommy Pikok Sr. Pikok was outraged due to the fact that he could not provide food for his family and therefore, he kept rebelling. He exclaimed to the warden that they should go ahead and arrest him, however, if he comes back from jail and his children and wife are skinny, he will hunt the warden down and feed him to Tommy’s dogs.
Holden in The Catcher and the Rye and Biff from Death of a Salesman both struggle with becoming an adult. Throughout The Catcher and the Rye, Holden is reluctant to change into an adult. He feels the need to “catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff” (Salinger 93) falling off the cliff represents becoming an adult. Holden does not want to fall off the cliff because he is afraid of not doing well in life, even though he has his whole life ahead of him. Holden feels that the adult world has corrupted his childhood, and by becoming an adult he would become part of the corruption.
A prime example of this is how much change Allie’s death brings due to the fact that Allie is lost. Holden remembers going to the museum as a happy time with his teacher because the museum is resistant to change. The museum also makes him happy because “only thing that [is] different [is the person]” (Salinger 135), whereas “[someone can] go there a thousand times, and that Eskimo [is] still just [finishing] catching those two fish” (Salinger 135). However, he chooses to stay outside in his most recent visit because he is afraid that there is a chance that the museum goes through changes since his childhood. Holden knows that if the museum changes, he can get hurt, so he makes a conscious decision to not go in, even though his reasoning is subconscious.