Throughout a child 's life, sooner or later they get thrown into the teenage experience which starts their transition from childhood to adulthood. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holden Caulfield is stuck in his childhood and does not want to grow up. He is a very complex character and has an odd way of dealing with his emotions; he doesn 't. When Holden is faced with a problem, instead of facing it and slowly working his way through it, he tries to get rid of it entirely.
With the use of diction, J.D Salinger is able to portray Holden Caulfield as a troubled teen who is facing tribulations after the death of his brother. As adolescents we tend to face tribulations which change our outlook on life. These tribulations which are caused by the loss of close relatives or friends tend to leave an unforgettable mark within us. Adolescents who go through this grieving process lose trust in people or may see the society as an unfair place. While reading the novel The Cather In The Rye, we meet Holden Caulfield who
PCTR 1: Reciprocity Norm Explanation: Reciprocity norm is the expectation that you help people because they have helped you in the past. You help to benefit them, like they have benefited you in the past. Application: Reciprocity norm is demonstrated in The Bad News Bears in a couple different scenes. The first scene that demonstrates the reciprocity norm is when Coach Buttermaker is trying to persuade Amanda to come play baseball with his team. He uses reciprocity norm by reminding her that he was like a father to her and helped raise her.
Both Gatsby and Holden undergo crisis and eventual collapse. Compare and contrast the presentation of anguish and the developing crises in ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. The Catcher in the Rye opens with its protagonist, Holden Caulfield, refusing to divulge any personal information about himself, his childhood, or his parents, claiming that they’d have about “two haemorrhages apiece” if he did. Holden’s refusal to discuss his past mirrors the way Gatsby went to great lengths to escape his own meagre beginnings. However, Gatsby avoids revealing details to Nick about his origins because he ultimately wants to forget them, whilst Holden’s main goal is to preserve the memories he has of his.
In the novel, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield starts off as a very complex character who is very anti-social and has not experienced the real world, however throughout the story within three days he encountered many different things which help him lose his childhood innocence and successfully transition to real-world maturity. Holden does things out of his comfort zone and takes risks which is normal for someone who is his age to mature as he grows older. Because Holden becomes more involved with his sex life, communicates more with others, and shows signs that he wants to go back to school he, Holden is successfully making a transition from his innocent self to real world adult maturity. As a sign of growing up, Holden begins to do more adult-like things like having sexual thoughts and actually having sex instead of being sexually insecure as he was in the past.
Salinger 's novel The Catcher in the Rye. On page 141, the author is describing how his main character Holden Caulfield feels very lost and he is saying some pretty suicidal things in this quote. Over the course of the whole story the author is making this a story about a young teenage boy in the strange ages between being a child and a adult and how he feels like he doesn’t fit in with many people because “they’re too phony”. The author’s reasoning for writing the novel the way he did was because he wanted to let all the teens going through that awkward time in between the transition of becoming an adult from a child that they are not alone, no matter how lonely or lost they may feel that they can find something to relate to in Holden Caulfield and see what are the consequences of his actions and allow us to learn from them and prevent them. First, the author shows how holden thinks he is different from others such as how he states “I put on this hat that I’d bought in New York that morning.
People often cannot feel confident in who they are unless they know their past. In the novel Keeper’ N Me Richard Wagamese develops Garnet Raven as a young indigenous man taken away from him his family as a child, which in turn causes him to struggle through life feeling uncertain of who he is and longing for a sense of belonging. Initially, Garnet tries to conceal his true identity as an “Indiyun” because his people have been portrayed as alcoholics and unproductive people throughout his life. Due to this concealment he feels a part of him is missing inside and is determined to fit in somewhere. It is not until Garnet receives a letter in prison from his brother Stanley that he realises in order to fill this lonely pit inside him that
The narrator is an algebra teacher who is afraid for his students to end up like Sonny because of the environment they live in. Sonny is a musician, who comes home to ghetto Harlem after being in prison for heroin. The narrator went against the odds of the stereotype by not following their footsteps and getting a good job. By helping the youth in his community and making them understand that they don't need to stay there’s more in this world beside what’s in your neighborhood. And Sonny fell into the stereotype of what a musician does by drinking and doing drugs.
They appear to all come from broken homes, where they were neglected in some form throughout their youth. Brandon is rejected by his mother and is labeled as having a sexual identity crisis. Brandon has a minor criminal history and is essentially homeless. His cousin does not seem to want to be involved in Brandon’s idea of living. It appears as though Brandon stays where he can, without having an actual real place to call home.
In the beginning of the book Holden hints that he went through unfortunate events in this life. It can be foreshadowed that something bad has happened around Christmas and that Holden is getting help from some sort of institution. Holden came off to me as laid back and irresponsible, he was the fencing team captain but left all the equipment’s in the subway. Holden also did not seem to care about anything. I noticed that he thinks something in his head but does the opposite.