During therapy, Holden recalled numerous events where he would act cynical towards 'phony ' people. Although acting mean towards people you don 't like may seem somewhat relatable, the extent of Holden 's skeptical behavior was simply beyond comprehensive. Holden always tries finds errors in companions he wishes to relate with, but as a result of the discovery of these flaws, he ends up breaking relationships. I remember him talking about a couple of people in particular, one of them being his own brother, D.B.. "Now he 's out in Hollywood, D. B., being a prostitute." (Salinger 1).
Furthermore, alienation is showed by Holden. He tends to alienate himself from the world because he fears change, he wants love and a sense of comfort. He isolates himself when he didn't go down to the bleachers for the game at and he also isolates himself by constantly getting kicked out of schools. All those changes make Holden feel alienated because he just doesn't fit in. He tends to alienate himself because he doesn't trust anyone, he thinks everyone is fake .
Is it better to be an individual or conform to expectations just to fit in like others? This choice is faced by Ponyboy Curtis, the narrator, throughout S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. He belongs to the Greasers, a group of delinquent friends, who are viewed by many as poor and dangerous, while the rival Socs are viewed as rich, smart, and powerful causing the Greasers to envy them. Ponyboy learns from Randy Adderson, a Soc who is trapped by stereotype threat, that their lives are not as perfect as he expected it to be and they too face problems.
In this book, Gerald gets abused by his drunk father. He wants to get rid of him, but Monique, the mother is very loyal to Jordan and defends him. This makes Gerald’s life miserable, and the only thing that brings a smile to his face is his step-sister, Angel, whom he possessively cares for. Therefore, referring to some parts, and experience as a person, I can state that loyalty doesn’t always go both ways. Many people do not care if loyalty doesn’t return to them.
I found the corruption in the government and in law enforcement officials sickening and frightening. The everyday living conditions these people go thorough are horrendous and depressing, and yet they find a way to survive and go on. My favorite aspects of Abdul are how hard working and aware he was. He describes himself as afraid, but most of the time he seemed better of this way, than being a dangerous risk taker. I disliked how little work his father, Karam, managed to do, while his wife did everything and anything.
How unfortunate it was that the brilliant Bernard Marx of Brave New World, a man isolated by the emotions which are numb to the rest of society, is driven off the edge of sanity in an attempt to share these emotions.The tortured, misunderstood Alpha-plus man that wanted more out of life then to indulge in sexual ecstasies regulated by this “utopian” society was denied this throughout his life. At first, he was a subtle man, but then became a man that was pervaded by extreme jealousy and ego. Bernard Marx displays a vast amount of change, being introduced as the troubled character yearning for Lenina to understand him and his humanistic traits. In an attempt to make Lenina understand something other than sexual desire and pleasure, he takes
Other themes such as many men being dishonest, unfaithful, and cowardly are lost during the transition from the paper and pen to the big screen. Instead the movie stereotypes men as being superior, loyal, and heroic. While women are portrayed as being fragile, dependent, and weak. The movie also adds another theme which is not present in the novel which is when one steals or takes what is not his, there are consequences one must face. As was evident when Herakles took something which was not his and was punished by losing his dear lover
“You are free to make whatever choice you want, but you are not free from the consequences of the choice.”-Ezra Taft Benson. This quote by Benson relates to the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor. The characters in the novel don’t make good life choices and in the end, they pay for the mistake. Paul Fisher’s parents make bad decisions with treating their two sons. In the story, their choices affect Paul by causing him to have low self esteem, fearing his brother and feeling isolated.
Personal baggage, this is the flaw that juror three represents. Juror three was very stubborn throughout the movie, a personal issue with his son had caused his stubbornness. It may be seen as a flaw that each juror in the movie carried personal baggage, but the jury consists of peers of the accused, and without personal baggage would the jury system work the same? In Figure 1 juror three is represented by a square, he is very opinionated and snappy. Juror three was stubborn and didn’t consider the thoughts of other or the facts that others had brought up.