Humanity is capable a lot of things. We all are capable of becoming victims of society or being the the ones committing the action. Moreover, in general as people we tend to shield our true selves , neglecting the idea of expressing how we think and what we believe in. This is exemplified in JD Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye , where a teenage boy, Holden Caulfield, briefly describes an eventful weekend he had experienced. It all began with him being kicked out of his school for failing all his classes, but English.
Throughout the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holden, and the people he talks to, show signs of the Seven Deadly Sins continually through the novel; specifically sloth. Even though, Holden Caulfield, a teenage boy that does not apply himself, exhibited signs of sloth which is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Holden has attended three different schools in the past and was expelled from all three. The book began with Holden at a school in Pennsylvania, Pencey Prep, talking about his life and his roommate and the guy next door; Stradlater and Ackley.
You see it peek out at some points in this video when his father is trying to keep a calm tone and tries to talk about Evan’s problems. They have the ability and it seems like they are doing well but in the end they just end up being mean. His father has a tendency to blow up and go straight to being frightening and mean. His mother has a tendency to be mean, but she also can be weak sometimes. She accused Evan of something and when the father started yelling at him about it she gave in and said it had probably been her fault.
Sam and Patrick mentor him through his freshmen year of first dates, family dramas, and new friend Chbosky uses symbolism and the use of characters to reveal that teenagers use a mask to hide who they really are in order to comply with social norms. Especially among society and in high school it is often difficult for someone to come out. At this time, the norm in high school was, if you were homosexual then you lose a certain level of popularity. In the novel, Brad a star high school quarterback who is also secretly homosexual would conform to this social norm. Charlie states, “Friday, there was another party.
Another good argument that makes the plot convincing is the discussion back and forth between Holden and Mr. Spencer, where the teacher tells him, “do you blame me for flunking you, boy?” on page 15 and Holden has a little hissy fit. I think Holden running away from his problems throughout the novel is something any teenage boy would do if he didn’t have the right support
“ The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” is a novel about an Indian boy’s daily life after he transfer white people school from Indian rez. In the novel “ The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, there are some differences between Wellpinit and Reardon, and these things influence the character Junior. These two school are different in race, Wellpinit has different rules in students’ mind about solving problem, and the teacher in Wellpinit is also different from the teacher in Reardon. More over, Wellpinit has low level literacy, students in Wellpinit is not good at sport, but Reardon is very well, and the gap between rich and poor is also the difference between Reardon and Wellpinit. Caused by these difference, character Junior grow up a lot.
Through his journey, Holden comes across several occasions where he experiences phoniness. This trait is prolifically shown among the people who meet Holden as well as himself, as he talks about the first hand experiences he encounters. Holden’s contempt for phonies is unwarranted due to his own attempts to act more mature than he is, the constant lies he tells others, and his inability to live up to his own moral standards. Holden Caulfield continuously tries to act more mature than he is which makes him unjustified in his
The writer Matt Stewart, in the story jail break, has tried to convey the message that perception can sometimes be devious. As we all know that a person’s perception is based on his/her thoughts, perception might not always be right. In the story, the main character Jason overcomes by the thought that his son was going to be faulty when he turns fourteen. The writer has done a pretty good job in showing a scenario where almost everyone went bad or violent during that age. The characters like Caitlin, the mother, his siblings serve as a background story to certify Jason, that fourteen is a dangerous age.
Although he is completely honest about his emotions, Holden still habitually lies to those around about other subjects such as his name. Even though Holden is sometimes honest, most of the time he confirms that he is a “pathological liar”, which demonstrates that he is a phony. Holden Caulfield is a phony because he frequently lies to those around him and regularly pretends to be something that he is not. He continually lies about insignificant subjects, such as his name. On multiple occasions he pretends to be tough, even though in reality he feels weak.
Introduction: Are psychopaths fundamentally different from others and lacking basic attributes such as empathy and guilt essential for a normal personality or is psychopathy on a continuum with normal personality functioning within the general population? Demonstrate whether psychopathy represents the extreme of a continuous characteristic distributed across the general population. Psychopathy is a personality disorder comprising an affective formation, interpersonal and behavioural characteristics including callousness, fearlessness, deceitfulness, grandiosity, impulsiveness, excitement seeking and aggression, among others (Hare & Neumann, 2008). Often it coexists with antisocial behaviour and personality traits, even with substance use, problems such as aggression and impulsivity. However, longstanding debates continue regarding the purview and extend of the concept.