Growing up is a period of time full of problems such as losing friends, becoming more independent, the pressure of college, and building careers. As expressed in J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield and the many literary symbols associated with his story illustrate the depths and struggles of those problems. One of these symbols are the ducks that live in the lagoon at Central Park. The ducks, constantly swimming through his thoughts, represent his anxiety about children and what will happen to them after they grow up. The record, which Holden buys for Phoebe, symbolizes any attempt of preserving one’s childhood.
He is interested in the ducks in the Central Park Lagoon, which J.D. Salinger uses as a symbol because Holden sees them leaving in Fall when it is getting colder and then they come back in Spring, which makes him think of the idea of “Rebirth”. He talks about them with the taxi driver. (“where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over? Do you happen to know by any chance?)
Tom Stoppard once said, “If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older”. To grow up you need to leave the baggage of your childhood and parents behind, and just take the lessons. This concept happens throughout the three short stories, The Bass, The River and Sheila Mant, The Passage and Through the Tunnel, as the main characters go through different milestones that pushes them farther and farther away from their childhood and closer to adulthood. In the following stories, the author utilizes the vibrant setting to stimulate the journey of childhood. In the story, “Through the Tunnel” the author symbolized the beach as a getaway destination for Jerry.
The characters of both stories made some good and bad choices for their wishes; wouldn 't you! In the fictional short story ‘What of This Goldfish, Would you wish’, Sergei Goralick, a Russian hermit living in Jaffa, was fishing on one of his valued late night fishing trips, when he caught a magical goldfish that granted him three wishes. He uses his first two wishes in order to help his friends, but is hesitant to use his last. Sergei knows that when he uses his third wish, he has to let his goldfish, who is now his best friend, free. One day, a boy named Yonatan comes to Sergei 's home, and asks him questions about what he would wish for.
Gathering the courage to tell his father that he was going to go fishing with his friend was hard for the young man to do because he knows it would change their regular routine of fishing together and possibly hurt his father. While contemplating on how he should tell his father, the young man thought, “It was a very serious thing” (16). In contrast to all the long sentences, the fact that this sentence is short emphasizes the importance of how the young man’s new idea of going with his friend instead of his father changes his relationship with his father. However, the young man and father’s relationship won’t completely change because they will always have a strong foundation, which they created when the young man was still a kid and they spent a lot of time together. The young man and the father spent so much time together while the man was a kid to the point that “his father had always preferred his company to that of men and he had always preferred his father’s company to that of the other guys” (20-22).
is going through the fifth stage, Identity versus Confusion. At this stage, individuals are looking to separate themselves from their parents and friends, which is exactly what Billy Jr. has the opportunity to do while on Golden Pond away from his parents. He explores different personalities and Norman is always there to discipline him when he gets a little edgy. Billy Jr.’s time spent with Norman is filled with adventures after their awkward introduction and Billy Jr. getting sent to his room to read. Billy Jr’s summer on Golden Pond allows for him to learn more about himself and how he fits into the world.
Marlin recognizes that there is a difference between overprotective and being an excellent parent. He transformed from an easily frightened clown fish to a fish that is able to go out and do whatever it takes to protect his son Nemo. Marlin also learns that Nemo must learn some life lessons on his own. When the movie had just begun, Marlin did not trust his son and always made decisions for him. Now that he has a more open mind regarding the big decisions in his Nemo’s life they will now have a stronger and everlasting relationship.
Following his story, we watch Joe as he becomes independent and learns how to survive at a very young age. Eventually, he makes it to college where he decides to join the collegiate rowing team. But it was much more demanding than he ever expected. Al Ulbrickson, the coach of the team, was extremely overbearing on them. But this would end up being an important factor, for this would help them make the final transition from childhood to manhood.
In the Catcher in the Rye, a young boy named Holden Caulfield gets kicked out of Pencey Prep School. Before heading home to tell his parents about getting kicked out of school, he recounts many adventures in New York City. Three objects or symbols are important to Holden. The first symbol is Holden’s red hunting hat. Second are the ducks at the lake, which is a symbol that symbolizes his struggle with change.
Knowing Chris’s motives it is alright to try escaping into the wild, but to a certain extent. It was important to McCandless to prove to himself he could make it on his own without anybody else’s help (205). McCandless planned to go out into the bush of Alaska and live off the country. Krakauer believed that McCandless had very little experience of living with nothing a year prior to his “great Alaskan odyssey”. It is noted that McCandless subsited for a month of the Gulf of California living just off five pounds of rice and a bounty of fish he caught (206).
Manolin has been Santiago’s apprentice and friend since he was five years old. Santiago acts as a second father figure for Manolin, taking him on fishing trips and discussing baseball statistics. Even when Manolin’s real father forces him to find another boat to fish with because of Santiago’s misfortune, Manolin is one of Santiago’s only supporters. Since he can’t help him fish anymore, the young boy shows his love and devotion to the old man by helping him with everyday activities that are difficult for Santiago because of his age, such as carrying gear from the boat and fetching coffee and bait. This is shown on page 19: “‘Keep the blanket around you,’ the boy said.
Andy Poon Ms. Gothelf AP Language and Composition 23 November 2016 In paragraph 5 of E.B. White’s “Once More to the Lake”, White is going fishing with his son at the lake. As they are fishing, he notices that the lake’s setting is practically identical to when White was fishing as a child. White is forgetting that he is now the adult and no longer the child. White’s effectively uses language in his writing to help illustrate a blending of time.
New England is home to some of the harshest winters. In the winter, most species either move away for the winter or hibernate because their habitat usually frozen over. After observing what happens during these winters, I’ve wondered what happens to frogs. Do they hibernate or do they somehow move away for the winter or do they somehow stay alive under the ice in lakes and ponds? I decided to research frogs in New England and see what happens to them in the winter.
Tone and word choice serves to create a compelling narrative. The very first chapter draws the reader in with a description of the ‘black ships’ sailing in Edo Bay. One chapter recounts a delightful little story in Abe Masahiro’s childhood. Supposedly, when he was just a boy, Abe admired the goldfish in the pond of his father’s colleague. And when he refused the offer to take the fish home, his father counseled him on the wisdom of refusal.