Just like teens today Holden just wants someone to hear him out and understand what he’s feeling but at the same time he feels like explaining his feelings is useless. “ …. The night Allie died… I broke all the goddamn windows with my fist, just for the hell of it, i hardly didn’t even know i was doing it…” I personally think that his quote that Holden says about the him finding out about the death of his brother Allie is the meaning of when his phase started. He felt lost and he didn’t know what to do, he felt like he couldn’t talk about it with anybody except his sister phoebe. In the beginning of the novel it explains how Holden 's roommate Stradlater asked him to write a meaningful essay for him about anything.
Throughout the novel, Holden has a difficult teenage life, he is not responsible and can not face consequences that follow his irresponsibility. Holden can not let go of his childhood, and he has a tough time because he has to behave like an adult, now that he is 16. Holden is obsessed with his dead brother Allie, and his younger sister Phoebe because they are better than he is. Throughout the novel, Holden had many opportunities to get advice from the others that want to help. He refuses to go home and tell his parents he got kicked out of another school because he does not want to face the
As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food. He decides to join a gang of orphans with his best friend Billy in order to survive. This novel is still widely read today because it provides an inhuman image of brutal conditions African Americans faced in Harlem of 1940’s. In the Rite of Passage, the main character Johnny is hit with some really bad news that his family that he’s been living with throughout his entire life is not really his own. In the text, Johnny comes home after getting a good report from school and his foster mother and sister tell him that he is not going to be living with them anymore.
Cole is a 15-year old that trusts no one and no one trusts him. He feels like everyone needs to fear him because he thinks that everyone is out to get him. He thinks everyone in his town is against anything he does. He has gone to juvie many times and is just trying to get out of going to real jail. His dad beats him and his mom does not care about him she just cares about her reputation as a wealthy woman.
He is the one, put in the book to break all the rules and bring the life of knowledge and ideas back to where they belong. At first Equality felt awful for many of the things he had done for example; “each night […] we, Equality 7-2521, steal out and run through the darkness to our place.”(35), but sooner or later it didn’t matter much to Equality anymore. When Equality worked in his place (a dark hole in the ground from the unmentionable times) he worked on a box that made electricity when he finished it he brought it to the home of the scholars, who rejected it. This was the last straw for Equality and that’s when he lost it; “You fools! You fools!
Also I slapped him because I can not call the police because they will put Soda and him in a boys home and they would never see me again. I look like my dad but act like my mom. Ponyboy hates me a little but I know I should be a little less strict. If anyone else dies from the gang are never going to beat the socs again in the rumbles especially if the person that dies is me. I love the gang and everyone in the gang because we all stick up for each other.
Reader do not figure exactly what happened to Jim’s father, but we know he is gone and Jim’s mother is a single parent. Over the story, Charles proves to always be there for him as Jim continues to get himself into trouble. Next, Jim is a anti-hero, a protagonist that lacks moral personality traits given to a hero. Jim wants to stop the carnival, but still wants to ride to carsel to become older. He is conflicted on helping Will and Charles, or getting the life as a n adult that he wants.
HAving to take care of everyone he can't do anything for himself. There is always someone new he has to take of. After his parents died he could have gone out of the town and finally been freed but his wife Zeena is the new person he needs to take care of now. When the accident happened Maddie became a new version of Zeena and EThan was bound to be even more miserable than he was. I chose Isolation because i believe is one of the greatest themes in the book.
He made the final effort to be admitted to the Vienna Art Academy, but was utterly rejected. When his only friend, Kubizek, was admitted to a different Arts Academy in Vienna, Hitler left their apartment that they shared and they never talked again because Hitler left no information for Kubizek to find him. (“Hitler is Homeless in Vienna”) Some would even say “In the Autumn of 1909, Hitler drifted downwards until he hit the rock bottom.” (Robin Cross 19) Hitler could have avoided this completely because of his father’s status as a civil service worker, and could have easily gotten a job, but he continued on his quest to be an artist. This did not work out, and he didn’t have any money at all. He joined a group of homeless people in Vienna who were fed by a Jewish family who also helped sell the post cards that Hitler made.
The death of Holden 's younger brother Allie has caused him to confuse his perception of reality and to alienate himself. Throughout the novel, the topic of death is reoccurring in Holden 's mind. Whether he 's in school, doing homework, or aimlessly walking around New York City, Allie 's presence or lack thereof is always looming. It escalates to the point that Holden is always thinking about his own death, but more more specifically he 's fear of being forgotten: "Every time I came to the end of a block and stepped off the goddamn curb, I had this feeling that I 'd never get to the other side of the street. I thought I 'd just go down, down, down and nobody 'd ever see me again.