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.
The truth he thought he covered up about his involvement in the My Lai Massacre came out bashing him the newspaper, and Kathy was left happy that the campaign was over but also struggling to get along with John (22). After a short time at the cabin, John had a creepy meltdown where he said the most vile thing he can, “Kill Jesus”, and then proceeds to boil water and ruin all the plants in the house (49). John woke up to find that she was no longer there and proceeded to think about how he will explain the situation (77-78). Kathy never came back because the amount of issues and the intensity they carried through their relationship had peaked and she committed
In the story “The Scarlet Ibis” a child named Doodle is born very weak and disabled. He could not walk or run until the age of 5 and has many health issues. Doodle’s older brother tried to teach him to do these things, but ends up overworking him. Later in the story, Doodle dies after falling down during a heavy storm while Brother runs away from him. Brother is at fault for Doodleś death because he is a bad brother and overworked Doodle.
His drinking mixed with his failure to cope with Allies death had led him to have very intense emotions such as sadness and anger. “I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it. I even tried to break all the windows on the station wagon we had that summer, but
When he passed away from leukemia, Holden broke down and stayed a night in his garage, where he destroyed all of the windows with his fists. Allie’s death left both psychological and physical scars on Holden, which have a subtle, but important influence on the rest of the novel. Although I have
This neighborhood was full of violence, all other kids were up to no good. However Geoffrey and his three brothers weren't, they came into the neighborhood as a clean slate.They moved here around when Geoffrey was four years old and this where the term “violence” was introduced. With their mom raising them with no dad that lead for the boys to grow up with no guidance from a male figure in this tough neighborhood.The quote “Paradise didn’t last long the day after our arrival my mother sent my brother Daniel to the store with ten dollars...Dan, only nine, came back solemn and scared, and announced he’d been robbed” (13) proves that even though Geoffrey and his brothers were young that didn’t mean anything. They still would still get into altercations like this as if they were older and it’s shocking to Geoffrey. Not knowing what to do they called police because they’re not used to this behavior, the beginning of the quote where it says “paradise didn’t last long “ shows they’re new to the neighborhood wasn’t expecting something like this to happen.
Holden’s struggles during the novel, “The Catcher In The Rye,” he figures out the true loss of innocence lost in becoming an adult and the struggle to be one and Holden struggling to be the catcher in the rye to catch kids from losing adulthood. His relationship struggles are his key factors which makes Holden who he truly
Holden Caulfield, the main protagonist in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, embodies the classic teenager in the process of discovering himself, and how the world works. But, regardless of Holden 's rich, prep school lifestyle, the series of events that have mapped out his life up to this point have utterly affected his emotional well being and perception of the world. Many traumatic events such as the death of holds brother Allie, the death of a class mate, and countless numbers of awkward incidents with adults have all added up to affects Holden 's well-being and detach him from reality. The death of Holden 's younger brother Allie has caused him to confuse his perception of reality and to alienate himself.
Dave had many marks from the beatings he would get at home along with the burns from the stove incident. He also was caught stealing food during the school day so he wouldn’t starve to death, but since his principal found out and called his mother his punishments extended and he was starved and beaten up, “ By the end of the session, my nose bled twice and I was missing a tooth” (p.33). He was also sleep deprived, he said that one of his teachers “began by questioning me about my attentiveness. I lied, saying I had stayed up late watching television”(p.33). Appearance was not much of a matter to Catherine, so he send Dave with the same torn, smelly clothes every single day, but Dave knew exactly what to say when questioned “When asked, I had my readymade excuses Mother brainwashed into me.” (p.30).
I came to when they doused me with cold water.” There were many innocent children living in concentration camps, but nevertheless, they were beaten to the same extent as their parents. Also, on pg. 54, Wiesel states, “At first, my father simply doubled over under the blows, but then he seemed to break in two like an old tree struck by lightning.” Anyone could be beaten at any time with no justification. The act of randomly beating prisoners did not make any sense and was an insane act of