In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Atticus allows Scout to be herself because Atticus realises that at this age, Scout becomes more of a tomboy. Despite other ladies picking on Scout to be more “ladylike”, Scout simply ignores their requests. Although Atticus listens to Aunt Alexandra’s nagging of making Scout more “ladylike” and getting her to “wear a dress”, Atticus does not do anything about it to solve it. Atticus does not care about how Scout looks. So, if Scout is concerned about wearing a dress, Atticus will not bother about it because it is up to her whether she wants to wear a dress or not.
In this book, Hurston uses symbolism to illustrate that contentment is more meaningful than fitting into society. Janie’s hair plays a big role in this book. It brings out her power and unique identity, but Jody takes that away from Janie. Jody sees that Janie’s hair attracts some of the townspeople, so he makes Janie wrap her hair and hide it.” Her hair was NOT going to show in the store. It didn’t seem sensible at all.
( page 211 ) “ in this scene holdens emotions change. Holden starts to feel happy even though phoebe might get hurt holden was starting to realize that growing up is necessary for phoebe and himself . You can't really protect a kid from growing up , so he had no choice but to accept the fact that she is growing up. In short the book , catcher in the rye , by J.D salinger symbolizes the hunting hat as a sign of protection . He shows protection by usings holdens emotions towards himself and other
It's significant to know that Holden deems Old Spencer's advice as phony because he doesn't agree with the rules of life. This quotation helps readers understand Holden's motives on much of his dislikes in things because he believes that he is on the unfair side of the game. In the end Old Spencer wants Holden to conform to the rest of society, but of course Holden's unique perspective on life causes him to disregard what Old Spencer says. Quote #4: In J.D Salinger's Catcher In The Rye, the speaker of
Gawain, who had struck a deal with the lord to surrender all things he received during his stay in the lord’s dwelling, fails to do so in the name of self-preservation. The lord’s wife gifts Sir Gawain a green sash rumored to protect its possessor from physical harm. Gawain, recalling his inevitable meeting with the Green Knight, decides to contradict his agreement with the lord and “hid[es] it away from all hands and eyes” (Line 1875). His decision blatantly violated the chivalrous code, “failing a moral test in agreeing to hide the girdle from the husband, with whom he has the prior arrangement to exchange winnings” (West 9). Sir Gawain disrespected the lord whom was housing him when he decided to keep the sash a secret.
In conclusion the author J.D. Salinger wrote The Catcher in the Rye to help all of those teens going through the rough transitional period into adulthood, he wanted them to know that they aren’t alone and they aren’t the only ones feeling like this. Holden made the mistake of isolating himself and whenever he felt like finally turning himself in but he would change his mind much too quickly. He was very indecisive and wouldn’t plan too far into the future. If he was to have stayed at Pencey or gone straight home this story wouldn’t have been made, but then again that’s the purpose of it, to share this story and make it relatable to all teens of all different periods of time.
She did not have much hope left anyways for her life because she annoyed the misfit with her ugly and selfish ways. In another quote the grandmother implies that the misfit is a good man by stating, "Yes it's a beautiful day," said the grandmother. "Listen, " she said, "You shouldn't call yourself the misfit because I know you're a good man at heart. I can just look at you and tell" (421). The grandmother doesn't know the misfit from Adam, yet she already gave him a persona that he has to match.
When asked to pen a descriptive composition for a friend who has no time for classwork, Holden begrudgingly agrees, and immediately chooses to write about Allie’s baseball glove. The fact that his first choice of material to draw from was a possession of Allie’s shows how deep his love for his brother is. Holden reminisces about the mitt, saying, “The thing that was descriptive about it, though, was that he had poems written all over the fingers and the pocket and everywhere. In green ink. He wrote them on it so he’d have something to read when he was in the field and nobody was up at bat” (Salinger, 49).
While Holden is visiting Phoebe, she asks Holden what his dream job is. Holden answers that question by saying he wants to be the catcher in the rye. “His basic kindness comes through in glimpses, particularly in the passage where he reveals that the only thing he would like to be is a "catcher in the rye" protecting innocent children from falling into the abyss of adulthood.”( Guilt and Innocence 124). This quote from Novels for Students is letting the reader know that Holden wants to preserve innocents in children by being the catcher in the rye. The whole idea of Holden 's dream job is building Holden’s character to let the reader know that he seeks
In that way, Allie is the one acting like the catcher in the rye: because of his perpetual death he remains eternally innocent and somehow keeps Holden from going over his own cliff—from going “down, down, down.” See how those roles are reversed? Holden wants to be for someone what Allie is to him. The death of Allie also affected Holden’s relationship with his parents. In the very beginning of the novel, Holden says, quote, “If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.” Holden does not intentionally discuss his relationship with his parents any further in the book. But if you read the chapter when Holden sneaks into his apartment to see Phoebe where she cleverly figures out why he is in New York earlier than he should be, and Phoebe continuously tells Holden that their father will kill him because of it and Holden responds “No, he won’t.
4.Sunnys dress symbolizes youth, spring, fertility, inexperience. Because she 's a prostitute, she doesn 't see herself like this, but Holden (green himself) sees her in this way.Holden when he request a prostitute he refuses the offer of sex and prefers to talk about life. Holden sees her as a human, with emotional depth, instead of an object for pleasure. ‘’Don’t you feel like talking for a while’’. Sunny dress could have been another color , but the Author chooses this because it shows how Holden wants her to be virgin.
Instead of the actual catcher “[meeting] a body” in the “poem,” Holden thinks that “[catching] a body” in a “song” (Salinger 191), is the correct version. With the help of Phoebe, it is important to see how Holden manipulates the poem into the fact that he is the catcher, who saves people from falling into the corruption of adulthood. Holden does not refer to the poem, he refers to his own version of it. Near the end of the book, Holden persuades Phoebe into getting onto the carrousel. At this rate, Phoebe believes that “[she] is too big,” but Holden assures her that he “[will] wait for [her]” (Salinger 231).
In remembering the events, Holden resorts to accusing readers by saying, “... and you didn’t know Allie.” He does so to provide justification for his reckless behavior. This statement implies that it was Allie’s special character and personality that justify Holden’s violence. Since Holden insists Allie is so much of a better person than anyone else in the world, moving on from his death is a challenge that Holden never conquers. When speaking of his brother’s death, Holden recalls, “I was only thirteen, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all” (39). Holden mentions the possibility that he was going to be psychoanalyzed just after the passing of his brother.
I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be’” (Salinger 173). His fantasy of sparing all the children in the world of the evil Holden sees is only to comfort himself. He has to give in to the reality that he must grow into an adult sooner or later. An important aspect of how he expresses all the themes in this novel is through his mannerisms in
This is why she can never give him a real identity. He’s naught but a shadow of what should have been” (O’Connor). O’Connor is saying that since Jackie did not get to experience what true love was and what it would be like to be whisked away by prince charming, she created Fez in her subconscious to help her cope with loneliness. Fez’s “creation” is just a mechanism that they created to make themselves feel better about the things they don’t like about themselves. Maybe he