After reading the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, there is one connection between Holden and I. Holden mentions his sister Phoebe in a few times and whenever he talks to her, he is happy and grateful that his sister always understand him. It shows that he has a close sibling bonding with her. I have a brother that is four years older than me, he is the one who spent most of his time to listen my nonsense complain of everything that I can’t deal with and patiently solve my problems. I’m really glad that I have him to be my old brother and in the novel, Holden shows his loves to his little sister.
An additional piece of evidence is how whenever an audition or show didn't go as planned, Anna’s parents always showed compassion by reassuring her that one poor show wasn't the end of the world. After Anna’s Shirley Temple performance gone wrong, Anna’s parents convinced her that she should continue to pursue her acting career. Lastly, Anna’s dad showed benevolence for Anna by listening to her when she told him she needed a break from her constant shows. He brought her up to the Catskills and they spent the weekend together. When they drove back to the city, her dad said: “‘You
When he misses his final exam, his parents talk the school into letting him pass. This is an example as to how excessive his parents are about Crabbe following their dreams. If he did follow everything his parents wanted him to do, he would become a non-independent thinker. Crabbe was becoming depressed for he was not enjoying life. Crabbe was depressed because when his parents planed out his whole life, he did not want to do those things and wanted to portray that he is independent.
When he took Doodle to Horsehead Landing before the first day of school he fills shame of failure but he doesn't stop trying even when he knows it's fatal. (p.416) This is one of the reasons of how the brother causes Doodles death because he made him work to hard and by having little concern for Doodle and more about his pride from what he
The doctor had said that he mustn't get too excited, too hot, too cold, or too tired and that he must always be treated gently.” Another reason he seems to hate Doodle is because he is ashamed of him and how he can’t walk. All this boy cares about is looking good in other people’s eyes. He can’t stand the idea of someone not liking him because of him brother. Lastly, to support Maddy’s theory she said that he kept running even though he heard Doodle calling out to him. In the text it states,” When the deafening peal of thunder had died, and in the moment before the rain arrived, I heard Doodle, who had fallen behind, cry out, "Brother, Brother, don't leave me!
Wingfield abandoned Amanda and her children. Something that left a lifelong consequence on the family since his son Tom had to mature at an early age and serve has the breadwinner for the family. Distraught by the abandonment of his father’s and unable to let go, Tom generates displeasing memories of his father behavior. He did not only blames him for the misfortunes in his life besides; he also blame his behavior as a contributing factor to why he walks out on his sister and mother. Tom, who went away from his mother and sister sees it as a way of getting away from his mother who did not only blame him for not telling them all about Jim (Laura’s suitor) moreover; did not appreciate him despite all he did for their family.
Like Pa , Mother, and Tam...they all care about her and accept her the way she is even though she may be a selkie and have webbed hands! Kinda like even though I may be weird which is fun! I’m also quiet as you can maybe tell but these friends still like to talk to me...which I can actually talk to them without being shy. So I relate a little bit to the play and mostly the characters Ellen and Margaret which is Ellen’s mother! Also when Ellen promised she would come back for a dance with Tam….he almost thought she wasn’t coming since she was taking so long but she did.
In The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger uses themes of childhood and the transition from childhood into adulthood are shown through Holden’s actions and thoughts. Salinger explores these themes through his conversations with Phoebe, his walk inside Phoebe’s school and his experience with the carousel. Throughout J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, the recurring idea of saving innocence shows Holden maturing as he eventually comes to realize that growing up cannot be prevented. Holden’s dream of being the “catcher in the rye” is introduced when he discusses with Phoebe what he likes and dislikes and this idea shows his immaturity in the sense that he is unrealistic about his future. Phoebe questions what Holden truly “likes” in the world
Hopefully, he would be able to catch up with his class age, because Amanda and Maggie, had insisted he spent time with the three Rs before bedtime each night. Amanda also expanded her reading and vocabulary, during this time. In light of the fact that Toby hadn't been exposed to a father figure in a few years, he craved his father and brothers attention, which was received gladly. All things considered, despite Florence's unbearable attitude, Toby appeared happy in his new home. Amanda found a part time job caring for a house and keeping a young woman company through the day while the expected mother waited for the birth of her first child.
Sally Hayes, pretty, friendly 17 year old girl who goes on a rather unsuccessful date with Holden and “shows of her butt in one of those littles skirts.” Mr. Antolini, a former teacher and family friend who shares valuable advice on life before he creepily pets Holden’s head while he sleeps and is thereafter labeled a potential pervert. Phoebe Caulfield, Holden’s incredibly smart and sympathetic 10 year old sister who he really wants to protect and is one of the very few people who isn’t categorized as a “phony.” This list of characters goes on and on. Unlike most other books, the characters in The Catcher in The Rye tend to appear only once in the story and are thereafter quickly replaced by new encounters or old acquaintances Holden suddenly feels like meeting as he roams around in New York. This unconscious search for new people slowly reveals a renewed understanding of Holden’s rather mystifying
I was damn near bawling, I felt so damn happy”(Salinger 213). Holden becomes happy all of a sudden by seeing Phoebe go around. Salinger also uses rain as a way to describe his happiness as Holden does not run for shelter upon the drops of rain, but instead stays on the bench looking at his sister go in rounds. This shows how much he cares and loves for his sister and how his wounds were being healed in the process. This is significant because this shows Holden has formed into a
Contrary to most people 's knowledge, she is overjoyed in the new found freedom she now possesses, but still cannot express. The idea of having to conform outwardly hurt Janie. She had no desire to hide herself, but did for the hope of a happy marriage. It wasn’t until after Jody’s death that Janie let out her hair which Jody commander her to do. Janie’s hair was an important symbol of her true, individual self.
Caulfield begins to rant about how he was kicked out of school and how he hates school overall. Phoebe gets mad at him for not taking anything seriously and how he hates everything. Caulfield then begins to tell Phoebe that his fantasy was to become “the catcher in the rye”. But, Phoebe insisted that he did not remember the poem that he read a while back correctly. Besides that, Caulfield seeks counseling from his former English teacher, Mr. Antolini, about what he should do with his life in this current situation.
He also shows his disconnect with his family when he says “Gerald and Lydia are secure in a way his parents will never be” (Lahiri, 141). Gogol has never experienced a family who is so welcoming. Multiple times during Maxine and Gogol’s relationship, Gogol tries to reinvent himself. When Gogol introduced Maxine to his family, his mother explains to Gogol that she is not right for him because she is not from the same culture as him and that he and Maxine won’t be together for a long time. These words is what makes Gogol distance himself from his family.