In the novel, Holden’s sporadic tendencies can be linked to his fleeting childhood as the call for maturation gets louder; his contrasting reality and blissful ignorance weighs down Holden physically and psychologically in three ways: Allie’s death, encounter with Sunny, and Phoebe’s carousel ride. Salinger tries explaining the woes of growing up in Holden’s shoes as the poignant message of turbulence that comes with growing up still resonates
The author uses words choice and foreshadowing to show the lesson. “...”Look up,” he said to his father. “What?” his Father said, looking up.“Look down” Laurie said. “Look at my thumb, gee you’re dumb.” he began to laugh insanely”(1 and 2) Laurie is showing disrespect to his parents and they do not care that he is. His mother and father only care about this Charles kid causing a ruckus in school.This gives Laurie the chance to be lousy at home without his parents noticing.Laurie makes up Charles to benefit from getting in trouble, so that his parents focus on Charles and not him.
The Coming Of Age Many people struggle to grow up and, being adults, but many do grow up. Phoebe and Stradlater teach about coming of age to Holden. They teach him things like not being childish and growing up, and how it 's okay to grow up. In the book Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, Stradlater, and Phoebe help develop the theme of coming of age by teaching Holden that he should himself and not be childish, accordingly how it 's okay to grow up.
An important part of a person’s life is when they finally learn how to be more mature and have basically come of age. When a character achieves this quest in a story it is called the Bildungsroman. In this genre of literature, the story displays and demonstrates how the character grows up and becomes an adult. They learn how to be mature in important situations and most importantly they are able to leave behind their ties to their childhood. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is very immature throughout most of the story.
Also , it allows us to show the problem The Hero is facing.The Ordinary world is The Hero’s home and The Hero may come to a drastic decision of entering a special world. While traveling in the special world the hero can grow and learn throughout his journey. The next stage is The Call To Adventure . The Call To Adventure shakes up the story. This stage throws The Ordinary World off balance.
Dick and “Electric Dreams: Safe and Sound” directed by Alan Taylor possess many similarities. For starters, the two have very similar themes. The theme of safety vs. comfort applies to both of these stories as each details a child’s conflict between fitting in at school and siding with their parents on their decisions. In “Foster, You’re Dead”, Mike Foster faces countless amounts of ridicule from other students and staff at his school due to his dad being against the idea of buying a fallout shelter in anticipation for a potential upcoming nuclear war. In “Safe and Sound”, Foster Lee faces a similar issue where she is singled out at school for not having a “dex”, or tracking device, unlike the majority of other
In this case, parody is being used to imitate testing. “Please put down your pencils and stare at the front of the room,” (The Simpsons) said the teacher in the episode when the kids were waiting for the security guards to come and collect the tests. This quote is spot on and important because teachers now a day are forced to teach by the institutions way of rules and whatnot. The subject is not only satirizing the teachers, but also the way teachers think about these tests. These tests used to not determine someone's future, but for every year that goes by, these standardized tests keep getting more difficult for the average student to take.
Adolescence is the transitional period of psychological changes that generally occurs during puberty. Although the Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951, when the characteristics of adolescents were not fully acknowledged, Salinger portrays adolescents’ struggle comprehensively. He depicts teenagers’ unstable mindsets through the Catcher in the Rye, especially through his teenaged protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, he uses Holden to convey the immature curiosity, painfulness of the process of growing up for a typical teenagers and adolescents’ view on the adult world. In the Catcher in the Rye, Salinger depicts the immature mentality of typical teenagers through Holden’s childish curiosity.
Antonio faces difficulties in school due to his inability to effectively communicate with his classmates and teacher which is an impact of his upbringing in a Spanish-speaking home and it is detrimental until he decides he wants to learn “the magic in the letters” (Anaya 58). Antonio arrives at school excited for this new chapter in his life, but he leaves his first day feeling defeated due to his vast cultural differences from the other students. Antonio decides that he wanted to learn the language returns to school prepared to be immersed in this new language. His challenges regarding communication only followed him until he learned English, one of the languages of Antonio’s new culture. Barbara Kingsolver in “Going to Japan” faces a similar struggle when she arrives in Japan.
Have you heard about the numerous amounts of kids that have been injured due to fidget spinners? Kids are using fidget spinners at school and getting hurt when doing tricks. Liam believes that students at his school should be allowed to use fidget spinners in class. His principal, Principal Schwarts, thinks that the use of fidget spinners at school shouldn’t be allowed. Liam claims that they help with concentration but Principal Schwarts says that there is no evidence about fidget spinners helping with concentration, and are disruptive to others.
He constantly talks about how Charles has so much swagger although he is constantly getting in trouble ." Today Charles hit the teacher " . " He was awfully fresh". Laurie 's parents don 't seem suspicious in any way .But Laurie was secretly doing all these horrible things at school but he was scared that he would get in trouble so he told his parents that another kid named Charles was doing these things that he is doing at school. Laurie 's parents were very concerned about Charles since everyday he seemed to get in trouble .
After having his first seizure in the middle of a class, he faced social isolation from his classmates, “The lesson I learned from that is, you’re totally alone. There are other learning disorders and disabilities; you can’t see them. We can hide them…” (PsychologyToday.com) Friesen tries to hide his Tourettes and seizures from his classmates, but hiding these two conditions in his teens was hard and ultimately resulted in him fully isolating himself from people in his basement bedroom. Friesen recalls not going to school very often for fear of being different from everyone else in his school, “I would try to go to school a day a week, two days a week. And the truth is, I would make it a period.
The main points of a school are a place where students can learn and feel safe. Students talk about our classes being too dull and not really a true environment to learn and with the new renovations I feel as if the students would feel like they finally have a place they feel comfortable to study and work at. The other main point is safety one of the most important things maybe not seen by students but valued by teachers and parents. One of the major disasters going throughout the country are school shootings. With the new and improved security system and the setup of superintendents everyone who has to go through the superintendent in order to get into the school thus casing shady characters to not enter.
The students in my school are not free from oppression because the community they live in tells them that they do not need a high school diploma to be successful and that college is definitely out of reach. In schools, Tatum (2013) expresses that the impact of racism begins at an early age and “we are exposed to misinformation about people different from ourselves” (p. 65). This information is often engrained in student’s heads and some students of color internalize these differences and begin to believe it to be true. It is my belief that this false sense of self is often created not only in society but also in schools and students begin to perform the way they are expected to
This shows Holden was trying to protect the innocence of these children, especially when it’s in a school filled with children from seeing this. As Holden walks down a different staircase, he finds yet another,”F**k you,” on the wall but scratched in. Instead of reacting angrily, he realizes it’s hopeless and that no profane language like these written in the walls can never be removed around the world. This shows that he somewhat stops caring about this and tries to move on thinking it is impossible ridding all this even if given a million years do so. His last encounter was in the mummy section of the museum where he saw,” F**k you,” written in a red crayon right under the glass wall.