Holden often carries hypocrisy because he exposes the weakness of others but doesn't pay attention to his own weakness. In J.D Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, we can see Holden Caulfield show the weakness of others but he never seems to recognize the weakness that he has throughout the story nor the depression that he has he talked about it but he never fully recognizes it. With other characters like Ackley, Stadler, Mr, Spencer Ect. we can see Holden find the weakness of these characters saying that they are hypocrites but he never seems to comprehend how much of a hypocrite is. Through the whole story, we can see him act like a prophet or a saint as he depicts himself like he sees the wicked in the people around him.
The boy was, to Holden, a very nice person and not phony, but was tormented by the other boys, the so-called phonies. This type of violence is more of a second hand violence, as it is not experienced directly. Then there is a more personal violence, which Holden has experienced more than once during the novel. One prominent moment of violence was his fight with Stradlater. The fight lead him to being bloodied and beaten up.
However, they both resent the war when they face it. During peacetime, Phineas creates his own reality, but later his classmates force him to accept the truth. Originally, Phineas only refuses to believe in silly things like Caesar, Latin, or the war. He views Caesar as “more of a tyrant at Devon than he had ever been in Rome” ( Knowles 162). However, his greatest denial comes when he purposely tries to forget about Gene jouncing the limb and tells Gene “I don’t know, I must have just lost my balance” (Knowles 66).
He let his perception blur the real world that is really the truth. Perceptions can be bad because it leads people into insanity. A little use of perception is not a problem but too much is not good. The mistake Jason did was he predicted the future like his son was going to do the same mistakes as he is going to do. That cannot always be true.
And soon their double curse-your father's and your mother's- will lash you out of Thebes on terror-stricken feet. With these lines, Oedipus starts to question his life and history inside but does not reflects it to the people. In fact, he is shocked because of that situation but he can't run away from the truth. So he starts to look for explanation but can't deal with it. The tragedy of Oedipus is really questionable because the reality in Oedipus's soul is unknown but it is clear that he is surprised by life because of the fact that he was not the man that he thinks.
This “shortcut” to manhood leads him to make many enormous mistakes that negatively affect his achievement of autonomy. Through this, Richard Wright is trying to show that adolescents often demand autonomy, but they are not ready to accept the responsibility that comes with it. Throughout the story, Dave demonstrates over and over that he is not ready for the responsibility that comes with manhood by lying. An example of Dave’s childish lies and deceit happens after he had shot the mule, and he tries to cover up his
They change start off positive and negative, seeing how Grant’s predecessor, Matthew Antoine leaves a negative impact on Grant based on the way the of his efforts to help his students but they all still suffered later in life (Gaines, ?). Grant and Jefferson find it hard to have a positive outlook on their outcomes when they are looked down upon. As Jefferson slowly proves that he going to die a man, Grant still retains his negative look on life he lives and with his relationships on those around him. He does not succumb to negative actions but does not provide a positive impact to his
Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Holden is unhappy with himself throughout the book, and instead of trying to fix his life, he finds the phoniness in the people around him. Throughout the book Holden is seen observing anyone he sees, including friends, family, and even strangers. Because he is unhappy with his life, he makes sure that other people have faults in their life just like him. For example, Holden goes outside and sees himself standing next to a “dopey movie actor.., having a cigarette” (140). Holden observes that the actor is trying to act modest and like no one is staring at him, even though people are clearly watching him.
Just as Amir had struggled to rescue Hassan twenty six years prior, he hesitated one again. It is quite obvious Amir is only thinking of himself rather than the immoral act done against Hassan, once again proving him to be selfish at heart. These disfiguring events show readers the anti-heroic trait of selfishness distinguished within Amir that are driven by his own desires to feel content with who he
Isolation from society does not teach social interaction, causes regret about oneself, provides one with negative feelings, and causes regretful actions. Frankenstein's description of the creature present him as disgusting and horrifying. The description of the creature makes him feel as if he is unwanted, his father rejected him, so he became an outsider and was isolated from the rest of society, since he believes no one cares for him. In society nowadays, there is a large fear of social interaction due to the overprotection of parents. For example, psychiatrists are concerned with child development patterns of adolescents who were overprotected during their childhood and do not know how to properly interact with