He is a coach and a Language Arts teacher. Redmond had not allowed Shelly on the basketball team because she was too aggressive. Shelly’s caseworker, Jim Avery, helped Shelly by going up against Redmond. He tried to get Redmond to reconsider politely at first, but Redmond wasn’t going to allow this. While Shelly was describing this to Bo, she said: “Redmond said that after he saw how willing I was to mix it up, he had requested my records and decided he couldn’t afford to have someone poisoning the team’s morale…” (140) This made her have an emotional break down, steal her mother’s car, and drive one hundred miles an hour down the freeway before it flipped over and rolled off the road.
Holden always blames his surroundings but never once does he blame himself for flunking all the classes and getting kicked out of the schools. Holden also blames others for his relationship troubles. When Sally rejected Holden’s proposal, Holden blamed Sally for flirting with some other guy. For both of the incidents described, Holden blamed others for them and he did not think that either of them was his fault.
So when they went to get Johnny, Bill tried to give him some candy and Johnny hit him in the eye with a brick. After he hit Bill in the eye, they started to chase him and when they caught him they took him to a cave. While they was at the cave Bill was beat up by Johnny. Then Sam told Johnny to not beat up Bill while he gone or he was going to take him home and Johnny didn’t want to go home. Well Johnny kept beating up Bill
Towards the beginning of the play they tell us that Crawley was shot while stealing wood accompanied by Boy Willie. Berniece blames him she says, " You killed Crawley just as sure as if you pulled the trigger"(page 52).What makes her angry is that Boy willie was there and he could've possibly prevented her husbands death. They both don’t have a good relationship with each other especially when he tries to sell their piano. The loss of Crawley is ceasing her from enjoying life and its making it hard to move on.
When he was in Manzanar, he was so mentally unstable, he would over-drink every day and make unreasonable decisions. One night he over drank in the barracks and threatened “to kill [Mama] this time! “ (69). Here Papa almost kills Mama while drunk and doesn't realize what he is doing, until he is stopped. Being drunk causes people to not think about their decisions, and if he really did kill Mama, there is no reversing that.
In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is a young man who seeks the acceptance of others. When Holden reaches out for acceptance from the most disgusting boy in the whole dorm, Ackley, he is rejected, which triggers him to leave Pencey early. He also receives rejection from a prostitute named Sunny, who thinks she is getting paid to give him a good time, when in reality, all he wants is some company and someone to talk to. He is rejected in this scenario when Sunny and her pimp barge into Holden’s hotel room, steal five dollars, beat him up, and leave him lying on the ground. However, Holden meets the nuns and feels as though they see him for who he is.
The theme of loneliness is demonstrated multiple times through Holden’s self destructive behaviors with his friends and family, his fear of rejection, and his rude behaviors and language when he feels rebuffed by a friend. As a result, Holden is confused, he is pushing his friends away, and his emotions are in disarray. Holden’s loneliness in The Catcher in the Rye illustrates what life would be like without friends, and reinforces how important friends are in
Holden originally attended Pencey Prep but could never connect with the people around him. He is always criticizing or fighting with others, which lead him to leave Pencey without telling anyone. Holden heads to NYC where he faces many challenges with others and himself, emotionally and physically. Holden finds himself in his hotel room with a prostitute and feels extremely uncomfortable with what he is doing so he pays her and sends her off. The next day he plans a date with Sally Hayes, an old girlfriend, to see a play where he calls her “a pain in the ass” and laughs.
He tells her, truthfully, about how he felt when she concerned herself with his attire at their son’s funeral, opening the line of communication that is unfortunately unreceived. However, he makes the fatal mistake of running from his problems with Beth that may have been capable of being saved when he cries in the kitchen late at night, telling Beth that he does not think he loves her anymore because of her recent actions. This is an example of Calvin’s flight mode, contrasted by the fight that he produces at golf with Beth and her brother. He fights her on being so unwilling to be around Calvin as they discussed another vacation. These two things could have been solved, like Conrad, by assuring the value of the relationship to create safety and admitting the mutual purpose of staying together and properly raising their broken
He goes insane when his father asks him to take a picture with his mother, because he knows that she does not want to and that she is upset because of what had happened. At swim practice one day, Conrad yelled at one of his friends for asking him a question, which is showing his violence. Conrad and his parents often got in arguments leading to him just walking away to avoid even more stress. When he found out that Karen had passed away, Conrad went into chaos mode. He went through the doctor’s office knocking things off the shelves showing the violence of the situation.
C-Note jumps Beebee and Sudhir gets involved in the fight. Ms. Bailey warns Sudhir to stay out out or he’ll get himself killed. Sudhir then begins to side with Ms. Bailey and begins helping her with food drives for the building. Sudhir is faced with the challenges of telling the police about the voilence or going to jail, he then tries to find other option. He spends the next good portion of the book helping young girls out in the building but is baffled by the fact that there mothers think he’s sleeping with them.
Watts appears to be ID and/or MI but denied every using the local Mental Health facility. However, her son uses the Mental Health facility because of his alcohol and anger issues. Apparently, on 8/4/15 Mr. Franklin became outraged because he thought Ms. Watts was going to throw out his beer. He grabbed a beer and threw it at Ms. Watts hitting her in the torso area. This frightened Ms. Watts and she called Mr. Franklin 's Mental Health Caseworker.
Family isolation can cause depression and sadness for a teenager. In the novel Catcher in the Rye, the author makes the reader follow the main character, Holden Caulfield around New York. Holden has just gotten kicked out of another school and decides to go around New York without telling his parents. Over the course of his journey, he tries to find himself and where he is going in life. He starts to go downhill as is past starts to haunt him and he starts to think about the future.
Elizabeth Ross, a Swiss-American author wrote, “The most beautiful we've known are those who have known defeat, struggles, loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” In order to survive in the world we must realize that growing up comes with having to face your fears. The protagonists in John Knowles, Elie Wiesel, and J.D. Salinger books either fear losing their identity to cruelty, change, or their best friend. These fears tend to be the evil that the characters live with and shape their lives. What they do not get is that every adolescent endures evil; how they handle this will cause them to mature.
“New York's terrible when somebody laughs on the street very late at night. You can hear it for miles. It makes you feel so lonesome and depressed. I kept wishing I could go home and shoot the bull for a while with old Phoebe,” explains in The Catcher in the Rye, a novel written by J.D. Salinger, that Holden suffers with hopelessness when he hears other person’s happiness. (81) Holden starts off his story in a boarding school, the fourth one in insert amount of years, and is flunking out.