The three reasons that lead up to show the type of novel one reads are the pessimistic view, the tragic side of the novel, and the rejection towards society. The novel is filled with more of a pessimistic view throughout the novel. The pessimistic view is where Holden is always assuming the worst of things and does not have a positive look at life. Holden is always negative about his life and being depressed.
Motifs are recurring structures, contrasts, and literary devices that can help develop and inform the text's major themes. One of the prominent themes in the novel The Catcher in the Rye and one of great interest to the narrator himself, would be the omnipresent theme of death. It could be argued that the novel is not only full of references to death in the literal sense, physical disappearance, but also in the metaphorical, taking the form of spiritual disappearance, something which Holden often focuses on, along with the actual theme of mortality. It is possible that this occurs in his reluctance to interact with the living world, as his means of escaping from the reality he despises, his mundane thoughts and the “phoniness” that he is surrounded with. Holden becomes increasingly attracted to the idea and comes close to obsession, as his mind is flooded with thoughts of death and disappearance, as well as questions which are revealed throughout the novel.
Ignored can lead to catastrophic consequences. In the story into the wild by Jon Krakauer the main character Chris Mccandless attempts to conform with nature alone with transcendental ways but dies as a result. Mccandless resolution was unjustified because he left his friends and family to distress, he did not have adequate materials to sustain himself in the wilderness and he overestimated himself throughout his journey. Some may argue that it was his right to strive for his goal by his philosophy but he ignored offers that would have kept him alive. Mccandless followed his journey to Alaska.
These third spirits come to shown Scrooge of mysterious scenes related to an unnamed man’s recent death, which of three business gentleman discussed about the money and the interment. After that, Scrooge begged to the spirits and want to know the dead man. Scrooge found himself in churchyard and shocked after read his own name on the headstone and no one care about his dead. The ghost of Christmas Yet to Come want to show Scrooge that he will be dead alone and no one care about him if he does not change his attitude. Due to the presence of the ghost of Christmas future, Scrooge feel deeply sad, and find out on what he has does during these day is really shameful as well as its effect that will cause him feel regret in future.
The creature is a metaphor for Frankenstein’s life. Both are socially reclusive, have a desire for a companion, and struggle with thoughts of revenge. As the story progresses, Frankenstein becomes increasingly like his creation. By making Frankenstein like his creation, it is more apparent he is lonely too, which further proves the point of needing a companion. This use of metaphor exaggerates how both characters need companionship to stay sane, or they will wallow alone with
It is traumatic not only because Lupito dies right in front of him, but because Antonio isn’t able to help in anyway. Beside that, another reason that leads to him becoming mature is where Lupito died. Under the bridge, Lupito dies next to where Antonio was hiding observing the confrontation. The llano and the
Soon after Hooper puts on the veil the congregation begins to act differently. “No one competed for the honor of walking beside him, however, and old Squire Saunders forgot to invite him home for dinner as he usually did.” Even though he is present at the funeral and the wedding, His veil creates a sense of isolation. “People ignored him when they were healthy and joyous, but they summoned him when they were dying.” Because his veil concealed Hoopers friendliness and sealed him off from the world, people became apprehensive around him in their joy, but in their grief and sadness, they felt comfort in the separation of the veil.
This scene is exceptionally important, as it sets the entire tone for how Holden perceives adults and their attitude towards death, as something insignificant that doesn’t deserve closer inspection. Holden feels that death is being cheapened by who he deems to be the “phonies”. Another allusion to death is Holden’s frequent thoughts about the ducks in central park. He wants to know what happens to them during winter, asking the cab drivers in chapters 9 and 12. When Holden locates the lagoon and realizes that the ducks aren’t there, he starts thinking about suicide.
Even though the death she is experiencing is not that of a beloved or close one, she is nevertheless very shaken in comparison to the man who brings the sudden news:” ‘Dead when they picked him up,’ said Godber`s man with relish.” (343). Further confused with her sister`s reaction, Laura is on the verge of calling off the garden party. She is clearly struggling with the idea of offending the family:” ‘But we can`t possibly have a garden party with a man dead just outside the front gate.’ ” (343).
There was no rational explanation for the sudden appearance and rapid death rates, so many came to believe that it was a divine punishment sent down by God. In fact, the late 14th century English cleric, William Langland, wrote “God is deaf nowadays and will not hear us. And for our guilt he grinds good men to dust,” in his epic poem “Piers Plowman.” Despite all this dread and turmoil that racked the entire continent, the plague eventually died down and was preceded by the Renaissance which gave life and vitality back to the people of
Into the wild “Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past” (John Krakauer). Do you think feeling some type of way should give you the right just to leave everyone? I believe that McCandless is dumb for leaving his family and friends without a warning. Having them worried sick for him without knowing anything of where he is.
Especially, for Darl and Vardaman since they are trying to still get their minds wrapped around their mother actually being dead. Anse did not even seemed to be too worried about the coffin being lost in the water. Him not being worried about it or jumping in to help seems to effect Vardaman. Anse just takes it upon himself to feel bad for himself because he thinks he has the worst luck and he wishes he could rewind to back before Addie died and she was just laying in
It all changed when Ted Lavender died in front of him when he was daydreaming about her. Since then, he decided to forget about her for the sake of his duty and for his self-conscience. “ … But I reminded himself that my obligation was not to be loved but to lead… and because I realized she did not loved me and never would.” That day he burned everything, all the letters and photographs, but still that feeling never went away. Today he carries another photo of her, a recent one, in his
In Session I, Holden displays signs of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). throughout the session, he tells me about his day and the events that took place, but he seems to always be fixated on things that seem out of place or messy. Holden goes on to tell me about how Ackley purposely misplaced his items when he visited his room: "He must've picked up that goddam picture and looked at it at least five thousand times since I got it. He always put it back in the wrong place, too, when he was finished. He did it on purpose.