He acclaimed, “…I kept wanting to throw mine out or something or even trade with him” (Salinger 141). Him wanting to throw out or trade his suitcases shows the guilt Holden has. He feels bad for his roommate but did not like how snotty he was. This is because Slagle used the word ‘bourgeois’. Nevertheless, Holden misses Slagle when they are not roommates.
The Catcher in the Rye is the narrative of a teenage boy named Holden Caulfield, and his recollection of the events that lead up to his mental decline. Throughout the novel, Holden focuses on the “phoniness” of the people around him. In one example, Holden recalls a mishap that occurs with his roommate at Elkton Hills, one ofthe many boarding schools he has attended. His roommate, Dick Sagle, feels insecure that he is not able to afford the nice things that Holden has, such as his suitcases. His insecurity about the issue causes him to act begrudging and resentful towards Holden.
Twice in the book, Odysseus’ men go against his orders and lead themselves to devastation. The cause of those unfortunate events were distrust and that led to regrettable acts. When he visits the underworld, Odysseus is warned not to let his guard down when he returns home; Not everyone back home can be trusted. These words give birth to distrust in Odysseus’ heart and suspicion claims him victim just as his crew. II.
Holden is basically saying here that he left his old school not because he is not smart but it was because he could not stand the people there. 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.
In the novel The Cather In The Rye, J.D Salinger implies that Holden a troubled adolescent can’t seem to find his place in society due to the loss of his brother Allie. Losing Allie made Holden give up on school, caused him to pick up unhealthy habits like smoking, and led him to be upset at the world. Since the death of Allie, Holden began to see the world as hopeless and corrupt. Salinger develops this idea from a first person point of view. With the use of diction, J.D Salinger is able to portray Holden Caulfield as a troubled teen who is facing tribulations after the death of his brother.
A while later, Holden went to Phoebe's school, and while he was on the staircase, he saw swear words written on the wall and tried to wipe them off. Holden attempted to explain why, but stopped and remarked, “I can't explain … And even if I could, I'm not sure I'd feel like it” (Salinger 135). Again, Holden stoped saying something because he did not feel like it. Holden was lazy; he never finished what he tried to say. Holden may have been lazy, but just because he showed signs of sloth did not mean he was a bad person.
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.
For example, when Auggie gets called names he gets sad, but he doesn´t show it, instead he treats people how he would usually treat people. Treating people nice when you are very sad would be hard to do. Then, when Julian called Auggie names he got so sad, but he didn't show it to Julian instead he used kindness. Then, Isaiah loses his family and treats A new family, he met very nice even when he is very sad inside. After that, when Isaiah stays with a
Holden represents the theme depression throughout the novel. Depression is a serious condition in which a person feels sad, hopeless, and unimportant. One main reason he experiences depression is because he withdraws himself from society, struggling with the death of his brother, and a lack of motivation in life. Holden's personality is very pessimistic which shows that he tends to look at the negativity instead of the bright side of life. Another reason Holden is depressed is because of his habit of drinking and smoking.
Finally, Franklin doesn’t let his friends change his mind. Franklin feels a guilty conscience. For example, when the film fell out of the marble bag, Franklin wasn’t sure on what to say For example he was so confused on what to say. Furthermore, when Franklin’s parents asked what was going on, franklin was starting to talk but he was stuttering. He was feeling uncomfortable talking to his parents about the situation.
In the beginning of the book Holden hints that he went through unfortunate events in this life. It can be foreshadowed that something bad has happened around Christmas and that Holden is getting help from some sort of institution. Holden came off to me as laid back and irresponsible, he was the fencing team captain but left all the equipment’s in the subway. Holden also did not seem to care about anything. I noticed that he thinks something in his head but does the opposite.
The picture the narrator 's paints for the reader is that Ethan is unhappy, but has given up on changing his life displayed by the cat that he is stuck in a routine. When Ethan was young, he showed potential and was on the path of escaping life in Starkfield. However, he seemed to always be thwarted by his circumstance. Ethan had good reason to leave behind his studies as an engineer at