Holden is a judgemental person who keeps observing other people’s phoniness but never notices them in himself. He lies intensely throughout the course of the novel, starting from lying to Ackley at the very beginning of the book. From his sarcastic tone in his conversation with other people, readers can denote his own cynical view on the world. Holden views adulthood as phony, hypocritical and fake while childhood in his mind is a world of innocence, honesty, and joy. That is the main reason why he wants to be a “catcher in the rye” to protect and save all the children from falling into the phony adult world.
Holden Caulfield lives his life as an outsider to his society, because of this any we (as a reader) find normal is a phony to him. Basically, every breathing thing in The Catcher in the Rye is a phony expect a select few, like Jane Gallagher. What is a phony to Holden and why is he obsessed with them? A phony is anyone who Holden feels is that living their authentic life, like D.B. (his older brother).
The direct and indirect characterization of Doodle shows the cruelty and how much the mentally handicapped were neglected in the time of the text in the story “The Scarlet Ibis”. The narrator directly characterized Doodle when he said, “He talked so much that we all quit listening to what he said.” This is showing they don’t care for Doodle. They don’t realize he needs extra help and treats him like a annoying burden. Once they realized Doodle would always be like this they just ignore him, even if he wasn’t speaking. They are treating him like the scarlet ibis when it was in pain and dying they just watched.
Lear said awful things to his daughter about an evil child. At this point he leaves and then the next scene shows the daughters meeting and holding hands. They are allying one and another versus the king. They have the king where they want them. Lear is the one who cannot control people and other people are being very ratical with him.
In “Foul Trouble” by John Feinstein, the characters slackness and careless qualities contribute to the speaker's message that, he is a trouble maker, and always getting in trouble. For example on page 127 it states that he doesn't like or care about his grades much cause Danny says to Terrell.”Make sure to do your homework.” Terrell says, “ i don't feel like it” he replied. It shows that he doesn't care and that's what messes him up. Furthermore, he realized that he was ineligible to play because of grades. Moments later it showed that he cared then because he makes up for all his work and gets a scholarship to UCLA.
Many problems in Amir’s life are unwittingly caused by Hassan. For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
Throughout Chinese Cinderella, Adeline is abused by her parents and siblings. Frequently, she is verbally abused by her siblings by being called many rude names. “‘You don't know because you are stupid!’” (Mah 14). This quotes Big Sister calling Adeline stupid for something she didn't know the answer to. It is important because it gives evidence that Adeline is abused and treated unfairly at home, though most people outside the family do not sense that at all.
Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caufield distances himself from others. In fact, Holden begins his narration on top of Thomsen Hill, alone, while “...the whole school except me was ...down at the game” (Salinger 3). Furthermore, it can be inferred that Holden,”the most terrific liar you saw in your whole life”, lies to isolate himself and get out of uncomfortable situations (Salinger 16). While it is clear that Holden wishes to alienate himself, the reasons why he does so is more complex. It appears that Holden wields alienation as a form of self-protection.
But while this is a good point, because there are many situations where we see this (like when he is chatting with professor Spencer, and he is telling him how he is just going through a phase at that moment, and Mr. Spencer answers by denying that with, “I don 't know, boy. I don 't know.”), it fails to account for how he treats people. The way Holden isolates himself makes him become more and more of a narcissistic jerk. The changes that either he causes or that simply occur around him always seem to make him worse as a person. It is not that Holden is misunderstood, but that Holden has never really understood himself and that is why he maintains himself within the confines of his own miserable loneliness.
Try not to believe a single story without attempting to prove it wrong. (Kaeli) In the story Only A, they show single stories lead to harassment which can push people over the edge. There is a woman who all the kids call “man-women.” She is mentally unstable and the children make fun of her. Everyday after school, the kids made a routine to find her and make tease her. At the end of the story, she had enough and ran away from the girls crying because a huge crowd has gathered and started to encourage the girls, which was too much for her.
Paragraph 1: The children sucked out all the liveliness in Margot. ”He gave her a shove, but she didn’t move, rather she let herself be moved only by him and nothing else.”(pg.2) The classmates hurt her so much that when William shoved her, she just let herself be moved. This is only one of the hurtful things that the classmates said and did to Margot. At this point in the story the children are nasty to Margot. Paragraph 2: The children are jealous of Margot.
This is one of the first signs of the defects in humanity, two people do not get along so that creates a form of a chaotic setting. Ralph and Piggy find the rest of the children but a group of boys with a leader named Jack come in like
Miss Kinnian shows a glimpse of reality, that not all people are nice. She tells Charlie how people can be very mean, but how he is much better than any of them. Charlie does not get this at all right now, but later on he will realize what this meant. Charlie still has some misunderstanding when he states that all his friends liked him and they never did anything that wasn’t nice. Miss Kinnian had to go away because she knew that people did not treat him fairly, and he didn’t understand that all.