The only motivator that Holden has to continue living is his younger sister, Phoebe, who is extraordinarily intelligent for her age. After he gets kicked out of Pencey, Holden is lost in life. He speaks to many people, seeking advice and comfort, but they are not able to help him find a human connection. Holden’s depression increases throughout the novel, almost to the point of suicide. He criticizes many people and ideas, labeling them as ‘phony’.
“ …. The night Allie died… I broke all the goddamn windows with my fist, just for the hell of it, i hardly didn’t even know i was doing it…” I personally think that his quote that Holden says about the him finding out about the death of his brother Allie is the meaning of when his phase started. He felt lost and he didn’t know what to do, he felt like he couldn’t talk about it with anybody except his sister phoebe. In the beginning of the novel it explains how Holden 's roommate Stradlater asked him to write a meaningful essay for him about anything.
I think that Jem, Dill, and Scout are really afraid of him but the novel say “the Radley Place fascinated Dill”(pg.10). They think that Boo Radley is mean and that he attacked his dad. And I think Scout is the most afraid of him because she is the youngest and Jem tells her things that people have told him about Boo Radley and Scout believes they are true. Up until Miss Maudie was talking to Scout about Boo Radley, Arthur Radley, she was highly afraid of him.
To begin, the lack of financial stability in the Walls family has always been problematic, however as the mother of her children, Rose Mary never contributed much to the family income due to her stubbornness and free-spirited nature. A prime example of Rose Mary not providing for her family is a constant lack of food in the house. The children’s hunger is apparent when Jeannette says, “We did eat less. Once we lost our credit at the commissary, we quickly ran out of food. Sometimes Dad’s odd jobs would come through, or he’d win some money gambling, and we’d eat for a few days.
Felix never read the book, but he was interested in the string tied around it. He never really took interest in even his own family, but that morning he wanted to show Newt how to play cat 's cradle. As Felix neared the little Newt, he looked so ugly and large that Newt burst into tears and ran from the house. Angela, Newt 's sister, has told Newt many times that he hurt his father 's feelings that day, but Newt thinks he couldn 't have hurt him very much. Felix didn 't even remember a lot about Emily, Newt 's mother, after she died.
His only person to confide in, Valentine, his sister, was ripped away from him and then used against him by Graff. Not only are they unreliable, but the adults lie to him and manipulate. Kessel questions whether this is a healthy thing to to a young child, and whether or not it should be passed on to the young-adult audience of this book. Well, it shouldn’t. Creating this tragic and dramatic example of a 6-year-old is a terrible thing to introduce to such impressionable people.
When the story begins, Doodle is born with many complications. The doctors said he would die and the family of which Doodle belonged too thought the same. Doodle’s older brother, who was six at the time, overheard his mother talking about how Doodle might never be truly aware of his surrounding or be able to function in general. After hearing this, the older brother thought it was best to put Doodle out of his misery before it got any worse : “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but one who possibly was not there was unbearable, so I planned to smother him with a pillow” (Hurst 464). The actions and characteristics that Doodle’s older brother shows the reader is very clear.
The Raintree family is unstable and does not have the capabilities to support and keep it lively. “‘… we moved from one rundown house to another… And of course, we were always on welfare’” (2). Instead of their parents using the welfare-cheque for providing the needs of the family, they would lie and tell their children that they are to use it for medicine to cure their tuberculosis, even though it only goes to their alcohol addiction.
When the got to the concentration camp Ellie’s mom and sister were taken away from there on it was Elie and his dad until his dad died from sickness. On May 8th Ellie was finally liberated and the holocaust was over. For example, the theme is revealed in chapter one when it states, “ He spoke only of what he had seen. But people not only refused to believe his tales, they refused to listen. Some even insinuated that he only wanted their pity, that he was imagining things.
“I couldn’t plead for any rights because I didn’t have any.” (p. 72). • Society feared her sadness and teachers and social workers perpetuated the notion that she is a troubled kid. Baby said: “they are afraid of my sadness” (O’Neill, 2006, p.128). • Baby is unwelcomed at Xavier’s house after a school teacher informed his parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home.
Rick Riordan once said, “It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” The difficulties of life mostly revolve around the battle of what people want to believe versus what is actually there. In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club, Holden Caulfield and Waverly Jong become puppets of their own illusions and fall to their realities which creates new internal struggles.
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.
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.
In JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield, a teenage boy, struggles with the idea of maturity and growing up. The novel chronicles Holden’s journey to find what he should do with his life after being kicked out of school. Being both confused and lost, Holden encounters many moments where he doesn’t know where to go or what to do next. To help him make the right decision, Holden considers the ducks he sees in Central Park.
Have you ever felt isolation? Like you didn’t belong somewhere and you were trying to find your place? In the novel The Catcher In The Rye Holden by J.D SALINGER Caufield struggled with this and as we go through the novel it explains step by step why he struggles to simply talk to other people. The story is about how this confused young boy doesn’t want to grow up due to the responsibilities as an adult, he just desires to be this fantasy he has always desired to be which is to help children remain their innocence and stop them from doing things that will make them develop into adults because then the children will remain happy forever with nothing to worry about.