Peter hides his phone and calls their principal while all this is happening. The strategy works however their principal doesn’t like the idea of students having her phone number. Feeling hopeless and out of options the boys go to Garvey for support, he tells them to fight without words, left confused and slightly angry Cole is not sure what to do. The next time the gang comes at them Cole decides to sit down because he figures that they wouldn’t fight people sitting down. Unfortunately the leader Keith doesn’t care and kicks Cole in the ribs.
Beforehand Ponyboy talks about how he is sick of fighting and that fighting won’t make anyone win, this is further proven by the fact that nothing changed after the rumble. Ponyboy talks to Randy about how things will always be rough all over, even if you’re rich and famous you will have hardships and tough times just like the people who aren’t rich. In conclusion, with understanding and love people can stop hate without causing more hate to
Nowadays, when a student doesn 't show up to school their parents get phone calls, texts, email, all day until they answer and let the school know where their child is . In the story Holden leaves at night so no one would see him even though today there would be a
Guy did not conform to society so he changed and became an outcast. Truman did not like the way he was living. He slowly started to figure out that everyone knew him and that his life was close to perfect because no one could rob him or murder him. So he decided to change by running away because he
“How dared you think that your mind held greater wisdom than the minds of your brothers?” (Chapter 7, paragraph 14) said the members of the council. They did not want to believe what was in front of them because it was created on his own. As they continue to go on about their disappointment they bashed him with words, “to hold yourself as one alone and with the thoughts of the one and not of the many?”. (chapter 7, paragraph 15)
The doctor had said that he mustn't get too excited, too hot, too cold, or too tired and that he must always be treated gently.” Another reason he seems to hate Doodle is because he is ashamed of him and how he can’t walk. All this boy cares about is looking good in other people’s eyes. He can’t stand the idea of someone not liking him because of him brother.
Furthermore, alienation is showed by Holden. He tends to alienate himself from the world because he fears change, he wants love and a sense of comfort. He isolates himself when he didn't go down to the bleachers for the game at and he also isolates himself by constantly getting kicked out of schools. All those changes make Holden feel alienated because he just doesn't fit in. He tends to alienate himself because he doesn't trust anyone, he thinks everyone is fake .
“Leper looked up in anguish, shrank away from the ball, and voiced his first thought, a typical one. ’I don 't want it!’” (Knowles, 39). This seems like a sign of weakness to the other boys, the odd one out that doesn 't relish the activities the other boys like to participate in. However, Leper could be seen as a strong character, on that won 't be pushed around.
Chris had a huge impact on everyone he knew, but he would not let them influence him or his decisions at all. He rebelled against his family because his father was too controlling. Later on, when any of his companions told him not to go to Alaska, or tried telling him to do anything that he did not want to, he would totally ignore them, and change the subject. As Krakauer writes in chapter 6, “McCandless…relieved that he had again evaded the impending threat of human intimacy, of friendship, and all the messy emotional baggage that comes with it. He had fled the claustrophobic confines of his family.
His relationship with Bono shows this clearly. For it always appears as though Bono only listens and comments in their conversations. It is rare that he brings up a new topic, and when he does Troy is sure to make it go in a direction he wants it to. Rose has to be the worst victim of Troy’s selfishness because Troy never even considers her feelings or how he might hurt her. He also ignores the responsibility he owes her in being her husband, all because he wanted to indulge himself with another women.
Even though he is skeptical of people he considers phony, such as Marty who lies about seeing a movie star, his negativity and judgement of others usually goes a lot farther than what is considered normal. For example, he doesn’t get serious in relationships with others, because he always seems to find flaws in everyone. Another example is when Holden’s history teacher at Pencey, Mr. Spencer, wants to understand why he refuses to put in any effort. Spencer feels bad about failing Holden and reaches out to him, trying to connect with him and possibly influence him positively. However, Holden gets upset and starts talking poorly of him once he hears this, and later excuses himself with a lie he made up to leave, showing both his self-defence mechanism and his skepticism towards people he liked.
Before he leaves though, he "yell[s] at the top of [his] goddam voice, 'Sleep tight, ya morons ' " (68)! Although it is a shame, any reader can see that Holden seems to have nothing going right or in a positive way all because of his negative attitude. Therefore, this attitude leads him to almost care about nothing. Though Holden may seem to be a lost cause because of his negative attitude, he thankfully has an epiphany that changes his view towards the world because he realizes that people have to grow up. When Holden visits his younger sister, Phoebe, he is happy to see her, but when they begin talking their conversation turns negative.
As controversial as it is, I found The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, captivating and relatable. In the novel, dysfunctional teenager named Holden Caulfield struggles in the world between childhood and adulthood. He divulges little about his childhood or parents in the novel and seems cynical from the start. His relationships fall apart easily and often at due to his own frailty. He believes the world owes him something.
Henry 's character changes dramatically from the relationships he forms with his father, son, and Keiko. To start off with, Henry does not communicate much with his mother or father because of the language barrier. His father is very caught up in is own life, and does not pay much attention to Henry. " He and his father had settled into a pattern of noncommunication months ago (166). This makes Henry independent and reserved.