The novel Night gives the perspective of the Holocaust through a young man 's eyes. Elie an observant twelve-year-old, the only son of Shlomo and Sarah Wiesel, leads readers deep into the undeniable torture that he and his father endured. Throughout the novel, Elie 's father remained engulfed with the delusion that the abuse his people had endured was all for the greater good. After being seperated from his mother and sister 's for some time. Elie began to wonder where they
The Catcher in the Rye, written by JD Salinger, is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Undergone with mental treatment in a sanatorium at age 16, the story initiate a plot twist at Pency Prep, Pennsylvania. Failing four subjects, except English depicts how unconcerned and reluctant he is for a new change. After his exit from Pency Prep, he encounters a society beyond innocence, making it an interesting aspect to analyze and scrutinize the book into depth. Throughout the early chapters, the prevalence of a significant theme was ‘Individual alienation’.
Andrei Nastase Grade 9 English Ms. van Der Meer The Struggles of Holden - The Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger The Catcher in The Rye is a great book in the American Literature written for teenagers. The author, J.D. Salinger displays the boring life of Holden who is surrounded by people he does not like and calls them phonies. It is written from Holden’s point of view and it is about a week full of conflicts which change his whole life from that point on.
In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Mr. Antolini gives Holden Caulfield advice when he is at one of his lowest points. Already aware of Holden’s mental state and position on school, he quotes Wilhelm Stekel, a psychoanalyst, “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” (Salinger 188). Although Holden fails to grasp Mr. Antolini’s message, the quote applies directly to his life because of his relationship with death as a result of his younger brother, Allie’s, death. Mr. Antolini uses this quote specifically because he wants Holden take a step back and try to live for a noble cause instead of resorting to death.
Likewise Hinton’s The Outsiders (1967), deals with two weeks in the life of a fourteen year old boy. The story of the novel is about the protagonist Pony boy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. Ramble Fish (1975) is another novel in which the protagonists are orphans. That novels give a strong impression about the problems that are faced by the teenagers; “Many contemporary young adult novels seem to reflect genuine confusion over what the job of parents. Consist of, beyond keeping kids fed and safe”
As illustrated in the Catcher in the Rye and the Perks of being a Wallflower, teenagers are generally different from how they appear to be. The protagonists of both of the books – two teenagers named Holden and Charlie – struggle with their inner dark memories. Holden’s classmate commits suicide and his brother dies because of leukemia. Charlie’s best friend commits suicide and his brother dies of leukemia as well. Holden’s and Charlie’s traumas can not be compared with each other’s trauma’s difficulty and harshness because they have difficult and incomparable childhood traumas.
While admiring children for their kindness, genuine nature and innocence, he believes in the idea that adult corruption has ruined virtuous children. In the novel he states how he wants children to be protected from vulgarity and therefore wants to be ‘The Catcher in the Rye’: the one who rescues adolescents from falling into, what he considers to be, the phoniness of adulthood. Throughout the novel, Holden has a positive attitude towards children and these relationships are essential to him. When Holden found out about the tragic death of his younger brother, Allie, he was devastated. He ‘slept in the garage’ and ‘broke all the goddam windows’.
Author J.D. Salinger explores how one sixteen year old boy goes through many incidents that ultimately lead him to a mental breakdown. In his novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the protagonist has close similarities with Salinger, who emphasizes the impact of psychological issues throughout the socially conservative 1950s. J.D. Salinger’s upbringing was not typical for a famous and noteworthy author.
Does smoking, drinking, having sexual thoughts and living on your own make you an adult? Depending on one’s interpretation of J.D Salinger’s realistic novel, the Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield’s behavior can perceived one of two ways: as being more of a child or being more of an adult. Going through Holden’s 3 day escapade, he encounters various situations that challenges the reader to examine his maturity. Most of Holden’s actions displays a variety of child-like behavior. For one thing, Holden tries to grow up to much when in reality he doesn’t even understand what he is doing.
“Flowers for Algernon” is a short story about an adult with a mental disability. In the story we get to see viewpoints through his eyes (first person). The main character (Charlie Gordon) is an adult 37 years of age with blonde hair has a mental disability that holds him back. Introduction to the broad topic (“Flowers for Algernon”) “Flowers for Algernon” is a short story about Charlie Gordon and his life. It talks about his life struggles and the test and experiments the scientist do to him to make him smarter.
John (father, age 45) comes to counseling seeking assistance and guidance for his son Jim (age 12). John reports that Jim was recently diagnosed by his school guidance counselor with conduct disorder. Jim’s symptomatic behaviors include, but are not limited to, defiance, mild aggression, property damage, a brief runaway, cursing, and the refusal of performing chores around the house. John and his wife Susan (age 40) report the inability and knowledge to manage Jim’s behavior. They refer to Jim as both a tyrant and disrespectful.