Don Pedro starts to trust his brother because he says he will no longer be the bad man he once was, and all Don John did was lie. Lies and deception are shown in more ways than one. Don John shows it more in his personality and the way he speaks then actually doing the lie. When he lies and bad things happen, everyone just knows who to blame. The foil characters Don Pedro and Don John suggest that the things that motivate people to lie are because sometimes people think that lying is the only way to fix problems or make problems.
We see Holden’s fear of phonies shine throughout The Catcher in the Rye. Why does he have this fear? Shouldn’t someone who acts tough and often brags know that they will never become a phony? The answer would be yes if Holden wasn’t so insecure. Holden’s childish ways cause him to never mature and figure out who he is as a person.
He does not necessarily align to expected social norms, and lives his life according to his own needs. Regardless of the types of differences they hold, the two are still forced under the nebulous category of the mad because of the fact that they are simply just different. Me describes Rameau’s nephew as “one of the most bizarre characters,” and Don Quijote is constantly called mad throughout the book through passing minor characters. The descriptions mean dissimilar ideas but come to same idea: strange and different. From the views of others in the books, the two characters are indeed strange, as they commit to behaviors out of the ordinary.
Which in the end resulted in a very unfitting demise for Gatsby and Myrtle. Nick is not an honest storyteller but he is a reliable narrator because throughout the story he has been judgemental towards others and not saying the full truth or truly giving the reader the satisfaction of knowing his feelings. In the beginning, he said this “In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.” (Pg.1). Thus from the very beginning of the novel, Nick was stating he had to reserve all judgments but as the reader continues to read on this statement turns out to be false as he in multiple occasions judges a character such as Tom, Gatsby, and Daisy. Nick is a reliable narrator though he tells the full truth all the way to the end well at least to the reader not actually to the characters in the novel.
Holden constantly complains about society and the world around him, it’s always too much for him, it’s always forgery. “I’m always saying “Glad to’ve met you” to somebody I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff,...” (Salinger 51). Holden’s observation is discussing that people often lie when leaving a conversation or when saying hello to people, Holden claims that he hates when people say they are glad to see you because they do not mean it.
Though we can see that the book is not a type of an allegory, and each of the character is able to represent as simply a character, there are still some ideas and things that can be gained by observing at each character as the representatives if their bigger group. Lennie’s character in the story is a symbol of the "wise fool," someone who is mentally handicapped or inferior but who can show the best and the worst to other people. His foolishness makes him always to speak honestly about the truth in the situations where others won’t and he can sometimes do tings where the normal beings are not able to do. Lennie is also the symbolic character of some people who are being treated badly and discriminated because of their mental problems. Curley’s wife’s character is a symbolic of Eve , which the female character in the ancient story brings out what is sin and death to the universe.
Curt Lemon didn’t want his comrades to know he had fears like the rest of them did. Some quotes to back that up are, ”He had a tendency to play the tough soldier role, always posturing, always puffing himself up, and on occasion he took it way too far.” “He had an opinion of himself, I think, that was too high for his own good.” “As we sat waiting, Curt Lemon began to tense up.” Curt Lemon secretly had a low opinion of himself, but pretended it was much higher. A quote to back that statement up is, “ Maybe it was a low opinion of himself that he kept
Not only did he not commit the wrongful act people accused him of, he never acted wrongfully or illegally. Many people knew Tom as a truly good man with a good heart. To the hard-working, dedicated, and loving, Tom, to perpetrate such a crime against a lady, seemed unthinkable. Yet, because MayElla dissembled both his character and the facts, he found himself desperately needing Atticus’s help to prove his innocence of this terrible
Juror 3, though not as bad as Juror 10, has his fair share of flaws. He is rude to other jurors and doesn’t listen to reason. He gets angry easily. Whenever someone somewhat disagrees with him, he instantly holds a grudge. His main reason for acting this way though, is due to all of the emotional baggage he brought with him into the courthouse.
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. One real life example of this are bullies, who abuse and bother others because they are not comfortable with how they are so they take it out on other