Boys often tend to choose heterosexuality because of fear, for example Mr Albert is brought into the patriarchal society by heterosexuality. He is always craving for Shug, but was forced to marry Julia Annie by his father. Powerless to challenge his father he must keep his relationship with Shug hidden. Alphonso is craving for younger women. In A Streetcar Named Desire, there is an ongoing power struggle between Stanley and Blanche, which propels the narrative.
Also, there is a rejection of fatherhood: while Wendy enthusiastically took the role of mother seriously, Peter was anxious about the idea that he could be the father of Lost Boys in reality. Moreover, through Peter’s dialougs with female characters we can conclude that Peter does not simply dismiss sexuality but rather does not know about “sweet subject” existence, all sexual relations are extraneous to him, and he treats women only as mothers. For instance, when Wendy asked him with hope: “What are your exact feelings for me”, Peter replied: “Those of a devoted son”. Further, when Wendy tries to console Peter, he jumps back and says, "You mustn't touch me. No one must ever touch me," reinforcing the idea that close personal contact leads to responsibility and maturity which rejects.
Both the audience and Friar Lawrence are surprised by this, as only twenty four hours earlier Romeo was in love with Rosaline and depressed that she did not love him back. According to the TED Talk: “Insight into the Teenage Brain,” the area of the brain that anticipates major consequences is still developing in teenagers (Galvan). Therefore, Romeo and Juliet seem to rush into marriage because of their inability to think about any possible negative outcomes. Their underdeveloped prefrontal cortex may cause them to focus more on the
(his older brother). Or simply anyone who fits into society norms, for example, Sally Hayes. Holden’s obsession stems from his fear that he may become a phony one day. So, he spends the book running from adulthood by doing childish things and struggling to keep his life from changing. We see Holden’s fear of phonies shine throughout The Catcher in the Rye.
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.
The protagonist’s triumphant rise often looked like a struggle for survival. Fagan (1997) viewed “child abuse as one of the most abhorrent of behaviors. Unfortunately, however, it often remains hidden until it is too late for society to save the child’s life or repair the damage. Child abuse also is difficult to define.” Many a novelist dealt with the same protagonist problems. Likewise Hinton’s The Outsiders (1967), deals with two weeks in the life of a fourteen year old boy.
One of the famous adventure books, Treasure Island, is about the adventure story that is based on the boy who has the idea of Victorian Boyhood. Victorian boyhood is the idea that appears from the boys who do not want to grow up. The author of Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, wants to show that people have a natural process to grow up physically, but they have to mentally develop as well to fully become mature as a responsible adult. Children basically do not wish to become adults, who have to take over all the responsibilities and does not have their own free, because when children take over it, they will get much pressure in their life and their own free will gone. Beside Treasure Island, Peter pan, written by J. M. Barrie, is another great example of the Victorian Boyhood idea.
This is a big step in every man’s life and because of the distance he felt with his father, he is hoping that when he becomes a father he does not lose that kind of closeness that he once had. This relates to his conflict of becoming the Pantaloon now because of the way he sees his father as a crazy old man who will tell non-stop lies as if he were to hustle his own friends at a carnival and he fears that he himself will turn out the same way. Will is in a constant battle of trying to figure out the truth in his father’s stories, but also trying to discover why his father is like this and it is taking a toll on him. With a newborn on the way for Will and Josephine, Will is trying to find closure so he can have a better understanding of how to raise their child. This is a proximal factor for Will because it involves the birth of his own son soon and also him being back home for the death of his father.
I’m surprised you haven’t had her.’ ‘I can’t think how it is I haven’t,’ said the Assistant Predestinator.” This conversation supports that Lenina is promiscuous and physically pneumatic because the two men are surprised that the Predestinator didn’t have her yet and Henry Foster describes her as being “Wonderfully pneumatic.” Since pneumatic means full of air and they were talking about sex, I can infer that Henry was talking about Lenina’s physical, not mental attributes. Lenina is later proven mentally pneumatic when she cannot grasp that John wishes to be married. On page 191, after Lenina asks John why he would, “‘...like to undergo something nobly...’” (Huxley 190), John says, “‘Why? But for you, for you. Just to show that I’ …’To show how much’...’How much I love you, Lenina’...’in Malpais people get married’...’For always.
A wise person once said, “If you have something worth fighting for, then fight for it.” . The main character Samuel, is in a situation where he has to fight to get back his loved ones. The Wood Runner a must-read tale that teaches a valuable life lesson that holds true even for toys teenager: Fighting for what you want can have a positive outcome. In the Wood Runner, the author uses conflict to teach that you must fight for what you want, and let nothing get in the way of it. For example, the author writes, “ The tomahawk was coming at his head and he tried to duck, but the white-hot pain exploded as the side of the tomahawk smashed into his forehead.
Carl Luce, a student adviser from a previous school, is also being labelled as phony, yet Holden calls him. “The only thing he ever did, though, was give these sex talks and all late at night… He knew quite a bit about sex…” (154) It is no secret why Holden wants to meet with Carl. Holden sounds sex obsessed and very childish during his conversation with Carl. He is trying to provoke Carl to talk about sex. Carl is very irritated with Holden’s childish behaviour and sex talk: “Same old Caulfield.
Holden in The Catcher and the Rye and Biff from Death of a Salesman both struggle with becoming an adult. Throughout The Catcher and the Rye, Holden is reluctant to change into an adult. He feels the need to “catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff” (Salinger 93) falling off the cliff represents becoming an adult. Holden does not want to fall off the cliff because he is afraid of not doing well in life, even though he has his whole life ahead of him. Holden feels that the adult world has corrupted his childhood, and by becoming an adult he would become part of the corruption.
I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be’” (Salinger 173). His fantasy of sparing all the children in the world of the evil Holden sees is only to comfort himself. He has to give in to the reality that he must grow into an adult sooner or later. An important aspect of how he expresses all the themes in this novel is through his mannerisms in