Holden Caulfield, in the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, is an ideal transcendental hero. Though the question here is to what extent is Holden a transcendental hero. Holden’s way of being can be hard to understand, he has those “soft” moments where he seeks for his sister for comfort, or his red hunting hat, but most of all, a baseball glove that belonged to his younger brother, Allie who passed away. Other time, it’s the complete opposite, he goes for cigarettes, or alcohol.
He mentions the hat many times, and each time seems to have a need of verifying wearing it, as it is seen as odd. Just like the hat, Holden is an individual, and connects with the hat. As well, the hat is red, just as is the hair of Allie’s and Phoebe’s hair. As the direct meaning of the hat is not stated, one can assume Holden connects the hat to his siblings and their representation of the innocence and youth he wants to connect with. Allie’s baseball mitt is another personal object that shows Holden’s innocence, his love for his deceased brother and his connection to emotions.
In the text, we see love between George and Lennie when George is able to accept that he is not like other men in traveling alone and accepting who Lennie is and caring for him like a brother. In the film, it is also shown between Che and his son, Jesse, when Che finds out that Jesse is homosexual. Che learns to accept him for who he is and learns to accept himself as Jesse’s father. Love can be both a positive or a bad experience that everyone will eventually go through but it all depends on the person you
But Homer and Brodsky depict two different forms of this man, Odysseus. While the men share a similar affection for their son, Telemachus, their wife, Penelope is held on two different standards. War and home are also recognized differently. One man views them as honorable, while the other views them as purposeless. In some interpretations, Brodsky’s Odysseus is the representation of depression, while Homer’s Odysseus can be interpreted as the heroic side of war, hinting towards each of the author’s personal interpretation of culture and values as pessimistic and optimistic
The specific diction will highlight the real truth between the father and son relationship and what it means. In My Papa’s Waltz the speaker is a son who loves his father deeply even though his home is torn apart by alcohol and abuse. When reading throughout the poem there are words that will pop out
;He then puts his head down in shame and says his suffering is a consequence of his own actions, so he can gain control over his life and the drugs offered an elusive feeling of control. As the night goes on His brother approaches us and introduces himself I can tell that sonny and his brother are very close and get along very well. He compliments his brother and says how proud he is of him. I see that look again of life satisfaction from sonny. I ask his brother why did you give sonny a glass of milk and scotch?
In Maus, Art Spiegelman tasks himself with sharing the most accurate retelling of his father’s life story as well as that of him and his father. To achieve a most accurate depiction of his father as well as that of him and his father’s relationship throughout the novel, Spiegelman includes the character Mala, but why? While Mala does not seem essential in telling the history of Art’s father, Vladek, she gives insight to who he is in the present. Married to Vladek after the suicide of his first wife, Anja, but having known the him prior to the war and having survived the holocaust, Mala also serves to impress upon to readers of Maus that no matter how stereotypical Vladek’s traits are, the traits are unshared by others of similar religion and background. Further, as Vladek constantly compares her to his first wife, Anja, Mala provides the entry-point for the
In “The Red Convertible” the story is portrayed in first person point of view through Lyman’s perspective. With this perspective of Lyman narrating the story, he gives us deep insight into his relationship with his brother throughout the story. He gives us insight on him expressing the love and admiration he feels and the pain as well at being powerless to help him towards the end of their relationship. While reading the story, the first person point of view from Lyman seemingly makes me feel that he is reliable and trustworthy. As well as he is unashamed of his sensitive and emotional nature.
"Grades and Self-Esteem" Reading Journal In the essay written by Randy Moore, “Grades and Self-Esteem " talks about the American education system and unprepared students. Furthermore, in the essay, the writer mentioned that grades of students are low because, they lack of the knowledge and many cannot pass seventh grade exams. Moreover, certain students do not want to learn or think, and also, he said that some students lack of the critical thinking. The author believe that critical thinking is something that can be learned by time not something that can be stuffed normally. Furthermore, He thinks that what lead students to be in this situation is that they do not care about anything, but they care if they feel good or not about themselves.
I did not understand the purpose of the essay so I wrote about what I thought altering public space meant. After reading the assigned reading I still did not understand what was being asked of me and this is where I should have emailed my instructor for clarity rather than guessing. If I would have had a better understanding on the assignment rather than going into the assignment guessing if I was doing it correctly I would have gotten a better score than I got. There was some misuse of commas and even commas splices included in the essay. In previous course and now I do not know how to correctly use commas I did not really understand the concept whenever my
This shows that Holden is a person who has desire to love and care from others. He wants to leave some impression to people. He wants them to remember him instead of ignoring. Holden is not as tough as he shows when he describes his parents and his brother D.B in the previous paragraphs. Another good example shows his fragility appears when his brother died and “[he] broke all the goddam windows
“Jean Louise then discovers that her father, Atticus, her hero and as close to a perfectly honorable man as she can imagine-"Integrity, humor, and patience were the three words for Atticus Finch"-has joined one of the marginally respectable Citizens ' Councils, a kind of less covert version of the Klan” (Gopnik). Correspondingly, this affects other characters in the story, such as Jean Louise. Jean Louise realizes that her father is not the same man she once believed he was. This changes not only her view of her father, but the readers as well. Through other descriptions of Atticus, the reader learns how he has changed from the previous
Making them learn Shakespeare isn’t going to be interesting for them, especially 9th graders. Dana Dusbiber said, “I am a high school English teacher. I am not supposed to dislike Shakespeare. But I do. And not only do I dislike Shakespeare because of my own personal disinterest in reading stories written in an early form of the English language that I cannot always easily navigate, but also because there is a WORLD of really
Saying that the eyes are the windows to the soul has a special meaning in this story. When Danny hurts Reuven’s eye he is shattering the window to his soul in a infuriated way which is clear when he says, “Well that’s when I wanted to walk over to you and open your head with my bat” (page 71) However only once Danny looks into the broken windows of Reuven’s soul, he sees his ideal life. He sees Reuven with a father that loves him, and isn’t forcing him in any direction, in short he sees freedom. Although one of the small reasons that he forms this friendship I believe he wants to be friends because it is the closest he will ever have to a free life. This theme is easily overlooked and must dug into to truly discover its