“I saw a man and a woman squirting water out of their mouths at each other… I’m not kidding, the hotel was lousy with perverts.” (34.1). Holden reveals a great deal about his feelings toward sex and toward what makes him uncomfortable about sexuality. Although, he did admit that he was roused by the idea of spitting in someone’s face, he believes that people should only have sex if they care deeply for one another. Overall, sexuality is something secretive and shameful to Holden. To him, it seems there’s no such thing as a healthy sex drive, automatically means you’re a
Phoniness: The Worst Mental Illness Holden Caulfield is a complex character, but it’s this complexity that simultaneously makes him insanely simple. The intricacies of Holden’s mind can lead a reader into believing that he’s super depressed, is a compulsive liar, has obsessive compulsive disorder, or should be diagnosed with any other mental illnesses in any number of combinations. These assumptions are reaching. Instead of sticking Holden with labels and saying he needs medication and therapy, think about his life and situation. He’s a normal, albeit dramatic, teenager dealing with inner workings of life that he just isn’t familiar with.
Culture differences, the differences of culture that has been created due to immigration, can create many tensions between generations in a household. The short story “The Jade Peony” manifests culture shock through two incidents. The first incident is depicted when Jung, Kiam, Liang were talking to their dad and telling him how grandma’s unacceptable disgusting behavior was causing them to get insulted by their friends. “The problem for the rest of the family was in the fact that Grandma looked for these treasures wandering the back alleys” “All our friends are laughing at us!”. Their father replied to this by telling to stop this but in the back of his head he thought “how could he dare tell the Grand Old One, his aging mother, that what
He once whacks his daughter for not obeying his words, but afterward he burst out crying with remorse, and the felling of guilt. “Although being a father is an important role and a huge responsibility in normal families, Pap shows no such concern toward Huck. The only thing he cares about is getting drunk every day until he doesn't remember himself. Pap is a contrasting figure to Jim who is described in the book as the agent of goodness and honesty. Huck's father is the example of all worlds' immorality and filthiness.
Hilly is mainly mean to people that does mean things to her or threatens her. For instance hilly fired Minny because, it was raining that day and she usually goes to the outside house and uses the restroom, so Hilly mother tells her to just go in the house but Hilly doesn’t want that because she’s black. Minny refuses to go inside the house because she knows that Hilly doesn’t like for black people to sit on the toilet that they use. Minny leaves and goes into the back, but she actually goes to the restroom; Hilly finds out and fires her. Pies Pies Pies….. That was Hilly favorite dessert to eat, but not just anyone’s pie “Minny’s Pies”.
Allie and kids symbolize the “catching”.The cliff symbolizes adulthood .Holden believes that adults are all phonies (which is hypocritical of him because even Though Holden constantly talks about other people being phony he is himself often phony. At various times in the novel, he tells pointless lies, claims to like or agree with things he hates, goes out with girls he doesn 't like, all to try to feel less lonely and left out).In chapter 17 Holden says “Then, just to show you how crazy I am, when we were coming out of this big clinch, I told her I loved her and all. It was a lie, of course, but the thing is, I meant it when I said it. I 'm crazy. I swear to God I am”.
It was a new low for the German soldiers to kill a child, and it was this execution that made many of the Jews’ question the presence of God. Wiesel says, “That night, the soup tasted of corpses” (62). They felt remorse at the hanging of the pipel because he had been kind to them and was “loved by all” (Wiesel 60). So even though the prisoners had to watch similar hangings in Wiesel’s Night, they were affected differently by them. Their reactions were a direct result of the difference between the two that were condemned to die.
In Ray Bradbury’s, Something Wicked this Way Comes, William Halloway frequently expressed anxious and fearful tones due to his inexperience in dangerous situations. Will’s anxious tone is apparent when he and Jim stopped by the Theatre and he “…swallowed hard…” (Bradbury27) When someone has, “…swallowed hard…” (27) they are usually nervous and guilty, indicating anxiety. Will’s reaction at the Theatre demonstrates an anxious tone because he knew he wasn't supposed to be there and if he was caught peeking into a brothel he would be punished. Also, being found there would ruin his respectable reputation that he valued highly. When Will briefly explained his plan to his father over the phone his anxiety is also evident, like when he said, “‘I got to go.’”(164) He abruptly concludes the conversation, showing urgency like when he quickly says, “‘…got to go.’”(164) Will was anxious because he understood that hiding from the carnival would be difficult due to the freaks superhuman abilities.
Upon arriving at the lunch with her homemade sandwich and a note she was brought into the administrator’s office and yelled at. During the confrontation Esperanza was embarrassed and ashamed to the point of tears due to the poor handling of the encounter. This is a portrayal of how authority figures can inadvertently turn something into a fiasco for others depending on how they decide to deal with an issue. They can either shut down the situation maturely or they can degrade the person(s) and make it a shameful experience that could alter the personality of the body in
Before heading to the hotel, Tom was mad at the blatant disrespect Daisy had given him by basically saying I love you to Gatsby in front of him in the scene where “His hand, trembling with his effort at self-control, bore to his lips the last of his glass of ale” (Fitzgerald 119). Fitzgerald emphasises “self-control” in this sentence because Tom is enraged at this act, physically shaking to prove it. Later speaking to Nick and Jordan he said “‘You think I’m pretty dumb don’t you?’ he suggested. ‘Perhaps I am, but I have a - almost a second sight, sometimes, that tells me what to do. Maybe you don’t believe that, but science-’” (Fitzgerald 121).
If he lost Fleur forever, it was his own damn fault. “Gwaine, I’ve been a total fool. I caught Caron arguing with Fleur in the corridor when I came home from Abertawe. She must be the reason Fleur’s gone.” "Well, in your defense, you’ve been exceptionally drunk and dispirited, which does not help a man think clearly.” “I’ll go to Caron, and –” Gwaine held up his hand and shook his head. “No.