He would wear the hat during instances where he would be defiant, such as when he left Pencey Prep. He said that “I put my red hunting hat on, and turned the peak around to the back, the way I liked it… then I yelled..”Sleep tight, ya morons!” “ (page 52). Holden was different from most other people, and he wore the hat to make him feel distinctive and unique, as he left Pencey Prep and yelled down the corridor. The hat gave him the boost of confidence because its unconventional looks fit with his unconventional actions. A major example of this is prevalent when Ackley mentions the hat to him.
Both the ducks and Holden are unprepared, carefree, and still desire someone to look after them during their process in which they must face harsh conditions. Holden is very anxious to know who will help the ducks when they have to leave their home, but receives no response. In this symbol, the ducks are representative of children and Holden’s inner turmoil and where they are going in the future. Holden is desperate to know that children will be safe and cared for when their innocence is threatened by the encroachment of adulthood from them while growing up. Later on, he gets another ride in a taxi cab.
The same hat shows up repeatedly at crucial moments. For example, when he wrote the composition of Allie's baseball mitt as well as when he changed his demeanor after Stradlater punched him. He wears it when he wants to feel more confident after a difficult event: “I took my red hunting hat…and put it on—I didn't give a damn how I looked" (Salinger 99). Despite his initial embarrassment, the hat develops into an item that helps Holden identify himself. For that reason, when he is wearing it, he can be as tough and as individualistic as he
Often times when presented with raw facts it can be difficult for an audience to obtain information. In order to make information stick when writing it is important to make a strong connection with your audience. In the excerpt Martha Stewart and The Cannibal Polar Bears in Jon Mooallem’ new book Wild Ones the author makes a strong connection with the audience by seamlessly drawing you in by presenting closeness and familiarity. He simply puts himself to the position to where the reader must look up to him as an expert and someone they can relate to. The author also uses strong ethical based claims that make you almost feel bad for the polar bears.
Red Jacket and Franklin have very similar arguments when it comes to defending the native Americans. Red Jacket claims that the “Great Spirit has made us all, but He has made a great difference between his white and red children. He has given us different complexions and different customs” (Jacket,1809/2013, p.231) is making the inference that the Great Spirit created them differently for a reason, he also makes the inference that they worship the same Great Spirit, but in different ways. Just like Red Jacket, Benjamin Franklin Identifies that they are made differently. Benjamin Franklin states that “they have acquired great order and decency” (Franklin, 1784/2013, p.245) Instead of immediately dismissing them as being different, he recognizes
According to Wolff “When the first sneering name, the first joke, the first slanderous myth of another race enters our ears, can we ever wholly cleanse ourselves of its effect? The harsh tones, swear words and all, used in “Hunters in the snow” echo Wolffs commitment to his characters and their authenticity. While this story grabs you and leaves you hanging, it does change the reader and I don’t think we can ever “wholly cleanse ourselves of its effect”. Levshunov References http://www.notablebiographies.com/newsmakers2/2005-Pu-Z/Wolff-Tobias.html#ixzz4uxuoAXtd http://creativewriting.stanford.edu/uncategorized/tobias-wolff
You're not like those animals back there… They can't make us different people than we are. We’re not muscle Tom” (Miller’s Crossing). Bernie directly states Tom’s identity while wearing the hat. This is representative that when he is fully wearing the hat, and thus, fully in tune with his identity as a thinker, Tom can not do something such as murder because one can not fully stray from their identity. Later in the film, when Bernie begs Tom for his life after killing Casper, Tom’s hat is worn on the back of his head and depicted on the cusp of falling off, which is symbolic of Tom’s attempt to stray from his identity.
Allie had bright red hair, and Holden’s hat is bright red, and Holden wears it wherever he goes to in a way, pay respects to Allie and to connect with him beyond the grave. “It was this red hunting hat, with one of those very, very long peaks....The way I wore it, I swung the old peak way around to the back—very corny, I'll admit, but I liked it that way. I looked good in it that way” (Salinger 21). This quote talks about Holden and how even admits that his hat is corny, and not the best looking. When Holden wears this hat he is pretty nonchalant, and the reason for that could most likely be that when he’s wearing that hat, he’s connected to Allie, and everything is
The song (mistaken) gives him direction. Holden believes he is still a child himself, and a protector, to save children from growing up. Holden’s little sister Phoebe Caulfield is an important element and is going to change things for him. Phoebe explains that Holden has misunderstood the song. Holden “know its crazy” (TRC, X), which symbolizes his own struggles.
To add on, in the novel, Holden wears a red hunting hat whenever he feels awkward or when he is in a weird situation. The red hunting is seen as a symbol of protection towards Holden.’’I was sort of crying. I don’t know why. I put on my red hunting hat on and turned the peak around the back, the way I liked it, and then I yelled at the top my goddamn lungs,’’ is a quote from chapter seven and it shows how the hat protects him from the darkness and phonies of the real-life world. Holden feels as if the hat is a sort of armor and he becomes indomitable when he wears it.
With the use of imagery Kristof strengthens his article and displays his belief that, despite the popular belief, sweatshops can benefit poverty ridden countries. Though Kristof counters the favored opinion, that sweatshops should be abolished and taken away from underdeveloped countries, he still validates all of his ideas and causes the reader to think. Imagery traditionally magnifies the reader 's imagination allowing them to create the scene described in their mind, by using this literary technique Kristof creates a more relatable and thought provoking article. “It’s a mountain of festering refuse, a half-hour hike across, emitting clouds of smoke from subterranean fires.” Kristof says, formulating a vivid image in the reader 's mind of the harsh conditions that people are living in. Furthermore, this imagery convinces the reader
The authors use of red makes the novel The Red Badge of Courage come alive and makes it more dangerous. Puts the reader on high alert, “War, the red animal, war, the blood-swollen god, would have bloated fill.” (105) The way the author gives this vivid view of war is incredible as by symbolizing it as a god. As if that war was a living thing and fed off of hatred and death. Peace and quiet, Stephen Crane finds a way with all this violence, war, and death to have nature in harmony. “It was surprising that Nature had gone tranquilly on with her golden process in the midst of so much devilment.” (56) With all this bloodshed, Nature goes on as if its not even happening.
2.Holden symbolism of him and the fish/ducks shows his impatience. Holden’s conversation begins when he asks the taxi driver about ducks and the fish. "If you was a fish, Mother Nature 'd take care of you , wouldn 't Right? You don 't think them fish just die when it gets to be winter, do ya? "(Salinger 82)Holden, who becomes anxious about everything in his life and seeks to avoid difficulty, is like a duck, who takes off when the going gets rough.
One mother commented, “I have really enjoyed reading this book but I would not recommend this for my teenage children to read. The reason behind my hesitation is because the way the ‘monster’ makes [Kristina] feel is almost enticing rather than revolting” ("All Member Reviews for Crank”). If mothers and fathers are working toward keeping their children away from drugs as they grow up, they certainly do not want a character like Kristina threatening the effectiveness of their parenting. Since Kristina describes herself as “the perfect daughter” and a “gifted high school junior” at the beginning of the novel, many young adult readers can identify with her, which also implies that any young adult, regardless of their perfect GPA or involvement in numerous after school activities, can
Christopher McCandless left presuming to leave his old life behind, change his name, make a new life for himself and live off the wild. Chris gave everything he owned away, leaving himself with nothing but a dream to go to Alaska. His remembrance of his past has left him with a deep feeling of being unwanted by his parents past and present. From his parents arguing about little things to going on his first road trip to where he grew up in California and learning about how his dad was cheating with his mom and had a son with his other wife, it really disturbed him giving him very mixed feelings. This ultimately lead to him wanting a new life away from his past.