Bad Habits In The Outsiders And Holden Caulfield

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Most of the people don’t like teenagers who have bad habits such as smoking, involve fights, tease other people and rude, but as Mary Lou Kownacki says “There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you’ve heard their story. ” Some of the teenagers have these bad habits just because of their interests or peer pressure, but some of them lost their brother or had been in jail; basically they might have real problems; they have stories. Even though Dallas Winston in The Outsiders and Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye lived in different time periods and suffered from different problems, their reactions to their traumas were similar: they both reacted to their traumas with violence, conflict with others and rebelliousness. The traumas experienced…show more content…
People who spoke with Holden, even his sister warned him while he was talking. When Holden was in the nightclub and dancing with Bernice, she said that “Watch your language, if you don’t mind.” (78) and while he was speaking with Phoebe, his sister, she said “Stop swearing.” (185) couple of times. When he’s talking with an adult or talking about adults, no matter who he is talking with, he always uses slang words. However, when it comes to children, he becomes so kind and he doesn’t use any slang word because Allie and Phoebe were symbolizing innocence to him. "Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around--nobody big, I mean--except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff--I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them” (186). As he explained, he wanted to help children to don’t lose their pureness. As a second example, after he talked a child, he said “Thanks a lot.” (128) before he went on, which is not the way he talks normally. He talks with children in the nice way. On page 216, when he went his sister’s school to give her a note, he saw “f**k you” written on the wall, he got really angry. His reaction was “I kept wanting to kill whoever’d written it.” This shows that hearing and seeing slang words will affect them in a bad way. On the contrary, Dallas hates children. When he saw the children were playing in the backyard, he got really mad and shouted “Get out of here, or I’ll kill you!” then he chased them afterward and added, “I hate children” (The Outsiders). In general, he had difficulties while communicating with others. In the cinema,

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