The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger - Book Cover Ducks: Holden asks what happens to the ducks who are normally on a pond in Central Park, when winter comes and the water freezes. Holden asks, "You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park South? That little lake? By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over?” (pg 60) This could reflect Holden’s fear about where he, himself, is going in life, and whether he should leave or adapt to his surroundings.
This anxiety stands as an indication that he is worried about where children are going to go as they are entering adulthood. Holden wants to know “where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. [He] wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something” (13). The ducks, harmless, carefree, and fragile, represent children. Both children and the ducks are very unprepared for what lies ahead of them.
With this wording, Holden goes through the trouble to make sure the reader knows that he is nowhere near Mr. Spencer’s adulthood, even though Holden is on the cusp of adulthood. In Holden’s mind, he still classifies himself as a youth. In addition,through the motif of the ducks at the lake, Holden shows that he has more of a connection and understanding to youth than adults. Holden disregards what Mr. Spencer says and instead wonders about ducks at a lagoon: “I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something.
Jack London 's "To Build a Fire" is a short story that uses the literally element of naturalism to describe how an individual 's choices he or she makes ultimately will decide their fate in the future. In the short story the main character 's ego and lack of experience overcomes him, as he tries to travel through Yukon Trail in the middle of winter unprepared and ill-equipped. He made the poor choice of ignoring all the warning signs, leading up to, and during his journey. The man 's selfishness and arrogance lead to his unfortunate outcome. The story is set in the Yukon during the great Klondike Gold Rush, when over 100,000 people moved to the Yukon Territory in search of gold.
He is interested in the ducks in the Central Park Lagoon, which J.D. Salinger uses as a symbol because Holden sees them leaving in Fall when it is getting colder and then they come back in Spring, which makes him think of the idea of “Rebirth”. He talks about them with the taxi driver. (“where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over? Do you happen to know by any chance?)
On the other hand, in "Once More to the Lake" the author 's internal struggle has given a wrong concept of time to him. In the beginning, the author experienced the lake as he did when he came as a kid. Throughout his new experience, he saw minor changes to the lake and surrounding. Near the end of the story his son decides to jump in the lake during a rainstorm, E.B. White has no intention of doing so.
One example of the strictness of Winter Session in when MR. Ludsbury forbids Gene and his friends from “gaming” and tries to confiscate their fridge. Phineas perfectly represents the Summer Session. When he falls and breaks his leg, the seasons change at the same time Phineas does too. The carefree feeling that once existed during the Summer Session is now gone- only the cold Winter
The only things you can hear are the sounds of nature and animals. I had about a one hundred yard walk to my duck blind through the thick iced over water. With every step I took, the ice made a loud crushing sound. It was way below freezing and the water that slashed up under the ice chilled my hands. Once I got to the duck blind, I decided to take a seat and try to warm up.
On Christopher journey he decided to enter the Alaskan turran with basically nothing, on his journey to Alaska people stopped him along the way offering him items to help insure his safety in the upcoming winter. Chris was foolish like the man he did not prepare as much as he needed to while coming into winter. While, Chris was on his journey he came across a trailer and decides that is where he was going to reside for the next couple of weeks. He was foolish and simple only bringing one bag of rice to help in survive in the wilderness, little did he know he was going to be stuck there for awhile. While Chris was adventuring out in the turran, the the river he crossed to get to the trailer (where he lives) started to get higher and was fericing flowing with water, making it impossible to cross.
In the Catcher in the Rye, a young boy named Holden Caulfield gets kicked out of Pencey Prep School. Before heading home to tell his parents about getting kicked out of school, he recounts many adventures in New York City. Three objects or symbols are important to Holden. The first symbol is Holden’s red hunting hat. Second are the ducks at the lake, which is a symbol that symbolizes his struggle with change.
He was not a happy camper. As time passes, Brian started thinking back to the events that have led to him being stranded in the forest, Brian thinks about the word "divorce." to Brian, he thinks it is a word meaning, “a tearing, ugly word that meant fights and yelling” Brian also starts to think about the word "secret," or rather, about the secret that he knows about his mother, a secret that he hasn 't shared with anyone. Thinking about all this, Brian feels his eyes start to burn and tear up, but he doesn 't cry. He glances at the pilot to make sure the tears weren 't noticed, and the pilot smiles, asking Brian if he 's ever flown in the copilot 's seat before.
Refusal of call may be from a sense of duty, fear, insecurity, or any of a range of reasons that work to hold the person in their current circumstances. In Into the Wild Christopher’s refusal of call is when he returns home and returned to his problems. He did not complete his goals which is to not live a life where he has to depend on the government and influenced by other people’s opinions. In The Stranger Meursault refusal of call is when his mother passes away because he feels more lonely and starts to drink more, those are signs of sadness or a type of depression. In 1984 refusal of call is when julia approaches him and he ignores her even though it is enticing to Winston.
In the book "InTo The Wild" by Jon Krakauer is a shocking story of how a man named Christopher Johnson McCandless graduates from college then he goes to Lake Mead National Recreation Area then he dissapears then everything takes a turn. There are alot of tough situations through out the book. Christopher is stranded in Alaska and a truck driver stops and asks where is he going and asks him for a ride to Denali National Park.He arrives and goes down the stampede Trail then he dissappeared and no one can find him. A couple months later two visitors see a bus and there is a note left from Christopher then the couple calls the Alaska State Troopers and they arrive and investigate the body. The troopers started looking for evidence to see what
Throughout the chapter the protagonist is unwilling to introduce himself, but shows his negativity towards his family and school. He starts off by telling us about his hatred for his brother, D.B’s job in the entertainment industry and refuses to explain why. We then learn that he has failed four classes and this would be his last semester and Pencey Prep, the school he attends. It was a frigid December afternoon and he had just arrived back to school from his fencing tournament in New York. He tells us about how he had lost the equipment on the subway and was ostracized by the whole team.
Then some consequences that occur was McCandless killing a moose. In a few days, the meat is rotten and overcome by maggots.Even traveling was a problem some times because if he tired he probably can’t walk that far or even when he doesn’t get a ride he sits there for probably a break which he hates because he wants to hurry and make it to Alaska. But that 's a consequence which he needs to deal with for traveling alone going free to do what you want to