The protagonist Holden Caulfield is liberated from his warped personality and finally begins to realize his aversion of the grown-up life that change is inevitable and always accompanied by a sense of loss. Not accepting the changes in the surroundings and his actions makes him immature and not a trusted narrator. Avoiding issues by not facing them in the first place makes him being followed by disappointment constantly. For instance, in the beginning of the book Caulfield mentions his own opinion on leaving places and we know that when he was thirteen years old his little brother died. Instead of repairing the wounds and flesh he moves on like nothing happened the entire book until we find him in the psychiatric hospital as an entire breakdown.
In “A Boy Named Sue” the dad completely walks out on his son at the age of 3 said so in the lyrics by Johnny Cash. Unlike Sue, the other story only shares that the father ignored his son and never found time to spend with him. “But there were planes to catch and bills to pay he learned to walk while I was away,” this is part of the song “Cat’s in the Cradle” , and is a great example of the wrong doing of the father. Another contrast between the two would have to be resolving and not resolving the issues that occur. The father and son, in “Cat’s in the Cradle”, never resolve the conflict that arises between the two which makes both unhappy.
There is something in common between the old man’s conversation and school. It was boring, repetitive, monotonous. The boys never fully escaped school because it came back haunted them in the form of this man. They never reached the Pigeon House either. It was
A lack of a strong father figure can have a dynamic effect on a child's life because the child has one less person to look up to and one less person to discipline them. This is particularly the case in This Boy’s Life a memoir by Tobias Wolff, where he recalls his adolescent life without a strong father figure. In his case, he eventually does get a father figure, Dwight, a man with a drinking problem and an obsession for hunting. Throughout the memoir, Jack struggles without a father, he is constantly in trouble and goes undisciplined, and when Dwight comes into his life, he is abusive, and he makes Jack obsessed with running away. Jack’s lack of a strong father figure makes him rebellious.
He tried to go to college, but due to the fact that he was very poor, he had to work as a janitor to pay his way. Sadly, Mr. Gatsby ended up dropping out because he found it embarrassing to be a janitor. In the story Fitzgerald describes Gatsby’s life when he was growing up. Fitzgerald says, “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people — his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself.
Actually, learning more about the author makes it easier to understand the character. Salinger changed school once due his friendship problems and once due flunking too many subjects. Holden was expelled due flunking and had problem doing friends. Also, we can relate Holden to J.D Sallinger by analyzing their opinion (aversion) to the society they were included. J. D. lived, almost his entire adult life, recluded and refusing to talk with the press.
He begins to scold Holden for his choices and the fact that he doesn't apply himself at all in school, even though he is very smart. Even though it was Holden’s idea to go see Mr. Spencer he tried getting out of the room as quickly as he could so he could avoid talking about more school. Holden also didn’t enjoy how old Mr. Spencer was or how he had a bumpy chest and blue hands. Holden appears to have a hard time applying any advice given to him, instead he tries to avoid
This is shown through Holden's continuous expulsions from numerous schools. Graduating seems like an end for Holden, an end to childhood and further separation from his brother. Holden thinks of every individual as “phony,” he cannot accept the fact that people don’t value childhood. They expect children to live a rigid lifestyle; attend school, get a career,
He knows that the school doesn’t want him to be there anymore, his roommate almost beat him unconscious, and his parents will only be disappointed when they know that he has been expelled from yet another school. For Holden, it seems like there is no one else to turn to, except his younger sister Phoebe who he can’t see unless he goes home. Teenagers all across America feel this same sort of detachment from the rest of society. Only one thing going wrong could cause the rest of our worlds to collapse. Holden ended up trying to live on the streets when he ran out of money, and as the story progressed, he dug himself into a larger hole of loneliness.
Holden decides to leave school early and ends up wandering around New York before eventually ending up at Mr. Antolini’s house. Mr. Antolini expresses concern about Holden’s future because he met Holden’s father a few weeks earlier and learned that Holden had been doing poorly in school. According to Mr. Thurmer, Holden had been “making absolutely no effort at all. Cutting classes. Coming unprepared to all your classes” (Salinger 205).