Holden often carries hypocrisy because he exposes the weakness of others but doesn't pay attention to his own weakness. In J.D Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, we can see Holden Caulfield show the weakness of others but he never seems to recognize the weakness that he has throughout the story nor the depression that he has he talked about it but he never fully recognizes it. With other characters like Ackley, Stadler, Mr, Spencer Ect. we can see Holden find the weakness of these characters saying that they are hypocrites but he never seems to comprehend how much of a hypocrite is. Through the whole story, we can see him act like a prophet or a saint as he depicts himself like he sees the wicked in the people around him.
Regardless of who he interacts with, Holden always sees them as frauds. Despite this, he is still unable to come to terms with his own shortcomings. Salinger wants the reader to understand the dangers of being too cynical as well as being too accepting. The mood of The Catcher in the Rye is morose. Throughout
Depression after a tragic loss is often seen as unnatural and something someone can just snap out of, and this was a very common thought of the time. No one fully understood the effects of grief, or even the human mind. Claudius even called Hamlet’s depression, “unmanly grief”, because everyone experiences a death of father eventually, so why could he not just get over it? Everyone grieves for a different amount of time, and today we see that as natural. In addition, if someone did not at any point in time feel sadness after the loss of a loved one, it seems that that would be by far more unnatural.
He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son. Denial through himself is the hardest fight to win, and Brick is losing. He denies himself for the sake of others trying to please everyone around him instead of taking it and making himself happy. He does not want to feel the disappointment through his family, and he does not want to break Maggie 's heart. All the denial makes life harder than what it should be, and makes one and more people unhappy.
Just be you! Both Holden Caulfield of “Catcher In The Rye” and Jim stark from “Rebel Without A Cause” are young, male characters growing up in the 1050s. Holden is depressed, also Holden keeps his circle very small because he doesn't like a lot of people but his brother and sister. Jim is confused and he is always getting into trouble. Jim wants someone to help him do the right thing.These two characters have important similarities and differences.
She acts childish when dealing with problems. Although Calvin Jarrett works the hardest to keep the Jarrett family together, his communication skills lack many important techniques. He often plays the helpless story when dealing with Beth and Conrad’s abnormal relationship. He feels like too much has happened between the two and that there is nothing he can do about it, thus practicing withdrawing. Occasionally, he acts violently by attacking others.
And soon their double curse-your father's and your mother's- will lash you out of Thebes on terror-stricken feet. With these lines, Oedipus starts to question his life and history inside but does not reflects it to the people. In fact, he is shocked because of that situation but he can't run away from the truth. So he starts to look for explanation but can't deal with it. The tragedy of Oedipus is really questionable because the reality in Oedipus's soul is unknown but it is clear that he is surprised by life because of the fact that he was not the man that he thinks.
Though Gatsby’s weaknesses may outbalance his strengths, there is an up and down to everything. To begin, Gatsby is very naïve, his lack of judgement and wisdom do not work to his benefit. His naivety throughout the novel, blocks him from the true reality of who Daisy is. Daisy is a woman who thrives on the attention and wealth of others, she no longer loves Gatsby the way he genuinely loves her. This leads to him into taking the blame for Myrtle’s death, which he would not have done, if he was not protecting Daisy from the backlash.
Gretchen Rubin once said, “Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change.” However, in The Catcher in the Rye there is no one who understands Holden’s loneliness, and Holden does not quite know how to express it. In his novel The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger develops the theme of loneliness through Holden’s need for human contact, suicidal thoughts, and his separation from others around him. One way J.D. Salinger expresses Holden’s loneliness is through his need for human contact.
This passage reflects not only a passing of time, but also that Neddy’s memory is obviously apprehensive and erroneous. Neddy’s inability to remember substantial details about his neighbors indicates that he has been dangerously unfocused with his everyday life. Suggesting that depression or some other type of psychological illness could be distracting Neddy, rendering him incompetent of separating his memories from the reality which surrounds him. Also the fact that the Welcher’s pool has dried up is also imperative because it epitomizes an intermission in his journey, just as a midlife crisis interposes the previously smooth lives of men and women in our society. Midlife crises are commonly alleged to be experienced during the ages of 40 and 60, in which it can be presumed Neddy is perhaps somewhere in this age range.