For example, he wrote about him in a paper and he pleads to Allie in New York (Bennett 129). Psychoanalytic interpretations help readers to try and understand Holden’s psyche in order to figure out why Holden acts the way he does (Bennett 129). Looking at Caulfield’s childhood, which had a very traumatic event, could be the cause of his erratic behavior (Bennett 129). Even though there are many critics who believe Holden is “...negative, vulgar, whining, and cynical,” there are many other readers who believe there is more to Holden
“Pour away the ocean" could convey how he feels, that he is drowning in his grief, and pouring away the grief will allow him to carry on with his life. His view of the world has now changed, and it has become a sinister and lonely place. Also, the last stanza is a metaphor for how his partner 's death was a waste of beauty. “The stars are not wanted
Consider the Importance of the Title of the Novel in Relation to the Events in the Novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. The title ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, by the American writer J.D. Salinger, has a significant connection to the story; It portrays the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, and his feelings towards young adult life. Throughout the novel, Holden perceives adulthood as ‘corrupted’, vulgar and tragic. While admiring children for their kindness, genuine nature and innocence, he believes in the idea that adult corruption has ruined virtuous children.
Holden Caulfield, the main character sees this as an essential which relates to his struggle to grow up and how his relationships are affected by it. Salinger uses unfortunate circumstances of Holden’s life to depict that he is a mentally and emotionally unstable individual who is looking for the innocence he once had as a child. As Holden repeatedly brings up situations that has taken place in his life it offers the reader insight on the grief and pain that Holden carries inside. An example of this is when Holden’s younger sister, Phoebe challenges Holden to tell her one thing that he likes, all he can come up with is his younger brother Allie who sadly died of Leukemia. When Phoebe tries to snap Holden into reality that Allie is no longer around, he immediately gets defensive saying, “‘I know he’s dead!
Collateral Beauty: where the beauty is? Every day we see a lot of faces – smiling, laughing, happy, sad, but we never know what is behind it. People survived grief look different outside but they are equally painful inside. To overgrow grief, accept it, step it over and move forward they do a huge work as the main character of a Collateral beauty movie Howard (Will Smith). The drama directed by David Frankel tells us a story about a father in a grief, who has lost his six-year-old daughter and struggles to be back to normal life.
A theme in The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje is that you can’t escape your past. This is demonstrated by each main characters’ behavior and thoughts throughout the novel. Hana, the nurse, can’t escape her pain and grief she is suffering from because of the loss of her father, Kip is haunted by his nationality and his experiences in the war and the English patient or Almasy is haunted by his decision to get involved with a married woman. All of the main characters have regrets and can’t forget about their lives in the past and only time will heal and let them move on.
Byatt and Baldwin focus on deep psychological traumas, which originate from early childhood, and their overcoming by main characters who share many similarities. These similarities are: depressive atmosphere in which main characters of Byatt and Baldwin were raised, where behavior of the father or mother plays an important roles for personalities of main characters. This essay will focus on how depressing atmosphere in childhood affects the further life and how people with similar childhood but different nature choose to cope with their problems. Settings of Baldwin’s “Sonny Blues” and Byatt’s “The thing in the forest” are similar in terms of depressive atmosphere in which main characters were placed being a children. During the Blitz two little girls Penny and Primrose were evacuated from an endangered city to the countryside for the sake of their security.
(525) You are intrigued to know why Louise would be joyful seeing that her husband has died. By the end of the story you see the irony that she doesn’t die of happiness, but rather dies of sorrow knowing that she isn’t free anymore. In “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin uses strong irony to emphasize her theme of the unhappiness of marriages during this time. Irony is evident throughout the story, rather than the last five paragraphs, as irony plays out in the sense that, after learning about Brentley’s death, Louise retreats and becomes joyful. “She did not stop to ask if it were or were not a monstrous joy that held her” (525).
The war novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque depicts one protagonist, Paul, as he undergoes a psychological transformation. Paul plays a role as a soldier fighting in World War I. His experiences during the war are not episodes the average person would simply experience. Alternatively, his experiences allow him to develop into a more sophisticated individual. Remarque illustrates these metamorphic experiences to expose his theme of the loss of not only people’s lives but also innocence and tranquility that occurs in war.
Carl Nixon Documented Essay “Fractured families can bring out the best and worst in people” (Carl Nixon). How do fractured families affect a person? In his short stories, Like Wallpaper and My Father Running with a Dead Boy, Nixon elaborates on the difficulties of living in a fractured environment and how it contributes to the development of an adolescent. Nixon skillfully composes stories that attribute to the transition of time and the hardships of maturing and becoming independent.
The talk the grandmother and The Misfit have between them is mainly about religion, and what was done in the past, the talk leads to the grandmother having sympathy for him. The grandmothers moment of grace causes a terrible reaction from The Misfit. After The Misfit kills the grandmother he says “It’s no real pleasure in life,” which I think shows that the grandmother may have had some kind of impact on him in there discussion. In the final moments of life, redemption could always be reached.
Concerning Bridge to Terabithia, the controversial parts of the book can easily be explained. For example, the challenger is unhappy with the tragic ending of the book and claims that it is detrimental to the child; however, it is quite the opposite. According to Clarissa A. Wills’s article, “The Grieving Process in Children: Strategies for Understanding, Educating, and Reconciling Children 's Perceptions of Death,” it states, “Today, American children grow up in a society that avoids grief and the inevitability of death” (1). In reality, a parent cannot shield their children from death. In reality, people die and their loved ones will have to grieve, cope and move on without them.
Do I walk? Have I feet still? … Then I know nothing more” (287-291). Paul is even more affected by Kat’s death than Kemmerich’s death.
As people grow up, sometimes they lose their innocence and become affected by the change that adulthood brings. There is a point in time between the stages of childhood and adulthood where a child loses his or hers innocence. In JD Salinger's’ Catcher in the Rye, a troubled teenager named Holden Caulfield struggles with the fact that everyone has to grow up. The book gets its title from Holden’s constant concern with the loss of innocence. He does not want children to grow up because he believes adults are corrupt.
Holden wants to protect people’s innocence which cause to reflect about his innocence time and how they have changed. When Holden was younger he would visit the Museum of Natural History almost every Saturday. The charter Holden believed “the best thing, though in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was,” (Salinger 135). Holden thinks about this because he realizes that people and himself are always changing, but things around him necessarily aren’t changing. When people start to change, their innocence will slowly go away because they are growing up.