Have you ever experienced anything that made you grow up faster than you should have? Have you ever been forced to do something that changed the way you live and think? Or have you ever tried to hide something you strongly believed in because other people 's perspective about you might change? This happens a lot in today 's society, but it also happened to Marjane Satrapi. Marjane tells her story through her novel, Persepolis, and it helps show how things in the world can drastically change someone’s perspective.
Innocence is one of the most characteristic attributes of young children. When this is taken away from a child in quick succession, this is called loss of innocence. At the beginning of Persepolis, Marjane is a young child, easily impressionable, and innocent. However, as the book continues, she idolizes her ambition to become a rebellious child. The events happening at the time were also heightening her loss of innocence, with wars and difficult situations being plentiful.
The Catcher in the Rye is one of the many novels that is banned from schools reading lists. This fact sparked interest in why this brilliant novel even deserves to be put on this list. We must dive deeper in the meaning behind the words and why the author created the characters the way he created them. J.D. Salinger introduces protagonist, Holden Caulfield as a pessimistic teenager who is essentially having a midlife crisis. Holden believes he lives in a world full of phonies and that this fact of the matter makes it impossible for him to grow into who he is destined to be.
Throughout the Catcher and the Rye, the story follows the main character, Holden, after his dismissal from Pencey Prep, journeying through New York City, and along the way giving a biased narrative. As the story goes on, Holden talks about his brother, Allie, who died of leukemia, his sex drive, his childhood friend Jane, and his love for his little sister, Phoebe. In Catcher and the Rye, Salinger portrays that inner needs and wants can affect people in negative ways, such as holding onto the past (Body 1), and making poor, impulsive decisions (Body 2). Holden, in the story, is known to be quick to judge people, especially when it happens to coincide with his past.
Dr. Derek Shepherd, in the television show Grey’s Anatomy, once said to a friend, “you were like coming up for fresh air. It’s like I was drowning and you saved me.” When people are feeling underwater in their own lives, they need somebody to throw them a lifeline and pull them out from where they are falling. In The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, Holden Caulfield feels as if he is sinking into depression and needs someone to save him.
Holden´s Behavior Holden Caulfield is a teenager growing up in 1950’s America. He has been through an ordeal, both physically and mentally, and is going through a pivotal time in his life, arguably caused by the death of his brother, Allie, only a few short years before. Holden runs away from his school, Pencey Prep, and wanders around New York for the vast majority of the story. During this journey, he is faced with the fact that he must grow up, something he does not take lightly. While it may be noted that Holden Caulfield wasn’t quite able to express himself through practical means, his thought processes can be surmised as identical to those of the typical teenager.
magine being in love with someone and then having that stripped away only because of social class. From the lovers point of view, all it is, is seamless love, but the government sees disrespect among the social class system. This is one of the many ways Marjane Satrapi demonstrates a perspective in not only social class, nationalism, but in the loss of innocence as well Iranian war in the 1980s. For instance, Marjane 's perspective changes from when she was a naive respectful little girl at the beginning of the novel, to an unruly, rebellious young adult towards the end. For example, this young boy is drinking alcohol, you aren’t even allowed to drink alcohol until you are 21 years of age.
Everything can be viewed from two perspectives; A fist fight, a murder, bullying, just to name a few situations. This is still the case with Iran and it’s people. Iran and its neighboring countries are often portrayed negatively as terrorist, or failed nations. This is not always the truth, however, and one can learn that through Marjane’s coming of age story, Persepolis. The personal nature of the story is told through Marjane’s loss of innocence, her opinions on religion, and her observation of the prominent gender roles.
Holding onto the past has always been a common trope in fiction, though it’s usually seen in a negative light. In J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield holds on to a lot of things- ideals, memories, people. More specifically, he never really lets go of his deceased brother, Allie. While Allie never appears himself, he’s mentioned quite a lot by Holden and is one of the things that Holden likes the most.
Holden Caulfield is a sixteen-year old boy that hates a lot of things. He attends a school named Pencey where he got kicked out because he had very poor grades. The only class he actually likes is English class. He doesn’t care that he got kicked out because he thinks that a bunch of “phonies” go to that school anyways. In J.D Salinger’s novel the Catcher in the Rye, Holden is affected by his two brothers Allie, and D.B.