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. When he is talking to his roommate Stradlater, after Stradlater went off on a date with Holden’s childhood friend, Jane, whom Holden has feelings for, “‘What’d you do?’ I said.
Introduction I agree with the statement that one form of masculinity is exalted culturally than the others. To understand more, we need to be culturally and socially informed about the exploitation of this masculinity or ‘machismo’ in Mexican society. This can be described as a group of behaviours or even the roles that is associated in which a man acts. Though both sexes can demonstrate masculine like behaviour including courage, independence and assertiveness. Yet, these traits can vary by location and are influenced by social and cultural factors.
ABSTRACT Hubert Selby Jr’s Last Exit to Brooklyn represents a perspective in America that is often overlooked due to the rising success of the 1950’s after World War II. This novel covers controversial topics like from rape, violence, drugs, crime and homosexuality. Due to the manner in which the novel is presented, there is much debate on whether the genre of Selby’s literary work is naturalism, moral satire, or both. The goal of this paper is to correctly identify what genre the novel falls in by analyzing and investigating the components of each genre and how they differ, the context and background of the novel itself, the characters and their decisions, and outside resources in order to understand the true purpose of Selby’s work. KEY TERMS Naturalism Moral Satire Genre Crime Poverty Violence Drugs Fiction Last Exit to Brooklyn Hubert Selby MANUSCRIPT BODY Hubert Selby Jr. published his first novel, Last Exit to Brooklyn, in 1964.
While Sawyer is away, Beau and Ash begin a relationship in secret. What happens when this secret comes out, along with one about Beau’s parents? The characters that the author has written about are the three of them that grew up together beau is a bad boy who always gets in trouble, as his cousin sawyer who is always the good one who as both of them find out later they are not just cousins they are brothers, the secret gets let out finally but they tell
Pronoun is a play about a young transgender teenager, Dean (Izabella), trying to come with terms with her decision to identify as a male. At the beginning of the play, Dean looks at himself in the mirror and instead of seeing his reflection; he sees the reflection of James Dean. Throughout the play, Dean talks to James Dean about the difficulties that he is having with his gender identity/transition. One of Dean’s major struggles with his transition was his relationship with his former boyfriend, Josh. Josh is still in love with Dean and still wants them to have a relationship.
Therefore, they follow whatever is pop to replace the traditional cultures that do not suit them any further. One popular trend many teens adopt, believing it can be a helpful tool to express their feelings more freely and get rid of the melancholy mood of their age, is the jazz. The story "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin illustrates the world wide consequences of jazz music and dance styles on youth. When Sonny abandons his family and leaves the school just to play jazz, his brother, who narrates the story and has a complete contradictory personality to Sonny's, feels troubled and frustrated. The narrator thinks the musicians are corrupted people, who deal with drugs and cigarettes, and tries to prevent Sonny from being with them.
Summary: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore explores the journey of two men by the same name who grow up in similar neighborhoods, but end up with different endings. The book shares the stories of both men who highlight significant events in their life that led one to be a businessman, while the other a convict in prison for murder without the possibility of parole. When Moore discovers Wes’s story he begins to correspond with him and it is their correspondence that inspired this book. First of all, Part One explains the childhood of the two boys and how both had an absent father. However, Wes loses his father because of a virus that goes undetected by doctors, while the other does not have a father because he chose to leave his child.
The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenedis, is a novel that deals with the complexities of being a teenager, dealing with related themes such as growing up, loss of innocence, adolescent sexuality, loneliness, unrequited love. These seemingly innocent themes however, develop a darker side, as they lead to the suicides of the main characters- Lux, Bonnie, Celia, Mary and Therese: the 5 Lisbon sisters. The story is told retrospectively through the the viewpoint of an unknown number of anonymous boys, now middleaged men, who grew up in the same middle class suburban neighbourhood in middle America. This first person plural narrative creates interest effects on the novel. Most importantly, the narrative is an extremely detached, therefore highly unreliable one.
Salinger that consists of main character Holden, who is also the narrator. This novel mostly concentrates on Holden’s alienation, throughout he tries to bring himself back in the society by meeting other people and talking to them about his life and questions but just fails. Holden is a 16 year old boy from New York City who got expelled from many boarding schools, the most former school he got expulsion was from Pencey Prep. As he is kicked out from
The complexity of life In Jonathan Larson’s Rent, the play is set in New York City around the year 1989. The play portrays the point of view of homeless people and it circles around 8 main characters squatting in Alphabet City. Larson’s drama includes the use of hyperbole and imagery. However, the most important characteristic of the play is its songs with great lyrics that delivers a deep message. It uses explicit language and discusses some controversial topics such as homosexuality and AIDS.
His father had been accepting of his sexuality while his mother often referred to him with pejorative labels, such as “fag.” With being gay Sonny had said it has caused him the trouble of loneliness. Despite his lifelong difficulties with social adjustment, after graduating high school, he then decided to attend a college to take introductory courses. Yet during his freshman year, Sonny had decided to smoke marijuana leaving him to believe it damaged his brain. He soon dropped out of college and took a career as a janitor which allowed him to work alone and required a limited amount of social interaction. Risk