Holden Caulfield lives his life as an outsider to his society, because of this any we (as a reader) find normal is a phony to him. Basically, every breathing thing in The Catcher in the Rye is a phony expect a select few, like Jane Gallagher. What is a phony to Holden and why is he obsessed with them? A phony is anyone who Holden feels is that living their authentic life, like D.B. (his older brother). Or simply anyone who fits into society norms, for example, Sally Hayes.
The narrator is is very determined to help Doodle walk. He can’t drag doodle around everywhere. This gives brother the idea to teach doodle to walk. At first doodle doesn't think he can do it.
Acceptance, a basic principle taught at a young age. Also one of the many things James Hurst's “The Scarlet Ibis” symbolizes. We are all taught acceptance is a good thing, we are told we deserve it, and we are told we should not only seek it from others, but also give it to others. Yet, even after the bountiful lessons on acceptance, there are people who do not have the luxury of being accepted. A perfect example of one of those people is Doodle.
Isolation on both the Night Counter and Birds of Paradise is being shown, they are both in completely forms and views. The Night Counter deals with an alienation because of an ethnic background and limitations occurring because of that. It is showing how even years after a tragic event generations continue to suffer the consequences because they are simply being categorized. Birds of Paradise is handling something that might not be so obvious to every reader, but is speaks of a separation between a family due to ones perception of how people should look and envying them for things that should not be praised. Both books have similar problems but are dealing with entirely different situations.
“Why does he pay you like that?” Asked Scout, “ because that’s the only way he can pay me. He has no money. ”(23) responds Atticus when questioned why he is allowing Walter Cunningham to pay him in this manner. The Cunningham’s are above the Ewells in the caste system while still remaining under the other white members of Maycomb.
No one is fully good or fully bad. Take Ian Goade: We first see him as a teacher, who takes his job seriously. We like him, because he seems like a good person. He teaches kids, he cares for them (“I helped the boy up from the ground and asked if he was hurting anywhere”) and he doesn’t seem arrogant (“Not because I’m a better teacher than my colleagues”). Right now, we trust him.
Throughout his life he was so selfish that even when he died only a few people came to his funeral. His lack of any worthwhile connections with people is a product of his selfish pursuits in life like Daisy and how he disregarded anything in his way simply to benefit himself. He had simply made connections that allowed him to use and benefit from people. His lack of
From the beginning of the story it is clear that there is a lack of an authority figure in Alex’s life. His parents seem to be emotionally absent, they do not question their sons lack of school attendants, nor do they question where he is and wants he is doing late at night. Alex had a very relaxed upbringing and was allowed to do whatever, whenever with no consequences. The “Droog" gang members also had a negative impact on Alex’s decision making and problem solving abilities. Growing up with this lack of authority and the inability to differ between right and wrong is the ideal environment for the makings of a psychopath.
In the movie Nightjohn directed by Charles Burnett their were many differences than the book Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen. The differences are minimal and sometimes would not even be noticed. Most movies would be very boring if they would be the same as the book. In the book all the characters are different than they are in the movie. One character is Mrs.Waller the wife of Clel Waller.
Elie Wiesel gives certain detail that has helped me tell who is a positive or negative character by describing the way he felt when he was around them. Moishe the Beadle was a positive character he was a teacher of Jewish Mysticism. The little town of sighet was loving of Moishe the Beadle he was an exception to all the other poor people in town. Elie gives details leading me to feel Moishe the Beadle is a positive character in this book.
The road to a relationship with God is not straight, it is ever changing with challenges and curves and ups and downs. This is a main theme in the memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel, where Elie has a struggling relationship with God. He thinks that God has abandoned him and his dad so he does not feel the need to continue his relationship with God. Elie was excited about his faith but the holocaust makes him feel angry and confused with God. Elie 's faith excites him from a young age and he wants to learn more about God.
“Monsters exist, but there are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and act without asking questions.” ~Primo Levi. This statement was said about the Holocaust. There are monsters in this world, but the people who believe the monsters and act for them are far more dangerous.
A major theme of the last three sections of the novel is the loss of identity. Throughout the book, Elie and the other prisoners lose touch with who they really are, as Jews and as human beings. In the beginning of the novel, Elie is a devout Jew, focused on furthering his studies of the Kabbalah. However, as his time at the concentration camp progresses, he continually loses his faith in God. He doesn’t fast on Rosh Hashanah as a sign of defiance, and he frequently blames God for what is happening to the Jews.
Eliezer, the main character of Night, is faced with a massive external conflict of being imprisoned in a concentration camp, and the situation is aggravated by his internal conflicts regarding his relationship with religion. Religion is a main part of Eliezer's identity. Thus, his loss in religious faith is critical to his character development. Throughout the novel it becomes obvious that his faith in God shifts many times. At the beginning, Eliezer goes to the synagogue almost every day.