In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is very immature throughout most of the story. He refuses to give up his childhood and he is anxious to see what the future hold for him. Towards the end of the book, the reader is able to catch glimpses of Holden’s new found maturity. He is starting to understand that growing up is a big responsibility and is finally ready to take on that challenge. Although he has not completely matured, one distinct moment at the end of the book lets the reader know he will reach complete maturity in the near future.
Holden’s struggles during the novel, “The Catcher In The Rye,” he figures out the true loss of innocence lost in becoming an adult and the struggle to be one and Holden struggling to be the catcher in the rye to catch kids from losing adulthood. His relationship struggles are his key factors which makes Holden who he truly
Lead In: A child will usually grow up hidden away from adult problems, and then learn the way of the world as he or she get older. However, in the novel Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, Antonio Marez, a child who has grown up with the weight of the world on his shoulders, while striving to fulfil his parents’ expectations and also struggling with the loss of many people around him, has learned to mature faster to deal with the problems he has endured in a short life time. For Antonio, his development begins not with his birth or with his first days of school, but with the arrival of Ultima, the curandera who moves in with his family because of old age. It is with Ultima’s arrival that Antonio is first exposed to the magic of the world and
“Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun” - Nina Dobrev. Growing up is about learning new things, but not forgetting what was fun in the past. For kids, growing up means everything is new and unknown, and for some it is terrifying. In literature, characters develop and show physical and/or mental growth as the plot progresses. The authors of “Bangs,” “On Turning 10,” and To Kill a Mockingbird use literary tools to convey the theme of growing up, and show how children in the texts are struggling to live up to others’ expectations.
Transitioning between childhood and adulthood is a mesh of fog and disconnection from comfort that will eventually clear with growth and maturity. This correlates to the life of Antonio Marez, a young boy finding his way through the stages of childhood and adulthood in the novel Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya. Throughout the story, Antonio struggled to comply with the lifestyle his family chose for him which caused the haze in his mind to expand. At first, it was unclear what life he would choose, but once outside influences came into play, Antonio began to question the ideals he once believed in. In addition to his frequent questioning, life-altering events that Antonio experienced caused the fog to dissipate.
For example, what he got for Christmas and his birthday, what he was for Halloween, and his imaginary friends. These two pieces of text similar because of their views on their young age. In the poem, “On Turning Ten,” the main character is a 10 year old boy, while in Something Wicked This Way Comes one of the main
The novel Looking For Alaska by John Green surprisingly offers almost unrealistic expectations regarding adult supervision, allowing Miles, along with his schoolmates to find their own beliefs regarding personal morals. The unrealistic aspects of the novel are beneficial. “Moral Choices,” an article written by “The Allen Review,” states that “the novels allow student to vicariously experience challenging, sometimes dangerous situation, in a non-threatening fictional arena,” (pg. 2) promoting growth without consequences. Watching and experiencing characters work through the challenges and setbacks common in adolescent's lives is valuable, especially in regards to relationships.
In the poem, “A Hymn to Childhood,” Li-Young Lee talks about having fragmented individuality from childhood due to war. He is lost in perception of a traumatic childhood caused by war and a normal naïve childhood. Lee depicts the two diverged childhoods from his memory through the use of antithesis to emphasize the world perceived by a self fragmented individual. Throughout the poem, he consistently presents two opposing ideas to show what it feels like to grow up with emotional trauma. He descriptively tells the readers he grew up in a state of chaos due to war and that he did not have a peaceful childhood compared to normal kids.
Being a grown up means accepting the responsibilities of adulthood. Growing up is very bittersweet and has it’s ups/downs. Holden is a teenage troublemaker who doesn't know what he's in for. He goes through a lot of problems and just can’t seem to overcome them. In the novel The Catcher In The Rye, by JD Salinger, Holden struggles with the idea of adulthood.
The transition of Scout and Jen from childhood to adulthood forces them to live with the fact people can’t be purely good and also they aren’t purely evil. They have to learn and co-exist with both good and evil. But the line between good and evil is very thin and confusing for a coming to age child. For example, in the case of Tom,
They, however, both have a mutual theme; growing up brings uncertainty and disappointment. In the poem “Hanging Fire” Audre Lorde painted a gloomy picture of a fourteen year old facing the downsides to adolescence. Things that once were simple are now dealt with extreme difficulty. The teenager in the story
This poem central theme is youth of all of the wonderful stages, and how sad a person can be when they are about to lose it. Youth is not eternal. This poem shows how the narrator is feeling how he remembers his youth and tells us his experiences. Alienation is described in this poem because the author is isolating in his youth years he can’t separate the stages and the sense of understanding events in which he is engaged. Also, we can say that he feels lonely with no one to share his new life style and the new change of entity.