Holden gives Phoebe his red hunting hat because he thinks the hat will protect her from the outside world and keep her innocence and purity intact as he believes it has done for him. Not only does Holden wear the hat all the time but he also talks about wearing the hat all time this showing that he’s a bit more self conscious about the hat than he lets
Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111).
This quote from The Giver is an amazing way to show you this. “I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid” Noyce. What this quote explains is that the protagonist feels horrible for all the people who don't fit in. Now teens can relate to this very well because even being pushed to be the same most teens feel different than everyone else, this is not always a bad thing either, but when they feel “strange and stupid” as the book says it’s not very great. This is an extremely great way to show you why teens find this genre interesting, but that's not all of the reasons
During the Holocaust, many of the Jews have noticed that they have changed over time. As much as Jew’s wanted to speak for themselves, or even save others, this wasn’t possible due to their fear of winning them causing silence. In the Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, shows how Wiesel’s experience was during this harsh time in his life as a teenager. During this experience, Wiesel discovers how others, also including him, decided to remain silent as a result of their fear, causing some choices to be avoided and not made. To sum up, Wiesel’s experience portrays that fear always wins and causes others to be silent.
Paul had dreams that were put on halt when he enlisted and he thinks about that sometimes, especially when on leave; he wishes he could live a normal life and have a normal job. He also says that “it [the normal jobs and lives] repels me, it is so narrow, how can that fill a man’s life” (page 169). Paul used to collect books, he loved to read and learn and get lost in the stories. He also was writing a play called Saul that, like everything else, had to be halted when he went to war. Paul was kindhearted, he believed strongly in comradeship and grew strong bonds with his friends in his troop.
In modern-day life people often have their ups and downs of having power and losing it all. This is a key element in life, which is why many art forms choose to use it as their basis of writing. Literature often shows power and powerlessness through heroes and villains. However, author James Baldwin brings the battle of having and losing power through ordinary people’s life experiences. In the short story, Sonny’s Blues, written by James Baldwin examines the idea of how the desire to have power or control leads to having no power at all through the plot, characters, and setting.
Teens nowadays feel many emotions and think many thoughts. Some feel trapped and they like to get out by reading books. Young adults can relate to dystopian books a lot more than many other books because the characters in the novels feel the same way as the readers do. Anthem can especially relate to teens because i is about a man who feels trapped in his world and just wants knowledge and to find his own love. He wants what he wants for him not for the good of the society in the book.
As mentioned in the article, Holden’s depression challenges him greatly as shown in his interactions with other people. In addition to his interactions, he acts capriciously and carelessly as also shown in his conversations with Sally. He is struggling to live his life with the disabilities that come with his disease which dictates his words and actions in turn, takes opportunities of a good life away from him including love, an education, and healthy
The American Addiction Center's six characteristics that identify an alcoholic are extremely helpful in Rex's diagnosis. He doesn't possess all six, but the ones that he does possess put his family into constant danger when he is around. Alcoholism in The Glass Castle causes a great divide between Rex and his family and between danger and safety. Rex's daily drinking leads him to be considered a dangerous, alcoholic
Hook: (scenario)INTRO Imagine this: you are feeling down because you have an issue with your family and you need someone to talk to but there is nobody. The problem will get worse and worse, generating more sadness and self-hate towards your self. This is the scenario of a person who does not have a true friend to talk with. Friendship has a big impact on the well-being of a teenager life. In this essay, I will discuss the positives and negatives a teenage friendship.
In many cases throughout the novel, Holden tells the reader of his feeling of deep sadness, and even admitting his depression. However, in most of these cases, his sadness is triggered by little events or situations. For example, when he explains his feelings about the phony Elkton Hills headmaster talking with his well-dressed parents, he says, “It makes me so depressed I go crazy” (Salinger 14). His feelings about the headmaster are interesting, because it shows that he overreacts and has depressive thoughts for little, unreasonable things which most teenagers at his age typically don’t experience. Also, Holden even considers committing suicide multiple times throughout the novel.
I read “Middle school: Mmy Bbrother is a Bbig Ffat Lliar” by James Patterson.The book mainly talks about what the title explains.On how having a brother that continuously lies on you and one who is consantly annoying you in any and everything you do.You would think since he’s older he would act more mature than what he does,but he doesn’t.At times it does show where they aren’t trying to cut each others heads off but them actually getting along, which is barely ever. Reading this story made me feel sad at times but covered up the sadness with laughter soon after (that rhyme).In my opinion, when writing this he intended to entertain by making people laugh and it definitely did.Because in his writing, he uses jokingly and sarcastic
So many times personal accounts are explained, in detail, about an individual that was not treated well as a child, or had some kind of dysfunction in his/her family that gave credence to the reason why that person is not successful. That belief could not be further from the truth when it comes to critically acclaimed author, Tobias Wolff. Amid his trials and tribulations as a child and throughout life, Mr. Wolff authored numerous award winning writings, received a college education, became an influence in certain literary circles, and developed a very literal and deliberate aspect on how to capture the minds of prospective students and readers. The second son born to Mr. Arthur and Rosemary Wolff, Tobias Wolff, came into this world on
For the protagonist in Fahrenheit 451, books were the key to knowledge and finding yourself. In the novel, Montag read The Book Of Ecclesiastes which in turn opened new doors for him by showing him that reading isn 't dangerous and helping him become included in the group of intellectuals. For me, the book that opened new doors was It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini and it showed me the importance of balancing my priorities in my life and valuing my mental health. To put the story in a quick summary, a boy named Craig Gilner decides to attempt suicide because of his crippling depression but instead calls a crisis service and spends the rest of the book in an adult psychiatric hospital where he meets those who are more or less like him in some way. Despite going through a multitude of mental ups and downs, in the end he goes back home with a better grip on handling his depressive tendencies.
Though many try to obtain free will, this difficult task often results in defeat. In the novels, Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the characters’ lives are predetermined; thus, driving them into mental instability. A predetermined life acts as a catalyst for mental deterioration. The protagonists suffer from depression as a result of their predetermined lives, as well as, the characters blindly obey their controllers, and have a longing to break free from being controlled. A study was conducted and determined that, “feeling trapped is a direct experience and symptom of inner passivity.