The audience can feel differently about the surprises or situational irony for the characters because of who they are and what they do throughout the story. O. Henry’s “Ransom of Red Chief” shows a humorous case of situational irony. Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” can either create a sympathetic or lousy feeling for the characters of the story. Both authors from both stories create an unexpected twist which leads into conflicts which then leads into some circumstances. O. Henry and Guy de Maupassant both have a similar yet completely different case of situational
We realize that throughout the novel he is obsessed with the past and finds comfort in certain things. From the past, he finds comfort in Allie’s baseball glove, and a red hunting hat. To add onto these, as he gets older, he starts to smoke, drink, and go to his sister Phoebe to find comfort. Holden is only sixteen years of age, but he looks much older than that which is why he can slip through bars and drink, faking
To add on, Holden is not one to follow society’s rules. Holden is not the person to be engaged in what society calls “normal” because he is not necessarily a “normal” kid. Meaning, society believes kids around his age are interested in football games(3), going on dates (26), or just going to school (35). Society believes teenagers should attend school, and in Holden’s case, High School.
In the short story “It’s that it hurts” by Tomas Rivera, a boy gets expelled for fighting at school. The “It” that hurts is the boy’s lack of pride. The boy’s pride was splintered by having to be nude in the sight of a complete stranger. In the story the boy had to strip down naked in front of the nurse. This hurt his pride because he was uncomfortable with stripping down in front of a stranger.
Atticus is intelligent. In the book we see this when he made Bob Ewell write his name to show that he is left handed. This shows that Atticus is intelligent because he made the sherriff double think about what eye was blackened and how he showed that Tom’s left arm we crimped. To do this he tried to make him catch a glass with his left arm. To make sherrif Tate double think himself he keeped asking are you sure or, my left or your left.
During the experience Cole is going through he has made some bad decisions he might regret. Cole has put blame on himself due to failure to care about others, actions on the island and his attitude towards the program. As Cole was put through the program he thought that the people in the program were trying to make fun of him and put him down. Cole also believes his parents, especially his father don 't care about him.
Lonesome…depressed…negative. In the thought-provoking book The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden struggles to form relationships after his brother’s death, and becomes careless after flunking out of multiple schools. Holden has no feelings besides negativity towards all of his surroundings. He thinks of everyone as phonies when he himself is phony as well. Holden has many struggles, but they are all mostly formed by his inability to grow up.
Holden’s constant search for something sincere and unadulterated is a direct link to the affect Allie’s death had upon him. One journalist, analyzing an essay by Carl Strauch, had this to say about the hat: “Strauch points out that he wears the hat "backwards like a catcher" (10), an undoubtedly pointed correlation with the novel’s title as well as Holden’s view of himself as a savior” (Scott). The hat, therefore, is symbolic to Holden’s role as the catcher in the rye, or the protector of
While Holden watches Phoebe ride the carousel, it begins to rain hard and this is when Holden realizes, "My hunting hat really gave me quite a lot of protection, in a way, but I got soaked anyways" (Salinger 212). What Holden means is that the hat gave him protection from the rain which is a metaphor for guarding against adulthood. But when he gets soaked though, it is another way of saying that the hat did not stop him from growing up into adulthood. The Red Hunting Hat shielded Holden from the adult world but after realizing he can not stop growing up, Holden passes it down to Phoebe so she can be protected just like the hat once did for
How would you know you weren’t being a phony? The trouble is, you wouldn’t.” (Salinger, Catcher in the Rye, 92) His constant need to defy norms and ridicule materialism defies the Dream to such an extent that it almost seems like he is mocking the dream. He chooses to evade the pressure of making it big in life contrary to his classmates.
The repeating symbols of The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger shows many ways that J.D. Salinger and his Characters are trying to convey in the themes of Keeping innocence of his sibling and objects and people in general character shows. The way he gets through this is by using his red hunting hat as a security blanket. J.D. Salinger uses many and symbols and actions of the main character, Holden Caulfield, to convey his main repeated symbol of innocence and attempting to keep it and making Holden's red hunting hat to be a big part of preserving innocence in the younger characters in the novel. Holden caulfield uses his red hunting hat as a sort of security blanket that allows him to do thing he would not normally do himself.
Elizabeth Ross, a Swiss-American author wrote, “The most beautiful we've known are those who have known defeat, struggles, loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” In order to survive in the world we must realize that growing up comes with having to face your fears. The protagonists in John Knowles, Elie Wiesel, and J.D. Salinger books either fear losing their identity to cruelty, change, or their best friend. These fears tend to be the evil that the characters live with and shape their lives. What they do not get is that every adolescent endures evil; how they handle this will cause them to mature.
Closed off, no stable relationships, no will to maintain having friends how are we supposed to see what Holden feels? In the Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger, Holden is afraid of being open with people and not willing to reveal his true thoughts. Throughout the story, Holden’s fears are revealed using strong figurative language. Salinger uses powerful symbolism to show Holden’s inner thoughts and fears of death and change. Holden is afraid of death and also afraid of change
Holden v. society … Who is the real problem? Holden Caulfield is a 17 year old boy that is narrating the whole book from a mental hospital. He gets kicked out of Pency Prep, and begins his story about his trip through the big apple. Holden seems to be a lost seed and he struggles to make it day by day.
Nandan Shastry In the novel, Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holden Caulfield struggles with many internal and external conflicts that change his attitude on life and how he approaches and confronts various situations. Throughout the novel Holden is always labeling people and situations that he disagrees with as phony instead of respecting that someone may have different opinion than him and it might be right. At the conclusion of the novel Holden is faced with the questions of whether he will apply himself when he goes to school that coming fall. He replies that he wants to but will never know until that time has come.