Calling himself a liar contrasts with what he wants the reader to think about him with what he’s actually like, which is a liar. One of Holden’s biggest problems is not wanting to grow up and be an adult because he doesn’t like adults. Holden thinks all adults are phonies and doesn’t want to grow up like that, but he’s already being fake before he is an adult. When the reader discovers Holden says one thing but does the other the reader learns that Holden is an unreliable narrator because of his phoniness.
He was helpless as he needed the kite as trophy for his father, to prove that he is ‘Baba’s perfect son’. Amir is further instigated by his guilt and greed to hide the watch under Hassan’s pillow, thus stealing the truth from him. Shadows and darkness are once again used in this scene to emulate the shift from the innocent friendship Amir had with Hassan to the guilt and shame that he bears as he walks in the shadows with his head low, as though in shame. As he moves towards the quarters, he glances towards the sides. Amir’s particular body language shows that he wants this deed to be seen by no one.
Reverend Parris is a self centered man who care only about himself and his reputation. When he talks to Abigail he show how worried he is about his reputation by saying “I must know it now, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it. ”(Miller, 170). This shows how self centered he is because he is only worried about his enemies ruining
Phoniness: The Worst Mental Illness Holden Caulfield is a complex character, but it’s this complexity that simultaneously makes him insanely simple. The intricacies of Holden’s mind can lead a reader into believing that he’s super depressed, is a compulsive liar, has obsessive compulsive disorder, or should be diagnosed with any other mental illnesses in any number of combinations. These assumptions are reaching. Instead of sticking Holden with labels and saying he needs medication and therapy, think about his life and situation. He’s a normal, albeit dramatic, teenager dealing with inner workings of life that he just isn’t familiar with.
Even though Willy Loman did have a tragic flaw, reversal of fortune, and having as his fate being death, his failure to recognize reversal caused by his own actions as well as striving to achieve your "rightful" position in society classified him to be a modern tragic
The creature introspects, “Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant… I was, besides, induced with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even the same nature as man.” (Shelley 107) The creation’s self-loathing is a common symptom demonstrated by abused children (Hosier). Frankenstein’s creation suffers from arrested emotional development because of the abuse.
However, Neoptolemus vehemently rejects the recommendation, citing that principles are more important than occasional victories, and what’s more disgusting the sickness is “when a man abandons / his own true nature and acts shamefully” (901-902). All in all, shame is a natural emotion characters cannot escape from, and Neoptolemus’ shame ultimately prompts him to stand with principles over dirty
Prufrock’s relationship with women, spoiled by detachment and fear, is the source of his crippling insecurity, anxiety, and distress, which limits his ability to socialize and further isolates him from the world beyond his torturous mind. Alfred Prufrock’s generalizes all women into having malignant, overcritical intentions, leading him to develop
Impoliteness if the Mildew of mankind, Eddie’” (32). Unfortunately, everyone has their weakness. In one of his less than stunning moments, Holden sells his son’s virginity and heritage to the DeMauve’s claiming that he believed Eddie would die during the trip to High Saffron. This not only shows his blatant disregard for Eddie’s desires and his lust for money, but also displays his lack of faith in his son. Upon further speculation, he realizes his wrongdoing because a parent’s best interest are not always right and even in the most unlikely of circumstances, one must always have faith in their child.
He seems to dislike himself for his decision to wear the veil, but takes the burden. While dealing with this burden he never attempts to see himself in this state for he is ashamed and scared. “In truth, his own antipathy to the veil was known to be so great, that he never willingly passed before a mirror…affrighted by himself” (Hawthorne). The mirror in this story provides not only grim
In the novel “The Catcher in the Rye”, the protagonist Holden Caulfield demonstrates his unusual behaviour. The narrator introduces the story of an emotionally damaged teenager whose suspicions and personal issues prevent him from being “normal” in a society full of phonies that he does not seem to get along with. It becomes clear that Holden has clouded judgement as he rides an emotional rollercoaster of mood swings with the people he likes, and dislikes. Therefore, it becomes obvious that some of his personal flaws include his distrust, depression, and unreasonable attitudes and thoughts are based on his underlying emotional problems. Holden Caulfield has a variety psychological problems, such as his skepticism, depressive behaviour, and
Many times he would just let Hassan take the blame for all of his problems. Amir and Hassan are not friends. Amir did not help his so called best friend Hassan when he was being attacked because he was scared of getting hurt, and putting himself out there. Whenever the attack first started Amir was there watching.
Similarly, the crave for power and domination over others can result in the downfall of relationships. After Jack attempts to overthrow Ralph out of his chief status and fails, “I’m not going to be a part of Ralph’s lot-…. I’m going off by myself” (Golding 127). Since Jack’s craving for dominance over others cannot be fulfilled, Jack acts in an immature manner by walking away from everyone who he deems to be disloyal to him. Thus, when man longs to be a figure of authority, his relationships with others will eventually
That is not to say, however, that Mr. Backwards cares for nothing at all, as I have stated before, he cares much for himself and his drink! However, there is one more object which he holds fondly in his heart. The office which he holds in his home state. It is well known that Mr. Backwards had no inclination of joining this assembly as the very nature of it makes him sick at the thought.