First, Holden left school by himself . Holden went to an ivy league school, which means you pay to go there. He was getting kicked out around Christmas break so it would have been easier for him to leave ;however, schools today would have still called a parent. Nowadays, when a student doesn 't show up to school their parents get phone calls, texts, email, all day until they answer and let the school know where their child is . In the story Holden leaves at night so no one would see him even though today there would be a
Life’s what you make it Can you imagine not being able to choose whether or not you want to be a part of a life filled with violence? Some people are just sucked into it because of choices other people make. For instance, Geoffrey Canada’s mom moved him & his three brothers into to the south Bronx where the journey of violence then began. In the memoir Fist Stick Knife Gun the narrator Geoffrey Canada goes through a series of events that eventually influences him to become the man he is today. Geoffrey Continues to reflect on his experiences and shows how he learned from them being that he grew up very poorly compared to an average kid in a rough neighborhood in the south Bronx where he went through a number of life-changing or eye
The last school he flunked out of was Pencey Prep a private all boys school. After getting kicked out, he decided to leave early and ran off to New York City alone where he rents out a cheap hotel room. While in New York, he has experiences that make him act a certain way do to PTSD issues with death. First of all, Holden feels some guilt from his younger brother Allie’s death. We can clearly see this when Holden thinks back on a memory he had when Allie was alive.
Pip is becoming more and more ashamed of who he is and where he was brought up,as he is learning his new habits. Pip starts feeling ashamed when Wemmick starts showing him his rings. Next, when Joe comes to visit in London he was very out of place with all the fellow gentleman. Another time he felt ashamed was when him and Herbert joined the club. I believe Pip was ashamed when he saw Wemmicks rings because when he lived with his sister and Joe he couldn 't afford anything to that extent.
The death of Holden 's younger brother Allie has caused him to confuse his perception of reality and to alienate himself. Throughout the novel, the topic of death is reoccurring in Holden 's mind. Whether he 's in school, doing homework, or aimlessly walking around New York City, Allie 's presence or lack thereof is always looming. It escalates to the point that Holden is always thinking about his own death, but more more specifically he 's fear of being forgotten: "Every time I came to the end of a block and stepped off the goddamn curb, I had this feeling that I 'd never get to the other side of the street. I thought I 'd just go down, down, down and nobody 'd ever see me again.
Holden Caulfield. A troubled teenager who has experienced tragic events in his life such as the loss of his beloved brother Allie and getting kicked out of school four times for failing a majority of his classes. However, Holden’s biggest fear in The Catcher in the Rye is acknowledging adulthood and growing up. He believes that adults are inevitably “phonies” and as a result they stand as a symbol of everything that's wrong in the world- his world. Slowly, Holden starts to understand the concept of adulthood and has a chance to face his fear of growing up as his sister Phoebe sheds some light in his complicated life.
(his older brother). Or simply anyone who fits into society norms, for example, Sally Hayes. Holden’s obsession stems from his fear that he may become a phony one day. So, he spends the book running from adulthood by doing childish things and struggling to keep his life from changing. We see Holden’s fear of phonies shine throughout The Catcher in the Rye.
Holden had gone through four stages but throughout the book he is having trouble going through his fifth and sixth stage which focuses in his Identity and intimacy confusion due to his “failure” in his past stages. For example when Holden told his little sister Phoebe that he was going to leave and find a job far way, but in reality Holden doesn't have an idea of what he's going to do with his life. Holden planning his future shows his role confusion because he's trying to leave his teenage years behind but he’s still not sure if he's going to do it. Another example is when Holden said “ "Here's my idea. How would you like to get the hell out of here?
Holden resents for becoming a screenwriter, after his release in one month. As he waits, Holden recalls the events of the previous Christmas. Holden begins his story at Pencey Preparatory Academy, an exclusive boarding school in Agerstown, Pennsylvania, on the Saturday afternoon of the traditional football game with a rival school. Holden has been expelled from Pencey due to poor work and is not to return after Christmas break, which begins the following Wednesday. He plans to return home on that day so that he will not be present when his parents receive notice of his expulsion.