That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. ” Holden often states that most of adults are phony, and he strongly dislikes them. He dreams of saving children, but in reality falling from a cliff is a metaphor of them becoming phony adults, losing their innocence, childish honesty and the way they look at the world. The way he explains his dream to Phoebe, shows us that he doesn 't have actual plans for the future.
“His spirit, he feared, had been blasted away so that he had become lonesome and estranged from all around him as a sad old heron standing pointless watch in the mudflats of a pond lacking frogs.” (22) Inman had grown up with Christian views but the war had a negative effect on his faith, leaving him questioning God. Inman had originally blamed human nature for the war and other tragedies going on in the world, however, when he talks to the blind man and discovers he was born blind, he doesn’t know who to blame. Inman undergoes the complicated process of finding himself when he is lost. There had been times when Inman thought he’d be better off alone forever. However, his encounters with people like Veasey, had set him on a more positive spiritual path because he felt better when he saved the pregnant girl’s life.
This is a dystopian feature because this shows us that the Birthmother assignment is not seen as honourable in society, even though it is one of the most important. It is not only the adults that share these beliefs, the children do too. ““I heard about a guy who was absolutely certain he was going to be assigned Engineer,” Asher muttered as they ate, “and instead they gave him Sanitation Laborer. He went out the next day, jumped into the river, swam across, and joined the next community he came to” (Lowry 47) This is proof to us that Sameness is not very effective in Jonas’ world, because someone who was assigned Representative of the Department of Justice would probably not jump into the river, while someone who was assigned Fish Hatchery Attendant might. Even though some may be given unpleasant or undesirable jobs, someone has to do them.
Having a joyful childhood was unknown to them as their circumstances had forced them to mature beyond their years. Being only a child, they had to take the roles and responsibilities of adults. Although the situation was not ideal they had no other choice. Every individual was impacted by this powerful war based on location and ethnic backgrounds. Thinking back to the war we feel pity for the men and women who suffered but we forget to sympathize with the kids who had been affected to.
Although all of these characters were seen as vices, this tragedy brought out the family relationship in all of them protecting each other until the end. To many of us in this world, the definition can vary from person to person. To me I see family as the love that never wavers and that your love for another person would lead you to do almost anything to protect them. Uncle Billy seemed to have no sense of the word family because he stole and left them to die to save himself which leads me to believe that he doesn’t have the ability to love. This may be because he was never loved as a child or just doesn’t understand what family is.
Aldous Huxley develops the character of John in Brave New World through exile from the World State in order to elucidate the theme of not being able to escape the corruption that is society. After all the hardships John has been through, such as growing up on the Reservation with his mother, whose death also drove him to desperate actions such as starting a riot among some Deltas at the hospital, John was not able to properly cope with his “new life” in the World State. HIs positive view of what the “Other World” would be like was crushed when he realized how horrible and corrupt the people were there, all conditioned in uniformity to create stability. His disgust was only furthered by his exposure to the World State’s use of soma and sexual pleasure to keep people happily occupied. Everything that the people were conditioned and taught to do went against John’s beliefs, so he was understandably upset about it.
Bobby’s past and poor decisions have led to him losing everything including the love of his life Arlene and the promise of an American future. All relationships have a past that foreshadows the future and some cant handle what happens to disrupt that future. Ford shows this within Bobby who can’t hold himself accountable and has to blame everything but himself including where he lives “the west is fucked up I don’t know why we came out here”
Imagine if you were born into a country filled with poverty, fear, anxiety, despair and sorrow. The pain and suffering you would go through every day was so violent that you and your family had given up on all measures of hope. Every day you would fear persecution and you couldn’t even feel safe in the comfort of your own home. But what if there was a sliver of hope of escaping this drama occurring in your homeland by leaving by boat. All this drama gone in a flash, wouldn’t you want to try?
Bless him (Steinbeck 602)!” The absence of parental love leaves a hole only to be filled with hate, anger and death; without the blessing of love, Cal will die along with his father. It was December 25th, Christmas morning. Instead of waking up to my little brother’s excited smile, I was met with a face of sorrow and fear. Andrew told me he was scared and he did not know what to do and he heard Alex crying
Douglass didn’t grow up in the best environment either, never fully knew who his dad was, getting separated from his mom – Harriet Bailey – being whipped and beaten, watching many other slaves die or get beaten, and that’s just the start. Douglass’ life when he was younger was a living hell. He wrote in “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass”, “It was a most terrible spectacle. I wish I could commit to paper the feelings with which I beheld it.” He cannot even explain in words how bad his life as a slave really was. These things would never stop his dream of being free, though.
The tree above the river and the war prep at the school are important to the plot of the story. He revisits this place and holds guilt within him because of what he did to Finny there. I will never truly get over what happened to Phineas, although it was finally equal between us I lost my best friend. I hold a guilt inside of me that slowly gets worse. I shook the branch and made it fall, I myself cannot truly tell whether or not I meant to shake that branch but I do regret it.