When reading the text Fear, by Gary Soto, I can’t help but assume the author’s purpose or overarching theme was that our past or life experiences can affect how we act. In this stories case, a life without love, can cause terrible behavior. The plot of the story revolves around a boy that comes from a broken home, and due to such circumstances he bullies his peers. The story was a typical encounter a fifth grader would have with Frankie (boy from a broken home). The narrator says, “Some of us looked away because it was unfair.
Edgar’s character towards his wife becomes barbaric because he forces her to have sex with him and emotionally blackmails her until she gives in to his sexual desires. Towards the end of the story Edgar sees the emptiness in his wife’s one good eye and realizes that she has been this way for a long time. But, instead of consoling her, he gets up and leaves her in bed alone. By doing this, it shows the lack of communication between them, and further exemplifies his barbaric character. This mannerism is also demonstrated after Edgar finds his wife’s lover’s letters in their closet.
In The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger portrays a fascinating juvenile misfit character extensively named Holden Caulfield. Holden goes to school at the age of sixteen and is said to be a misfit in society. However, even though society is corrupt in some ways, Holden Caulfield is a misfit no matter if people say he is misunderstood in the eyes of society. To understand why the character Holden Caulfield is a misfit, it must be understood.
Not only does he “stop” when girls ask him to on his double dates with Stradlater, but he also evades being intimate with a prostitute and instead lies about recovering from “an operation… a ways down the spinal canal” (Salinger 96). His struggles with sex also portray the trouble he has with establishing close relationships in general, and reflects his emotional and social isolation from those around him. The fact that he remains a virgin represents not only alienation but also protection from an action symbolic of adulthood. Holden also consistently sets himself apart from his peers, who represent the transition between growth and maturity, and who, in Holden’s eyes, are no different from “phony” adults. He realizes that his peers are growing up, and are slowly being “molded” into beings of society.
This reciprocates to Holden predicament because he as well does not know what is going to happen to him. Near the end of the story Holden goes to the pond and ponders on whether he will ever succeed like society pushes males to do. Which leads to, shortly after, Holden having a mental breakdown, and having to be hospitalized. Holden’s roommate, Stradler, is another symbol but unlike the ducks he symbolizes success through masculinity. Stradler, is an exemplary example of imperial masculinity as it is pressured by society.
Salinger, Holden seems to be the ultimate rebel. He is a rebel because he has been kicked out of several school. He has also disobeyed many rules of the society. Later in the novel, Holden learns a few lessons in his story. In “The Catcher in the Rye”, the lesson is to always obey and respect rules that you are given.
The repetition of the word ‘lust’, combined with the sexual associations of Desdemona’s bed, reflects and draws attention to Othello’s preoccupation with sensual matters. Othello even refers to his precious wife as ‘whore’ (III.iii.356), a ‘subtle whore’ (III.ii.20) and a ‘cunning whore’ (IV.ii.88), in a way to appreciate him. Shakespeare actually has indirectly revealed Othello’s fear of Desdemona’s sexuality. Even though Othello seems to be very confident in him and his control over Desdemona, he is actually tentative and afraid that Desdemona will cheat on him, proving his
Allie was innocent, and essentially everything Holden could be/wants to be. He frequently calls himself a liar (“I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.” (Salinger, Page 16)) and dumb. The opposite of his brother. If anything, Holden feels he should’ve died, not Allie, because he (Allie) was too young and innocent.
They experience isolation and it becomes evident the way they get into the state of seclusion. They are troubled students in school and the people around them tend to perceive them in a grim way. They end up becoming aware that family and friends cure this state of isolation. Firstly, Holden Caulfield and Tyler Miller can both be considered troubled students in High School. Their actions often lead to consequences and it seems that they are being a nuisance to everyone.
They are both the perfect example of youth, they are innocent children that do stuff that “kills” Holden. Everyone and everything is a phony according to him, his brother, parents, teachers, peers, the only people he finds genuine enough to fit his standards are kids and himself. Holden doesn 't realize that he has become something he despises, he puts on this mask, this persona where he is “immature” and a “child”, he