Salinger. This book is narrated by the main character Holden Caulfield. He takes the reader on a journey over a few days from him leaving the school to roaming the streets of New York. The question is Holden a Phony often pops into the minds of the reader. Holden is a phony because he is a hypocrite who does things that he criticize others for.
Peer pressure heavily influences Maycomb citizens throughout the novel, often pertaining to racism. One night, Jem and Scout go out late in the evening to find Atticus after he leaves the house for an unexplained reason. They find him in front of the jailhouse facing a mob angry about his defense of a Negro named Tom Robinson. In this mob, Scout sees Mr. William Cunningham Sr., the father of a friend at school. She is later upset about the fact that Mr. Cunningham almost hurt Atticus in his hurry to join in with other men in their potentially harmful activities.
An Enotes certified educator says it best when she states, "…Boo Radley is discriminated against due to beliefs formed about him based on rumors." (K.H. Tamara 1). For these reasons, it is clear that Lee is commentating on the intolerance of people who did not fit in with everyone else, and how it is essentially unacceptable to be different. Secondly, Racial discrimination is prevalent throughout the novel.
The book The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D Salinger, is about a boy named Holden. He was kicked out of a school named Pencey Prep. After he got kicked out of school he couldn’t go home because his parents would be mad at him. So throughout his adventure he met people that where phonies but not everyone he met was a phony. He doesn’t like people that were are phonies because he always ended up lying to them about something.
“He starts to roam the streets at night and he learns how to steal and he learns how to fight.” are some of the lyrics Presley used to describe the violence in the song. Shortly after this line he sang, “Then one night in desperation the young man breaks the rules, he buys a gun, steals a car, tries to run, but he don’t get far, and his mama cries. As a crowd gathers ‘round an young man face down with a gun in his hand.” Violence is often a result of growing up with negative influences or no fatherly
It’s The Greasers’ Fault The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, is a book full of realistic conflict, in that it goes against the stereotypical happy ending. The Outsiders is about the Greasers, a teen gang in Oklahoma who are rivals with the Socials, struggling to find their way in life. When Johnny and Ponyboy, two Greasers, get involved in a fight that results in the death of a Soc, they are forced to run away. Throughout the book, the Greasers are forced to overcome the challenges of their gang lifestyle.
She is then ridiculed when she walks up to the jock who supposedly wrote the note to her by his hysterical laughter when reading “his” note. This shapes our feelings about her thinking of her as an outrageous character, however she is not the only one with a “dark” character. Jason Dean is perceived as the mysterious new kid and only later in the film do we find out that black coat, black hair and smirks boy is more dangerous than we thought. Jason’s persona is distinguished as dangerous when he pulls out a gun in school and
Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. When Holden is thrown into the real world after being thrown out of Pencey Prep, he finds himself surrounded by a world of “phony.” Holden uses the word “phony” to describe anything that he doesn’t approve of and continues to accuse everyone except for his sister, Phoebe, and his dead brother, Allie, of being one. This is hypocritical because Holden exemplifies his own phoniness during numerous occasions. Holden’s description of himself as “the most terrific liar you have ever saw in your life” reveals his enthusiasm for lying. When Holden runs into his classmate’s mother, he starts to deceptively and enthusiastically ramble to her about her son’s shortcomings, revealing his dishonest identity:
A Perspective on Loneliness in The Catcher in the Rye What should a person do if he or she is kicked out of boarding school? JD Salinger traces Holden, the main character in The Catcher in the Rye, on his lonely path after he is expelled from a boarding school. Salinger writes a tale about the coming of age of a teenager who pushes away all of his friends when he needs them the most. In The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger shows how Holden’s struggles with developing and maintaining friendships result from traumatic events in his past. The death of Holden’s younger brother, Allie, causes Holden’s struggles with developing and maintaining friendships.
The famed author C.S. Lewis once said,”Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” This is a statement that many can agree or disagree on. To some, it means that a ruling power or government could enforce rules and regulations on its citizens that are thought of as helping them, but instead making everything worse and are hindering them from making the society better. A counter argument could be that the oppression is helping the society become better. Some examples of this type of dystopian society are Harrison Bergeron and The Lottery.