But while this is a good point, because there are many situations where we see this (like when he is chatting with professor Spencer, and he is telling him how he is just going through a phase at that moment, and Mr. Spencer answers by denying that with, “I don 't know, boy. I don 't know.”), it fails to account for how he treats people. The way Holden isolates himself makes him become more and more of a narcissistic jerk. The changes that either he causes or that simply occur around him always seem to make him worse as a person. It is not that Holden is misunderstood, but that Holden has never really understood himself and that is why he maintains himself within the confines of his own miserable loneliness.
Lockie is attracted by Vicki and eventually falls in love with her. In his relationship with Vicki, Lockie felt inferior because Vicki was smarter and he felt ‘useless’ (p.53) but as their relationship developed, Lockie began to feel more equal and he began to have more self-esteem. As Lockie gained more self-esteem he began to seem different to his family and he became less empathetic towards his brother. In one occurrence, Phillip tried to talk to Lockie about his bedwetting but Lockie snapped back viciously and told him ‘[i]t’s not my problem!’ (p.72). His emotions towards Vicki change as well as he discovers that she was not quite the girl that he imagined her to be.
He does not know how to relate to other people. He regularly beats his wives and children for not living up to his expectations of them. Nwoye,Okonkwo’s son, is much like what Unoka was in Okonkwo’s eyes, both are lazy and incompetent. Okonkwo is convinced that constantly beating him will make him stronger, but he is only driving his son away further. All Nwoye has ever wanted is his father’s acceptance and approval.
For example, when Lennie goes into Crooks’ room even though he knows he is not allowed in there, Lennie is just trying to be friendly. Crooks at first doesn’t want Lennie in the room but after Lennie would not leave he let him stay. By Crooks letting Lennie stay was probably good for Crooks because he is always lonely and being discriminated against. The absence of friendship makes the characters sad and lonely and then they are meaner characters. For example, The Boss who only shows up once is a very lonely man because he has no friendships so he is always a very angry man.
Charlie 's high school life begins solo, until he meets Sam and Patrick – seniors – who help him cope with these issues and introduce him to the world of good music, drugs and other things. Throughout the story, we see him battling to accept himself and the world around him while growing up. 3. Charlie Kelmeckis is a blue eyed fifteen (sixteen by the end of the book) year old teenage boy. He 's a brunette with pale skin, and is at medium height.
He also shows a little distaste for his brother because he has luxuries. Question About the Passage: 1. What keeps Holden’s relationship with his brother strong? Catcher In The Rye:Chapter 2: Significant Passage: “You never knew if he was nodding a lot because he was thinking and all, or just because he was a nice old guy that didn 't know his ass from his elbow.” Speaker: Holden Caulfield Audience: the reader Significance to the story: The reason he says this sentence is because he thinks that all adults pretend like they aren’t as knowledgeable as young people. He also thinks they aren’t as aware of their surroundings and up to date with current trends.
In Dead Poets Society Mr. Keating introduces a new way of learning to his students, being individuals. In “Aria” a new boy, who is Spanish, enters an all-white Catholic School that has to conform to it. Both the movie and the story start off with traditional ways, but have different endings. With conforming to a new school but losing a piece of himself along the with. Stepping out of box to become who they really wanted to be by going against what their parents wanted them to be.
Not to mention, the courage to disregard others’ opinions and not let it have a bearing on someone. August had to constantly fight the stares and rude comments for the way he looks. His personality is not any less attractive, and people should not see him as less worthy because he is, in fact, a funny, considerate, and brilliant boy. Of course, it also packs a valuable message that kindness and love triumphs all; “always choose to be kind” because one’s words and actions can severely affect someone. He marches on despite getting upset by other comments.
The boy, who was extremely young towards the beginning of the novel, gradually begins to mature under the growing strain of his father’s forthcoming death. They both thrive under the support they receive from one another, and the loss of their alliances, depicted beautifully through McCarthy’s emotional words, reflects the persistent need to survive amongst imperceivable
Although Holden gets along with children, he has trouble fitting in with society. He often shows many dissatisfactions with the people he knows and points out their flaws. He is skeptical of adults because they are not “innocent” anymore. Since Allie’s death, Holden went through a great deal, such as his older brother D.B. leaving to Hollywood to become a writer for movies (which Holden detested) and abandoning Holden, among other things.
With the musical being so emotional, there is a lot of adult content. I was shocked at the end of act one, when I found out about the death of their son. The musical takes until close to the end for everything to truly make sense, but it was directed more to adults then teenagers. Fortunately, the things in the musical were relatable for teenagers such as having annoying parents or having relationship issues. This was a heart wrenching musical as well, for I cried multiple times.
Although he has promised to keep in touch, it has been sixteen years and his professor has acquired the disease ALS. Mitch only remembers of his professor when he sees his fragile, limp body sitting in a chair talking on TV. Mitch decides to reconnect with his professor, Morrie, and they instantly fall back into their old friendly conversations. Morrie was is a great man that influenced anyone he talked to. He had
Miss Kinnian shows a glimpse of reality, that not all people are nice. She tells Charlie how people can be very mean, but how he is much better than any of them. Charlie does not get this at all right now, but later on he will realize what this meant. Charlie still has some misunderstanding when he states that all his friends liked him and they never did anything that wasn’t nice. Miss Kinnian had to go away because she knew that people did not treat him fairly, and he didn’t understand that all.