This suggests that Holden could be relying on his hand being injured as an excuse to cover for himself. There have been many in history extending to today who have accomplished much with an injury or disability. Relying on this excuse as a crutch can be seen as Holden’s inability to recognize his own failings. This is seen time and time again in his misinterpretation of his cool self image, his lack of social skills, and his overconfidence in fighting. This inability to see his own failings also shows Holden’s state of mind as he himself is failing in life in a way.
Holden seems to be ostracised and victimized from the world around him. Interactions with others confuse and overwhelm him, so Holden is usually isolated. Holden is in this weird situation where he desires companionships or to interact with others but he ends up backing out. The reason behind his alienation could be the fact that others alienate him, he alienates himself, or both for that matter. In chapter twenty, he
This temptation is often ignored or denied in an attempt to not fall into it. Goodman Brown’s “prolonged resistance is a denial of the wishes that are the source of his projections” (Levy 4). After seeing all the people falling into sin before him, Brown finds difficulty not to. Humanity struggles with this everyday. Humans will have a person or people highly regarded, but when the person or those people fail, they will lose the faith in humanity and give up by falling into the temptation.
His feelings of loneliness and isolation are transformed into cynicism as he is extremely judgmental towards everything and the world around him. This could be linked to the fact that he is unable to fit in and so he decides to act superior and be negative towards those around him to make himself feel better. The reader would think that Holden feels like he’s disappearing because he has no one to share his thoughts and feelings with or feel that the lack of family support contributes to his mental instability. Perhaps, Salinger presented Holden in such a way to highlight the importance of family support or suggest how significant its effects are. This is shown at the beginning of the novel to reflect how his childhood was traumatised in the past and highlights the significance of childhood in later
And a disabled person’s ambition is like all other human beings, the looks of pity and compassion negatively affect that ambition. People should embrace the disabled person and give them a helping hand, and they should have laws, which defend their rights, which should be respected. However, most societies do not have laws that ensure an equal life for the disabled population. It is a shame that the rights of the disabled people has turned many times to mere slogans. As the statistics shown above say, disabled people are considered an embarrassment to be around and considered unproductive people, and therefore are excluded from their society.
It hurts to know that some people see a person differently, not good enough to be classified as human, so they treat them badly to let them know that they are not good enough. Have you ever wondered what racism does to a person? How does it make them feel? What goes throw their mind when they are told all those horrible stuff to make them feel bad about themselves? Most importantly, how are they still standing strong despite all the obstacles that they face in their life because of their race?
As a result, some individuals, at their breaking points, refuse to attend school due to its desolate atmosphere. With this particular situation fostering at an alarming rate, it utterly exhibits how friendship is a profound sacrifice worth the consequences; upholding at least one friendship widens an individual’s perspective of the endless world and injects that person in the public society. Undoubtedly, some friendships devour all of one’s resources, and others may overwhelm one side to a crashing point; in cases such as these, it is wise to ponder over the other dimension where isolation cultivates torture and
Human beings are unique Nobody looks exactly the same This uniqueness is what distinguishes one person from the other .This is what makes them worthy . Problem statement : Many People think they are not unique but flawed Reason :lack of believe in themselves and influence of the society They think they are not good compared to other individuals Such individuals lose interest in their lives and find ways to abandon themselves from the world and people. Proposed solution : An ideology to be proposed by which people recognize that they are not flawed but unique .Way by which they start taking their flaws positively . People should think : THEY ARE FLAWSOME . A theory that would probably change the way people think about themselves and a way through
Why treat others with respect when they probably won’t return it? The answer is that this antisocial behavior only breeds more loneliness and self-loathing. There’s no telling who someone is and how they will treat others based on previous encounters with people from the same age group. In order to break this barrier between different worlds and bring society closer together, people have to be willing to challenge their doubts and try to get to know others before making a final decision. Recent studies have shown that “the brain reacts to” social alienation the same way it reacts to a physical injury; in effect, with “thoughtless and self-protective behavior,” people are inflicting emotional injuries on each other, “each one of which is felt as acutely as physical pain.” People must find a way to “re-establish the encouragement of empathy, respect and consideration toward” each other.
Such a changed behavior threatens the ‘normality’ of the society and is capable of influencing its long convincing inhabitants against its very law and system. Out of such a threatening quality, these truth-revealing ideas and actions have been labeled as abnormal by the State or the people in power with the fear of possible rebel and are eventually excluded from the society in a disguise of ‘abnormality’. Exclusion of