Holden is basically saying here that he left his old school not because he is not smart but it was because he could not stand the people there. Holden always blames his surroundings but never once does he blame himself for flunking all the classes and getting kicked out of the schools. Holden also blames others for his relationship troubles. When Sally rejected Holden’s proposal, Holden blamed Sally for flirting with some other guy. For both of the incidents described, Holden blamed others for them and he did not think that either of them was his fault.
The first example is Boo Radley. In the novel, Boo Radley isn’t seen until the very end but we hear about him throughout the entire novel. The whole Radley family suffers social prejudice because Boo hasn't been seen in years, and people start making rumors of what happened. According to the rumors, he is a scary guy that went crazy a while ago. But at the end of the novel, we see that he is a kind man that has been shut up his entire life and doesn’t like being in the spotlight (both literally and metaphorically).
In this society, somehow, going outside gets you a trip to the psychiatrist and being a pedestrian gets you arrested which is a very evident example of censoring people away from noticing too much around them, hence, the idea that being different is wrong. (STEWE-2) When this idea is implemented, individuality starts to decline and more and more people turn out like the same. Beatty explains to Montag the time when there was a “boy in [his] own school class who was exceptionally ‘bright’, did most of the reciting and answering while the others sat like so many leaden idols, hating him]” and it was “this bright boy [who was] selected for beatings and tortures after hours” (Bradbury 55). The reason behind this is because the government wants the people to be the same and so by doing this, no one questions the authority and in the government’s eyes, everyone is living in a happy wonderland. (CS) In summation, the meme that is presented focuses on the idea of burning books and the argument of how being different is wrong–two concepts which are frequent in the
He always felt like his mother doesn’t love him so he just wanted to be loved by his mother. (Gary Ridgway – The Green River Killer. (2011, May 2).) Ridgway even suffered from dyslexia which caused him to be a poor student and he need it to repeat grades in order to pass. (Montaldo, C.
Homer dropped out of high school because he had trouble with algebra and taught himself trigonometry. Another struggle Homer Hickam had throughout the story was that he was bullied in school for being “stupid” or “dumb”. Another one of his struggles that he faced throughout the story was that no one believed in him especially his dad that wanted to work in the coal mine. So with all of those struggles it gets to him throughout the story. Also in October Sky, Homer
Marquez’s characterization of the creature makes the reader sympathize with him because the locals do not know how to care for him. Since the creature is so diverse, the community treats him like “…a science experiment, a holy figure, and a freak show.” (p. 150) Likewise, when I was a child, I was illiterate until the third grade. Being a late bloomer in life can affect a child’s self-esteem because I was reading the first-grade book in a fifth-grade class and automatically was subjected to bullying and isolation like the creature in “The Old Man with Enormous Wings”. For example, When Pelayo and Elisenda discovered the creature, they tried to rid of him on a raft, but the creature had been discovered in the chicken coop, and the villagers were tossing food for him to eat “…as if he weren’t a supernatural creature but a circus animal.” (p.150) Objectively, the experience I encountered as a child allows me to perceive this story with deeper understanding and created sympathy for others that considered “freak shows” in
Because of the jacket, the boy is unpopular and treated poorly. However, in his mind, more than outside it, he is very ugly. In middle school, he was bullied and hung out with the “ugly boys” at recess because he had a poor attitude about his jacket. These conflicts were born when he got a hideous jacket that he wasn 't expecting. Soto says, “in fifth and sixth grades when you either danced like a champ or pressed yourself against a greasy wall, bitter as a penny...” The boy believes
So, it all ended in a dramatic twist. Back to the question, Andy did feel guilty throughout the story when he was sitting in English class when his class was going over about Macbeth. In the book “Tears of Tigers”, it states that “ But I think the only reason that he was so depressed was because he had been the cause of so much death that couldn’t find nothin’ else good about livin’. That’s a wonderful observation,
Murray was terrified of speeches. He was forced to speak a few times in front of his class. His teacher, Miss Fielding, did not help him overcome his fear. Due to the pressure and anxiety he felt, Dr. Murray blamed his teacher and classmates for undermining his speech progress. He explained (2008), “I was obsessed with what I did not have, and that was normal speech” (p. 33).
Just be you! Both Holden Caulfield of “Catcher In The Rye” and Jim stark from “Rebel Without A Cause” are young, male characters growing up in the 1050s. Holden is depressed, also Holden keeps his circle very small because he doesn't like a lot of people but his brother and sister. Jim is confused and he is always getting into trouble. Jim wants someone to help him do the right thing.These two characters have important similarities and differences.