He allows Dussel to join them even though it means everyone in the annex will have less food, which shows he is willing to sacrifice his own needs for others. After Anne has a nightmare and she calls for Mr. Frank instead of her mother, he says “It’s fine to hear you tell me that you love me. But I’d be happier if you said you loved your mother as well (I. iv).” This quote shows that he is not selfish enough to want Anne all for himself. He wants Anne to respect and love her mother as much as
In Macbeth’s speech while he is in deep thought on their plan to murder Duncan, Shakespeare uses metaphor to foreshadow their righteous mental demise. When Macbeth is hesitating whether or not he should assassinate Duncan, he was afraid that “We still have judgement here, that we but teach/ Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return/ To plague th’ inventor.” (1.7.8-10). The “inventor” was referring to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Macbeth is afraid that the “judgment” and “bloody instructions will hurt them.
Holden’s red hunting hat is extremely ugly, Holden even admits that throughout the novel, and he only wears it in private situations and when he will not see anyone that he knows. The fact that the hat is red is interesting too, considering Allie’s hair color is red which is another connection Holden shares with his deceased brother. Holden usually takes the hat off in places that are comfortable for him, and does not want to risk being ostracised by the people around him. Also, the hunting hat is directly connected to Allie. Allie had bright red hair, and Holden’s hat is bright red, and Holden wears it wherever he goes to in a way, pay respects to Allie and to connect with him beyond the grave.
Steinbeck further presents the idea of Lennie being "put down" when Candys dog is shot by Carlson. This foreshadows Lennies fate as the dog is shot just as Lennie is at the end of the novella. This could of influenced George's decision to kill Lennie, as he see's Candys dog being shot and he see's the aftermath of the effect that it has on candy. I think this will of made George's decision easier as he knows that it's the best thing for Lennie. Candy says " I ought to have shot that dog myself
The same hat shows up repeatedly at crucial moments. For example, when he wrote the composition of Allie's baseball mitt as well as when he changed his demeanor after Stradlater punched him. He wears it when he wants to feel more confident after a difficult event: “I took my red hunting hat…and put it on—I didn't give a damn how I looked" (Salinger 99). Despite his initial embarrassment, the hat develops into an item that helps Holden identify himself. For that reason, when he is wearing it, he can be as tough and as individualistic as he
I goes from race to sex; white and black males to pretty girls. Funny thing Is, is everyone helps. How ironic is that! A person said “ i was only helping a deer, she needed to be saved.” Another person said “i was helping steal it because i'm a gentleman.”
The only reason Edmund finds himself in Narnia is because he followed his little sister who went into the wardrobe. His goal was not to find a place to hide, but only to tease her, which shows how spiteful Edmund can be. When he finally enters into the world of Narnia, he does not feel guilty for making fun of his sister, but blames her for leaving him on his own in this new world. He does not take responsibilities for his actions and he is happy to blame anyone but himself. He shows arrogance and pride.
But these are not thoughts befitting me; I will endeavor to resign myself cheerfully to death” (45). Before dying she reaffirms that she is happy to die for the Elizabeth’s happiness. Ironically she entrusts Elizabeth with her children and not her husband or Victor who are older. This action suggests that men alone are not able to nurture children. On the other hand, Victor is the perfect example of bad parenting, since he abandons his Creature and as a consequence causes the death of his family members.
Furthermore, the book also relates to teens with the introduction of drugs, peer pressure, growing up, and the idea of being unsure of things. To add on, in the novel, Holden wears a red hunting hat whenever he feels awkward or when he is in a weird situation. The red hunting is seen as a symbol of protection towards Holden. ’’I was sort of crying.
“The red hunting hat symbolizes Holden’s uniqueness and individuality” (Sparknotes.com 2002). The red hat is properly known for hunting, but Holden wore it for other reasons. The hat separates Holden from the
Teenagers are so damaged and emotionally broken that at least twenty percent of teenagers suffer from depression before they become adults. That only could explain Holden’s need to self protect and not trust people. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger shows the theme of alienation for the purpose of self-protection . The main character Holden Caulfield uses his red hunting hat when he is looking for protection, refers to the museum when he wants everything to stay the same and Allie’s baseball mit when he wants to have comfort. Holden’s red hunting hat is used as a symbol a surplus amount of times.
The repeating symbols of The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger shows many ways that J.D. Salinger and his Characters are trying to convey in the themes of Keeping innocence of his sibling and objects and people in general character shows. The way he gets through this is by using his red hunting hat as a security blanket. J.D. Salinger uses many and symbols and actions of the main character, Holden Caulfield, to convey his main repeated symbol of innocence and attempting to keep it and making Holden's red hunting hat to be a big part of preserving innocence in the younger characters in the novel. Holden caulfield uses his red hunting hat as a sort of security blanket that allows him to do thing he would not normally do himself.
Holden wants to protect people’s innocence which cause to reflect about his innocence time and how they have changed. When Holden was younger he would visit the Museum of Natural History almost every Saturday. The charter Holden believed “the best thing, though in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was,” (Salinger 135). Holden thinks about this because he realizes that people and himself are always changing, but things around him necessarily aren’t changing. When people start to change, their innocence will slowly go away because they are growing up.
The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger in 1951, is the story of an angst-ridden sixteen year old Holden Caulfield as he learns to deal with growing up. The story follows Holden through his three day experience through New York as he learns about the truth about innocence, sex, and mortality, making The Catcher in the Rye one of America’s most notable coming-of-age stories. One of the largest influences on Holden’s life was his younger brother Allie who died from leukemia at age eleven when Holden was thirteen. The death of Holden’s brother had a profound effect on Holden emotional state, which eventually caused his complete mental breakdown by the end of the novel.