Prideful because all he tries to do is chance Doodle rather than letting him be who he is . Not letting himself accept himself the way he is. Brother's pride pushes him to give Doodle an existence away from his bed, and it is his obsession that leads to Doodle's tragic demise. Brother's pride did create a facsimile (copy) of real life for Doodle, but in the end, it crumbled him, brought to its knees by pride and selfishness. Brother did love Doodle, but his ego overshadowed the fact the he was just trying to protect Doodle from a world that doesn't tolerate those that are different.
Giving himself alternative names prevents the potential threat of society, keeping his red hunting hat with him protects him from society, and describing society as a bunch of phonies gives him a reason to separate himself from society. All these reasons represent Holden and the different ways that he finds to distance himself. Holden pays attention to the smallest details, which makes him critique society and the details about it. It all adds up to Holden being a misanthrope, while only liking the company of his siblings, who give him what society does
Throughout the whole book, Holden calls most of the characters a “phony.” In terms of Holden, phony means people who acts fake and are hypocrites. This supports the central claim because Holden confessing that he misses people shows that he has become more honest and learned the impossibility of becoming the catcher in the rye. Out of all the reasons given in the book, the realization during the carousel scene, the talk with his psychoanalyst, and the confession of desiring certain people’s presence stood out the most. It also shows how much Holden has change as a character. He was able to let go and accept the reality at the end of the book.
I. Holden possesses this dream as a weak attempt to save the innocence of children and to avoid a hopeless reality of defeat he has yet to accept. Overall, he wants to believe he can protect everyone else’s innocence because he wasn’t able to protect his own
The Catcher in the Rye Salinger gave the tone of the book humorous so that the book can be more relatable to teenagers in society. He talks about how Holden is lonely and he’s lost like every other teenager but he more like he doesn’t see from the real world. He is judgmental, he judges everything he sees and knows. Salinger writes this book to let us know what some teenagers go through and how people stay strong no matter what. He’s wanting us to know how teenagers are all different and they go through different things and they act a certain way because of what they’re going through.
Clearly, Holden himself is being untruthful towards this woman, contradicting his own hatred of adult “phoniness.” According to Eberhard Alsen, author of, “the main reason Holden is so believable is that--like most adolescents--he is full of contradictions and ambivalent feelings” (8). Holden has contradicting attitudes towards many things in the novel, especially the adult world, but while he judges others he does not examine
The reader is clearly able to identify how Holden has grown up and what his future is going to be like for him. Of course Holden still occasionally speaks and acts like a child in the final few pages of the book. Even though he still has some child-like behaviors, readers are able to overlook that fact and see how Holden is growing up and maturing. His experience at the carousel proves to everyone that he is able to abandon his past and childhood and move forward. Also, Holden will hopefully be able to overcome his depression and get past traumatic experiences like Allie’s death.
Often, as children and young adults, the world tries to inflict its own view and instill its own morals, which are often wrong and misleading. This is what Daniel Handler, as an author, has set out to try and fix through his writings. Throughout nearly all of his books, Handler tries to take genres, ideas, and material not normally thought of as being for children and young adults, and writes them for children and young adults. Yet inside of each book, particularly his A Series of Unfortunate Events series, he fills its pages to the brim with ironic quips that jab at the traditional things that children are taught. One of the quotes that best epitomizes his use of dark humor to get across his point is taken from the fourth book in the series,
Huck’s lying is justified because he has to in order to protect his friend. Throughout Huck’s journey he finds himself in numerous situations that may appear to reject what society believes is right. He joins a group of robbers, helps a slave run away and tells multiple lies. However, the reasons for his actions justify what he does. Huck might go against society’s beliefs but he always seems to do what is right.
Relationships: Dysfunctional and Unstable Relationships are a fundamental part of life. Those we interact with and surround ourselves with that bring joy to our lives. Sometimes relationships encounter obstacles which make you question the connections you have with others. In the novel The Kite Runner, the protagonist, Amir, learns that relationships do not always have a positive effect on himself and others. Hosseini demonstrates that relationships can be broken due to betrayal and mistrust through Amir’s interaction with Hassan, Baba and Sohrab.