In this quote, Holden describes his younger brother Allie 's baseball mitt. The quote is significant to the novel because it provides context on Holden 's past and the reason for his behavior and apathy towards life. In the quote, Holden addresses Allie for the first time while discussing the details of his baseball mitt. Holden describes his brother 's baseball mitt as having "poems written all over the fingers and the pocket and everywhere",the quote shows the similarities they once had and their shared passion for reading and literature. Allie 's baseball mitt serves as a symbol of Holden 's love for his brother as well as the sorrow that he has experienced since his passing.
The duck pond expresses Holden’s other side from his usual depressed and grumpy side. Through the use of these symbols Salinger further explains the theme and her own message to the reader of protecting children from losing their innocence when they grow up from being children to adults. Holden keeps a baseball mitt covered in poems his dead brother Allie wrote on there. He keeps it with him at all times and does not even show it to anyone except at very rare occasions as it means so much to Holden. The poems on the Baseball mitt express who Allie was and how unique he was to be he own kind.
The author, Updike, illustrates how Sammy is slightly insecure and immature about approaching the girls and instead spends time with his coworkers discussing them. The exposition shows how he is longing for something different in life, to move away from working in the same store just to please his parents. 2. Sammy’s judgments are accurate for his character. As a young boy, his judgment of the girls being attractive and catching his
Growing up is hard. How about trying to fit in Holden’s shoes? The Catcher in the Rye chronicles the events, retold by the anti-hero Holden Caulfield. After Holden flunked out of school, he decides to explore New York for a while until Christmas as he encounters people in hopes of finding his purpose in life. In the novel, Holden’s sporadic tendencies can be linked to his fleeting childhood as the call for maturation gets louder; his contrasting reality and blissful ignorance weighs down Holden physically and psychologically in three ways: Allie’s death, encounter with Sunny, and Phoebe’s carousel ride.
It’s the most precious thing he had, and he tells her she is a special person. He aboards the train and leaves. When Patty is in the store one day she shows off her ring to Sister Parker and tells an extravagant story about how she got it. She said that a poor man asked her for food. She gave him some food and he thanked her.
The son claims that his father “could drop it [the bunt] like a seed,” which implies that the father’s sacrifice has been gingerly placed in order to grow strong one day (8). This simile demonstrates the care with which the father tries to teach the son how to bunt. The only other simile compares the son’s sign to his father, the poem itself, to “a hand brushed across the bill of a cap” (21). Once again this figurative comparison connotes a tender love and mutual respect between the father and son, especially considering that this simile compares the poem to the baseball equivalent of a salute. Overall, through the use of symbols and figurative comparisons, the poem conveys the tender admiration shared between the father and son, despite their lack of
The differences between the groups cause great conflict during the story. In the Outsiders, it states “ Not like the Socs, who jump greasers and wreck houses and throw beer blasts for kicks” (Hinton 3). The given quote shows how the Socs deal with the differences between them and the the Greasers. The Socs, believing they are better, deal with their differences by attacking the Greasers. Similarly, the Savages deal with their differences by defying the rules of the conch and defying ralph’s rules.
George Norton’s 2014 analysis of William’s Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience focuses primarily on the two poems titled “The Chimney Sweeper”. In his response to the innocent version, he says that, “the boy explains that he was sold by his father after the death of his mother. The reader, too, becomes implicated in his exploitation: ‘So your chimneys I sweep’ (my italics), he declares, though the suggestion is Blake’s; the speaker seems unaware of his own degradation. Central to the poem is the dual contrast between the grim realities of the sweeps’ lives and the ecstatic vision of liberty contained in the dream of Tom Dacre, a new recruit to the gang.” I agree with this completely. Next in the poem, it discusses the new recruit, Tom,
Having to read about how a young childish boy falls in love with his best friend 's older sister really makes you think about how you were once this boys age, and once had that young love. Reading about Gabriel and his non returning love from his wife makes you hope that you never have to go through something like that yourself. James Joyce does a phenomenal job at explaining how the realization of both the boy and the old man don’t get the love they feel they deserve/ want. The ages of both protagonists might be different, but the overall feeling of losing someone or something is the same. The amount of time that the little boy did in waiting for the nerve to talk to the girl, the waiting for school to be over so he could see her,
Plus, when Melinda, the little girl, first sees Drummond, she gasps and exclaims fearfully, “It’s the Devil!” (36) Drummond’s character also seems very unsympathetic at the beginning of the book. When he gets Brady on the stand, he ruthlessly batters him with questions and even goes so far as to embarrass and mock Brady. For example, Drummond says, “Extend the Testaments! Let us have a Book of Brady! We shall hex the Pentateuch and slip you in neatly between Numbers and Deuteronomy!” (101) These words, directed at Brady from Drummond, are rather unnecessary and cruel on Drummond’s part.
Saying that the eyes are the windows to the soul has a special meaning in this story. When Danny hurts Reuven’s eye he is shattering the window to his soul in a infuriated way which is clear when he says, “Well that’s when I wanted to walk over to you and open your head with my bat” (page 71) However only once Danny looks into the broken windows of Reuven’s soul, he sees his ideal life. He sees Reuven with a father that loves him, and isn’t forcing him in any direction, in short he sees freedom. Although one of the small reasons that he forms this friendship I believe he wants to be friends because it is the closest he will ever have to a free life. This theme is easily overlooked and must dug into to truly discover its
After spending time in Guernsey, Juliet proposes to Dawesy and the two wed. “But she didn’t what she said was ‘Would you like to marry me?’…I’m in love with you so I thought I’d ask.” (272). Elizabeth and the Society members show courage hiding the pig from the Nazis. When an officer sees some of the residents breaking curfew Elizabeth shows courage and loyalty to the group by lying to the officer The Nazis wanted the citizens to be cultured and Elizabeth takes advantage of this fact by saying that the group was holding a book club meeting. “Then Elizabeth drew in her breath and stepped forward…Such a wonderful book –had he read it?”
In many cases throughout the novel, Holden tells the reader of his feeling of deep sadness, and even admitting his depression. However, in most of these cases, his sadness is triggered by little events or situations. For example, when he explains his feelings about the phony Elkton Hills headmaster talking with his well-dressed parents, he says, “It makes me so depressed I go crazy” (Salinger 14). His feelings about the headmaster are interesting, because it shows that he overreacts and has depressive thoughts for little, unreasonable things which most teenagers at his age typically don’t experience. Also, Holden even considers committing suicide multiple times throughout the novel.
The teacher said” Well, whatever it was, i’m just glad you came in to join us. Everyone was very docile during art class; until it was time to go home. The teacher said, “Buford this is for you,” as she handed him a cupcake with a little soccer ball on it. Buford, do you still aspire to play soccer?” said the
When I got to North Valley Nursing home I went and met all of the therapists. After that I went to the activities room and painted eggs with the patients and they were all really happy. After that I helped clean up paint. One of the activity coordinators asked me to read a book to one of the patients because she loves to read. After that I went room by room and talked to the patients to see how their day has been so far.