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
His downfall can be foreshadowed throughout the play, and one of the most significant reasons is because of his anger and aggression. Sometimes people say comments that they do not mean due to anger, but that is no excuse for Creon. He takes it to a whole new level that causes most to be afraid of him. Which in a way, leads to him believing that his decisions are right, due to no one standing up to him. This is clearly shown when the Sentry indicates, "I didn 't do it.
The deeply troubled adolescent Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye displays signs of fear and rejection towards the adult world, into which he is strongly resisting the transition. Caulfield is disgusted at the world and in particular the adults that surround him which ultimately drives Caulfield to the point of expelling the idea of maturity and rather preserving the childlike innocence in the youth. Caulfield labels adults as arrogant and superficial who are believed to be the carriers of vice and phoniness and are blind to their wrong doings. On the contrary, Caulfield believes that children are the carriers of virtue and innocence, who are sucked into the complex and superficial adult world. The consequences that Caulfield faces
Because of his lack of social skill, Piggy doesn’t have much of a voice in the group and relies on the conch to have a say in discussions. A large part of Piggy’s character is his lack of self esteem, supported by his comment, “I don’t care what they call me...So long they don’t call me what they used to call me at school”,(Golding 8). Piggy shows that he has low self confidence, which may be why he is submissive in actions of the boys.. Piggy’s
The boys didn’t regulate that each one of them have equal rights like what civilization offers to humankind. The boys didn’t regulate this rule because they saw each other with different standing of power. Without that thought in their mind the boys mistreated each other. Just as
As human’s self-doubt surrounds their life, giving an individual the fear to be judge by others or being always in the shadow of others, is part of an insecure person. Lev, as the younger of the duo has more insecurities, as he being self-conscious, his narration is full of self-criticism, also that with a more childish mind, his reactions to the “world” they are dealing with, doesn’t help that much. Kolya in the other hand has all the opposite characteristics of Lev, handsome, fearless, extrovert. The difference in this duo really helps, as insecurity surrounds Lev, Kolya tries to distract him from reality either changing the topic to girls or the book The Courtyard Hound. As Lev, with the help of Kolya and his pornographic playing
But not one person he meets wants to listen to him or tries to understand him unless they are out to take advantage of him. It is the society that does not see him for who he is and what he is going through. He is constantly searching for someone he can relate to. He is wise enough to see through people’s negligibility and façades. He is dissatisfied with what is expected of him and is trying to grow up in his own honest way.
Shaw also questions “the desirability of a high social class” in life through Eliza’s father, Mr. Doolittle (LitCharts). However, Shaw does not accomplish this through what Mr. Doolittle says, but rather through how Mr. Doolittle gives his speech on the criticism of society. During Mr. Doolittle’s speech, he hilariously and frustratingly “laments all the anxieties and troubles that his new wealth brings with it” (LitChart) In doing so, Mr. Doolittle was trying to indicate how he missed his conventional, humbler way of life, even though his old way of life was undesirable to most people. By establishing this, though, Shaw was inducing the idea that upper-class society was undesirable; however, Shaw also made it seem like lower-class society was not desirable either earlier on in the play with the description of how Mr. Doolittle used to live prior to becoming wealthy. So, what was Shaw attempting to get across to his readers?
Although Pip does not know the identity of his benefactor, he keeps in his mind that Miss Havisham is his benefactor. Pip thinks that she is there to raise him to become a gentleman so he can marry Estella. Pip's thoughts as to who he wants his secret benefactor to be shows a sign of immaturity. Additionally, when Pip starts learning to become a gentleman, he becomes mean to Joe and Biddy because they are much different to his new lifestyle. When Joe visits, Pip is snobbish to him because he is not behaving properly.
The money that Magwitch hands Pip changes him for the worst. Pip releases that Magwitch and Joe retain gentility and class through their actions and not by the amount of money they have. Pip becomes a different man when he starts to be aware of how ungracious he has been to Joe and reconciles to him when Joe cares for him in London. After being introduced to Estella and being instructed to fall in “love her” by Miss Havisham, Pip sees the need to belong to the upper social class so that he can be suitable for her (Chapter XXIX 184). The other characters in the novel not only lead to the change in Pip, they shape him as a