Through the experience to maintain identity, their thoughts were changed, and both of them become optimistic. At the end of the story of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden allows to go to the new school and decides to apply the school. Before he spends time in New York and goes back to his home, he did not think he wants to go to school because he considered all people around him as “phonies,” and he was not so interested in studying. That is also one of the reasons that he was kicked out from the school four times. In addition, when Mr. Antolini who was his English teacher teaches Holden the importance of getting academic experience by going to the school, Holden did not pay so much attention to what Mr. Antolini says.
During the Holocaust, many of the Jews have noticed that they have changed over time. As much as Jew’s wanted to speak for themselves, or even save others, this wasn’t possible due to their fear of winning them causing silence. In the Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, shows how Wiesel’s experience was during this harsh time in his life as a teenager. During this experience, Wiesel discovers how others, also including him, decided to remain silent as a result of their fear, causing some choices to be avoided and not made. To sum up, Wiesel’s experience portrays that fear always wins and causes others to be silent.
Both Beatty and Martin Bormann had been brainwashed into believing or disbelieving in a particular topic. Beatty and the rest of society had been grown up only remember that books were bad and owning them would be a disgrace. However, there were some citizens in their society who disobey these rules which resulted in them getting ‘fixed’. After visiting Montag, Beatty had explained to him that they have lowered the kindergarten age year so they can catch just about every child and teach them at a young age. Lowering the kindergarten age, shows the different ways that the government tries to keep everyone from books keeping them from thinking for themselves.
However, he did not live long enough to advance any further, however. In 1776, he volunteered to be a spy in a mission that was practically made to fail because of poor planning. Unlike regular spy missions which have multiple spies, Hale was going alone. His friends and comrades told him that he shouldn’t go, but his loyalty to his country got the better of him, and he assumed the identity of a Danish schoolteacher behind enemy lines. As fate would have it, Hale’s mission took a turn for the worst, when it was so close to the end.
Even though the students were adopting fascism, they were not aware of themselves, and started harassing people who were not part of their group. These ideological motives also made some of the students really attached to the group, such as one dysfunctional student called Tim who was so attached to the group to an extent that he committed suicide when he found out that his teacher wanted to stop the movement. Hezbollah used similar tactics to make people strengthen their beliefs in them. At a time when South of Lebanon was under Israeli occupation, and it seemed almost impossible for them to be driven out of Lebanon, Al-Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah who succeeded Abbas Al Mussawi after Mussawi’s assassination in 1992 convinced men and women of Lebanon that Israel could be defeated in a short period of time. Hezbollah built on an ideology, and identity by being the only party in the Arab world who responded to their follower’s demands such as affordable health care, electricity, and community policing.
After Senator Bell had the meeting with Mr. Hundert, he called his son to inform him that he had wasted his time going to his school to meet Mr. Hundert because of Sedgwick’s behavior. Mr. Hundert realized that Sedgewick behavior slightly changed after his father called him, so Mr. Hundert decided to take Sedgwick under his wing, and become a father figure to him and mentor him. Sedgewick behavior throughout the movie was proven to be unethical and unprincipled. His action during both the Mr. Julius Caesar Contest showed that it was all about his self-interest, egoism, and no one else. In the first competition he had flash cards in his toga, so every time he would forget the answer, he would pretend to rub his forehead but really looking inside his toga at the answers, and then respond to the answer.
Keating wastes no time to reassure and comfort his students. Keating tells one student “ I think you're wrong I think you have something inside of you that is worth a great deal”. ( Keating). Originally the student was nervous and told Mr. Keaton that he did not complete the assignment so that they can avoid having to stand up in the front class. Mr. Keating encouraged the student to complete the assignment on the spot.
Shelley indicates that his teachers also deserve a cut of the blame, as they quickly disregard the principle that highlights responsible mentoring. They were meant to help “educate, mentor, and advise students” (Resnik) such as Victor, but clearly failed to do so. They dismiss his interest in alchemy without explaining why such a study is dangerous or harmful, not only to individuals, but to the whole of the community. At the school, M. Krempe dismisses alchemists as “nonsense” while M. Waldman tells Victor that these studies “promised impossibilities and preformed nothing” (Shelley). Never once did they discuss the dangers, they just spoke of their dislike for the field, and how they found it to be worthless and unhelpful in relation to their studies.
It describes the cruelty of war and influences of war to people to let people think about war. What is war? What did war bring us? There are many people in the war might be similar to the main character, Paul in the novel. They are students before the war, but nothing they had learned in the school can save them from the war.
Actually, learning more about the author makes it easier to understand the character. Salinger changed school once due his friendship problems and once due flunking too many subjects. Holden was expelled due flunking and had problem doing friends. Also, we can relate Holden to J.D Sallinger by analyzing their opinion (aversion) to the society they were included. J. D. lived, almost his entire adult life, recluded and refusing to talk with the press.