Throughout a child 's life, sooner or later they get thrown into the teenage experience which starts their transition from childhood to adulthood. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holden Caulfield is stuck in his childhood and does not want to grow up. He is a very complex character and has an odd way of dealing with his emotions; he doesn 't. When Holden is faced with a problem, instead of facing it and slowly working his way through it, he tries to get rid of it entirely.
In the novel The Catcher in The Rye, by J.D Salinger, the main character Holden goes through a tough time and struggles to figure out his identity. He doesn’t want to grow up and doesn't want to become an adult, but he feels like he has little choice. In the novel The Awakening, by kate Chopin, the main character Edna has similar struggles as Holden. She is not like the rest of the women around her, she gets drunk and doesn't want to enter the real world and wants to get away from everyone so she can do what she wants to do. In these two novels the characters feel that they need to get away from everyone and they feel like they need to do something else.In the novel Catcher in The Rye,by J.D Salinger, the main character holden wants to get away from everything.
Michael Ignatieff believes that, for one to truly fit in with their peers, they must apprehend to the unspoken codes that reside among them. These unspoken rules are frankly actions and thoughts that society believes are unacceptable and shouldn't be preformed. As easy as it may sound, many characters throughout literature and people of today’s generation find following these unspoken rules quite difficult, mainly due to the fact that these codes are never vocalized, but expected of all. Unspoken rules, or tacit codes, are destructive to young people’s creativity and individuality as they produce the unsatisfactory results of a homogenous society. In J. D. Salinger’s, The Catcher in the Rye, the main character Holden Caulfield doesn’t follow the restrictive tacit codes that were set in place during the 1950s, mainly due to
The most important transformations include Bilbo going from cowardly to brave, from being ridiculed to respected and from being helpless to resourceful. At the beginning of the story, Bilbo seems very cowardly, but soon proves that he is indeed brave. Bilbo is very tied up in his very boring, monotonous life and he really does not want to go on the adventure that he is
Holden and Sally get into an argument about his “plan” to run away together instead of talking it through and being more mature about the situation. He proves that he does not really care for friendships or others because he still needs a lot of growing up to
Peyton Poovey A1 9/25/15 In the novel “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah, Ishmael has his mind pulled in conflicting directions by compelling desires, ambitions, obligations, or influences. The constant struggle to remain sane was a very real problem for Ishmael. These harsh experiences greatly affected the kind of man he is today. When the terrors of war abruptly entered Ishmael’s life, Ishmael was only a young boy, leaving him with little wisdom and vulnerable to influence. Left alongside his brother, Junior Beah, and friends, Ishmael is forced to become his own man.
In Beowulf’s Ordinary World, some challenges turn into great tests, like when Beowulf wants to be a hero he is rejected. A challenge Beowulf faces is prejudice based on appearance, To leave everything behind to go into a place where one 's fate is unknown is a struggle illustrated “weak and sickly youth, ...[who no-one except King Hygelac] had time for” (82). It is difficult, to do one 's best when facing speculation and Beowulf must work hard to even get people’s “time for him”. This reality is tough because it takes the strength of character to overcome challenges. The author introduces Beowulf by saying “ King Hygelac had a nephew…..Beowulf” (18).
Growing up was the last thing Holden ever wanted to do. Though Holden tries utmost to fit in the adult world, but he can’t find the right path to follow to. He sees the world in with a different view of the people and society. The number of people he enjoys being with are as many as how many fingers in a human’s hand. Everywhere he seems to go, he has some bad things to say about it.
Holden’s struggles have taken a toll on him at such a young age, he feels as if he has grown up and lost his innocence much faster than he wanted. Therefore, Holden wants to stay young, yet comes to acceptance in terms of the issues he has no power over. This novel is an American Classic in which the recurring themes are timeless even in contemporary society. A coming-of-age is a process that can leave individuals with confusion and depression, yet leave others with a sense of pride, and self
Consequentially, they are “expelled from useful participation in social life and thus subjected to severe material deprivation and even extermination. The material deprivation marginalization often causes is certainly unjust, especially in a society where others have plenty” (Young, 1990). The marginalization these youth face once they are released are disadvantageous to their capacity to be civically engaged. They face stigma when they must note that they do have a criminal record on some job applications, college applications all of which can consequentially influence their material deprivation. Marginalization involves the “deprivation of cultural, practical, and institutionalized conditions for exercising capacities in a context of recognition and interaction” (Young, 1990).