Can people be fully mature? Many teeangers and adults think they are mature and can control many things. Here are two literary works that show how people are not fully mature as they thought. A short story “Crystal Stars Have Begun to Shine” by Martha Brooks and a poem “12 years old” by Kim Stockwood deal with the maturity of people. Each has written about the speaker’s experiences of growing up to become adults.
‘’I felt so lonesome, all of the sudden. I almost wished I was dead,’’ a quote from the classic novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger which relates to how some teens felt at one point in their life.The novel was published to attract adult readers and has become popular for its themes, motifs, and connections an individual has with the main character, Holden Caulfield.We tend to feel a connection to the struggles of Holden Caulfield as we put ourselves in his shoes and see life through his perspective. The book is still pertinent due to Holden facing challenges such as loneliness and the inability to make a connection to make with a purpose thus the readers see themselves in Holden. Furthermore, the book also relates to teens with the introduction of drugs, peer pressure, growing up, and the idea of being unsure of things. To add on, in the novel, Holden wears a red hunting hat whenever he feels awkward or when he is in a weird situation.
Darry is taking all procedures to become a parent guardian because he knows if better parenting is implemented in these teens' lives then their future will change sanguinely, so Darry will put his gang in front of anything changing Darry's perspective in everything. Having to care for 8 more kids can influence the way anyone plans out their life which is why Darrel is influenced so significantly by his only family. During Ponyboy and Johnny's time at the church they realized, "We rarely fought among ourselves-Darry was the unofficial leader, since he kept his head best. . ."
Fantastical Realization Fantasy and fiction flood most of our childhood but, the older a child gets, the quicker fiction turns to fact as slowly but surely, the rug of fantastical imagination is pulled out beneath them. This is exactly the case in Li-Young Lee’s short poem A Story. A Story is about a father who struggles to tell stories to his son, but as the boy grows older, his coming of age begins to make their relationship complex. Even though the complexity of the relationship is never directly stated, Lee shows this idea through point of view and literary devices. found in the poem.
“Welcome to the Machine”* What is so appealing about being an adult as a person is a child and unappealing once the person becomes an adult? Probably, it is because that adulthood is not actually appealing at all, yet alluring. The process of growing up is painful and cruel which deludes one to think that the adulthood as a reward for surviving the process. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye and the poem “Prayer Before Birth”, J.D. Salinger and Louis MacNeice both show that growing up is an agonizing process which involves the allurement of the adult world, the abnegation of control and the corruption of identity.
I groped for the stair railing in the dark and felt a warm hand take mine. Startled, I looked up into Ultima’s brown, wrinkled face ( 24).” The loss of innocence ties in with the mythical aspects of the novel because when Antonio feels saddened by an event that will eventually reflect on him, he turns to Ultima as a saving grace to treat him and make him feel better. The loss of innocence is an important theme in the novel considering it is a major issue that Antonio has to face upon aging, and Ultima acting as the supernatural force brings light to the hard-to-face
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee Disgrace by John Maxwell Coetzee can be classed with the group of relatively short novels compared to longer novels. In the Vintage2 edition it has 220 pages. The appearance of a novel differently influences the reader’s approach. A book can be as short as Disgrace but if the topic is uninteresting, difficulty written, or very prosaic, it will have an impact on the reader that slows him or her down.
This reflection is exhibited between the small banters and discussions exchanged between two elderly men as they lament on missed opportunities and what it means to be alive. Although these characters share a similar goal, how they go about seeking to obtain or view that goal ultimately reflect the character as a human being. The innate desire to maintain one’s youth is a common aspiration that many wish to fulfill. The Picture of Dorian Gray and Youth are both influential works that exhibit the eternal struggle between age and youth, yet these protagonists in both works have different perspectives on life. In the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dorian’s insatiable desire for eternal youth in order to avoid the “disgusting” characteristics that come with age becomes the cause of his downfall.
Of course, there is always the possibility of the birth parents having a change of heart before the adoption is complete. Advantages of International Adoption International adoption is the process in which adoptive parents legally adopt a child born in a different country. This path is long and complicated, but there are so many positive benefits to adopting a child in need overseas. One advantage to international adoption is that there are many children who need loving homes in less fortunate countries, making availability a non-issue. Peace of mind is always important during such a big life decision and international adoption may provide that; since these children are typically orphans, there is no risk of the birth mother changing her mind before the adoption is legal and no birth mother expenses.
The transition to becoming an adult is a somewhat magical experience in many ways. An awakening of the senses, the ability to detect and verbalize deeper emotions and the new and exciting responsibilities of the adult world are just some of the new experiences individuals journey through while growing older. However, as we examine two short stories, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? By Joyce Carol Oates, and The Man Who Was Almost a Man by Richard Wright, we see that perhaps this fragile stage of life isn't always meant to be taken lightly. The main characters of these stories, Connie and Dave, are examples of how exactly the transition to adulthood and maturity should not be welcomed before its time, and the dangers of attempting to