Adults tell kids that they will grow up and likely be successful and have a satisfying life, but in The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger says that growing up isn’t necessarily good. He says that people are kinder and more tolerant towards children, and as people grow up, they have to worry more about doing good. Innocence is bliss, because younger people don’t realize all of the negativity around them because people are trying to shelter them from unpleasant realities. However, as people grow up, they will notice more negativity because they will come to see evil in life and become more skeptical about the way the world works.
Clarisse simply asks Montag, “‘Are you happy?’” (Bradbury 4). No one has ever asked Montag that question, and Montag thought he was happy up until that moment. This moment causes Montag to question everything he thought he once knew, which ultimately drives his rebellion. However, he quickly realizes that his happiness is merely an illusion and that he has not been truly living but merely existing. After meeting Clarisse, Montag’s perspective about his society changes from blind acceptance to one of reckless ambition and skepticism.
Chapter Two: CJ An educational trip to the Globe Theater over spring break. I chuckled just at the thought of the whole ordeal, this man cannot be serious. But as many times before I was proven wrong and he was serious and handing out papers about the trip. I wasn’t worried though. There was no way my parents would make me go on this trip.
Selfishness is an imperfection that both characters have in their personalities that they come to grow out of by the ends of the books. How easy both characters put trust in people is another immaturity that they don’t necessarily grow out of, but it emphasizes that they make bad decisions. The fact that Esperanza is a child makes her journey in growing up much different than Walter’s just because of the situations that usually only children are put through. Growing up takes many times of going through tough times and is gradual for both Esperanza and
On the 10th our own land hove into sight… but now an enticing sleep came onto me, bone weary from working the vessels sheet myself, not let up never testing the ropes to any other male…” (book 10, page 156, PDF). Odysseus’ pride made him a self-centered leader, and he didn’t allow his men to contribute to their returning of home. Odysseus was too full of pride to allow anyone else to take credit for his doing of bringing all of his men back home, which eventually caused his men to betray him. Odysseus was very boastful, and a man full of extreme pride. From this we can grasp that he had an elaborate way of trying to achieve his goals, which usually involved only him and not allowing anyone else to contribute to his actions and
Also Jenkins states that the little boy was mentally disabled but that he was intelligent. Sometimes the environment is not the problem it is the parents that can be the source. For example, Jenkins states how the parents were there every time there son would get in trouble they were always there to save him. If they would of stop saving them then he would not of been getting into more and more trouble. Some people believe that juveniles shouldn’t get sentenced to life in prison because of brain studies, age, and the way of living.
Jem and Dill have come to the age in the novel where they realize that the world is not perfect while Scout is still naive and thinks the world is a good place filled with only good people. Innocence is normally lost as a child comes to age because they see the suffering and evil in this world. The loss of innocence can also be found in real life; kids are exposed to these horrific aspects of life at an early age hence we must try to preserve their innocence by removing racism and corruption from
In order to live a successful life on their own, one must show a sense of responsibility. Jobs, schools, and even in relationships, people do not want someone that is willing to put it all on the line, but would rather weigh all their options and outcomes. On another note, one will normally see teenagers and young adults being the risk takers, while people never really witness the older people putting themselves in harm's way. People most likely see this because the older people are wiser, therefore have already experienced the exhilaration of living a “YOLO” life as well as the horrible events that must have transpired for them to learn their lesson. If one chooses to live a heedless life, sooner or later they will realize the mistake they
Kids aren’t ready to be treated like adults or teens just aren’t at the right age to be doing or getting some of these things. This can be true at times but that’s why they need to prove that they are ready to be mature, they will show with actions that they are better than they used to be and that they can be trusted. Kids and teens have no way to prove that they deserve to be treated like adults or they don’t try hard enough to be seen this way. Kids and teens will try to prove that they deserve to be seen this way by proving that they can handle their responsibilities and other things and they do try hard and if they aren’t then maybe they haven’t matured. Kids and teens shouldn’t be treated by age but by maturity
Many people use the phrase “ They inherit it from their parents” (Jessica p.1). But as a child, you should have goals to be better than your parents to help them later on in life. However many people are against the fact that they should not be tried as adults and be given a short sentence and tried as juveniles. Juveniles may learn from their mistakes and some may not, however because one does, it doesn’t mean they all will. And those that don’t learn
Main Point #2: The children lose their innocence but by doing this the gain knowledge. In the beginning, Scout never really understood what her father and the grown up around her were talking about. She asks plenty of question and Atticus would answer them yet she still did not comprehend it. However, Jem was slowly starting to see the world in the way the grown-ups did. Having Jem understand the world a bit more, made Scout close relationship with him to slowly draw away.
This is when your most mature and know the meaning and value of life. Now, that’s no reason a seventeen year old or fourteen year old should commit a crime due to maturity of the brain, but its logical. Kid or even teenager brains may not have self control and desirable behaviors (“Young Offenders…”). Kids do before they think, which explains why a lot of them apologize after the fact. In reality it’s too late, but to a kid they believe they should be forgave.
Lastly, as a child grows, they discover more about the different ways a person views others through racism, stereotypes and/or discrimination. This means that when children are naive, they don 't have a clue about the inequality we have in this world. Learning about racism can change a child’s perspective towards their community because they no longer think of everybody to be equally accepting to everyone, including to both white and black people. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the author shows how the children have no clue about racism in the courtroom. This quote demonstrates that when children are inexperienced, they do not yet know about the discrimination other categories of races are faced with.
The teachers told us so, and they frowned when they looked upon us”(21). Why is Quote #2 significant? : This quote is important because it shows that in this society it is not seen as a good thing to be smart, and it is especially frowned upon to be smarter than your peers. This government worries about people being smart because that could lead them to develop their own ideas, which they don’t want because they want everyone to think the same way so that they can control the people. Significant Quote 3: Page # included “But I still wonder how it was possible, in those graceless years of transition, long ago, that men did not see whither they were going, and went on, in blindness and cowardice, to their fate” (103) Why is Quote #3
I think kids shouldn’t get paid for doing chores. I think this because kids will eventually think money isn’t that important. Another reason i think this is because kids shouldn’t get rewards for things that should be done anyway. Also if kids get paid they may decide taking a break is more important than money. These are only a few reasons why i think kids shouldn’t get paid for chore.