It’s so phony” (106). Certain words cause Holden to repel people, based on the deceit that he thinks the word carries along. Feeling as if he is drowning in a sea of falsehood, Holden constantly find himself feeling depressed because nothing is what it is trying to be. When Holden feels as if some sort of purity is threatened he assumes a bitter, angry tone. When Stradlater, someone he knows as very sexually intimate, went on a date with Jane, Holden’s childhood friend, Holden became so angry that he reacted physically: “I got off from the bed… and then I tried to sock him, with all my might, right smack in the toothbrush, so it would split his goddamn throat open” (43).
Ponyboy states about Johnny: “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clear down at our house”(12). Pony’s statement shows how Johnny Cade has a difficult life at him and so he relies on the Greasers for family. This evidence leads to the conclusion that Johnny and Dally both have neglectful parents causing them to rely on their gang for family
Even such characters as Robert Cohn and his fiancé, Francis talk about being upset about living in Paris, or not getting married. Each character one encounters is unhappy in one way or another. They are all wounded. Of course it is inferred that Jake has been both physically and mentally hurt in the war and he struggles with that every day, drinking copious amounts to stay sane. Brett is bruised from her past relationships and takes it out on all the men in her sight.
Mr. Spencer asked because Holden was flunking at Pencey Prep and he heard that Holden didn’t do well at this school either. Holden then goes on to explain that the reason he left Elkton Hills because everyone there were “phonies”. Holden says “I can’t stand that stuff. It drives me ... ... middle of paper ... ...and when he ventures home to talk to Phoebe. In each of the situations Holden either becomes angry or he becomes depressed.
His own sister beats him, his family insults him. When it was Pips birthday, Pip had the worst food, he should have had the best food but he didn’t. He had something called left overs. People look at him weirdly, like he was someone that was doing something wrong all day. Pip certainly lived with fear throughout his life and tension was sent as high as it can go.
- Humphrey Bogart Friends don't let friends drink Light Beer. - Anonymous If nothing beats a Bud, given the choice, I'd take the nothing... - Anonymous Draft beer, not people! - Anonymous Adhere to Schweinheitsgebot. Don't put anything in your beer that a pig wouldn't eat. - David Geary Why is American beer served cold?
Malachy is constantly out of a job, leaving his family to survive on their own through poverty. He uses every single penny they have at the pubs; it drives Frank mad and he loses all respect for him. Frank completely loathes his father when he upsets his mother. He makes her angry which Frank cannot stand. “My heart is banging away in my chest and I don’t know what to do because I know I’m raging inside like my mother”.
When they can me here I wish't somebody shoot me." (p. 60) Curley feels excluded from society because he is too short. He hates big men because big men automatically get into the social power group. Candy comments to George that "Curley's like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys.
That stopped his smiling instantly. He stiffened. ‘Why, you little bitch,’ he said.” (Kidd 39) Here, it is shown that T. Ray is a heartless and spiteful character, and does not seem to care about Lily’s feelings. To add to to T. Ray’s cruelty, Lily often punished by her father to the point where she runs away from home. “‘You act no better than a slut.’ [T. Ray] poured a mound of grits the size of an anthill onto the pine floor.
Things may take a turn for the worst when alcohol is involved, not only in the narrator's case, but in many other cases as well. Alcohol has numerous affects on people, some people may have positive affects while others, like the narrator in "The Black Cat," may have negative affects like causing physical and mental abuse to those he loved. The combination of the narrator's mental instability along with the consumption of alcohol caused the narrator to lose control of his mind as well as his actions leading him to the brink of insanity. Though the narrator is describing his story in hopes that the reader feels sympathy towards him, he tries to draw the attention to his abuse of alcohol to demonstrate the negative affects that it can take on your life as well as destroy it in the end. There are many times where the narrator describes his actions towards his loved ones while under the influence of alcohol.