Holden’s request of Luce’s guidance illustrates his respect for him and trust in his information. Luce, “one ... ... middle of paper ... ...om accepting anyone as a father figure. Holden ultimately fails in finding a father figure that can help him to accept adulthood by diminishing his worries of it as Carl Luce and Mr. Antolini both exhibit characteristics that prevent him from accepting them. Luce has the potential to help Holden because of his knowledge on the adult matters that Holden strives to understand, but he rejects Holden’s request for advice as a result of the personal questions he asks. Moreover, Mr. Antolini’s care and concern for Holden greatly aids him, but he frightens him when intoxicated with “perverty” acts, so Holden can no longer trust him as he indicates that he cannot stand that kind of behavior.
Wood analysis this in saying, “that this moving out of ourselves into realms beyond our daily experience might be a moral and sympathetic education of its own kind…”(Wood, 102). In moving into the perspective of a character the readers learn something about themselves. An author does not ask its reader to understand characters that are unapproved of until the author has unequivocally and firmly condemned them themselves. A reader might exhibit disgust or hate for a character and simultaneously see life through their eyes. A reader simultaneously moves from dislike to a moral and sympathetic education of the character in question’s motives.
I interpret this novel as a cautionary text as it critiques human society which encourages me to be more conscious of my actions because they may have negative consequences for future generations. From my understanding of social context, patriarchal roles remain evident in the novel The Road, despite existing in a destroyed world. Family and parental roles are valued in contemporary American society and are of importance as exhibited by the Man and the Boy. Descriptive words such as “barren” illustrate the harshness of their environment and represent how the young, innocent boy must rely on his father for survival. The settin... ... middle of paper ... ...ral context reaffirms my concern as the novel advises that danger and death are imminent without law and order.
Parents have raised protest against The Giver because it references euthanasia; a concept many believe corrupts youthful readers' minds and values. Indeed, the author initially does minimize the significance of mercy killing by euphemistically denoting it as, "release" (139). However, when Jonas learns the true definition of this term, he grows determined to awaken the community to what it is condoning. He realizes that the process of release is a "feeling of terri... ... middle of paper ... ...ustrates the significance of developing and experiencing a balanced perspective on life. However, this parental challenge misunderstands that euphemism is used as a literary device to actually convey the horror of infanticide.
Judging others is a natural characteristic for humans, but many take it too far. From sharing their opinion when unnecessary to making rude comments towards another with no lack of remorse, people fail to realize the effects that judging others can have on their behavior and emotions. Holden Caulfield, from J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, underscores this concept. Throughout Salinger’s novel, the reader obtains the conclusion that Holden is extremely judgmental of those around him. Holden’s critique of others is a defense mechanism based on fear because he feels judged by the adult world that surrounds him; he in turn pushes his feelings upon other people to justify his own thoughts, hiding behind a “phony” exterior that he has created to deflect the criticism he feels from others.
Crime and Punishment presents the reader with the mental and physical negative effects of alienating oneself from society. This self-inflicted alienation stems from feelings of superiority and leads to a detachment from reality. In order to fully grasp the alienation theme of the novel, it is important to understand that the crime does not result in alienation. On the contrary, the crime occurs as a result of Raskolnikov’s alienation. It is important to understand Raskolnikov’s character before the crime takes place.
“If you're in denial, you're trying to protect yourself by refusing to accept the truth about something that's happening in your life. In some cases, initial short-term denial can be a good thing, giving you time to adjust to a painful or stressful issue. It might also be a precursor to making some sort of change in your life” (Mayo Clinic Staff 2014). Many forms of denial are found in William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies. The group denies its serious situation, some deny their true character, and some deny their own actions because they can’t believe they are capable of such bad behavior.
I think the birthmark is a part of Georgiana that Aylmer cannot understand or explain, so he condemns it as sinful. It is possible that Aylmer may feel that what man cannot fathom is not of good nature. The idea that man associates evil with things he does not understand shows the close-mindedness that humans continue to carry through to the next generations through socialization. It could be a defense mechanism that we use to avoid physical or social harm. The shape of the birthmark also adds to its sin-like nature due to the negative co... ... middle of paper ... ...ne was reared in could have given him this fear of punishment on his female relatives if they did not live up to the moral and social standards of the church; he may have even feared for their lives as he wrote about the fates of women in his two works above that did not live up to the standards of man or the congregation.
It’s perfectly natural to have feelings like he has toward her but there came a time with him when he saw what he was going to do was not right. So he refrained and actually gained a friend. (After he has been losing people left and right) His ability to refrain from his action... ... middle of paper ... ...l up Ricci throughout his search encounters indifference to humanity and incivility of others. Ricci fights within himself to be the better person but only ends up in internal conflict with himself. He loses his respect for himself and we are astonished by his indecency toward other people of Riccis same impoverished disposition.
Atticus does not want his children to buy into superstitions and prejudices the town holds for Boo Radley because he knows this type of discrimination is wrong. Telling his children the truth shows that Atticus trusts his children with certain information. He knows there are things his children won’t fully understand so he tells them in a way to help them understand it. For example Atticus said to Scout, “ ‘ You never really understand a person until you consider things form his point of view… until you climb into his skin and... ... middle of paper ... ...uld have sent lennie to the government or the police they would have put Lennie in jail. George was worried that lennie would have gotten hurt or killed in prison.