Catcher in the Rye is a novel deals with a teenager boy named Holden who tries to have a deviation from the reality and faces struggles in his adolescence. It also deals with the love and importance of family; the impact of Holden’s family is really great on both positive and negative ways in the book. Although it shows the continued absence of a family in Holden’s life causes him feeling lost, wandering, not knowing where he truly belongs to and further more finding hard to identify himself in the family and from the world, it also shows that family is the one true reliable supporters in Holden’s life to help him find his lost identity and confidence in his life.
He can't comprehend why his father is so set in his ways and Kevin doesn’t want to live his father's life. Gary is a forester and finds it important to work hard to most provide for his family and to conserve nature. Kevin, like most kids, doesn’t understand his fathers way of thinking, and wants to live his own life. A life away from Lost Lake. Kevin attempts to break free of his fathers lifestyle by attending a nearby college, in hopes to eventually become teacher.
Despite being is raised in a privileged-society, Amir has interests and talents that are atypical of a boy throughout his childhood. He seeks to change the world by putting words onto paper in order to create a deeper meaning to life. Amir’s flourishing gift of writing and storytelling is not understood by his father. The author of The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, implements the concept of alienation in the novel in order to demonstrate the importance of a father-like figure that Amir never acquires. However, the estrangement Baba creates causes Amir to commit actions that result in heavy consequences.
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown illustrates vividly how society and culture can very much influence a person’s sense of identity and belonging, or in the case of Young Goodman Brown the lack thereof. Being a Puritan man in a society that scorned the ways of witches and the devil, Young Goodman Brown grew up with a very pious outlook on life. Yet when it occurs to him to look at life a little bit differently, Young Goodman Brown receives more than he has bargained for. The journey he embarks on sheds a whole new light on his society that not only creates a struggle between himself and his fellow men but also one within himself. From the beginning of Hawthorne’s story a test of faith prevails.
Although he does value money highly, he has also turned it down to be with his family. Instead of going on vacations and trips with his brother, Ben, he has stayed home to provide for his family. His relationship with his sons seem to be the one with the most fluctuation as their ideas seem to cause conflict between each other. As his sons grow up, they begin to have their own ideas and goals of which Willy does not completely support. “Willy believes that working on the road by selling is the greatest job a man could have (81).
Dally may be mean and tough and Johnny may be sensitive, but they have each others back. The Outsiders explains how Johnny is an outsider, but Dally makes him feel like he is a part of the gang. Dally is always there for Johnny, even when Johnny’s dad beats him. Young people can relate to Johnny because feeling left out of your family and not being like your friends can be hard. Johnny still goes back home after getting beat up by his father and the Socs.
Gary Hazen’s original dream for his two young sons does not fully become realized. Kevin goes away to college and is unsure of where his future will take him but begins to say he no longer wants to hunt because his girlfriend does not like it which causes conflict between him and his father. A turn of events comes about in the story when Gary Hazen and his two sons, Gary David and Kevin, go with him on a hunting trip and Gary accidentally shoots and kills Gary David. After this, he feels so badly about the incident that he shoots himself. Kevin finds his father lying in the woods and saves him from dying.
Meanwhile, in his village, he was seen as a great leader. Despite Umofia’s confidence in his leadership skills, he still doubted his abilities. This reluctance can be described in line 2, “Some nights I will call it draw,” because he wanted to give up. He did not want to continuously protect his village from foreign intrusions. With that being said, when Okonkwo began to see himself as an unfit father and worse than his own, he reflected this disappointment and hostility towards his village.
II. Erotic Triangle: Consolidating Male Identity Introduced by his father, Eddie gets a job at his father’s friend Greg Lushington’s farm. At first he feels completely misfit in this “aggressively masculine world”, but gradually he develops a good relationship with the manager Don Prowse and Mrs. Tyrrell. But the new environment doesn’t make him free from the identity issue. On one side, he is very “glad of this employment for his hands, and it made him feel more masculine” (186); on the other side, the “phantom” of Eudoxia haunts him sometimes.
Going through life we will meet people who make us change.Some changes are for the better of the individual, others not so much. These changes can be caused by money, a new groups of friends, or just trying to change for yourself. For example, in the novels Great Expectations and To Kill A Mockingbird, both Pip and Jem experience life changes that affect the perspective on our world. Pip and Jem are similar as they both look up to their dad and neither have a mother figure. Throughout the novels, both boys experience hard times but still manage to pull through.