The first night he is in New York, an elevator operator gets Holden a prostitute and he is excited and felt sexy. Once the girl arrives and takes off her dress, his mood completely changes and he wants her to leave. He says “The trouble was, I just didn’t want to do it. I felt more depressed than sexy, if you want to know the truth” (Salinger, 96). Just like being uninterested in normal activities is a symptom of depression, so is being uninterested in sex.
Holden’s psyche appears in the id, superego, and ego forms. The id, acts on impulses and wants instant gratification. This occurs when Holden has Sunny, a prostitute, come to his room. Holden tells Maurice, the elevator guy, “Okay,” I said. It was against my principles and all, but I was feeling so depressed I didn’t even think” (page 91).
The man in “THCM” is more romantic as he takes the time to admire and appreciate the woman “An hundred years should go to praise Thine eyes, and on thy forehead gaze.” Whereas in “The seduction” He doe... ... middle of paper ... ...of nicotine.” I think this definitely comes across during the poems, and is a clear difference. In conclusion it is clear that both are poems are about a man seducing a woman in the hope that she will sleep with him. I believe the biggest difference between the poems is to do with the date when they were written. Both time eras had completely different attitudes to sex, which is why the men go about a different way to seduce the women The poem that I find more persuasive and effective is “THCM” because the man actually loved the lady ”I would love you ten years before the flood” and his intentions were slightly more pure it seems, compared to the man in “the seduction” who simply took advantage of the woman and didn’t care for her one bit. I also think that it is very cleverly written and is interesting how each stanza represents a different time frame.
Hooking is replacing dating with casual sexual encounters, the purpose of the study is to find out if hooking up is becoming this new norm, and what the consequences of this will be on both men and women. The practice of hooking up is not new it first started happening more often after the baby boomers and the sexual revolution. Where birth control was easier to access. Hooking up isn’t always finding a guy or a girl having a night of wild sex, the sociologist cuts in into three categories. The first is you met a random girl at a party and they make out, the second is it leads to oral sex, the third it goes all the way to a home run.
And Holden is confronted by it quite often in the course of his weekend-and-a-bit adventure. But, unlike most of the teenagers surrounding him, Holden views sex in a different light. Through the narration of his actions and attitudes concerning sex, Holden reveals his sensitivity, innocence, and fear of change. Holden's sensitivity is revealed, throughout the novel, by his actions and attitudes towards sex. The first reference made to sex in the novel comes when Holden refers to his roommate, Stradlater, as a "very sexy bastard" (32).
I bet you wouldn’t last a minute…” Those two can go at it forever. “And where were you two at the other day?” Tia questioned me as I sat down. Her eyes were wide; glistening with interest. A smirk spread across her face. “We got lost, ended up being an hour late to the haunted house, I watched him scream, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ould take Tre’s advice and go seek professional help.” “Girls have dated men way worse than him, yet you’re saying you need professional help?” “Only insane people can like other insane people.” “Is liking him really that bad?” she laughed, stopping at a traffic light.
Unfortunately, he was a homosexual. When she caught him one evening with an older man, she said nothing, choosing instead to drink too heavily and to allow her frustration to build up inside her. Sometime later that evening, while she and Allan were dancing, she told him what she had seen and... ... middle of paper ... ...and had been honest with him from the beginning. Blanche had been guilty of flirting with Stanley, as she had always flirted with men. However, being brutally raped by him in the end destroyed her because he was not a stranger.
Jane’s character, a girl who Holden knows very well and has affection for, has casual sex which makes Holden very upset, this helps the reader better understand Holden’s immatureness and his refusal to let go of his childhood innocence. In the novel “Catcher in the Rye” the reader is able to better understand Holden by the characters in his remembrances. Mr. Antolini, a person who shows affection for Holden, shows the reader that Holden makes quick assumptions and judgments with characters in the novel. Phoebe, Holden’s younger sister, makes it evident to the reader that Holden does not want to grow up, mature, and have a future as an adult. Jane Gallagher’s character also helps the reader better understand Holden by making it evident that he does not want to let go of his childhood innocence.
Holden decides to take up on this offer, and later that night, as promised Sunny knocks at his door. After entering the room, Holden cannot make a decision to sleep with the prostitute, an example of Holden clinging on to his childhood. He instead pays the prostitute for her trouble getting to his room, but after leaving, she barges back in with Maurice, complaining of how little she got. Maurice roughs up Holden and gets to his money, where Holden thinks more deprecate towards phonies and liars. Realizing what a real phony and liar people bound to be growing up, he decides to avoids the real world
Having never fully developed emotionally, Martha believes that having a persona who is sexually available is equal to someone who is emotionally available, which Arnold comes to realize in part three of the novel while he and Martha are talking about his upcoming business trip, in which Martha responds unfavorably by walking in front of him, angry. Arnold tells her that he realized that she does not love him and that she was using him for sex due to the lack of emotionally intimacy occurring in their relationship. Arnold goes on to say “You are a whore. A prostitute, that’s all” (p. 146), implying that their love was artificial. By calling Martha these hurtful names, he is forcing her to confront her underdeveloped confidence in her