One contributor to this breakdown, is the loneliness that Holden experiences. His loneliness is apparent through many ways including: his lack of friends, his longing for his dead brother, and the way he attempts to gain acceptance from others. To Holden, everyone is either corny of phony. He uses these terms to describe what a person is if they do not act naturally and follow other people?s manners and grace. Holden dislikes phonies and thinks of them as people who try to be something they are not.
In the book, Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caufield, the main character is a negatively charged person, doesn't want himself or others around him to grow up, and suffers from depression because of his brothers death. This is obviously Holden's way of alienating the entire world and delaying the consequences of facing reality. Alienation is a big theme in Catcher In The Rye, and something that Holden depends on most often. Holden Caufield is a negatively charged character as expressed on the first page of the book before Holden tells his opinion about his childhood.
He thinks that he will be betrayed in the same ay that he was before by many Germans and even his own friends. The way he is so cold-hearted to his second-wife also shows how unloving Vladek is too anybody who did not make the same exact experiences as he did. Even to his own son, Vladek has trouble opening up about personal memories and being loving and caring. All these bitter emotions that keep Vladek from being happy in his old age are casued from the painful memories of the Holocaust. Vladek's experiences during the war caused a drama... ... middle of paper ... ...is especially incapable of trusting people who didn't libe the same life, like his son.
His loneliness can be seen through his constant venery of women, inability to settle down in one location and through his fear of losing control. Escaping reality, however, is only temporary and his pusillanimity to face his true self throughout the course of the novel catches up to him in the end. Though Tom appears to have “a cruel body” (Fitzgerald 7) with “enormous power” (7), he uses his bulkiness and “gruff husky tenor [voice]” (7) to mask his loneliness and lack of confidence. Even before he marries Daisy, he does not have many friends and not many people like him. “There [are] men at New Haven who [hate] his guts” (7).
Holden especially has a true resentment towards his parents that is caused by Allies death. In 1946, Holden 's little brother Allie died and his world crumbled, putting him into an angry and depressed state of mind. Caulfields parents made the situation much worse, by practically getting rid of Holden and sending him to a boarding school. This proves that they did not want to deal with him, and ultimately wanted him out to mask some of their problems. This becomes a very strong reason that proves Holden 's hatred for his parents.
Childhood is the time of truth innocence. The protagonist, Holden Caulfied, is a reclusive person who cannot bring himself to find elation. He wants to break the confinements of his solitude by talking to someone or at least by making some kind of connection, but he could only discern desolation and loneliness. Dismally, he is repudiated by all the people who he try to talk to and is confronted with rejection and dissent from society. The novel, The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D Salinger, accentuates the obliteration for oneself to be fraternized and associated.
When Pip receives his fortune from his secret benefactor, his disregard for the two people that love him the most becomes much worse. Before hi... ... middle of paper ... ... of why his common life and being with Biddy is much better than the alternative, Estella. However, after all those reasons come to him, the remembrances of Satis House and Estella rush back to him and he is thrown into a conflict between the two. The worst part of Pip’s conflict comes from the fact that even Estella warns him of her cruelty. She tells him how she has no heart to love and will never care for him (229).
Once he stops receiving the special treatment that he has been served with for his whole life, and is treated as Heathcliff would treat anyone else, Linton becomes even more selfish and intolerable to not just his father and servants, but also to Cathy, his young bride. Since the adoption of Heathcliff into the Earnshaw family, “Hindley hated him” particularly because Mr. Earnshaw “took... ... middle of paper ... ... Reason And Hedonism.” Utilitas 20.1 (2008): 50-58. Academic Search Premier. Web. 12 Mar.
One would agree that Hamlet was a lonely character. In the entire play he isolated himself because of the things that he did and the secrets that he had. He had very few friends and he started to not trust humanity. His loneliness was a major contributor to his tragic downfall. The reason for this is because it kept him away from his friend and family and then eventually it started to make him go crazy and make the wrong decisions or so he wanted it to seem.
Salinger 's Catcher in the Rye, the anti-hero Holden Caulfield is constantly seen projecting extreme hate towards the pretentious society that ironically composes his upbringing. Despite being enrolled in several prestigious institutions by his parents, he intentionally gets himself expelled from them, to surround himself with a greater truth, real people, as he wanders off in New York. He struggles in searching for a certain kind of love that is unrequited. Through seemingly unrelated encounters with different kinds of individuals along his journey, Holden finds himself connected to certain characters, but he often cannot come to accept them for who they are, a recurring theme. The Catcher in the Rye does not follow or have a traditional plot line or a hero.