What I did, I started talking, sort of out loud, to Allie. I do that sometimes when I get very depressed.? This is the first major indication that Holden has rather severe emotional problems. Holden inability to give up his relationship with his brother is very interesting. One of the main reasons that Holden liked Allie so much was because of his innocence and his purity.
He was two years younger than I was, but he was about fifty times as intelligent…He was also the nicest member of the family in lots of ways. He never got mad at anybody…” Holden always thinks of his brother Allie as a good and intelligent boy. When Holden thinks about Allie, Holden shows his love for him and how much he likes him. Another important scene is when Holden says, “…I kept walking and walking up Fifth Avenue…Then all of a sudden, something very spooky started happening. Every time I came to the end of a block and stepped off the goddam curb, I had this feeling that I’d never get to the other side of the street.
Most of what Nick thought about Gatsby was that he was a good man and was indeed ‘great’, but he could not dismiss the fact that there were a lot of reasons for suspicion. Throughout Nick’s narration he makes the point that Gatsby was “worth the whole damn bunch” of them and was very great (154). The first description of Gatsby stated that “there was something gorgeous about him” (2). A lot of his characterization is comparing him to “a rotten crowd”, which could be taken to mean all the rich. Nick’s comparisons all say that Gatsby is the best rich person out there, better than all of them “put together” (154).
The Holocaust was undoubtedly a horrific experience for everyone involved but for children it must have been traumatizing. It is in a child's nature to be dependant of its parents and family members. They rely on them to protect and take care of them, so when they are suddenly ripped out of that comfort and protection, imagine the impact it would have on them. During the Holocaust, there was nothing the parents could do to protect their children; it was inevitable if they were Jewish they were always at risk. But on top of their vulnerability, children were frequently separated from their family and loved ones.
Feel rage, death is not fair and is the hardest for the people who have to continue living on with their lives. It’s easy to feel regret and guilt about the times we didn’t spend with our loved one. Some people often feel like maybe they didn’t do enough while that person was still in the physical world or maybe they didn’t know just how much you loved them. I think it’s ridiculous for anyone to tell us not to feel all the emotions that are bubbling up. If one does not express their heart, that person will never heal, and that’s a fact.
(McCavley).The people also fear him which they should since he is so great. Everyone seems to only say really amazing and great things about him except for his enemies of course, but no one really seems to like them so I would not really count. Cyrano is so great that people haft to make fun of his only flaw so that they can try to look good in his presence but it does not really work well. Cyrano is really intelligent and the best person in this play. He is really good at coming up with great and charming things to say to females.
Holden also is preoccupied with children because he himself has not matured, and is in the insecure stage of finding oneself. Holden can relate to children because they have a positive outlook on life, because they don't know what to expect. They haven't been molded or influenced by any evils of the real world. They aren't guarded or fake. And with Holden calling every adult or peer a "phony" the audience sees both Holden's hate for the world he has to grow into and his love for the world and bond with children-with purity.
This embrace is the greatest love that Huck has ever received in his life, so it isn’t a surprise that it is foreign to Huck and he rejects it. Sadly this family is Huck’s least favorite because of how civil they are. This family, while Huck may not know it, teaches Huck what it is like to be around sane people. The people in the Phelps family care for Huck and wish to adopt him, but Huck wishes to have more adventures and not be forced into a life of pure
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.