After Mr. Antolini patted Holden on the head while he was sleeping, Holden jumped up and ran out thinking that Mr. Antolini was a pervert as well. This is the only time during the novel where Holden thinks twice about considering someone a pervert. After reviewing Mr. Antolini, Holden finally concludes that maybe he was not making a "flitty" pass at him. He wonders if he just like patting guys heads as they sleep. This is the only time in the novel where Holden actually considers a positive side to something.
Then you shall likewise know why I am a disappointed drudge sir.’” (Dickens 91) Sydney feels that there is no hope for him, and that his life will never improve. Carton has much more potential, and could be so much more in life, yet he remains in the shadow of others happy to do the work of others. “ Sydney had been working double tides that night, and the night before, and the night before that, and a good many nights in succession, making a grand clearance among Stryvers papers before the setting in of the long vacation. (Dickens 140) Carton has many repressed feelings and memories, which he keeps hidden deep down within himself. He is a lonely man because of these repressed emotions and memories, which make Sydney turn toward drink.
He thus provides the reader with not only information of what occurred, but also how he felt about what happened. In the Catcher in the Rye, Holden views the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no peace. This perception of the world does not significantly change through the course of the novel. However, with the novel’s progression, Holden gradually comes to the realization that he is powerless to change the state of the world. During the short period of Holden’s life covered in this book, Holden in many ways does succeed in making his audience perceive the world as crazy.
After Mr. Antolini patted Holden on the head while he was sleeping, Holden jumped up and ran out thinking that Mr. Antolini was a pervert as well. This is the only time during the novel where Holden thinks twice about considering someone as a pervert. After reviewing Mr. Antolini, Holden finally decides that maybe he wasn't making a "flitty" pass at him. Maybe he just like patting guys heads as they sleep. This is really the only time in the novel where Holden actually considers a positive side.
He sees faults in other characters but does not act or say anything about them. His initial perceived naïve personality contributes to his supposed tolerant and pure innocence. This all changes by Nick’s 30th birthday. His morals begin to change and he realizes his so-called “friends” have been corrupted by the American Dream and are full of lies. No longer being able to tolerate the behaviors of the upper class, Nick admits, “They were careless people … they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money…” (Fitzgerald 179).
He o... ... middle of paper ... ... a year older, and not an hour richer' and he does not believe in giving or supporting any charities and he does not believe in goodwill. This is suggested in many different things Scrooge says in the novel. ‘God bless you, merry gentlemen!’, ‘Scrooge seized the ruler with such energy of action, that the singer fled in terror.’ This was said by Scrooge when he was visited by the carol singers, it shows how much anger and hate Scrooge has towards Christmas and those who celebrated it. In conclusion, the image that one is left with from Dickens is a very depressing one, one of dark, smelly, and polluted streets. Images of poverty and hardship, and a society that cared little for the welfare of others, where if you had money you could live comfortably, but if you did not life was very tough.
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).
Whenever this man finds tiniest bit of happiness, he takes two steps back and destroys it. He never seems to realize the damage he is doing, but because it happens to him so frequently it seems like he does not want to be happy. “I could not become anything... ... middle of paper ... ... he died alone. When dealing with the absurd in my life I do not push to an extreme as these stories do. Overall, these stories share a common theme of loneliness and tragedy.
I was rattled by his persistence, and pretending I didn't hear him I quickly walked away, my heart pounding in my chest. Later that day the incident gnawed on my mind; that I coldly turned down a man who simply wanted someone to talk to was uncharacteristic and appalled me. As I lay awake that night, listening to the rain beat against my roof, my thoughts drifted back to the man at the mall. Was he outside in this rain right now? Was he cold, wet, and hungry?
Pip describes the absence of Herbert as leaving him "dispirited and anxious, and long disappointed", and "the day just closed as I sat down to read had been the worst of all." Nothing has happened, but there is the feeling that everything is not as it seems, which is then made clearer by Dickens' description of the atmosphere of London: "It was wretched weather; stormy and wet, stormy and wet: and mud, mud, mud, deep in all the streets. Day after day, a vast heavy veil had been driving over London from the East, and it drove still, as if in the East there were an eternity of c... ... middle of paper ... ...im. Before falling asleep, he locks Magwitch in Herbert's room, fearing for his own safety and when he wakes up the next day he is in "thick black darkness". The chapter's ending is a cliffhanger, where Dickens' creates intense drama leaving the reader in suspense, not knowing what to expect next.