It was broken when his brother died. Now Holden goes around the world as his fake self, wearing his mask. Holden is looking for love, peace and understanding. He is scared to love because he is afraid he might lose it like he did with his brother. That is the reason for Holden's love of the museum, he feels safe because it never changes it always stays the same.
“And I took my red hunting hat out of my pocket and put it on-I didn’t give a damn how I looked” (Salinger 88). With the cold weather surrounding him, he wears his hat as form of heat and warmth. Even though he doesn’t like to be seen wearing the hat in public, he wears it anyways as he doesn’t care if anyone he knows sees him. It shows in change in thought as he is slowly growing into adulthood and his thought of real life problems and his health begin to cross his mind as it didn’t at the beginning of his journey. Once he wears his hat, he has thoughts of ways he could’ve have dealt with situations in his past at Pencey Prep which demonstrates that his immaturity level is decreasing and maturity level is
While Jane Gallagher makes Holden want to return to his past, the museum changes his mind. He remembers how he used to go there all the time, and how the wax figures were always the same, but from day to day, he was the only thing that would change. This is exemplified in a criticism by Frank Kermode, from the Speculator. Frank states, "Next he walks to the Museum of Natural History, which he loved as a child; it seemed 'the only nice, dry cozy place in the world.' Nothing changed there among the stuffed Indians and Eskimos; except you.
Throughout the novel Holden is constantly isolating himself from the rest of society. Whether Holden is intentionally trying t... ... middle of paper ... ...g or at the very least postponing death to Holden. This is important because nothing ever change in the museum. It’s like time stands still in there “The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was” (157). Holden’s constant reminders of mortality drive his need to keep things the way they are.
Holden states once on a museum trip that, “Certain things they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone. I know that’s impossible but its too bad anyway.” He loves the displays, because they never change, they are reliably permanent (Barlow). Salinger develops Holden into a teenage boy on the brink of adulthood who despises the thought of growing up. Holden’s psyche throughout the novel is similar to those who are struggling to find their place in the world.
In a vision that the ghost shows Scrooge he sees Bob Cratchit, who lives on a meager salary working for Scrooge, but is still happy because he is surrounded by family. The ghost is trying to show Scrooge that money is not the path to happiness. Scrooge never enjoys himself, which is clear when you look at his living conditions, which are dark and cold constantly. After this vision, Scrooge realizes that the Ghost of Christmas Present symbolizes happiness and unity found in togetherness. Bob Cratchit is poor, but doesn’t mind it because he is happy to have his family with him.
The tranquility he finds inside things residing the same is epitomized by his admiration of the never-changing Eskimos in the repository. The contradictory effect of change upon him, however, is best shown through his trauma regarding the death of his dear male sibling, Allie. One demonstration in the innovative that further interprets the hardships of considering with change in The Catcher in the Rye is Holden's discussion in his brain about the Eskimos in the repository. This is discovered on p.121-122, when Holden moves to the repository while waiting to go on a designated day with Sally Hayes. Holden enters a part of the repository where there are Eskimos fishing in a lagoon.
If you don’t, we can easily teach you” (Adams 14). The Chief Rabbit of Sandleford, Threarah, gained his position by strength, level-headedness, and a certain self-contained detachment. He resisted all ideas of mass emigration and enforced the complete isolation of the warren. The rabbits leave their warren in search of a new home not only because they believe Fiver when he tells them that something bad will happen to the warren, but also because the think they can make a better home somewhere else (Adams 24). The very moment that Hazel and the other rabbits encounter Cowslip’s warren, they realize there is something unnatural about the rabbits.
One reason for this is most likely because this young boy is walking on the side of the street instead of the sidewalk with his parents, which most other people would choose. This shows that this boy still has the innocence and does not feel the need to conform to everyone else yet as many adults do. I believe he also liked this boy because he says, “his parents paid no attention to him.” This displays the fact that the boy has a f... ... middle of paper ... ...s going. Holden thinks it’s amazing that Phoebe is still seeing the same things he used to see all the time, every time he stepped foot into that museum he would always feel the same thing. No one feels comfortable with change, for the better or for the worse, but Holden especially isn’t.
He comes to the realization that his father is stuck living a dull, almost unhappy life as he looks in the mirror and "sees his father's face reflected in his own features." We can see also in the story, Jerry tends to waver in the border lines of excitement and boredom by isolating himself and not being isolated. In the beginning of t... ... middle of paper ... ...r as well as president of The Vigils. He doesn’t care or mind the fact of using his physical force to command respect. He's the only one who can stand up to Archie and doesn't hesitate to put him on probation until he gets all the chocolates sold.