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    a teen was a high school student at a boy's high school called Pency Prep, which he got kicked out from. He feels as though he had fought the world and lost, everyone is against him, just out there to see him fail. After getting kicked out he journeys out to New york city where he faces some of the toughest times in his life surrounded by “phony” adults that Holden would never want to become. Phoniness is a word commonly used by Holden to describe the flaws he encounters in others and he uses

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    Comparing the Adult World with a Child's Perception in Snowdrops Through a child's eyes, the significance of death and all that surrounds it is somewhat different from the reality. 'Snowdrops' is narrated by a boy of the age of six, who actively takes note of the everyday happenings or abnormalities around him but who is not yet old enough or learned enough to associate these with the feelings and responsibilities of adults. One cold March morning (note that the cold weather is significant

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    What if all the adults in the world turned out like the ones in Wall-E? Lazy, fat people that don’t have a job nor a life. Trash covers the Earth. Nobody cares a smidge about it. There are things to change it. There many things to do to prepare for adult life. There are classes to go to, interning at places, and tests to do. It is not easy becoming an adult. It is not like becoming a child. It takes guts and glory to do it. There will be classes to go to. First is elementary school. This is where

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    Robert Bly wrote “A World of Half-Adults” to convey the idea that modern society has been corrupted through a lack of adults. The “half-adults” that he speaks of are people of adult age who have yet to fully transition into adulthood. Part of the problem that is found in his essay is that young people are no longer required to “grow up”. “An adult is a person not governed by what we have called pre-oedipal wishes, the demands for immediate pleasure, comfort, and excitement,” (64). The expectations

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    “escape” the world they lived in and enter a somewhat perfect world. Literary pieces such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley addressed an audience that an audience primarily comprised of adults that have a more definitive connection to the present societal conditions. However, a recent dystopian literature novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry, targets a different audience, young adults. Lowry’s choice to target a different audience than typical dystopian literature does such as Brave New World affects the

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    Wonderland is a queer little universe where a not so ordinary girlis faced with the contradicting nature of the fantastic creatures who live there.  AlicesAdventures in Wonderland is a childs struggle to survive in the condescending world ofadults. The conflict between child and adult gives direction to Alices adventures andcontrols all the outstanding features of the work- Alices character, her relationship withother characters, and the dialogue.  Alice in Wonderland is on one hand so nonsensicalthat children

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    Children in Malouf

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    the important questions about relationships and their foundations have begun to surface, yet the child is banished from the adult world at the same time, instilling in them a sense of mystery about the milieu of grown-ups and an awareness of the boundary that exists between childhood and adolescence. Maloufs younger characters exhibit many of these qualities, while the adults try to recapture the untrammeled joy of discovery they remember from their youth. “Closer” and “Blacksoil Country” are both

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    facing the family illustrate themselves through the central agent of the child, who remains the focus for bringing these circumstances to light.  While the child never enters the action of the story, she becomes the catalyst that brings about the adult confrontations that shape, not necessarily for the better, the identity of the family.  In James' novel, though set in Europe and intended to present an extreme case, the same type of situation remains.  The focus for this work, however, targets

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    to have fun. Some people never want to have responsibility and complexity that comes with being an adult as they realize they must take accountability sometime. Likewise in "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros, Esperanza tries her best to avoid is renegade against the normal expectations of women on Mango Street. Esperanza's only way to avoid having to become part of the adult world around her, is by entering The Monkey Garden where she gets to be a kid. Esperanza's depiction of the

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    Catcher in the Rye

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    difference. Frankie is looking to grow up so that she can fit in with the people around her while Holden wants to avoid adulthood completely as he sees the adult world as being false and corruptible. In “Member Of The Wedding Frankie feels like she doesn’t fit in to a child’s world. This is due to a number of reasons. She wishes now to belong to a more adult society. Frankie feels alienated from the rest of her friends. When they play underneath the arbour Frankie doesn’t “fit” because she is too tall. She

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    If something is inevitable, it will occur at some point in time. It is an event that will occur no matter what is done to stop it from happening. In the book The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield tries to stop himself from maturing into an adult. The book details the events that happen to show Holden that he cannot overcome maturity because maturity is inevitable. Holden Caulfield has failed out of three other prep schools before his parents enroll him at Prencey. The first chapter takes

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    Violence on Televison

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    psychologists and psychiatrists feel that continued exposure to such violence might unnaturally speed up the impact of the adult world on the child. This can force the child into a kind of premature maturity. As the child matures into an adult, he can become bewildered, have a greater distrust towards others, a superficial approach to adult problems, and even an unwillingness to become an adult (Carter 14). Others see television as an unhealthy imposition into a child’s learning process, substituting easy

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    of the stories Neil attempts to make sense of a mystery of the adult world. In “War” Neil tries to understand the adult world of war, and explain why it seems that his father has betrayed him, and in “About Effie” Neil tries to understand the mystery of Effie’s strange need to wait for a man in a thunderstorm. Neil reaches an understanding of each of these mysteries in a similar way: through observation of non-verbal clues from adults. However, Neil’s own attempts to communicate non-verbally through

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    A Separate Peace

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    Gene Forrester's difficult journey toward maturity and the adult world is one of the main focuses in the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. Gene’s journey into maturity begins the moment he jounces the limb of the tree. The process continues until he visits the tree, fifteen years later. Gene looks at things in the past. Gene must start to become self-aware, face reality and the future, confront his problems, as well as forgive and accept himself. He must become aware of and understand the

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    experiencing the "phony" adult world while dealing with the death of his innocent younger brother.  Through this well-developed teenage character, JD Salinger, uses simple language and dialogue to outline many of the complex underlying problems haunting adolescents.  With a unique beginning and ending, and an original look at our new society, The Catcher in the Rye is understood and appreciated on multiple levels of comprehension. The book provides new insights and a fresh view of the world in which adolescents

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    Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

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    the problems teens face seem to go away as they grow older and enter the adult world. If an adolescent is drinking heavily, there’s a good chance that this behavior will continue beyond the teen years and into adulthood” (Roxanne Nelson). If a teen’s drinking problem goes unnoticed and is not dealt with, there is a chance the... ... middle of paper ... ... Nelson, Roxanne. “Heavy Teenage Drinkers Can Become Heavy Adult Drinkers”. http://my.webmd.com/content/article/1728.70332 (10 April 2014)

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    A Separate Peace

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    A Separate Peace A Separate Peace is a novel by John Knowles that is about prep school experiences during World War II.  This book was a good story about an adolescents attempt to understand the world and himself.  I enjoyed reading about Gene's journey towards maturity and the adult world. This book takes place in Devon School, New Hampshire during a summer session when Gene Forrester was sixteen years old.  One day Gene and Finny, his friend and roommate, went to a large tree by the river. 

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    Elements of Fiction

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    new, more adult relationship to the community. Though early on Tom looks up to Huck as much older and wiser, by the end of the novel Tom's maturity has surpassed Huck's. Tom's personal growth is evident in his insistence, in the face of Huck's desire to flee all social constraints, that Huck stay with the Widow Douglas and become civilized. Twain complicates Tom's position on the border between childhood and adulthood by ridiculing and criticizing the values and practices of the adult world toward which

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    the service of Faith Cavendish. She “wasn’t exactly a whore or anything but she didn’t mind doing it once in a while...” Holden feels this experience will thrust him into what he considers the adult world. The conversation with Faith was a long one but inevitably led to nothing. An incursion into the adult world, or what Holden considers it to be, had been thwarted. In part, the failure happens because he doesn’t really know the rules, and also because loneliness is not a substitute for experience.

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    Arrested Development

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    developmental individualization. They can easily have their own personal identity apart and different from any others. People can actively have a well thought out plan to change your life for the better and to maintain this plan for life improvement in the adult world As times have changed, so has our culture. Our country tends to veer children towards one particular individualization over another. It seems developmental individualization is more common. People have expectations by society which they must fulfill

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