Holden gives a fake name so he wouldn’t have to elaborate on his life to this woman. He also might’ve given this name to avoid being embarrassed if her son knew who she was really sitting next to. The main reason Holden lies to her is because he’s bored and he has a skill for lying. But I also think he lies to her to make her feel good about her son. Holden stops lying to her because he states that he can go on lying for hours but just didn’t feel like it.
His views of phonies, sex/relationship, and talks about Jane, makes us hard to believe what he says is true or not. Holden stated constantly that he hates phonies. He view basically everyone in his life as phonies except for children. He thinks that they are innocent and in order for them not to be corrupt, they shouldn't grow up to be adults. "That's all I'd do all day.
This also could be used to describe to describe his view on life seeing that he thought people were “boring” if they were just like everyone else and cared about the little details. The author also uses italics to emphasize words like in this sentence: “I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them”. Just as the Salinger used italics for the same purpose, to show how Holden only cared about the main idea, which in this case was his unrealistic role as the “Catcher in the Rye”. Holden seemed to try to get the point of what he was trying to tell his sister while she kept on correcting him. Another strategy used by the author to effectively
Scared the crap out of her, Adam said”(Straser 125). This part of the story shows that Seth is starting to realize that Adam is a bad kid but stays because he want’s to be cool. The actions of Adam are starting to become wrong to Seth but he stays with
Joe * Joe shows Janie that he loves her in many different ways. * Joe takes Janie from Logan and she runs away and lives with Joe. * Joe loves Janie but uses her in a way for status/reputation for himself because of how beautiful she was to the men. * Joe was very impulsive toward Janie and wanted to control everything she did he was selfish and wanted Janie all to himself and he only let Janie have limited freedom. * Janie has love for Joe but not so much after the year’s progress because of domestic abuse Joe does toward Janie to better himself and his status/reputation.
Holden is confused about sex. He says “Sex is something I really don’t understand too hot.” Yet, He still ordered a prostitute, Sunny, but he doesn’t have sex with her. He feels sorry ordered a prostitute, Sunny, but he doesn’t have sex with her. He feels sorry for her because she is about the same age as him and she is getting around by having sex with many guys. May that have been the reason why he didn’t have sex with her or was he just scared?
He is in an awkward position in this short story. Daisy is a brown girl who is neighbours with Ben. She is eager to play with him, “…Darted across Finchley Row,” but Ben does not treat her the way he should he speaks to her rudely, “… In a muffled voice,” and is racist to her, “…You’re a nigger.” Daisy gets really hurt by the way Ben acts towards her, Ben says this to Daisy because of his mother and what she has taught him. However, Ben starts feeling sorry for her and lets her play with him, his feelings change because he realises he is wrong by treating her like that, his personality shines through. This leads Ben feeling paranoid as he keeps glancing toward his house just in case his mother sees them as his mother does not like Daisy.
She probably "trembles with delight" because his apparent agreement that Jesus would help him gives her hope that she can win out in the end and get away without getting murdered. The Misfit doesn't pray, because he doesn't want any help. What's intriguing about this claim is that his decision not to pray goes against many of the other things he says. At moments, The Misfit seems to be satisfied with his life of meanness. At others, however, he seems to want something else, or is genuinely dissatisfied with his life and with the way he is.
For example a waiter asks his age because that Holden ordered for a scotch and soda Holden says “Do I look like I’m under twenty-one?” but then the waiter asks for verification and Holden gives up and orders a coke. He also talks about sexual stuff which he didn’t do any of them and fails because the adults don’t care about his sex life. Holden thinks that a lot of people are phonies including adults and peers. He acts like he is mature around everyone. But when he is alone he doesn’t care about his actions.
Theme Work Tangerine- Things are not always what they seem. Paul sees things, but his parents seem to see the opposite. While Paul’s family sees Erik and thinks of him as a flawless football playing son, Paul sees him as a threat to everybody. In front of his parents, Erik acts like the perfect kind person, when really, he’s a horrible person that fights with people, robs houses, and whose personality is a turn off to everybody. Telling his parents what awful things Erik does won’t make them believe that, they will just have to find out for themselves when things get in bad shape.