Julius seems to be depressed most of the time and that is why he takes these long walks around the city for comfort and relaxation. He’s also a mystery and a deceiving person and we see this when he is confronted by one of his patient which let us to think that he might not be as credible as we thought he was at the beginning of the book. In terms of temperament they are also different okonkwo is more of an aggressive type while Julius is more calm and passive. Julius is the type of person that likes to think a lot while Okonkwo is the more of an action man; he likes to resolve most of his problems on his way and the way he wants. Okonkwo is the type person that is not open to changes he likes things to stay the way the always been and he doesn’t know how to face this changes as the come along, Julius in the other hand
Chad Fitzgerald Mr. Kester English 102 11/19/12 Character Analysis of Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye" J.D. Salinger was born on January 1, 1919, in New York City. Salinger was the youngest of two and the only boy born to his parents, Sol and Miriam Salinger. Salinger was always considered intelligent, however he flunked out of the McBurney School near his home in upper west New York. After flunking out of school, his parents decided to send him to Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania (Haudgruff; Salinger).
This book/movie is centered around the conflict of Gogol’s American culture and his Indian heritage. There are big misunderstandings between Gogol and his parents and their cultural differences make communication between them very difficult. The result is that Gogol, the main character, never finds ways to effectively be intimate with family and loved ones, because he is not comfortable or practiced in understanding and therefore communicating his own identity. Gogol grows up American and strongly identifies with his Americaness. As he grows up, he distances himself further and further away from his Bengali family.
Becoming an Adult, the Main Theme of The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel written by Jerome David Salinger. The narrator and protagonist, Holden Caulfield, is 16-year-old boy who lives near New York. Holden goes to Pencey preparatory school in Agerstown, Pennsylvania. He only passed one subject, English, and has therefore flunked out of school. Holden leaves his school and tells us everything he observes as he wanders through New York with no particular objective.
How does J. D. Salinger use symbolic imagery to enhance the characters and/or purpose of the text? In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger introduces a young boy named Holden who is expelled from school and wanders the streets of New York for 3 days. Holden fears change in the world and seeks company which he constantly drives away with his own self isolation. J. D. Salinger uses symbolic imagery to allow the reader access into Holden’s thoughts which in turn reinforces the underlying purpose of the text. The author uses the symbolic imagery of the red hat, ducks and carrousel to link to the novel’s themes of innocence, grief and change.
Salinger shows how Holden’s childhood have shaped his attitude towards others. Through Holden’s characteristics, actions and comments Salinger shows that events in our life can affect the adults we become. Holden tends to be a pessimist teenager that always sees the bad in people, especially in adults. He has the habit to use the word “phony” to describe people, and it seems like he has difficulties having a good social life, but he doesn’t really like to be alone. He has been kicked out of school several times; it seems like he does not care about it; however, he has a decent grade in English class.
Holden is afraid of growing up and becoming an adult – Discuss J.D. Salinger’s unique novel ‘The catcher in the Rye’ explores the life of a cynical teenager, Holden Caulfield, who is stuck between childhood and adulthood. Salinger highlights that Holden’s goal is to resist the process of maturity and entering adulthood. This is evidenced and demonstrated by Holden’s persistent fear of change, his strong opinion on the ‘phonies’ of adult world, his difficulty of moving on from the past and his impulsive personality. Holden’s fear of change contributes to his resistance of the process of maturity.
Tennant on the other hand tried to show this through by being so depressed he won't even move. By not moving all of his emotion is but into how depressed he is and how he doesn't want to do anything. His face seemed smashed against the wall. Tennant did wanders with his eyes while his mind was running. In both of these soliloquies Hamlet isn't angry or fired up; he just seems rather tired and upset about the events around him.
The Catcher in the Rye Response “I felt so lonesome, all of a sudden. I almost wish I was dead.” (Salinger 48) Loneliness and depression is exhibited by Holden, the main character in the book, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. In the Poem “Hanging Fire”, Audre Lorde, the author, focuses on a young person who also suffers from being lonely and depressed and feels many of the same emotions Holden does. There is a common theme between this poem and this book: the loneliness, depression, and neglect teenagers face leads them to feel like “outliers” of society.
All these things are shown many times throughout the play but there are certain times that stand out more than others. Hamlet’s being suicidal and his depression takes over most of his thoughts and they are two main characteristics he shows. During his soliloquies most things he talks about is himself being upset or not wanting to live. He shows his depression by saying, “How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!” (I ii 133-134). He is really upset about his mother and his uncle, but also his father dying.