Like a child, Holden fears change and is overwhelmed by complexity, but he is too out of touch with his feelings to admit it. Instead, he spends much of his time criticizing others. Ironically, he is often guilty of the sins he criticizes in others. Holden is clearly fearful of adulthood, but instead of acknowledging that it scares and mystifies him, he condemns it, claiming that adulthood is a world of superficiality, hypocrisy, and “phoniness.” Whereas, childhood, on the other hand, is a world of innocence, curiosity, and honesty. He explains that adults are inevitably phonies, and, what’s worse, they can’t see their own phoniness.
This makes willy feel guilty as he was caught by biff in boston having an affair, which resulted in biff not attending summer school and flunking school altogether. Willy gets so upset as Bernard because he feels Bernard is putting the blame on him for his families disfunctionality.Why does willy refuse charleys job?Willy rejects the job from charley out of pride. Willy is too proud to accept that he needs a
When pony came back he was yelled by Darry and soda tried to stop Darry but he couldn’t and then pony yelled at Darry and he got slapped. Then Pony ran away from home and he went running on with Johnny and they headed to the park where they met Cherry’s boyfriend and then they got into a fight Johnny killed Cherry’s boyfriend Bob. They
Holden is in the confusing process of passing from adolescence and innocence to what he feels is a corrupt adult society. Along the way, Holden has trouble finding identity and security as he isolates himself from his society by shutting out the world and criticizing others who he deems "phonies." Because he is so adamant to criticize the world and reject its values and conventions he consequentially isolates himself from people who try to him along the way through this stressful period of
I mean not wait till Wednesday or anything. I just didn’t want to hang around anymore. It made me too sad and lonesome.” (p. 49) As the protagonist suddenly decides to leave his dislikeable school behind, it is quite obvious that he has no real sense of direction in life; his decision is hasty and irresponsible and could be interpreted as an act of sudden desperation. Firstly, this confusion is reflected in Salinger’s description of the main character’s thread of cogitation. In an instant and without a moment’s hesitation, Holden changes his mind from thinking that he ‘might go down and see what old Mal Brossard was doing’ to deciding ‘what [he’d] really do,’ which is to ‘get the hell out of Pencey.’ This gives the impression that Holden is extremely rash in his decisions and that he relies on gut feeling alone to take action.
The young man doesn’t see any other reason for someone to kill himself or herself for any other reason besides money. He seems the café just at a place of work, but in contrast to the old man seem the well lighted place, where he “liked to sit late because he was deaf and now at night it was quiet and he felt the difference”. The younger waiter is more impatient and is ready to go home to his “wife waiting in bed.” He cares very little about the old man’s need for a dignified refuge at night. The young man believes that his life has purpose, in the form of his marriage and job. The older waiter can relate to this man, for he has nowhere to go after work as well.
He is unhappy with his marriage to Zeena but he never tells anyone how he feels. He just goes on with his life as if nothing is wrong. This is an example of irony because Ethan has the ability to change his life, which he is unhappy with, however, he chooses not to. Meanwhile, he keeps all of that depression and sadness inside. This not only hurts himself, but Zeena as well.
Mina and Demetrius then fall in love, and went to Biloxi for a getaway. There, they were discovered by Anil, a relative of Mina. A brawl ensued, ending with Demetrius and Mina being brought away by the police. In an emotional scene, Mina admitted to Jay and Kinu that she’s in love with Demetrius. Meanwhile, Demetrius’s carpet cleaning company faces financial problems, having lost two deals with the Indian motel owners.
Although in his sixties, he is still a traveling salesman bereft of any stable location or occupation, and clings only to his dreams and ideals. There is a strong core of resentment in Willy Loman's character and his actions assume a more glorious past than was actually the case. Willy sentimentalizes the neighborhood as it was years ago, and is nostalgic for his time working for Frank Wagner, especially because his former boss's son, Howard Wagner, fails to appreciate Willy. Miller presents Willy as a strong and boisterous man with great bravado but little energy to support his impression of vitality. He is perpetually weary and exhibits signs of dementia, contradicting himself and displaying some memory loss.
This usually happens when he tries to escape his emotions—like when he was running away from Pencey Prep before his parents find out he was expelled, as he was running down the stairs, Holden “damn near broke [his] crazy neck” when he tripped. At the end of the novel, when Phoebe stretches for the golden ring on the carousel, Holden thinks about the fact that she may fall. At this point in the novel, Holden realizes that children often do fall, but that it’s worth the