He dislikes ackly for the simple reason that he has bad hygiene and it annoys Holden. This small annoyance is something that most people would be able to get over but Holden has a habit of dwelling on these minor problems he has with everybody and not being able to get over them. With Stadlater just the fact that he took Jane out on a date and Holden has a secret crush on her, even though he hasn't seen her in years and there is no way for Stadlater to know that. Holden insists on disliking him for that small
It also reflects his compunction for neglect of his education. Although Holden himself does not have any qualms about ruining his education, others around him, like Frome, express regret that what could have been, will never be. Mr.Antolini sees Holden “dying nobly…for some highly unworthy cause.” (Salinger, page 188) He says
My thought on this is that the lawyer is feeling sorry for Bartleby. The lawyer believes that the refusal means that something has disarmed him. It is more of a confusing for the lawyer because he knows what the potentials of the character, the lawyer even starts to blame himself for Bartleby’s refusing to do anything. Bartleby never leaves the office so the lawyer begins to watch him carefully. Why is the lawyer so concerned about the change in his behavior?
Socializing Up the Wrong Tree In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is a cynical teen in the middle of a mental break down. Holden finds imperfections in just about every person he meets using his favorite descriptive adjective: phony. Holden is clearly lonely and is constantly seeking companionship but is always held back by his opinions and indecisiveness. Holden judges people based on his opinions and therefore preventing him from bonding with the average “phony”.
Alienation Holden Caulfield, an interesting man, shows that many people show phoniness and how Holden despises them to a point where he alienates them. This book shows many themes, one of them being revolving around alienation and phoniness. J.D. Salinger’s masterpiece The Catcher in the Rye shows throughout the book that Holden alienates himself from other people because he fears the phoniness of adults. Stradlater, Holden’s roommate, shows phoniness by how he is a “secret slob” also how it annoys Holden to where he gets into a fight with Stradlater over his sloppiness with Jane, which leads Holden to alienating him.
Being rather isolated, Holden Caulfield struggles even more than most with the challenges involved with relationships as he fails to balance his desire for isolation with his desire for companionship. Although Holden constantly searches for new possible relationships, he always ends up spoiling any chance he has with one. This is shown primarily by his interactions with both Sally Hayes and Jane Gallagher. The reader first becomes aware of Holden Caulfield’s difficulties with relationships when Holden discovers his roommate, Stradlater, has a date with Jane Gallagher whom Holden used to play checkers with. Holden becomes immediately jealous and says “Jane Gallagher.
They both have problems in their lives that they have to deal with; however, they don’t do a good job at handling these situations, which causes them to be very discourteous and bad-mannered. Dwayne’s situation is that he has to deal with a pregnant girlfriend, but instead of helping her out and caring for her, he tries to force her to do everything he wants to do. Then, Russell Beckman’s problem is that he has a teacher that is mad at him for slacking off and being disruptive in class, but instead of listening to the teacher and doing his work, he decides to punch him and kidnap his kids. Evidently, both of them had poor personalities due to the poor choices they made. With Dwayne and Russell as examples, people’s characters and personalities are defined by the choices they make in
Edward scissor hands directed by Tim burton is a movie about personal suffering we see how Edward struggles to belong to suburbia. His appearance is unique from his pale skin to his massive razor sharp scissor hands. In this movie there are other characters that also suffer for example Esmeralda, she is an outcast she doesn’t mix with her neighborhood because she a religious zealot. Edwards love interest Kim also goes through hardship, from her bad boyfriend disrespecting her and getting her into trouble. She is in a conflict because she wants to be with her “normal” boyfriend but she actually falls in love with Edward.
He doesn’t like people and rather be alone than with people. He also tries hanging with people that are only his associates, but then he realizes how phony they are and dislikes them so he pushes them away. Despite all this Holden’s future had some
As a result he often can’t face reality and can’t react properly to situations because he isn’t used to proper human contact- except from George who treats him like a pet, and who lennie obeys. The men are afraid of Lennie because they know that if his great strength were ever to go uncontrolled, it could easily overwhelm any one of them. This constant rejection by others increases the depth of Lennie's loneliness and adds to the theme of loneliness running through the novel. Lennie and curley’s wife react to their lonliness and getting into trouble, this explains why many people do bad things and how it isn’t really their fault. This also suggests why society have to care for minorities or generally lonely people because otherwise bad things may happen.