When they come across the road rat the man refers to his son as ‘him’; ‘if you look at him again I’ll shoot you’. We can assume that since the post apocalyptic situation occurred names are not important as they use to be, McCarthy wanted to express how in this type of world you lose your identity. The mother of the boy is mentioned in the book but doesn’t have a specific name as well, we can argue that McCarthy did so to show that she is not worthy of a name. This gives the reader a reason to have sympathy for the man and the boy when we find out about her death. The reference of the ‘bad guys’ and the ‘good guys’ are very important to the novel.
While Holden uses his self-imposed alienation as a defense, he is unaware that it severely damages his well-being. He is closed off and secretive thus he is unconnected to the people around him (ex. his roommates) which is his reason for leaving his previous schools and Pencey Prep. He alienates himself to avoid relationships with people, so in the case of a death (like Allie’s death) Holden is not hurt. Although Holden thinks his self-imposed alienation is helpful, he is wrong.
Salinger, Holden Caulfield struggles with accepting that what his ideals are in his life are not what actually exist in the outside world. Holden has experienced several traumatic loses in his life that have caused him to believe in what he does. In Holden’s mind, after his younger brother Allie’s death, all children are incapable of seeing the complexity of the adult world. He sees them all as innocent children, but cannot understand that this innocence diminishes as the children become adults. If you copy this essay your teacher will know.
He starts seeking help from Billy Buck and even brings the pony blankets from his home to warm/comfort the pony through the cold weather. Carl understood this, which is why he didn't mind it that Jody wasn't handling his usual chores.When Gabilan's condition worsens to the point where it almost seems hopeless, Carl tries to make Jody feel better by telling a funny story: "He told about the wild man who ran naked through the country and had a tail and ears like a horse (…)'Isn't that funny?'" even though it did not help Jody. After Gabilan died, Carl feels Jody's lost and even made it so that he would soon be given horse to bring up. Carl
It is inseparable from our image of Holden, with good reason: it is a symbol of his uniqueness and individuality. The hat is outlandish, and it shows that Holden desires to be different from everyone around him. At the same time, he is very self-conscious about the hat—he always mentions when he is wearing it, and he often doesn’t wear it if he is going to be around people he knows. The presence of the hat, therefore, mirrors the central conflict in the book: Holden’s need for isolation versus his need for companionship. These two texts explore adolescent’s struggles to belong, in the simple gift we see a boy who knows he does not belong and chooses to not fight the way his life has turned out.
He sewed Jem's pants and left them on the fence so he could get them easily. He also saved Scout's and Jem's lives while risking his own. Boo was a fragile and gentle person. Throughout the novel, Scout, Jem, and Dill are curious about the "mysterious" Boo Radley because he never comes outside from his house or associates with anyone in the neighborhood. The children are afraid of him because of all the stories they hear about him from the people in Maycomb.
Duncan could never imagine that this will be true for Macbeth, whom he trusts the most. Duncan had no idea that Macbeth was going to kill him .On Louis first day of work, a collage student named Victor Pascow died. Yet before he passed, he told Louis that he should not go beyond the pet semetary or else bad things will happen to him. Like Macbeth, Louis was very puzzled about this “fate” and did not bother to acknowledge it. This fate/prophecy is ironic for Louis because he ends up going past the semetary, and burying his daughter’s cat, as well as his son.
It is part of the introduction; readers learn about the narrator’s special power in the previous paragraph (p. 2) when he says, “…because I got the touch. It’s a thing you got to be born with”. Then it is in the first sentence of the third paragraph that readers become aware that he “couldn’t do the touch for Grandpa”. The narrator’s ability to heal others with his ‘touch’ didn’t work for his own Grandpa. Initially, Lipshaw did not want to put the touch on his Grandpa, but did it out of respect for his Grandma “soon after he began stepping out” (p. 8).
After being lied to over and over by everyone in the town about the cause of his mother’s death, Jason becomes suspicious of the town. He becomes even more suspicious when nobody will tell him the real reason that they were building a stage for the fourth of July. After being held prisoner and being forced to go to ‘the lottery’, he quickly discovers that the town had a morbid tradition of their own: sacrifice. In the movie, Mayor Warner says that “God has blessed the town”. He, as well as the other townspeople, believe that because of their yearly sacrifice, God blesses the town and keeps them out of harm.
Patrick McMurphy is an ornery, loud, idiosyncratic individual. He believes he should act whichever way he feels like. This turns around to have a negative impact on his life however, because of his rash, exaggerated actions he ﬁnds him self being scrutinized. He still sticks to his own ways though, which Bromden points out when he says, “Maybe that’s it he never gave the Combine a chance [..] because a moving target is hard to hit”(92). McMurphy doesn’t let ’the Combine’ of people outside the ward get him down or change who he really is.