Bigger is panic-stricken so as a result, he goes into a delusional behavior, ignoring all the other vices he has committed as well as the problems he has created such as raping and killing Bessie. Although he knows what he carried out, he cannot control himself. After
However, even though Holden acts emotionless he does have feelings but expresses them differently. Holden also negatively characterizes people frequently, for example: Holden states that he finds Ackley very annoying and repulsive. However because of his longing for any source of human connection, he eventually befriends him and even asks Ackley to go to the movies with him. Holden is an emotionally unstable person and often finds himself in turmoil with his feelings. On one side Holden’s interest in human interactions drive him to find and build relationships of his own, but on the other hand he uses his alienation as a wall of protection from outside forces.
The lawyer’s problem stems from the fact that he doesn’t know how to deal with and eventually get rid of Bartleby. The issue is not ignorance but confrontation between the lawyer and Bartleby. Delano on the other hand, succumbed to his well-natured obliviousness and overlooks clues of a mutiny right under his nose. However, because of his social conditioning leading him to believe that these events could not possibly occur, even though they crossed his mind, he nearly leads himself and his entire crew to their demise. Captain Delano can be shortly described as “a person of a singularly undistrustful good nature” (2695).
When actions are to be taken into consideration by him it seen that he situation is horrible, which Hamlet feels he has no control over. He allows his anger towards Claudius to let him fall into a madness. The depression Hamlet is encountering is due to the actions that King Hamlet is demanding of him. He cannot complete the task asked of him of his procrastination, which causes him to nearly take his own life. “To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1).
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.
As a result of Holden’s resistance to grow up and embrace adulthood, he instantly alienates himself from the world and those around him leaving him lonely and vulnerable. In the aftermath of enduring several negative encounters, Holden reaches emotional collapse. He tells the story as a monologue, from a mental facility where he has been recovering from the stress of the experiences he reflects upon. The character of Holden Caulfield is introduced to us as an adolescent who is immature and as a result, ostracised from his peers. The first time that we see Holden show his inability to accept responsibly for his actions is when he leaves his team’s fencing equipment on the subway, and he says “It wasn’t all my fault.” As the captain of the team, Holden should have been taking care of the equipment and using his authority to make sure everything went smoothly.
He finds himself addicted to drugs. He feels that he is isolated into a different social class. This social class he believes is looked upon and judged by lower classes. Eminem desires personal space, yet he never receives any. He is puzzled at the thought process of the inconsiderate people that don’t realize what he is going through.
In the first stanza the persona is “haunted” by the postcard sent to him. The negative connotation suggests that the persona has encountered an uncomfortable experience and disturbs him, and he in unable to get rid of his past. His culture will always be waiting for him to establish a connection with it. The negative connotation of “haunt” is ironic because something so small and unsubstantial has a great impact on the persona. The postcard becomes a symbol of how distant his identity is from his culture.
After the death of Allie, he dealt with the event by breaking all the windows in the garage “just for the hell of it”. The onset of depression may help explain the display of over sensitivity that he shows at times. He views himself as the “catcher in the rye”, saving children and their innocence from entering the adult world that is full of “phonies”. He doesn’t want “to have any goddamn stupid useless conversations with anyone”, which not only supports that he is a “phony” himself, as he strikes up conversations with various people he meets, but also alienates himself from society. Holden’s loneliness and alienation causes him much pain as he seeks for human contact and love.
These realizations develop from his lying and deception, his fear of relationships and intimacy, and his self imposed loneliness. Growing up is hard to do. There is no set route and countless decisions to be made which lead to the good, the bad, and the ugly. Unfortunately one cannot have only the good and more often than not has more of the bad and ugly. Holden himself saw the bad and the ugly at a very young age and it is this that makes such an impact on the personality he maintains while telling his story.