Having an unstable family Mark has had some issues in life he started smoking when he was very young, along with his defiant attitude. He is somewhat close to his brother, and mother. But he has no communication with his father. 2. Jerome Clifford, a drunken suicidal lawyer, drags Mark into his car.
They include having many failures, not having any close friends, and the loss of his younger brother Allie. Since his many failures at school, Holden has been in a downward spiral that will eventually lead to his mental break down. Not being able to talk to any close friends makes Holden’s depression much worse. Holden thinks that he should be dead instead of his brother Allie which does not help with his depression. If Holden’s parents had let him go to a school near his apartment he might have been able to establish a few long term relationships.
Baseball Bats Are Not Just Used For Shattering Balls. gAs nice as people are you can not trust them. Clumsy Simon Glass is a nerd, a loser who occupies the lowest rung on the high school social ladder. Simon was better known as the textbook geek of his high school, who has no friends and someone everybody picks on; that is until Rob Haynes shows up. Haynes is a transfer student, who has something special instore Haynes and his gang of friends Young ,Bob, and Coop had a mission to turn Simon Glass from a total freak to a wanna be prom king.
This book relates to the quote because Holden tried going out and living on his own after getting kick out of school and with all the stuff that happened to him like getting robbed and beaten up by a strippers body guard, and getting drunk Holden has had enough and wanted to go home and tell his parents. So although Holden went home after trying to live in the city on his own he is now home which is better for him. This relates to the quote because Holden’s goal was to live on his own in the city and although he did not succeed at doing it is unimportant because now he is living at home with people that care for him and know what is best for
He figures this out when visiting his old home in California. He was furious. This was untruthful of his dad, and that's one thing that Chris hates most. Because of this incident he stopped talking to either of his parents and was withdrawn for the first time in his life. “Chris's smoldering anger, it turns out was fueled by a discovery he'd made two summers earlier, during his cross-country wanderings... Chris pieced together the facts of his father's previous marriage and subsequent divorce-facts to which he hadn't been privy.” (p. 121) This is not good mainly for Chris and his dad's relationship and also his mom and him.
Why do we have to pay for other peoples mistakes? In the book “Flight” by Sherman Alexie Zits deals with many disappointments in life. One of his biggest disappointments is not having a father or someone that loves him like he wants to be love, “My father was a drunk, too more in love with beer and vodka than with my mother and me. He vanished like a cruel magician about two minutes after I was born” (Alexie4). This most of been hard for him to know that his dad didn’t care for him and that he only cared about his beer and vodka.
Chapter Ten "Three Women Are Clever" In this chapter Holden goes to the lounge room in his hotel to try and catch a drink. Even though he is underage he still trys to drink alcoholic beverages. While he is at this lounge he mets three women from Seattle, these women seem to be very obsessed with seeing movie stars. They take Holden flirty presence as a joke, and don't really hold a conversation with him. They know he is too young to drink because he is drinking coke.
He is in the elevator going back up to his room when in the elevator with him, a man asks if he wants to have a little fun and offers him a prostitute. At first he is very excited at the thought of having a prostitute. Things change when she finally arrives in his room and right away, he gets a feeling of sadness. “The trouble was, I just didn’t want to do it. I felt more depressed than sexy, if you want to know the truth.” (125).
The novel spends a lot of time talking about how Holden is spending too much money trying to lose his virginity to all these different prostitutes every week. Holden has many attempts to lose his virginity with prostitutes, but yet he doesn’t. Holden would call up a prostitute that someone has told him about and pay her an amount of money that she asked for. When it was time for Holden to sleep with the girl Holden would have trouble sleeping with her. Reasons why may be, because he would think of Jane and Stradlater.