Holden shows constant fear of Jane losing her innocence; he always loved her innocent nature and approach to life. To Holden, the museum is a representation of innocence, since it was one of his favourite places as a child, and his red hunting hat protects him from those places with lack of innocence. It is human nature to evolve into an adult, and to change your personality somewhat to become an adult. At times humans want to remember those childhood moments that they lived, however Holden takes this feeling to an extreme, by doing anything to hold onto innocence for himself and his close friends and people he cares
The eight year old putting his smooth arms around his father's neck proves that the boy's strange behavior is partially due to the father's behaviors. Being so young and having to deal with the death of his mother takes its toll on the boy's actions. He doesn't know any better than to dig out the wig from the trash because he is only eight years old and motherless. His father seems to lack the responsibility to tell him no in situations because he doesn't want to hurt the boy anymore than he already is. If the boy was older and more mature when he lost his mother, then he might not be susceptible to behaving so
He completely depends on money to meet his family’s needs and thinks that “life is money,” more than he trust in his mama and family. Walter is a fairly ineffective man in his house, who has be unable to gain his financial freedom. It becomes expected of Walter in his growth in the movie that his economic inconsistency endangers his ability to meet house hold duties. Throughout the movie, he supplies accurate illustrations to live up to the expected character of Walter Lee Younger. He shows his dependency on money instead of the family with definite evidence of anxiety to acquire his father's insurance check, that the family was waiting for from the start of the movie, in order to attain his goals.
Boys on the brink maturity all come to a destination where their desire for introspection outweighs their desire to hold on to childish characteristics. In Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon, Milkman finds himself evaluating his life under the dark Virginia sky. In a moment of realization the young man becomes aware of how sheltered and over privileged he has been. His wealth has been nothing but a handicap holding him back from achieving the love of his peers. Milkman resents his privileged life as a child for it has kept him from understanding other people.
As Holden grows up to be a young man, he wants to be young again because he values the thought of youth and innocence. He believes that growing up brings phoniness and change. Holden doesn’t like change; he’s not up for changing himself for other people’s approval like most of our society. In chapter 16, Holden states “The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody’d move.
Sad is the image of a son growing up and away from his own father. Much like an apple growing off the branch of its nurturing parent tree; until it has matured enough to break away from its familiar ties. The poem, “A Story” by Li-Young Lee creates a prime example of the melancholic image a father would never want to see. With clever manipulation of allegory, point of view, and syntax, Lee is able to properly convey the complex relationship between the father and son that is experienced as time takes its natural course. Lee’s poem wraps itself around the simple concept of storytelling.
Where he does show love for the clone, it is misread by the poor boy. This love is self-love though, as El Patrón sees only himself in Matt, unsettling him deeply when he learns of the truth. And with this great love comes great power. He gives Matt the strength of power, which quickly goes to the kid’s head when he realizes he can do whatever he wants when El Patrón is present like demanding “a birthday kiss” from María (Farmer 109). Creating a beast in his image is all El Patrón wants, leaving Matt to be a toy cruelly used and discarded, though Matt attempts to learn from his
The adult world scares him, and by working hard and accepting his responsibilities, he is somehow agreeing that he will soon have to face it on his own. Holden does not want to “get an office job and make a lot of money like the rest of the phonies”. The one thing that Holden tries hard more than anything to do is to prevent himself from being another one of the phonies. A major fault of Holden’s, is that he tends to twist the world around to fit the image that he has always seen from it. When he hears a little boy singing a lighthearted love song about coming through the rye, he sees it as his queue to save the people, wanting to be their ‘catcher’.
The speaker is reflecting the naively superior feelings of the older boys. The shared smile also hints at their close friendship, an intimacy which is craved by the younger brother but will be denied him because of the ""distance"" between the brothers. The childhood feeling of superiority is later regretted by the speaker, however. ""Looking back"" is used both literally to refer to the older boy checking on the progress of his younger brother to find his bus fare, as well as metaphorically suggesting a look back through
Maybe he feels a sense of guilt for being selfish in his own desires to become wealthy and successful and wishes he had realized that his parents, the people he owes so much to, still need love and affection. Richard Rodriguez’s attitude about Christmas is doubly layered. He is fond of “the Christmas one remembers having once,” but he realizes that it is fruitless to try to regain the old spirit of the holidays when the family has changed so much since then. Rodriguez is resignedly nostalgic about his family, and the ways in which they do not reflect their past selves