Holden describes Stradlater as a sexy bastard and maybe think that Jane is too much of an innocent girl. This could be a sign of his post traumatic stress disorder that he developed after Ally’s death. Session analysis: Holden was pressured to do Stradlaters homework which he clearly did not want too. Holden has a problem of saying no or telling people what to do. He is showing how he just wants to be left alone sometimes.
These stories show how society’s sense of justice has been undermined by the pessimistic attitude of postmodernism. These stories force readers to question the people we trust in society. Both are written with a sense of moral ambiguity and leave no resolution for us. They force us to ask ourselves what we are capable of, since we can no longer tell what the characters are capable of. In Ian Rankin’s short story, “The Dean Curse,” Brigadier General Dean comes across as a very wealthy, respected man.
Author O’Brian also confuses the reader by writing his novel as if everything that was told took place in the real world. For example, just by saying “this is true” (64) doesn’t always make it true. O’Brian leaves it up to the reader to distinct what they see the story as: reality or fiction. It is said that “a true war story… makes the stomach believe” (74). Author and character O’Brian tell the story in such a way to make it believable that the two different people are really the same person.
In Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caufield makes it very clear that he does not like fake or phony people. Throughout the story Holden at times makes the reader feel like he or she should feel bad for him because of the hardships he's been through and how he has to deal with the "phonies" when he is actually one himself. As the story goes on Holden proves himself to be the real phony of the book because he never goes through with what he intends to do, he is overly concerned about sex but thinks its overrated, and he's very critical about other peoples lives. Holden Caulfield is the true phony and even more so a huge hypocrite throughout the novel. To start, All he wants to do is connect with someone but the boy has high standards.
As an audience we trust Knightley’s judgement as he foreshadows many of Emma’s mistakes from early on in the novel. When he becomes aware of Emma and Harriet’s friendship he speaks of it as a “bad thing” and that “ neither of them will do the other any good”, and is outraged when he learns of Emma’s encouragement of Harriet to turn down Mr Martin’s proposal. It is apparent then, that Mr Knightley plays an important role in Emma’s transformation, by Mr knightly’s rhetorical question ‘how could you be so unfeeling to Miss Bates?” she gains knowledge not to ridicule those below her. This is the turning point of the novel and from this humiliation and understanding of her erroneous ways Emma begins to reform. She realises she has been wrong in reading the signs of three men, that Mr Martin and Harriet are good for each other, and starts to judge people less on class and more on personality.
Holden’s perception of phoniness causes him to become critical and suspicious and detaches him from society. His relationship with June whom he meets midway through his journey of discovery fails to flourish because he cannot commit fully to her he refuses altogether the ‘phoniness’ of a partial commitment. Holden does not know how to make a connection without becoming phony himself. In the end however holder comes to a accommodation with the world and this change is seen especially in the last pages when he describes his affection for phoebe: ‘…I felt so damn happy, if you want to know the truth. I don’t know why.
He doesn’t understand Edna’s true feelings and emotions and really doesn’t make any effort to try. Because of this it can be seen how Edna is dissatisfied with her husband. This is apparent in the first scene when Leonce calls her to come to bed and she refuses him. This is her first act of defiance that eventually leads to more. For example, Edna speaks of her promiscuity to Robert and says “I suppose this is what you would call unwomanly; but I have got into the habit of expressing myself.
However Lennie also has an antagonistic side to his character, mainly because of his actions throughout the novel. The fact that we have a character stating this from rumours, means that the writer is in-fact giving a biased opinion, and expressing his opinion through Candy. “… An’I seen her give Carlson the eye.” Curley’s wife has been appalled with Curley so much; her discontent is
Jane has allowed her passion for Rochester to displace all other considerations and obligations. For Bronte and her readers, replacing the love of God for the love of a man was a terrible offense. Bronte's language indicates disapproval. Jane's saying "in those days" implies that her view at the time of writing is different. "Creature" has its literal meaning of "a being created by God," and "idol" connotes a "false god."
However, as the novel continues, McEwan cleverly begins to blur the boundary that previously existed in the way the two differed in terms of their ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal behaviour.’ This is because of how the reader begins to interpret Joe’s behaviour as ‘abnormal’ as he becomes mentally stressed by the harassment and painstaking experience that Jed has put him through. An example of this is the way in which Joe too becomes obsessed with Jed as he desperately searches for answers as to what is driving him on to interfere so significantly with his life. An example of this is just after the balloon incident, before Joe is even aware of the effect Jed will have on his life. It comes when Joe observes Jed in rather excessive detail and going into such depths, he even describes his “red shoe laces” and how “his knuckles brushing against his leather belt were big and tight knobbed under the