To begin, the double standard that when men sleep with a lot of women, they are considered as being “studs” but when women sleep with a lot of men, they are considered as being “sluts” has been around for ages. If you watch the movie: “The stoning of Soraya M.” the woman gets stoned for being accused of adultery by her husband who makes up a lie to “get rid” of her. I honestly think that whatever people want to do with their own genitals is fine by me as long as I’m not involved involuntarily in their business. Hey, it’s your vagina and/or penis, do whatever you want. But I do advise to be careful with aids and other STDs.
In both of these novels there is a couple who have trouble communicating with each other until a third character appears and changes the couple’s relationship. In FAT the author shows a lot of difficulties of communication between the couple, Rudy and the waitress. The first time in the story Rudy talks to the young girl, it’s to mock and laugh at the fat man “Rudy just laughs”. The young waitress defends her customer when he gets insulted and mocked “he can’t help it so shut up”. Rudy later on, starts worrying at how she acts with the fat man.
Character Development The Catcher in the Rye follows the story of Holden Caulfield, Holden is a sixteen year old, and who had just recently been expelled due to his academic application and score from his school called Pencey Prep. Holden narrates his story in a cynical/pessimistic and worn-out tone, he appears as a pariah with very few friends. He sees the world in an ugly and two faced way, finding it almost unbearable. At the start of the story Holden refuses to talk about his early life, only mentioning his brother D.B. and hints that he is bitter towards D.B.
Just before this extract is a scene in the Salem jail in which the themes of hypocrisy play a big part. This is because Herrick is drunk and says to Tituba he hopes she has ‘a happy voyage’. This is absurd because Tituba and Sarah Good are about to be hung. In the Puritan society that they lived in this in seen as a sin. Also, the mood is quite light but has hints of black humour as Tituba and Sarah Good are playing up to Herrick.
-Holden says to Sunny, the prostitute: “Then she sat down in my lap… she made me so nervous…” (97) -Regarding his sister: “She put her arms around my neck and all… sometimes she’s too affectionate” (161). -Also with Mr. Antolini. Comment: Just because you hug your brother after suddenly seeing him after a while doesn’t make you overly affectionate. Q: Why do you think Holden is so uncomfortable with physical affection? Ex: “I figured if she was a prostitute and all, I could get in practice on her, in case I ever got married..” (92) Comment: His purpose for calling Sunny isn’t why a man would normally call a prostitute.
One night while finishing up dinner he asks permission to go study geometry with a class mate, but Paul has no intent of bettering his geometry skills. Instead, he secretly goes off to the theatre dressing room to assist Charley Edwards who cannot afford a dresser. “It was at the theatre and at Carnegie Hall that Paul really lived; the rest was but a sleep and a forgetting.”(268) After Paul is expelled from school and forced to work by his father, he desperately plots a way to liberate himself and flee to New York. One day Paul is sent to make a deposit for his employers, but instead of
English 1304 Analyzing a Narrative: Drown An absent father in a young child’s life can dramatically influence them in a negative light. Studies have shown that children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become involved in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, and/or suffer from health and emotional problems. Many of the stories in Drown deal with Yunior’s father, either by his presence or by his absence. In this novel, Yunior’s father, Ramon, came in and out of the family’s life. With his father being an antagonistic character, Yunior tries to give a different perception of Ramon by telling us his story of the struggles he went through to gain citizenship in America.
Holden Caulfield can be described as a very different, confused, young adult, boy going through life not really knowing what is going on around him. As he is venturing through the great city of New York, he starts to learn things and how he is growing into adulthood. He can also be described as a different person from the other characters in the story by ways he acts towards things around him. In the story, Holden wearing a red hunting hat is a good example of him wanting to be different from the others around him. He is a very lonely, emotional person when it comes to major or minor events that happen to him.
Because of his over-reliance of his parents, he thinks everything is their fault; his anger is uncontrollable and he barely has any respect for anything. 'Irresponsible.' What's the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear that word? Someone who lies and tries to cover his or her mistakes? Someone who blames everyone else for the consequences of their actions?
Then one day, McMurphy goes in and upsets the ward. He's loud, he cracks jokes, and as he said of himself, "I'm a gambling fool and whenever I meet with a deck of cards I lays my money down." Nobody was sure whether he was crazy or if he was just acting like it to get out of the work. Soon enough people realized that either way, he had it out for Nurse Ratched. At first, Nurse Ratched, tries to ignore him.