at him, to which "Piggy wilted"(Golding 58). Piggy, who is a constant target throughout the length of the story, may feel powerless towards the rest of the boys. When he tries to assert leadership, he backs off timidly because he feels irrelevant. This position makes him an easy target. Through Kuther's definition of bullying, Piggy is classified as a hopeless
He behaves threateningly to Lennie because "he hates big guys. Kind of like he's mad at em' because he ain't a big guy."(29). Shortly after Lennie and George encounter Curley's wife and Lennie can't help but gawk at her; "she's purty. "(35).George sternly tells Lennie "you keep away from herm 'cause she's a rat-trap.."(36). Lennie in his instinctive animalistic way burst out "I don't like the place, George.
George uses the word “job” repetitively to emphasise the importance of work during the depression and the scarcity of a “job”. Further resentment towards Lennie arises when George says to Slim “if that crazy bastard’s foolin’ around too much. Jus’ kick him out, Slim.” The phrase “jus’ kick him out’ implies that he demands quite a lot and would get into a lot of conflict between people. The way that he says this implies that he is frustrated with the situation that he would rather be on his own than have to provide for the two of them all on his own. Later on in the novel “Lennie looked up helplessly at George, and then he got up and tried to retreat.” When Steinbeck writes “Lennie looked helplessly at George” implies that Lennie always looks to George for attention and help when things go wrong in his life.
However, the fact that the adult society sees through his façade reinforces Holden's alienation from his society. In effect, Holden retaliates by rejecting adulthood and continues to criticize its flaws as he indulges in them. He passes judgment quickly on those that he feels are corrupt and calls them "phony." This only further worsens Holden's situation and even further detaches him from society and help. But how did such a vicious cycle of self-destruction start?
Or something you once lived in or something – you know. Just as long as it’s descriptive as hell. Just don’t do it too good, is all.” Holden tore up the essay because he was upset that Stradlater didn’t appreciate it. Along with that, Holden hated Stradlater pointing out the faults. As soon as Stradlater said “You always do everything backasswards,” and “No wonder you’re flunking the hell out of here,” Holden asked for the essay.
There's a word I really hate. It's a phony." He displays his disgust through hyperboles, stating that he would "puke" at phony things. In this portion of the novel, he uses metaphores, stating that Spencer seemed as sharp as a "tack." His attitude of revulsion causes him to alienate himself from the adult world.
His superiority is being undermined and he is being characterized as a cat, which demeans his superior position in a theocratic society. John Proctor is a non-believer in the theocratic society and thinks their beliefs are wrong, he believes that the society has been cursed with insensibility and this is evident to readers when he says to Hale in Act 1 “I’ve heard you to be a sensible man, Mr Hale. I hope you’ll leave some of it in Salem”. He resists the challenge to belong and embraces the challenge to not belong. He goes against the court and their teachings and constantly tries to undermine the court officials.
He explains that adults are inevitably phonies, and, what’s worse, they can’t see their own phoniness. Phoniness, for Holden, stands as an emblem of everything that’s wrong in the world around him and provides an excuse for him to withdraw into his cynical isolation, a defense mechanism to help him deal with his loneliness. Holden expends much of his energy searching for phoniness in others, yet at the same time, while he is a self-admitted compulsive liar, he never acknowledges his own phoniness. This is not only ironic, but hypocritical, since phoniness is what Holden claims to detest more than anything else in the world. Holden is further hypocritical because while decrying the abhorrent nature of adulthood, he spends much of his energy trying to behave like an adult, as evidenced by his actions such as hiring a prostitute, spending money
As he says "If I say something, why it's just a nigger sayin' it" and this shows his anger. Being hated has made him seem cruel, but also he sees himself as less important human. He says to Lennie "You got no right to come in my room.....You go on get outa my room. I ain't wanted in the bunkhouse and you ain't wanted in my room." This also shows he built up anger and shouted at Lennie because he is a ‘easy target’.
Essay on Timon and Coriolanus Explore the ways in which Shakespeare presents Timon and Coriolanus, in your two linked texts, as disturbed characters, who are made vulnerable by the magnitude of their passion, which isolates them, and eventually makes them outcasts in society. Timon and Coriolanus are presented in many ways as disturbed characters. One of their main faults is their inability to compromise. Coriolanus despises the commoners and refuses to allow them to have corn and berates them for their cowardice and feint-heartedness. This martial cowardice throws Coriolanus into a passionate rage that makes him unable to compromise and see the situation from the plebeians starving eyes.