This chapter is counted into a climax and a turning point of the novel. Due to the effect of alcohol and ignorance from Sally and the bar singer, Holden made himself of a fool with collapsing sense of security. When he was in the park, he was overwhelmed by depress and miserableness. Tape, ducks and pond triggered his depressing memory of his brother Allie’s death and the fear of his own funeral, thereby revealing the root of his previous manic behavior: Holden was troubled by unexplained disappearance and he was in deep anxiousness that all the things that were related to his pure, innocent childhood would suddenly vanish. This echoes one of the themes of this novel—adolescent confusion on the way to the adult world and the pain of growing up.
Christopher changes into a stronger person mentally throughout the book. He is first represented as a boy with Asperger Syndrome, who is very blunt and does not understand the rules of socialism. He reacts quickly to situations he doesn’t understand or like by folding himself up into a ball and groaning, he also hates skin-ship with others as it makes him feel uneasy. “If a strange man touched me I would hit him, and I can hit people very hard.” As the book progresses Christopher finds himself in unfamiliar situations that make him have to face his issues, such as talking to strangers on his way to London, and allowing to be touched by his mother (even though he did not like it too much.) His sentences are always blunt and factual, there are never long describing words as Christopher thinks that it is far more logical to just say what you want to say without putting fancy adjectives in there.
Firstly he is dealing with his feelings toward girls he says “I hate those girls, but I want them.” He believes that everyone suspects him of hurting Grace he says “I didn’t understand why they seemed so angry with me, the way they looked at me but it made me feel terrible”. Kip meets a man called ted when he looking for someone Ted invites him in and gives him a can of coke but it is really rum he thinks Ted is violent he says “I don’t know why he kept me here I was afraid he would get violent if I left.” Kip learns that they both have love in music so they begin to become friends. Lastly he was a really good swimmer and he quit he said it is because he was tired of getting up at four am; his dad is disappointed with him so Kip thinks he is a failure. It is clear that Kip is a character who is confused in ‘Falling from Grace’. Annie is the second person who is lost in ‘Falling from Grace’.
In Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist”, the Hunger Artist is alienated through the audience’s misunderstanding, the nature of his art, and his manager’s intentions for him. The Hunger Artist’s audience only takes a shallow interest in the artist: “for their [children’s] elders he was often just a joke that happened to be in fashion, but the children stood open-mouthed, holding each other’s hands for greater security, marveling at him” (Kafka 274). At first, the crowd is enthusiastic towards the incredible display of the Hunger Artist’s ability to fast for weeks on end, ask him questions, and feel the thinness of his limbs for themselves. This feeling of having the public interested keeps the Artist in the field of professional fasting. The spectators must conform to “[T]he hunger artist’s highly disciplined, honest respect for his craft” (Melchionne 144).
This disability left him psychologically and morally lost, and takes his masculinity away from him. He cannot develop his relationship with Brett whom he truly loves, because he cannot physically satisfy her. This causes Jake to be troubled and have great shiftlessness. He is also annoyed with Cohn, who went on a trip to San Sebastian with Brett. He often enjoys seeing Cohn defeated by Mike, who is also jealous of Cohn.
On one side Holden’s interest in human interactions drive him to find and build relationships of his own, but on the other hand he uses his alienation as a wall of protection from outside forces. An instance of this is when he goes on a date with Sally Hayes; his solitude forces him to crave love and affection from another human being but his isolation and fear of being hurt from another person cause him to drive off people easily. In conclusion we learn that Holden feels isolated from everyone and everything. In spite of living a seemingly happy life and going to one of the best schools in the country, Holden hates everything and everyone and believes everyone is fake. Holden’s sense of superiority is just a veil to cover his insecurities and his social criticism of everyone are just ways to project his negative qualities onto another person to make himself feel
He thinks they’re all nice to him, but instead they just laugh at him and make fun of him which signalizes that he’s lonely. After Charlie laughs at a mentally retarded boy he grows furious at himself and shouts, “Shut up! Leave him alone! It’s not his fault he can’t understand!” (Pg. 237) I know this quote demonstrates loneliness because after he stops laughing at the boy he then knows that the boy getting laughed at use to be himself getting made fun of by his friends and other people.
Dorian develops a fear of aging so he tries to live his life as if it was his last day on earth. He gets carried away and practically addicts to pleasure; his unconventional actions result in him feeling guilty and miserably. The attempts to fix his mistakes prove to make the situation even worse. It isn’t Dorian’s fault that he turns out the way he does –a pleasure seeking and self-conscious maniac, in turn showing the readers that his actions are practical. Basil, a painter, paints a portrait of Dorian which changes for the worse every time Dorian does something selfish.
Amir was in the corner of the alley, not having enough courage to stand up for his friend that is soon brutally abused. From then on, he lived with his guilt for many years. His shame is complicated by his own realization that he partly doesn’t help his friend, precisely because he is jealous of him, as well as being a coward. Soon his own shame drives him nearly crazy and in desire to end his pain, he sets Hassan and his father up for a shame so great they have to leave the home, which will seemingly free Amir of his
Firstly, Mr. Hunderts decision to remove Martin in the standings causes Martins personal integrity to scar, leaving him in a state of self-loathing and shame. For the remainder of his life, the effects of his loss remained a token of his shame. Secondly, his loss had caused his future success to be in jeopardy, for, his self-esteem, sense of accomplishment; sense of self worth and disappointment from his father had caused a major roadblock in the decision making of his future potential. Thirdly, had the teacher not committed and immoral act, then the student that had been given Martins place in the standings would not have felt the pressure to cheat once, hence losing the competition and later on asking for a rematch. Both