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.
Although constant evil swirls around Bruno, he is able to hang on to his innocence, which shields him from the knowledge of the situation he is in, but ultimately leads to his and Shmuel’s downfall. Bruno’s innocence becomes quite apparent throughout the course of the novel. He portrays this childish innocence through his lack of understanding on many of the changes that have been happening in his life. Bruno portrays this quite clearly by asking his father : "Did you do something bad in work? I know that everyone says you're an important man and that the Fury has big things in mind for you, but he'd hardly send you to a place like this if you hadn't done something that he wanted to punish you for."
He's my son! He'd rather see these no-good punks than his own mother? You scum…” Mrs. Cade. The reason for his low self-esteem and him losing his innocence by killing Bob is because he has to deal with lack of parental love. The extent of your loss of innocence also depends on the environment you are raised in.
Although he does feel bad that he just abandoned him so close to the end of his father’s life, it didn’t stop him from doing it. “I went to look for him. But at the same moment this thought came into my mind: ‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself.’ Immediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever” (101). Here we saw Elie’s feelings towards his father really come through.
Other characters also help build a picture of Birling in the opening section. Eric's defense of the workers brings about a vicious verbal attack from Birling which pours scorn on Eric's lack of business experience and reveals his bitter feeling towards "public-school-and-Varsity" education. Priestley suggests he resents the advantages enjoyed by his son's generation and this helps the audience understand why later Eric says that Mr Birling is "not the kind of father a chap would go to when hes in trouble". At this point, Priestley has provided a picture of a self-important man who places his faith in technology and industry, who believes he can enjoy the rewards granted by the community while declaring that community spirit is "nonsense" and that a man has to "mind his own business and look after himself and his own". Yet Eric, at this start of the Inspector's chain of events' has already challenged his father's views, and later Sheila will do the same by recognising a shared humanity with the
Darne Duckett English 10/3 Fitzgerald 2014 September 25 ORB project Voice Quote 1: Hate is a hard feeling to overcome, and hate can take us to a point where we are not even ourselves anymore. “I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him”. Booker T. Washington was truly expressing voice and how he feels through this quote. His voice speaks to me saying that any person, cannot complete any actions to make him hate them. If he lets himself get out of control so much that he hates someone, then his inner self and soul breaks down or degrades.
Billy’s journey begins by him escaping from home due to his abusive father who used to always smack him around and never offered him love, nor trust. “The old bastard.” The use of abusive slang terms reveals how Billy feels towards his father and it also suggests that he has no relationship with his father like how other children do in a family. “The rocks bounce and clatter/ and roll and protest/ at being left at this damn place…” Personification and onomatopoeia uncovers the anger he feels towards his home where he feels isolated and displaced. His thoughts of the Road he lives in, Longlands Road, are just as negative. “I throw one rock on the roof/ of each deadbeat no hoper/ shithole lonely downtrodden house/ in Longlands Road, Nowheresville.”
When Huck almost sells Jim out, it is a constant internal battle between Huck’s heart and society. Under no circumstances would I consider Mark Twain to be racist. Mark Twain may use the word “nigger” often, but he creates these racist comments as satires to ridicule society during these times. He uses one of the best works of art to show how life was at one point and to remind future generations how depressing it was for black people in the South during the 1800’s. Twain is like Huck Finn in the aspect that they grew up in racist environments and eventually realized society was wrong for what they were doing.
Sing!” (Gardner, 171) Instead of killing Grendel immediately for what trouble he has caused to Hrothgar, he decides to embarrass him and torture him because he was given the upper hand. This part of the novel probably makes the reader feel sorry for Grendel, because the excessive force Beowulf was using on him. The way Beowulf handled the situation in the novel, suggest to the reader that he is indeed not a hero. Excessive force can be seen when Grendel says, “And the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder snapped, muscle and bone split and broke. The battle was over, Beowulf had been granted new glory: Grendel escaped, but wounded as he was could flee to his den, his miserable hole at the bottom of the marsh, only to die, to wait for the end” (Raffel, 50).
But because he was distracted he couldn’t do anything. Even though it wasn’t his fault he felt guilty and his thoughts would overcome him. An example is “Later we heard that Strunk died somewhere over Chu Lai, which seemed to relive Dave Jensen of an enormous weight.” Dave Jensen feels guilty for not killing Lee Strunk and putting him out of his misery. It seems as if the soldiers are in a damned if you don’t situation. Jensen would probably have felt guilty if he killed Strunk as per their original pact, but not killing his friend made him feel guilty, too.