He has close friends and family, such as Jane and Phoebe, whom he fears will also lose their innocence. Throughout the novel, Holden’s loss of innocence in represented by his childhood friend and crush, Jane, the Museum of natural history, and his red hunting hat. As one of Holden’s closest friends during his innocent childish stages in life, Jane Gallagher has a big involvement in his inability to let go of the past. As children Holden and Jane were very close. As Holden begins to mature slowly, he always remembers Jane as an innocent person because that is how he knows her.
He became a drunk when he knew Francie would be born. He could not handle the idea of having children at a young age. Johnny would drink constantly to get rid of his problems. He was not mature enough to handle his problems the way he should have. It deeply affected his family, and in the end, he wasted his life away.
Chris was always critical of his parents and their lifestyle, but that criticism turned to outright anger when Chris learned that his father had lived a double life with another family for a time. Chris saw his father as a liar and a hypocrite and he was never able to forgive his father. A recurrent theme in Chris' journal was a search for "truth", and he linked that search to the lack of truth he perceived in his family life. After graduating from college Chris felt the need to flee from his family and their expectations in order to seek the truth that he felt he had never experienced. To say that I grew up in a broken home growing up would be a gross misstatement.
If you are raised with neglectful parents, you wouldn’t have a proper mentor to tell you what’s right and wrong, so that could cause you to do bad things and lose your innocence. Also, if you are raised with abusive and drunk parents, it could cause you to resent and hate them. An example of someone like that would be Johnny; he hates his parents so much that he refused his mother to let her see him in the hospital. “I've got a RIGHT to see him! He's my son!
Introduction The main idea about the story is about a bully. Tyray came from a troubled family and didnt have very many friends. The kids that he bullied began making threats to kill him. He didnt know what to do after this so he bought a gun thinking he would get his respect back. Authors Bio Paul Langans was born in Philadelphia in 1972. he spent his childhood in the city until he moved to New Jersey with his mother.
One of the major reasons for Holden’s depression is failing at many different things. Holden does not have any close friends to talk to and has a very hard time establishing long term relationships. Another cause for his depression is the death of his younger brother Allie, he has always thought that the world would have been better off if he had died instead of his brother. There are many reasons for Holden’s depression including multiple failures, having very few friends, and the death of his younger brother Allie. A large portion of Holden’s depression comes from failing multiple times.
Bone doesn’t have family support. One of the reasons why Bone doesn’t have a family support is that His stepdad abuses him, as he says“the nights he’d sneaked into my room and made me touch his d*** and suck on it” (pg. 195). Abuse leads to some psychological problems. The problem with Bone is that he is scared of his stepdad.
Another reason is that josh doesn’t live up to his dad’s expectations. Josh’s band is in a bit of a rough patch and he is finding himself losing interest in his girlfriend Alicia. Michael is the troublesome son who’s constant ring ups to remind the parents of their heartbreaks brings Michael to feel a mixed amount emotions but overall unhappy. Michael is five years older than Josh and is estranged from his parents, living outside Sydney. He had almost died from alcohol poisoning when he was 16 and had been in trouble with the police.
Milkman in a way also rebels against his father by hitting him and deciding not to join the family business with his father. “Writers have always been concerned with the freedom of the human spirit, whether through dreaming, solitude, or rebellion.” This statement is illustrated in Song of Solomon through Guitar and Milkman’s quests in the novel. Guitar at the beginning of the book is just a curious teenager who starts getting interested in the civil rights movement. He gets very enraged speaking about the racism that goes on and he exaggerates about how bad it is. Morrison allows Guitar to have freedom of his human spirit through rebellion.
Feeling defeated, and probably angry Malcolm’s intentions to further his education were tarnished. He morphed into a new identity known as “Detroit Red” and committed numerous small crimes and this same recklessness eventually had him convicted and sentenced for eight to ten years in jail around 1946. His siblings sent him letters while Malcolm was in Charleston State Prison and became interested in the Nation of Islam. Malcolm then contacted Elijah Mohammed who was known, as the leader of the group and while The Nation of Islam wasn’t mainstream Islam, but a spin-off version where other African Americans wanted to follow some of the Muslim’s ideals or practices. For the first time Malcolm felt like he belonged somewhere with a new identity and purpose in life.