Paul’s parents’ choices changed the direction of his life. While they meant well, they were shielding Paul from life and the real world. They also prevented Paul from growing up and may have led Paul to distrust his parents and other authority figures. By demanding his truth about his eyesight, Paul showed his desire for the truth and to grow up. Part of growing up is learning how to handle the truths and disappointments of life.
However, even though Holden acts emotionless he does have feelings but expresses them differently. Holden also negatively characterizes people frequently, for example: Holden states that he finds Ackley very annoying and repulsive. However because of his longing for any source of human connection, he eventually befriends him and even asks Ackley to go to the movies with him. Holden is an emotionally unstable person and often finds himself in turmoil with his feelings. 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.
Bartleby understood what the world had offer and he was not content with doing the same thing day in and day out. Bartleby was not “essentially a safe man” and he did not want to live y the safe values of the system. Like a child Bartleby still had dreams and still had choices to make in life. The narrator could not grasp this, as he could not even put himself out there enough to take on a risky case. Bartleby was not just another bolt in the
Also, he does not want other children to ‘grow up’. This is presented through his misinterpretation of ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ poem. He says that he wants to ‘catch’ children who ‘start to go off the cliff’, when the poem is actually about the sex. Holden can’t move on from childhood and can’t change his innocent mindset. Holden distains adulthood because of its superficiality and ‘phoniness’.
He constantly has the feeling of being watched by others. He naturally doesn’t ever trust anyone they come into contact with, and for that matter avoids it at all costs. Even when there was a little boy that was in trouble, around the age of his own, with his own boy trying to get him to help out, he wouldn’t. His boy often wishes that his father would be more lenient to others. This is perhaps cruel, but understandable.
His hiding of his gray hair shows his situation - having power and being afraid to use it unless it is for a little while and it gives him an advantage in the moment. Holden is made to realize he cannot be a child forever, or pass with the excuse that he is a "madman" in front of the world, which has expectations for
I think that this pessimism of his is a way to protect himself from his own weaknesses, and that he do this partly so that he can forget how boring and unfair the adult life can be, easily said he does not wont to grow up because he is afraid that he will realize his own flaws and be crushed emotionally because of this hard realization. And that is also one thing that marks out who Holden Caulfield really is, he is a boy who does not know how he should manage how he feels and therefore he is afraid of his own feelings in a strange kind of way. To sum up Holden Caulfield-s personality from this brief analysis I would say that he is a complete emotional wreck-ship that has hit the bottom and having a hard time getting up to the surface. Holden
Parents are not prefect and everything they say may not be the right thing to do, but pleasing them is the best policy so kids should do it anyway. Twain warns “the best policy in the long run” (291) is to do what your parents say even when it is wrong, because if you do not and get caught, punishment will be waiting for you. That is advice that we have all heard, but find it impossible to follow while growing up. Since most children do not
We are so concerned with what we have to say or what we are upset about that we don’t listen to the other persons input. When a problem arises in a relationship you have to solve it together. You can’t try and fix it yourself because it just won’t work. The lack of communication can also lead to other reasons relationships fail, like cheating. Cheating is a symptom of lack of respect and communication.