Stradlater, Holden’s roommate, shows phoniness by how he is a “secret slob” also how it annoys Holden to where he gets into a fight with Stradlater over his sloppiness with Jane, which leads Holden to alienating him. Stradlater is a secret slob because as Holden says, “Stradlater was more of a secret slob. He always looked all right, Stradlater, but for instance, you should have seen the razor he shaved himself with. It was always rusty as hell and full of lather and hairs and crap” (35). This is showing Stradlater is a secret slob because he appears all right on the outside, but once someone gets to know him, they know he is slob.
He is doing this by being jealous, just like any other person would. Phoniness begins the structure of the book from the very beginning by Holden saying phony multiple times right off the bat. This gave Holden a sense that something is very wrong with the kid. Truthfully speaking there is nothing wrong with Holden because many people just act similar or just like Holden, and this would be normal of anyone who experiences trauma in their growing period to adulthood. Though, the only unlikable thing about Holden is he might judge people a little too much.
When you look at Smitty he always has an empty face and never looks straight into anyone’s eyes. Smitty seems like a normal person, but he isn’t. No one in the world is like this unless they are autistic, which Smitty is. Smitty Tibbs goes though many changes that challenge him. He seems more like a person but still is trying to keep everything in himself.
I don’t care. So long as I can be alone.’” (243) John feels used by Bernard as his tool to get the girls, and he has had enough of the fingers pointed at him and words said behind his back. After all he has been through John is still unable to get away from the mindset that he has to be alone, and chooses to leave the new world in favor of a solitary lighthouse. There, like the “men” on the reservation, John whips himself daily as people watch him like some sort of spectacle. Eventually John cracks and goes insane for a moment resulting in a blackout; “He lay awake for a moment, blinking in owlish incomprehension at the light; then suddenly remembered—everything” (258).
He most likely got beaten up or his life can be at risk. Ended up taking hormones and passing as men, Jess found a comparative safe way of living. However, his past lover Theresa left him because of that. As an autobiographical novel, the author himself was also damaged by the society of not fitting in any of the sex categories. This pressure needs to explore.
￼ The two paintings are based on the story of Susanna who is being spied on while she is getting ready to take a bath. Susanna is told by the Elders to allow them to arouse on her sexually. In that time period, infidelity was a big issue. Being that Susana was Jewish, infidelity was a “capital crime.” Susanna feared the idea of the whole community eyeing her because she slept with another man, if she didn’t allow the Elders to sexually seduce her. Susana still chooses to refuse because of her good nature, and the Elders told the community that she has committed to infidelity.
English – Stream of Consciousness 12/09/2012 Cherry - Monologue Lewis, ah Lewis. The first man since entering this disgusting place that’s actually cared about me. He cares, unlike the others, Zach and Henry are always too drugged to show emotion, Roy only holds feelings for himself and Doug... He’s just a cat burning tyrant! I..I hate him, I hate all of them, but not, not Lewis... Lewis cares. He’s not like the other guys, he won’t hurt me like they did, he wouldn’t put me here... Would he?
In the current day and age, people rarely pick up a book before they fall asleep, and most people probably could not explain what Aldous Huxley wrote. The way of life in Bradbury’s dystopia was to employ firemen to burn intelligence and promote mass ignorance in an act to create an equilibrium of knowledge. Montag’s wife, who was hospitalized after their house was bombed, was scrutinized by robots and robot-like humans to extract every bit of knowledge (human blood) inside of Mildred and replace it with mechanically administered blood. (Bradbury 17). This act showed society’s need for ignorance and a “don’t ask questions, that’s just the way it is” type of system.
The Disposable Rocket John Updike Inhabiting a male body is like having a bank account; as long as it’s healthy, you don’t think much about it. Compared to the female body, it is a low-maintenance proposition: a shower now and then, trim the fingernails every ten days, a haircut once a month. Oh yes, shaving—scraping or buzzing away at your face every morning. Byron, in Don Juan, thought the repeated nuisance of shaving balanced out the periodic agony, for females, of childbirth. Women are, his lines tell us, Condemn’d to child-bed, as men for their sins Have shaving too entail’d upon their chins,— A daily plague, which the aggregate May average on the whole with parturition.
Holden is confused about sex. He says “Sex is something I really don’t understand too hot.” Yet, He still ordered a prostitute, Sunny, but he doesn’t have sex with her. He feels sorry ordered a prostitute, Sunny, but he doesn’t have sex with her. He feels sorry for her because she is about the same age as him and she is getting around by having sex with many guys. May that have been the reason why he didn’t have sex with her or was he just scared?