A large portion of Holden’s depression comes from failing multiple times. He has flunked almost every class he has taken except English. When he fails, his classes, he does not care about it and goes on with his life. Holden is kicked out of Pence Prep because of his low grades and his inability to take school seriously. This quote shows that he does not care about his future in education.
The brown eyed children began to feel frustrated and upset because of the names they were being called by the blue eyed children. Their IQ lowered causing them to not perform as well as they should have been during school. Also issues at their own homes began to arise because they would be miserable coming home from school. Then after a few days Miss Elliott spoke to both the groups and told them that she had
Summary of Against School by John Taylor Gatto Most kids today cringe at the fact that they have to get up at the crack of dawn to go to school. They grunt and complain about having to complete six classes a day, five days a week, nine months out of the year, and twelve years of school. In the article “Against School”, John Taylor Gatto explains how he thinks public education cripples our kids and why. His first main point is that both the students and teachers are suffering from boredom. The kids seemed to be bored because they think that the work is stupid or that they are already aware of how to do it.
Allies death was a major loss to Holden’s life, and because of his inability to cope, it led to his development of Clinical Depression. Due to the patients development of Clinical Depression he has been experiencing many symptoms, the major two includes loss of motivation and withdraws from society. Holden Caulfield has been kicked out of four schools because of his bad grades. He is a very smart boy but has trouble applying himself in social situations. At his last school, Pency Prep in Agerstown, Pennsylvania, he failed four out of his five classes (10).
They wouldn’t even want to tell there sons and daughters because they were so sad and embarrassed. The website called’’livinghistoryfarm.org’’ internment in America, states that a Nisei named Kaz Tada that was 18 years old said, it was one of the worst places to live in experience. It was embarrassing and horrible.’’(paragraph 10 sentence three.) It’s really sad to hear this because I can’t even picture myself in there position it just seems too sad and humiliating. The Nisei was one of the generations that experienced Internment camps more.
Holden can’t find a true friend in anyone, and he is trying to fill the hole that his brother’s death left in his life. Holden considers everyone a phony, and can’t seem to make friends or talk to girls. He tries to find romance, but he always ends up ruining the
He felt that they were uneducated therefore they had undesirable jobs and people treated them differently because of it. Rodriguez notes, “I was not proud of my mother and father. I was embarrassed by their lack of education” (55). Rodriguez goes on to say, “Simply, what mattered to me was that they were not like my teachers” (55). In the book Rodriguez takes every thing that his teachers say at face value and he never questions if perhaps they could be wrong or mistaken on subjects.
Also there was countless number of bullying reports because of clothing. The students who could not afford nice clothes were usually picked on and taunted. It started to get so out of hand that parents started pulling their kids out of Augusta and transferring them to another school. So to prevent bullying problems and students from wearing irrelevant clothing the school established a new dress code policy where students were required to wear uniforms. This new policy helped reduce the amount of bullying throughout the school and also made the school look more professional.
There is usually bullying in schools, but something that not everyone knows is that there is also racism going on in schools everyday. There are students and teachers that are racist and that should not be acceptable. A very popular racist phrase is “go back where you came from” that phrase is disrespectful in so many ways. America is supposed to be the land of opportunities not the land to be bullied because of your race. Kids go to school to learn and be successful, but how can they achieve anything when they are constantly being bashed on.
What a son of a b****,” I said under my breath, “to bring them to this.” Tears streamed from my selfish eyes over my selfish face. I sobbed, my fists clenched in shame. I wept for the guilt I had caused them to feel.” [Bell 158]. Crabbe is misled by his own pride thinking his parents will not care if he runs away but clearly they cared a lot leaving Crabbe in a pile of guilt. The teachers that have Crabbe in their class rooms are tough on him because they are preparing him for his adult life which is much different than his adolescent life.