After leaving Mr. Antolini’s, Holden goes to Grand Central Station and spends the night sleeping on a bench in the waiting room. The next day, he walks up and down Fifth Avenue, watching the children and feeling more and more nervous and overwhelmed. Every time he crosses a street, he feels like he will disappear, so each time he reaches a curb, he calls to Allie, pleading with his dead brother to let him make it to the other side. He decides to leave New York, hitchhike west, and never go home or to school again. He imagines living as a hermit, never talking to anybody, and marrying a deaf-mute girl.
She never asked her what was wrong. Joe thought he knew all about Amanda seeing that they grew up together, but he didn’t feel that way anymore. Amanda often went to Joe when she was upset, had a problem or just needed someone to talk to. One night she admitted to Joe that her life was a mess. She said school is shit and home is shit but she didn’t explain why and Joe never asked.
Section 1 A. P1-P51 (Prologue, The River, The Fire) B. Summary “I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm,” the narrator, Dana, states to open the novel’s prologue. She goes on to explain that she does not understand how her arm was lost, and that neither the doctors nor the police could explain how the injury occurred. Although the police suspected that her husband Kevin, who had brought her to the emergency room, had harmed Dana, they drop any charges against him because they have no proof and Dana insists to them that he is not responsible.
Mersault’s view of the world is a purely physical one and sees no reasoning to the nature of the universe. The most noticeable characteristic of Meursault’s way of life is his complete indifference to the people and things around him. The reader sees that Meursault has no true reaction both externally and internally to the many key points in the story. The readers are introduced to this part of Meursault’s character within the first line of the story. Meursault discusses the death of his mom in a very factual manner and sets tone for the rest of Meursault’s reactions to the other events that occur.
He then offers a chance to make some money with Gatsby by working with Wolfshiem, who we find out is a shady figure, but this offer offends Nick. The day Gatsby and daisy are to meet it rains and Gatsby gets terribly nervous. At the beginning of the meeting it is terribly awkward. Then Nick goes to make some tea and leaves the two alone to come back to see them both so happy and daisy to the point of tears. The romance seems to be totally back and realizing that they no longer know Nick is there he leaves them be.
Twenty-eight years later One day he received a call from Sue that Sam needed his help in a situation that has occurred in Lake City. Tony never wanted to go back to his hometown but told Tony he would go and help in whatever he can. When Tony arrived to Lake City the first person he saw was Sue and was talking about how things have changed and how her husband Sam has been acting different with her. Sam talked to Tony about the accusation they made on him of killing one of the girls he coaches. The young girl name was Marcie Calder two days before her seventeenth birthday she was killed and she was pregnant.
The next day, the nurse who had summoned Wiesenthal the day before told him Karl had died. In 1946, having survived the war, Wiesenthal decides to find Karl’s mother in Stuttgart. Widowed, grieving and alone, she tells Wiesenthal her son was a “good boy.” Wiesenthal says nothing of the murderer her son became, knowing she would not have believed him. Then Wiesenthal, at the conclusion of his story, asks the reader to imagine themselves in his place and ask, “What would I have done?” Fifty-three well-known men and women, from all walks of life, respond. To Wiesenthal’s question, the writer, Yossi Klein Halevi, believes Wiesenthal did the right thing by not telling Karl’s mother the truth about her son.
When he and his mother greet each other, he realizes immediately that he has nothing to say to her: "We say very little and I am thankful that she asks nothing" (Remarque, All Quiet VII. 141). But finally she does speak to him and asks, "'Was it very bad out there, Paul?'" (Remarque, All Quiet VII. 143).
A sense of detachment is detected immediately at the start of the novel, when Meursault first hears word of his mother’s death. Instead of expressing any emotion or concern whatsoever, Meursault remains nonchalant and indifferent. “Mother died today. Or yesterday, maybe, I don’t know,” (1) Meursault states. It’s obvious that Meursault is not heavily affected by his mother’s death.