This chapter is counted into a climax and a turning point of the novel. Due to the effect of alcohol and ignorance from Sally and the bar singer, Holden made himself of a fool with collapsing sense of security. When he was in the park, he was overwhelmed by depress and miserableness. Tape, ducks and pond triggered his depressing memory of his brother Allie’s death and the fear of his own funeral, thereby revealing the root of his previous manic behavior: Holden was troubled by unexplained disappearance and he was in deep anxiousness that all the things that were related to his pure, innocent childhood would suddenly vanish. This echoes one of the themes of this novel—adolescent confusion on the way to the adult world and the pain of growing up.
This vivid description reveals the narrator's pain and his incapability of dealing with it. The "ice" that fills the narrator’s veins is mentioned again during his encounter with Sonny's drug addict friend and during his family dinner with Sonny. Every time the narrator is presented with a situation that makes him uncomfortable or pains him the ice carefully presents itself. The ice allows the reader to truly understand and relate to the numbing pain the narrator feels concerning his brother’s heroin addiction and his own lack of guidance as a brother. In some ways the ice represents
During this process the narrator meets the chain smoking, Marla Singer. Confronted with realization, they were both liars and looking in the mirror irritated him, Marla and the narrator agreed to a plan not to be at the same group, and they could both also avoid self-reflection and contact at the same time. These groups lead the narrator into finding his ?cave and finding the inner power animal? so as to solve your problem. From this point, the narrator invents Tyler who is the complete opposite of him.
A Critical analysis of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (Pages 78-79) From this passage from chapter four of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ by Anthony Burgess, the reader understands that the "vitamins" Alex believes he has received have something to do with his intensely bad reaction to the films. It appears that the doctors are conditioning or what I thought was brainwashing Alex to associate violence and criminality with dissatisfaction. Alex's free will to watch the films at the beginning is quickly undermined and, by the end of the chapter, he has no free will over either his reactions or the doctors' actions and therefore suffers the undeniable consequences of the video clips. I think that the choice of a war torture film and other such violent clips is not subsidiary; the doctors are sadistic torturers themselves, revealing in their aggressive examination on naive Alex. Their sarcastic remarks to the powerless victim are evocative of the sarcasm Alex and his gang used on the victims that they beat and sometimes raped.
Jack, out selfishness for fame, ridicules a radio guest. He made the man upset which lead to the murder of Parry’s wife in the restaurant. As a result of the incident, he develops a fear of guilt and remorse for causing the event. He buries the emotions of guilt in the shadow. Since he hasn’t properly dealt with his guilt, he has residual emotions of shame which projects his emotions as low self-esteem.
Nick states, “Some justice is better than no justice at all.” Clyde seeks justice for his family, but when none is found he takes it upon himself to teach a lesson to the broken legal system he feels has betrayed him. Lack of accountability for one’s actions is prevalent right from the opening of the film. It takes place in an ominous dark room surrounded by what appears to be legal books. The dark lighting emphasizes the isolation and helplessness Clyde is experiencing. Nick and Clyde are sitting at a table and Nick is explaining to Clyde that due to circumstances, the most the killer will get is five years.
He harshly judges people throughout the story and shuts himself off from the world and people without remorse. Holden is the only person to blame for his loneliness, he tries to counteract his lonely feelings by inviting a prostitute to his room in chapter 13 and begging her
After the death of Allie, he dealt with the event by breaking all the windows in the garage “just for the hell of it”. The onset of depression may help explain the display of over sensitivity that he shows at times. He views himself as the “catcher in the rye”, saving children and their innocence from entering the adult world that is full of “phonies”. He doesn’t want “to have any goddamn stupid useless conversations with anyone”, which not only supports that he is a “phony” himself, as he strikes up conversations with various people he meets, but also alienates himself from society. Holden’s loneliness and alienation causes him much pain as he seeks for human contact and love.
In a passage from the short story written by Ernest Hemingway, a suicidal deaf gentleman is over-staying his welcome in a café in Spain. He was drinking alone in the booth with the shadows of the trees casted down on the table. The deaf man wanted another glass of brandy, and the waiter had questioned his sobriety. The young waiter took advantage of the fact he is indeed deaf, he had told him he wished he killed himself. The young waiter with a wife waiting at home, begins to taps his foot for the man to leave so he can close the shop for the night.