As Atticus says “there’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads they couldn’t be fair if they tried. In our courts when it’s a white mans word against a black mans word, the white always wins. They’re ugly. But these are the facts of life” (pg.# 252). From this speech to his
The differences between the father and son are so abundant that Baba emphasizes, “If I hadn’t seen the doctor pull him out of my wife with my own eyes, I’d not believe he’s my son” (Hossieni 25). Amir listens to this hurtful quote and becomes more persistent than before to achieve his father’s friendship and adoration. Amir starts trying to intrigue his father that he even starts to play sports. It was apparent however, that this did not turn out to be one of Amir’s strengths. Baba’s shortage of emotion led Amir into an event between Hassan and himself.
Evidence of Suffering in The Catcher in the Rye In The Catcher in the Rye Holden suffers from the death of his beloved, younger brother, his self-imposed alienation because of his inability to feel comfort around people and his nervous tendencies towards sex and sexuality. In the novel, Holden frequently reflects on Allie and praises him on his intelligence, kindness and attraction from others. Holden describes Allie as the perfect child and loved by all of his teachers. Unfortunately, Allie died from leukemia when Holden was thirteen. When Allie died, Holden smashed every window in his garage; his violent action foreshadowed his later self-destructive personality.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn through its diction is racist. There are approximately 200 uses of the derogatory term “Nigger”. This offensive term is hurtful towards African Americans because it stirs dormant memories of the injustice and suffering they received from the ruthless whites. Therefore, instead of stirring these painful memories everyone wants to forget, the book could have those words censored. Huck Finn should be banned for reading, because it stirs painful memories of the cruelty and persecution they faced in the past.
Innocence is a theme that is portrayed through out the novel as an insecure and almost immature need of Holden’s to protect not only those he cares about, but also himself. The root of Holden’s obsession with innocence can be traced back to the death of his younger brother Allie. He regarded his younger sibling as a kind, loving, and highly intelligent boy. It is this love and admiration that drove Holden to a rage in which he destroyed all the windows in his garage with his bare fists. Because Holden is still tormented about the death of his brother, he constantly tries to protect those around him.
Prejudice is Everywhere “There’s nothing more sickening to me than a low-grade white man who’ll take advantage of a Negro’s ignorance” (Lee 221). Atticus, the narrator’s father in To Kill a Mockingbird, expresses his disgust in the manner of how white men treat the African-American race. This part of the novel is only one example of the prejudices observed in To Kill a Mockingbird, as the novel highlights the issue throughout. Racism was a major issue a large number of men, women, and even children had to face during the time periods of the novels To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Scout, the protagonist of To Kill a Mockingbird, is a young girl living in Maycomb, Alabama.
It is the experiences of childhood that determine who we will become- The Kite Runner I agree that childhood experiences can determine who we will become later on in life. In the book ‘The Kite Runner’ the experiences that Amir and Hassan have, do indeed have an impact on who they become later on in life. Amir says, ‘I became what I am today at the age of twelve’ this is backing up the statement, this quote is Amir blatantly telling us that his childhood experiences have made him who he is as an adult, which is twenty six years later. Amir and Hassan both have reasonably safe and happy childhoods at first, a lot changes through the book and therefore the two boys change but in different ways. Amir and Hassan had shared a lot of their childhood experiences together good and bad the experiences that they have had, produced different effects on both boys e.g.
Peyton is pitied by Cassie because of the kind of man he is and this makes you feel pity for Peyton as he truly loves Cassie, “The naked emotion on his face made her pity him and wash him away. He was a man who always wanted the best for everyone around him, which in Cassie’s mind meant he was fated to be disappointed.”(Crummey 14). You feel pity for John Peyton because he wants the best for everyone around him and this is such a good quality but is seen as a weakness in the eyes of Cassie whom he loves. Cassie later on gets pregnant which is a hard hitting blow to Peyton because he has not had relations with Cassie so it could not be his, “‘There’s just myself and father,’ Peyton said and he stopped himself before he took the thought any further.” (Crummey 63). Peyton says this while being asked if the child could possibly be his and pity is felt for him as he is forced to come to terms with the fact that Cassie had relations with some other man.
Similarly, Sarty’s whole family lives under a blanket of fear and anxiety due to his father’s insecurities, and resentment for people who belittle him. Sarty’s older brother is easily impressed, and follows their father’s manipulative ways of dysfunction: the brother
Moreover, Holden characterizes grown-ups as narcissists and manipulates since their only objective is to care about themselves. His concerns about children transforming into phonies, especially himself and his sister Phoebe, whom he highly regards along with his other siblings, is mainly the reason for hatred and disdain toward adults. Thus, I hold the opinion with those, who believe that a definitely relevant/crucial reason for Holden both loathing and fearing any change is due to his worry for children turning into so-called phonies as they come to a point, when they actually become a part of the adulthood. Nonetheless, Holden may not be an adamant rebel (as widely thought), who strives for protection of youth and contradicts the principles adults broadly approve of. To put it in a rather abstract perspective, his carelessness and passivity about the world/ideals certainly do not positively contribute to the society, let alone to children, who are of great importance one might incline/reckon.