Diction and syntax often contribute to the tone of a work. He judges many people solely by their outward appearance. Because he is always in his own head, the majority of his his problems are also in his head. A conclusion should open up your highly specific, focused discussion, but it should do so without drawing a sweeping lesson about life or human nature. Holden tells Phoebe that he wants to be a catcher in the rye so he can catch children when they fall. Holden is thus at once the shooter and the shot, an ambivalent hunter akin to Jung's fisherman, Jesus. Trivial items such as bathrobes and illnesses typically do not depress a person.
His death due to leukemia at the prime age of eleven impacts Holden very deeply. Do yourself a favor and pick a topic that interests you. Another fallen figure, James Castle, is also picked up after having hit the ground. A figure of speech in which something is referred to by one of its distinct characteristics; Holden decides to go to a club, called the Lavender room, in the hotel he's staying at. A novel written in short, clipped sentences that use small, simple words might feel brusque, cold, or matter-of-fact.
The writer expresses a character's thoughts and feelings as a chaotic stream, with no apparent order or logic; Holden's internal monologue is the epitome of William James idea of stream of consciousness. If one tries to hunt the prey by catching it, one fails in hunting. The thesis statement is the heart of the literary essay, and the bulk of your paper will be spent trying to prove this claim. By the end, Holden just remembers his Egyptian history paper when he comes to tell him goodbye. These are the elements that you will analyze in your essay, and which you will offer as evidence to support your arguments. You might find yourself reading to get caught up in an exciting story, to learn about an interesting time or place, or just to pass time. Holden has a desire to catch everyone but he does not realize that he is actually the one falling.
As shown earlier, Holden's fall gains momentum during his visit to Mr. In this, the novel's climactic scene, Holden's savior catcher is herself a child-Holden's sister Phoebe-a reversal that reflects a subversion of values best appreciated in view of the scene's setting: the carousel inCentral Park. The narrator may straightforwardly report what happens, convey the subjective opinions and perceptions of one or more characters, or provide commentary and opinion in his or her own voice. Holden is constantly battling with his own mind and his own demons. Spencer is another teacher of Holden likes and respects. What is anterior to this separation literally cannot be said. He views the hat as a means to stand out from the crowd.
He wants to dance and decides to go over to a table of three women. Antolini felt his pulse and all, and then he took off his coat and put it over James Castle and carried him all the way over to the infirmary. Allusion is a reference to a previous literary work or historical event. In exploring such a possibility, John T. Holden goes to multiple locations though out the story such as Pency Prep. Remember that your essay should reveal something fresh or unexpected about the text, so think beyond the obvious parallels and differences. The saved must experience a fall death in the process of salvation, and thus Holden in this scene bears witness to Phoebe's imminent potential fall from the carousel, even as we bear witness to the fall of the real Central Park carousel immanent in the fictional carousel upon which Phoebe rides.
When he boasts of his date with Jane, Holden picks up a fight with him, and it ends up injuring both. Maybe the main character acts one way around his family and a completely different way around his friends and associates. He wants to connect with people while isolating himself. Did a particular image, line, or scene linger in your mind for a long time? Brother of Phoebe and Allie, the deceased one, Holden faces difficulty in his childhood and teenage life. Character 9 Maurice Working as an elevator operator, Maurice meets Holden when he visits his hotel. Holden begins to understand that he is not capable of saving everyone.
Holden exaggerates the appearance of his hair in order to sound more mature. Holden sees the world as black and white, which is a very naive and childlike way to view the world because nothing is as simple as solely right or wrong. The Catcher in the Rye is about a week or two that the maincharacter; Holden Caufield spends figuring out his life in a deepbut humerous way, after he is kicked out of Pencey school. A work may have many themes, which may be in tension with one another. A more analytical Holden might share this view, for Holden's experience at the end of Catcher is to witnessthe self-evident: that which lies beyond language or analysis.
Holden notes that she had dealt with hardships within her family, causing her to be very guarded; Ex: In checkers, Jane always kept her kings on the back row instead of moving them. Unlike an emblem, a symbol may have different meanings in different contexts. He agrees to her and gets ready while he waits, but by the time she arrives he instead asks if they can talk for a while. However, he also refrains from wearing it in certain social situations. There are dozens of satirical comments and observations in the book. Flashback: abrupt interjections that serve to further explain a story or character with background information and memories. Antolini's actions was actually correct.