This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Through The Theme Of Innocence Salinger Is Able To Bring Forth Different Elements Of Litterature Which Will Be Discussed In This Essay

1228 words - 5 pages

The theme I am going to focus on in this book report is innocence, which is directly related to theme of authentic versus artificial. This theme reflects Holden's view of the world and life. Holden sees life as a conflict between authentic and artificial and this theme relates to his attitude towards children and the preserving of their innocence. If these children might succumb to the ways of the adult world, they will become "phonies", untrue to themselves. This is a dominating theme in the book, which is characterized by two literary elements: characterization and symbolism.The first literary device, which constitutes the development of this major theme in the book The Catcher in the rye, ...view middle of the document...

"I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff- I mean if they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all." Holden envisions himself a catcher in a field of rye. Holden would rather treat his fantasy of an idealistic childhood than deal with the complexities of the adult world. He knows his idea is "crazy", but his desire to protect children from this corrupted youth is what disconnects him from reality. This conflict in Holden's character relates to his feelings for Allie whom he could not protect from death. Boys at Holden's school create a conflict for him. For example, there is a boy named Stradlater. He cannot understand Holden's desires because he is such a superficial kid. "Nor could he possibly value a girl who keeps her kings in the back row, when she plays checkers, because they look nice back there". The people Holden admires all represent innocence. Jane Gallagher is not a maturing young woman, but the girl with whom he used to play checkers. Holden tells us he had no sexual relationships with her, but they would merely hold hands. He is very protective of her and doesn't like the idea that Stradlater, a phony, is going out with her and corrupting her innocence. He may be sexual with her and this bothers Holden. Holden admires the boy who sings the song "Comin' thro' the rye". He is expressing his childlike uniqueness without a care in the world. The boy doesn't seek acceptance, which is another "corrupted" attribute of the adult world. Holden struggles in cacophony and finally comes to this moment of epiphany when Pheobe is riding on the carousel. The theme of the book is unraveled simultaneously as his character is revolutionized. Holden is a dynamic character because he evolves at the end of the novel. His character shifts and he accepts that Pheobe needs to "grab for the gold ring" and he begins to see her living her life and taking her own risks. Children must do this and adults as well. This was the motivation Holden needed to gain the insight that he could no longer feel he is her protector. He begins...

Other Papers Like Through The Theme Of Innocence Salinger Is Able To Bring Forth Different Elements Of Litterature Which Will Be Discussed In This Essay

Discuss the Ways in Which the Theme of Redemption Is Explored in a Christmas Carol

940 words - 4 pages Discuss the ways in which the theme of redemption is explored in A Christmas Carol In ACC, Charles Dickens explores the theme of redemption countless times throughout the novella. Through the salvation and alteration of the main character Scrooge, redemption is discovered. Transformed from a cold, miserly protagonist who seemed to live only for himself as he aged, to becoming as ‘as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the

To What Extent Will The Coalition Governments Proposals Bring About An Effective Reform Of Parliament?

713 words - 3 pages for a dissolution and new election if the Government has an inadequate majority. The value of this has been shown in 1951, 1964 and the second election in 1974. Overall, I believe that despite the fact that fixed term elections don’t necessarily lead to a better government, it does lead to a fairer government. As governments cannot now call elections when its is most likely that they will win them and stay in power for the longest time

Put Forth a Theory on What It Means to Be Human and, as a Good Reader, Explain How We Might Read Frankenstein as an Example of This Theory

1155 words - 5 pages of the many things we have created, in order to try and classify all the mysterious elements which, not only exist around us, but also are in our own bodies, and souls. Our fear of the unknow is sometimes attempted to be solved by humans, such as Freud, who believe we have an Ego and a Super Ego, also a conscious soul and an unconscious one. Definitions, a statement of the meaning of a word, or a phrase. Another creation, this time, to define

The Reputation Of Anyone Who Is Subjected To Media Scrutiny Will Eventually Be Diminished

814 words - 4 pages this type of media coverage, it does become more and more likely that anyone who is subjected to it will have his or her reputation tarnished, as no individual is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. The advances in technology have made much information easily and instantaneously available. Technology has also made it easier to dig further than ever before into a person's past, increasing the possibility that the subject's reputation may be

Contrast the Kinds of Evidence Produced by Different Research Methods in Social Psychology. Which Do You Consider to Be the Most Fruitful in Developing Our Understanding of Social Behaviour and...

2454 words - 10 pages different perspectives with clear and distinct borders. In this essay I will argue that; although there are still clear divisions between particular methodologies and types of evidence they produce, segregation of these in the study of social psychology is a mistake that will only serve to limit our understandings. An integrative study of social psychology will be more fruitful than blindly following philosophical epistemological dictums. To this end I

I Will Discuss How Janice Galloway Uses Conflict To Explore The Important Theme Of Fear In The Short Story Fearless

1053 words - 5 pages this perspective we can see that what Fearless represents is a threat even into adulthood. By choosing such a non-linear method to show this conflict, Galloway succeeds in conveying her theme of threat against women by aggressive men. At the end of the story the adult author says 'I still hear something like him' referring of course to what Fearless represents. This shows how much he has touched and instilled the threat of fear, into her life.The

The Devaluation of the Peso and the End of the Peg to the Dollar Along with Fiscal Consolidation Will Bring Economic Recovery to Argentina

963 words - 4 pages to maintain a fixed exchange rate. The country is suffering a capital flight [Exhibit 5 and 6] and Argentineans are purchasing equity abroad. Devaluation in the short run increases interest rates, which must be offset by the central bank through an increase in the money supply and an increase in foreign reserves. * On the other hand, the devaluation of the peso will increase Argentina’s debt. Argentina’s debt is denominated in foreign

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: This Is A Comparison Between Tom Robinson's Trial And OJ Simpson's Trial Using Subjects Like Racism And Questioning The Innocence Of Simpson,Etc

812 words - 4 pages unreasonable. The jury was unable to look past race and praise the integrity of Tom and epitomize the opposite of prejudice. If Tom Robinson were a white man, the outcome of the trial would be entirely different. However, in 1994, times have shown to have changed from the extent of racism and prejudice from the early 1900's. Now, money and popularity is power, despite the race of a person. OJ Simpson was an African American, who was ranked fairly

The Title Of This Essay Is Pubic Lice. It Explains The Causes Of It, Its Effects, And Different Studies About This STD

517 words - 3 pages the skin. The egg, which is white and shiny, requires 7 to 10 days to hatch. A typical infestation is by less than a dozen lice. The main symptom of pubic lice is slight to severe itching. The itching is thought to be caused by an allergy to the bite of the louse. You may not always have itching. There may also be tiny dark brown spots on the skin or undergarments where they come in contact with the affected area. Small red bumps in the

How Does Frost and Wordsworth Convey the Contrast of Innocence and Experience of Life Through Nature in Birches and Nutting?

822 words - 4 pages continue. Wordsworth uses the violent imagery of a boys anger to show how innocence can cause us to be destructive where he says 'I forc'd my way'. As a boy he destroyed woodland whilst 'nutting' which he is now using as a metaphorical rape of nature, by doing this he feels as if he is achieving something. However towards the end he begins to display a change in tone. 'The heart luxuriates with indifferent things' portraying the image that his

2) Which of the Generic Strategies Does Lego Appear to Be Using Based on This Case? Provide Support of Your Choice

1564 words - 7 pages customer service and also get their valuable feedback or suggestions on their products so that company can work on the cons. This will help company to stay in the competition and results in complete customer satisfaction. As the company has market all around the world, there should be regular meetings with the location heads in the form of web conferences to summarize on the financial reports and products profit accountability. This will help

Related Essays

This Essay Is About How People Stereotype And The Reality Is That The Different Cultures Are Becoming More "Americanized" Which Is Contradicting The Stereotypying Of Different Races

1579 words - 7 pages have thought that this ceremony was normal to my culture and especially myself. That would be a representation of a typical stereotype. Through the years, my parents have adapted to the American ways. The fact that my own cultural ceremony is new and atypical to me, tells me that I am already losing a small chunk of my tradition. The American way has led me to a different path and stirred me away from what my culture is all about.In these

How Do We Assess Whether A City Is Global? What Other Criteria Could Be Used? This Essay Seeks To Identify Criteria’s And Different Aspects To Assess What Makes A City Global. Firstly, It Will Outline...

336 words - 2 pages How do we assess whether a city is global? What other criteria could be used? This essay seeks to identify criteria’s and different aspects to assess what makes a city global. Firstly, it will outline and explain the concept of globalisation and a global city, showing evidence from the use of academic sources and giving examples if necessary. It shall then continue to examine and focus on a specific global destination, discussing different

Theme Song For My Life Essay. Song=Linkin Park In The End. This Is An Essay In Which We Had To Choose Any Song And Relate It To Your Life. Hope It Helps Someone

707 words - 3 pages until I received this assignment but now I have learned that much can be learned from a song. It is a form of poetry and from now on I will be more conscience of the meaning of songs rather then just the sound of the beat. If more people would listen to these words as I did I believe many of them could relate their life to this song in one way or another.

1.State The Administrative Agency That Controls The Regulation. Explain Why This Agency And Your Proposed Regulation Interests You (Briefly). Will This Proposed Regulation Affect You, Or The Business...

538 words - 3 pages instead) and write the following regarding it: 1.State the administrative agency that controls the regulation. Explain why this agency and your proposed regulation interests you (briefly). Will this proposed regulation affect you, or the business in which you are working? If so, how? Submit a copy of the proposed regulation along with your responses to these five questions. The proposed regulation can be submitted as either a separate Word