The woman’s eyes widen slightly, but that is all the reaction she shows. She is no naïve little girl; she has seen firsthand the ugliness that the world is capable of. “He was a bad man, your father.”
"What if it 's like an infection" Scott said as he stared to freak out little over it. "like, my body 's flooding with adrenaline before I go into shock or something?" I shrug as he looked at me then at Stiles.
“I was surrounded by phonies. . . They were coming in the goddam window. “ “The Catcher In The Rye”s , novel by J.D Salinger is about a struggled teenager named Holden Caulfield struggling with the fact that everyone has to grow up , having a concern with the loss of innocence. J.D Salinger’s purpose in writing The Catcher In The Rye was an act of liberation reflecting on Holden’s faith . He wrote this to get closure and to put words in his feelings in a way that others can relate to.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a novel about a boy named Holden Caulfield who struggles with many problems in his life that we learn about all in a short span of time. The stories starts with Holden leaving Pencey, another school he has been kicked out of, and his small journey before he needs to return home. There are four major symbols that are shown in the book to help the reader fully understand the theme of the story. The four themes are Holden’s loss of innocence, his preoccupation with death, his struggles with depression, and finally his inability to transition. These four themes have numerous symbols that reflect why they are important into explaining Holden’s story.
As American society becomes more diverse with immigrants coming from far away lands, different cultures are being introduced into the ever growing melting pot of America. Due to this melting pot and realization that America is made up of many, not one, young adult protagonists have become more diverse in American literature. This diversity in young adult protagonists includes race, gender, class, and sexuality. However, despite the identities these protagonists are associated with, they all have the same inner conflict, knowing where one truly belongs. The inner conflict of fitting in and trying to belong to someone or something has been, and should be continued to be written about since many teenagers struggle with their personality and identity.
Fiona did not confirm his fears. She looks to the sky. The stars shine brighter than diamonds in a sea of black; it was an exquisite sight to see. She takes a moment to process her feelings before speaking the words. “You have to let me go. It’s the only way to save us both.”
He relishes the feeling of Erwin's fingers combing through his hair, his fingernails breezing Levi's scalp and causing Levi's skin to crawl. He shifts closer to Erwin and huffs when he hears Erwin chuckle, obviously amused as he continues to stroke Levi's hair. Something blossoms within Levi's chest when Erwin moves in closer, the hand slipping from Levi's hair and instead snaking its way around Levi's waist. "Stupid old man."
If there was a way to personify the limbo between childhood and adulthood, J.D. Salinger does it with his main character Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye. Is he a boy, or is he a man? Holden represents the struggle in understanding that the complexity of adulthood can balance with the love and acceptance introduced in childhood. By combining Holden’s nostalgic obsession with the Museum of Natural History and his crude compulsion to continuously lie, Salinger proves how uncomfortable he is with growing up. It’s these tendencies that demonstrate the classic transition that is young adulthood in a bildungsroman such as The Catcher in the Rye.
“Oh,” is all Mikasa says, and Eren nods vigorously. She looks at the broom and then back down to Eren, and then she gently, carefully sets the broom down. A cough, lame and awkward, follows shortly after. “This’ll be an interesting story to tell our future kids.”