My Foolish Heart

Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • Mental Illness In Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye

    838 Words  | 4 Pages

    we can easily see the struggle that Holden is going through and that he has mental issues. For example, in the scene when Salinger explains Allie’s death, he writes, “I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it.” (Salinger, 39). Before I read this book, I expected this book to be about the problems a teenager goes through in the 1950s, and I still thought this through the middle of the book. However, toward the end of the book

  • Catcher In The Rye Alienation Analysis

    1141 Words  | 5 Pages

    Surprising as it is with J.D Salinger, the author of The Catcher in the Rye one would expect that the author would relish in the fame that he received from his novel. Instead, J.D Salinger lived a highly private life after dealing with with copyright issues with is edditor. Instead of Publishing more, J.D Salinger published less and less in an attempt to be rid of the attention he received as a result. The novel; Catcher in the Rye gives an in depth perspective on the experience of alienation Holden

  • Character Analysis: The Catcher In The Rye

    1006 Words  | 5 Pages

    symbolizes how Holden is now separated from the children’s world. Salinger writes, “I started walking downtown toward the zoo, on the park side of the street, and she started walking downtown on the other goddam side of the street.” (Salinger, 208). In my opinion, the other side of the street symbolizes the children’s world. Also, he denied to ride the carousel with Phoebe, which greatly symbolizes how he has grown into an adult. He didn’t stop children on the carousel from touching the gold ring even

  • Metaphor In Catcher In The Rye

    902 Words  | 4 Pages

    by the migration of the ducks. The hat has dual meanings, one of which is his recurring display of insecurity and the other is his need to be different from the crowd. Holden uses his hat as a security blanket and he shows that best in this quote " My hunting hat really gave me quite a lot of protection, in a way, but I got soaked anyway," (Salinger 213). The hat is a shield for Holden, it protects him from his surroundings, not in a literal sense, but he likes to think that it's covers himself

  • What Is The Theme Of The Catcher In The Rye

    782 Words  | 4 Pages

    The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, is one of the most controversial novels ever written. It has been banned and unbanned many times and has been constantly cited for its foul language, lacking plot, and unclear morals. While the novel may have flaws, one would be hard-pressed to find the perfect novel. It is also important to understand the context under which the novel was written and the ideas and feelings the author was trying to convey. Once these are understood, it becomes increasingly

  • Celine Dion Role Model

    842 Words  | 4 Pages

    Celine Dion A diva is a very successful and famous female singer of popular music. It is someone of great talent, vocal facility and an ability to convey the emotional nuances of the music to her audience. Pop music is an umbrella term typically applied to chart music that appeals to a wide audience. Pop also for many people is deeply personal, it is the realm in which many of us make and discuss our first artist choices as young people. And know I'm going to talk about Celine Dion as one of the

  • My Singing Journey

    794 Words  | 4 Pages

    from my childhood once told me “dream on, and sing louder”. This friend pushed this saying deep into my heart until it made it seem as if it kept my heart beating. I never really began to understand what she meant when she repeated this saying to me until she explained it. She said to me that to dream on is to not give up, and to sing louder is to not let anyone take my voice away from me. Singing has always been a huge part in my life from singing in talent shows to singing in the shower. My mother

  • My Love Short Story

    755 Words  | 4 Pages

    easily he can make Me smile Cause now that I look back on my life I realize that every time I thought I was being Rejected from something good, Like a wolf in love with the moon Cries for a love it will never touch I realize I was actually being RE-DIRECTED to something better The truth? I like him. A lot. He makes me Happy. he make me Laugh. He’s smart He's Different. He’s a little crazy, And awkward, and His smile alone can Make my day. To be honest, He’s the only one I’ve ever spent this

  • Celine Dion Is A Role Model

    900 Words  | 4 Pages

    diva is a very famous and successful female singer of popular music. It is someone who has great talent, vocal facility and an ability to convey the emotional nuances of the music to her audience. Pop music is an umbrella term typically applied to chart music that appeals to a wide audience. Pop also for many people is deeply personal, it is the realm in which many of us make and discuss our first artist choices as young people. And know I'm going to talk about Celine Dion as one of the best pop

  • Where My Heart Is

    767 Words  | 3 Pages

    all of their words in my ears; they went in one ear and out of the other. “But…but why?” I protested. I was saddened inside. A lump grew in the pit of my throat, it felt dry. I ran outside and looked around. The roses bloomed and tulips grew more than I had realized. They were a pretty pink, the kind I would think a fairy would wear on her flower skirt. I plopped down on the soft grass. Tears rolled down my face as if they were racing to the blades of grass as they fell off of my chin. Everything seemed

Previous
Page12345678950