catcher in the rye

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Facial Metaphors By Karna Upadhyay Head -I think Holden confuses children’s innocence with children’s naivety. If children are so innocent, then how did cynicism, hatred, and overall phoniness come in to human existence in the first place? I don’t know about Holden’s childhood, but in mine, everybody isn’t always nice and friendly. Kids still pick on the different, act selfishly, and lie, just like adults. Holden is trying to find complete goodness in a world that has none. Eyes -This book exemplifies the age-old saying of “everything is relative”. The problem with Holden is that he can’t change his skewed and pessimistic views on life. Nothing in the world is black or white; Holden refuses to accept the good in things he dislikes and the bad in things he likes. Why is his brother automatically a prostitute just because he writes for the movies? If his values and integrity don’t change and his stories are still as
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Unformatted text preview: good, whats the difference between writing a book or writing a movie? Only an ignorant person makes snap judgments and refuses to ever change them. Ears-Holden is the typical, pessimistic person who only hears the bad in things. He assumes that Ernie is arrogant and phony because of his skillful playing. Holden seems to have a lot of self-doubt and probably assumes that Ernie is arrogant because he has an inferiority complex of some kind. Mouth-The problem with Holden is that hes the exact kind of phony person that he hates. He says things he doesnt mean, hes polite to those he doesnt like, and he acts differently than his precious values would indicate. Actions speak louder than words, and Holdens actions show him to be a hypocrite. He seems to be one of those annoying people who always talks about the way things should be, but never does anything to make them that way....
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2009 for the course ENGLISH 0058 taught by Professor Upadhyay during the Spring '09 term at Maharishi.

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