English 2 (4)
12 November, 2013
What factors make us negatively?
“Goddamn money. It always ends up making you blue as hell” (Salinger 113). The books’ main characters have some problem with money. At an A Lesson before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines, the book’s setting took place. Slavery had just ended, and African American’s weren't considered to be human at this time. This story is about racism in the south and how it affects the people it concerns. And at The catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, This book is about main character Holden who is maladjusted and he wanders in his school life. And during two days after being expelled from his Pencey high school, there are his experiences and his idea crossed his mind. In the books A Lesson before Dying and The catcher in the Rye, Grant and Holden are negatively affected theirs identity by familial, societal, and psychological.
This paragraph talks about psychology can hinder the characters’ identity. At The catcher in the Rye, after Holden got out to spencer’s house, spencer yelled something to Holden. And he thought about that. ‘After I shut the door and stared back to the living room, he yelled something at me, but I couldn’t’t exactly hear him. I’m pretty sure he yelled “Good luck!” at me. I’d never yell “Good luck!” at anybody. It sounds terrible, when you think about it’ (Salinger 15-16). From Holden’s perspective, literally anything could sound depressing. He thought everything depressed way. When Holden has communication with somebody, he can get trouble by his response. At the A Lesson before Dying, after the public defender called Jefferson a hog, Jefferson’s godmother asked to Grant to help Jefferson. “The public defender, trying to get him off, called him a dumb animal.” I told her. “He said it would be like tying a hog down into that chair and executing him-an animal that didn't know what any of it was all about. The jury, twelve white men good and true, still sentenced him to death. Now his...