Belonging, Catcher in the Rye/the Lion King
1. Date: 1945. 2. Composer: J. D Salinger. 3. Where published: Penguin books U.S.A.. 4. How does this text relate to the concept of belonging? The Catcher in the Rye is about the lead character, Holden Caufield getting kicked out of his boarding school and investing a few nights in New york city. At the start of the unique Holden is leaving his school, Pencey Preparation he feels alone and doesn’t belong anywhere feeling really unfavorable about the situation. Throughout the novel he explores New york city catching up with people and he begins to feel more depressed and alone than ever previously.
Holden finds his sense of belonging with his little sis, Phoebe towards completion. This is the only time in the book Holden composes he rejoices, which is positive. Throughout the book Holden feels as though he does not belong at all and never will having a very negative attitude towards belonging. Holden remains true to his beliefs and says what he believes all throughout the novel showing a strong sense of coming from him. He shows this by stating exactly what’s on his mind all the time.
He’s having a conversation with his good friend, Robert Ackley about why he dislikes Holden’s roomie, Stradler “the factor you ache at Stradler is due to the fact that he said that things about brushing your teeth once in a while. He didn’t suggest to insult you, for weeping out loud. He didn’t say it best or anything but he didn’t indicate anything insulting”. Holden Belongs best when he’s with his family. Not his parents however his siblings, he has a sibling and a sister D. B and Phoebe he used to have another bro, Allie however he passed away. Holden feels very fond of Allie and still feels as if they belong. He shows this by saying “I understand he’s dead!
Don’t you believe I understand that? I can still like him, however, can’t I? Even if somebody’s dead you do not stop liking them, for god’s sake particularly if they had to do with a thousand times nicer than the people you understand that’re alive and all”. Holden does not feel as though he came from his school at all, he mentions that this is the 3rd school he’s been tossed out of. His existing school is a pricey snob school he dislikes everybody that participates in and feels as if he doesn’t belong at these schools due to the fact that they’re filled with phonies. Holden says “it had lots of phonies and indicate people. You never ever saw a lot of mean men in your life”.
This does not assist Holden to construct relationships, more like tear them down. He frequently feels very depressed which stops him from accomplishing and belonging to anything. He says things like “you need to be in the state of mind to do those sorts of things and I wasn’t so I didn’t”. By feeling so depressed it frequently stops him from belonging. The characters improve and challenge Holden at the very same time. Holden discusses constructing a cabin in the woods and living there all alone by himself and nobody else. Then he starts to consider his household and how he’ll most likely wish to see them and alters his idea.
He changes it by saying” what I ‘d do, I ‘d let Phoebe come out in the summer season time and D. B come out for a while if he desired a nice quiet cabin for writing he could not compose films or anything in the cabin only stories, and books, I ‘d have this rule that nobody could do anything phoney when they would visit me, if they did they wouldn’t be enabled to remain”. So he challenges himself but his household improve him. Attitudes to belonging are customized over time, initially Holden don’t choose to belong and is unfavorable. He is depressed due to the fact that he’s simply been tossed out of school and feels as though he doesn’t belong anywhere.
At the end it’s modified because he feels happy about belonging with his sis. Holden takes a few of his own choices not to belong. Not only does him being depressed stop him from belonging but he likewise gets very paranoid. When Holden awakes suddenly at Mr Antoline’s he leaves straight away. He doesn’t think of how he’s belonging and there would be a description, his paranoia just overcomes him. 5. How does this text associate with your set text? The Catcher in the Rye associates with the Crucible with the characters Holden Caufield and John Proctor. Holden feels alienated in his school due to the fact that it has plenty of criminals and phonies.
This is what he states “Pencey had plenty of crooks anyhow. The more expensive a school is the more scoundrels it has. John Proctor feels as though he has actually been isolated in his town as everybody he knows is developing into phonies and thieves by stating “a fire, a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face. And it is my face and yours Dan forth! For them that quail to bring guys out of ignorance as I have actually quailed and as you quail now when you know in all your black hearts that this be fraud– God dams our kind, particularly, and we will burn, we will burn together”.
These 2 quotes likewise show Holden and Proctor is guilty of these criminal activities too however admit it. They both feel as though they’re surrounded by phony people in their own location of belonging, for Holden he’s school, Proctor his town. These 2 quotes likewise show something else similar in between the two texts. Pencey Preparation where Holden is expected to belong is filled with phonies much like Salem where Proctor is likewise expected to belong. When somebody gets on Holden’s nerves or giving him mindset he’s not afraid to tell somebody he doesn’t like that he doesn’t like them.
When he is trying to end his date with Sally Hayes he says “you give me a royal pain in the ass, if you would like to know the truth”. John Proctor likewise has the same mindset towards people. Proctor doesn’t like Reverend Parris and although he is a priest he still says that he does not like him by stating “I have no love for Mr Parris. It is obvious” and “I like it not that Mr Parris ought to lay his hand upon my baby I see no light of God in that mean. I will not conceal it”. 6. Recognize five methods used by the composer to provide the idea of belonging. In the text The Catcher in the Rye by J.
D Salinger belonging is checked out through the techniques of images. This is displayed in the quote “it has lots of phonies, and all you do is study so that you can find out adequate to be wise sufficient to be able to purchase a god dam Cadillac at some point, and you need to keep think you offer a dam if the football team loses, and all you do it talk about women and alcohol and sex all the time, and everyone sticks together in their god damn inner circles. The guys that are on the basketball team stick together, the Catholics stick, the men that play bridge stick together, even the guys that belong to the god damn book of the month club stick”.
This quote is ideal imagery for your typical high school and you see individuals hanging out in groups together always have something in typical. Holden feels as though he does not belong to an inner circle however he discovers belong is discovered when you have comparable interests as somebody else. Belonging is likewise checked out through the methods of contrast and remarkable dialogue. Shown in the quote “it had plenty of phonies, and mean guys. You never ever saw many imply guys in your life.
For instance, if you were having a bull session in somebody’s room, and someone wanted to be available in, nobody’s let them in if they were some dopey, pimply guy, everyone was always locking their door when someone wanted to be available in. and they had this god damn secret fraternity that I was too yellow not to join. There was this one pimply, dull man, Robert Ackley, that wished to get in. he kept attempting to sign up with, and they wouldn’t let him. Even if he was boring and pimply.” It shows contrast between the abundant snobs and Robert Ackley, a regular guy showing how they’re the exact same age and live together but on’t belong together. Belonging is deemed though for people to belong somebody needs to be alienated. Significant dialogue is used to show the real factor Robert Ackley wasn’t liked and a mad individual. Another method that checks out belonging is irony through the quote “I’m always saying “happy to have actually satisfied you” to someone I’m not grateful I satisfied. If you wish to stay alive you have to state that things though”. Irony is used in both sentences. Holden is not delighted to meet the majority of people due to the fact that he’s jaded and believes the majority of them are the very same which is paradoxical he says that frequently.
What he suggests by if you wish to survive is paradox and hyperbole which implies if you wish to be accepted and belong into society you have to say those things. Another example of belonging explored through techniques of characterisation, contrast and remarkable dialogue. This is shown in the quote “all the visitors could get in their cars and switch on their radios and all and then go someplace great for dinner– everyone except Allie”. IT is a characterisation of Holden’s brother Allie. With a contrast to him and other individuals due to the fact that they’re alive and he’s dead.
Likewise significant dialogue due to the fact that it conveys Holden’s real thoughts of seeing his sibling. It reveals that you don’t belong when you’re dead. Strategies utilized to explore belong are hyperbole, irony and register shown in the quote “don’t ever inform anybody anything. If you do, you start missing out on everybody”. It’s paradoxical due to the fact that Holden talks about individuals he’s fulfilled and battled with he ‘d even miss out on when in reality if those encounters didn’t happen he ‘d probably be a lot much better off. Also making it an exaggeration, hyperbole. Holden’s register for the very first time in the novels appears material, after he’s found his place of belonging.
The quote reminds you how you can feel when you review your times of belonging. 1. Date: June 15 1994. 2. Composer: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton. 3. Where published: Walt Disney Pictures. 4. How does this text relate to the idea of belonging? The Lion King is about a lion Simba, his papa Mufasa, is king of the pride lands. Simba’s uncle and Mufasa’s sibling Scar frantically wishes to be king and kills Mufasa requiring Sumba to escape and leave him to be king. Belonging is checked out through the text in Simba and his papa’s relationship. It is ositive at the start due to the fact that Mufasa is teaching Simba how to be king since that is his place of belonging. Mufasa is the current king and his daddy teaches him whatever. It ends up being unfavorable because Simba is required to leave his house, after his dad’s death, leaving him all alone with no location to belong, At the start of the film Simba loves belonging, He has actually grown up being informed and taught about being king, similar to his papa and is really excited about it, When his father dies Simba feels as though he’ll never ever belong once again, triggering him to flee from his house, family, friends and his place of belonging.
Simba doesn’t feel as though he comes from himself after he escapes. He is ranging from his fate of being king where he belongs, where he understands he belongs and not remaining true to himself. Simba loves his household and always belongs with them. As lions their nature is to make sure, hunt, live, sleep and play together. As lions being a household belonging together is their strongest sense of belonging. Simba belongs with his buddies Timone and Pumba. They’re all different kinds of animals however they belong and live together due to the fact that they share the exact same views. They’re all running from something from the past.
Timone and Pumba help him to build relationships by teaching him their motto “Hakuna Mutana” which means no concerns. It helps Simba to not fret and ignore his past, establishing understanding and approval for things that have happened to him. The characters both enrich and challenge Simba. Timone, Pumba and Nala enhance Simba’s understanding and approval toward everything that has actually taken place. Characters like Rafiki and Scar obstacle Simba. Rafiki challenges Simba to step up, go home, eliminate the hyenas and take his rightful place of belonging as king. Simba is reluctant initially till Rafiki makes him realise it’s the ideal thing to do.
Scar challenges Simba physically to eliminate him for his location of king and likewise blaming him for his father’s death. Challenging Simba to forget the past, face his fears and step up to be king. Simba’s mindset to belonging is customized all through the film. Simba’s views belonging as positive in the beginning caring knowing lessons off his dad on how to become king. After he dies Simba picks not to belong by escaping. Fleing, his father’s death and Scar being king are all barriers avoiding Simba from belonging. 5. How does this text associate with your set text? The Lion King relates to the Crucible through the characters Scar and Parris.
In the movie Simba returns house and Scar blames Simba for Mufasa’s death. Scar then starts throwing allegations at Simba he says “so you do not deny your participation in your daddy’s death, it must hold true!” Reverend Parris sees that often people go against what the court is stating that if they’re not agreeing with the court they’re not agreeing with the church which should indicate they are going on the side of the devil. He states this really frequently in the court by stating “he’s come to overthrow the court!” Whenever someone says anything the court doesn’t stand by. After Simba and Mufasa are gone Hyenas attack the pride lands.
Making a mess and frightening everyone through the land, like it’s been taken control of by the devil (scar). After everyone’s been locked away for witch craft Salem goes practically the same method. John Proctor indicates this by saying “saying “a fire, a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face. And it is my face and yours Dan forth! For them that quail to bring guys out of ignorance as I have quailed and as you quail now when you understand in all your black hearts that this be fraud– God dams our kind, particularly, and we will burn, we will burn together”. 6.
Recognize 5 methods used by the author to present the idea of belonging. In the text The Lion King belonging is explored through strategies from quotes. Mufasa: Simba let me inform you something my father told me. Take a look at the stars. The fantastic kings of the previous appearance down on us from those stars. Young Simba: Really? Mufasa: Yes. So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always exist to direct you. And so will I. This quote uses the methods of discussion, hyperbole, contrast and personification. The quote is discussion it is hyperbole due to the fact that no one knows if Mufasa will be truly enjoying from the stars.
It is a contrast in between Mufasa belonging with Simba while he lives and how he’ll belong with him when he’s dead. It is also personification due to the fact that he provides the stars human qualities. Another quote that explores belonging is this. Mufasa: Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you require to comprehend that balance, and respect all the animals from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope. Simba: However do not we consume the antelope? Mufasa: Yes we do however when we die our bodies become the lawn and the antelope consume the lawn.
Coming together in the circle of life. The strategies used are discussion, imagery, contrast and metaphor. The discussion uses images to paint you a photo of antelope and lions living in the jungle as a good environment together. It is a contrast between the different animals and they’re various ways of life that link together. The circle of life is a metaphor, Mufasa thinks everybody belongs together in the circle of life and it is the only evitable part of belonging for them. Another quote that explores the methods used in belonging. Adult Simba: I know what I need to do.
However going back implies I’ll need to face my past. I have actually been running from it for so long. [Rafiki hits Simba on the head with his stick] Adult Simba: Ow! Jeez, what was that for? Rafiki: It does not matter. It’s in the past. [chuckles] Adult Simba: Yeah, however it still harms. Rafiki: Oh yes, the past can injure. But the from method I see it, you can either run from it, or … learn from it. The methods utilized are dialogue, contrast and paradox. The dialogue is a contrast in between the physical discomfort he felt from Rafiki striking him and the psychological discomfort he’s been feel since his dad died.
Rafiki is using irony to reveal Simba that he’s going to feel pain in his life but it can’t stop him from belonging. This quote also checks out belonging. Timone: So where you from? Young Simba: Who cares? I can’t go back. Timone: Ah, you’re an outcast! That’s terrific. So are we. The techniques used are discussion, hyperbole and remarkable monologue. The discussion uses embellishment due to the fact that Simba could go back however he selects not too and instead finds a brand-new place of belonging. It’s remarkable monologue since for the very first time since Simba fled he says his real thoughts about his house, he can’t return due to the fact that he does not belong there anymore.
This quote also checks out belonging. Nala: What made you return? Adult Simba: I finally got some sense knocked into me. And I have actually got the bump to prove it. The methods used are dialogue irony and personification. The discussion reveals irony because if sense knocked into him it wouldn’t leave a bump. It is also personification because sense is provided human characteristics. Simba lastly understands he requires to belong, so he goes back to his rightful location of belonging. How have these three texts extended your understanding of the idea of belonging?
I initially thought belonging was constantly favorable which everyone had their own sense of belonging. The texts showed me that they’re a lot of negatives to belonging and a lot of barriers you should first conquer in order to belong. Belonging is difficult and often you have to put a great deal of time and effort to show to yourself and others that you deserve to belong. Not everybody wants to belong and some individuals wish to not belong rather than belong. At the end of a journey you always find some sense of belonging whether it be positive or negative but everyone constantly belong in the end.