Essays Tagged: "Adult World"

Perception of reality. Comparison essay on Alice in Wonderland, Waiting for Godot, Screwtape Letters

undaries of reality into a dream world, only to discover the fantasy is actually the reality of the adult world; Beckett, through Vladimir and Estragon present the readers with the idea of existential ... eads her past the realms of reality into a "wonderland", that ultimately becomes her reality of the adult world. She is not yet tainted by the evils of the adult world and can still see a more beautif ...

(12 pages) 166 0 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparative paper on Virginia Woolf's "The Years" and Rainer Rilke's "The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge"

fiction, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, both convey traumatic childhood encounters with the adult world in two very different ways. It is very interesting to see just how much one subject matt ... encounters have numerous distinct similarities. Both portray a child's traumatic encounter with the adult world. Rose as well as the narrator in Rilke's novel steps out of the house when they are not ...

(4 pages) 32 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Banned Book Essay "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. This essay is about why The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger was banned from many states.

h the whole thing is all one big flashback. The story is one of a young boy trying to grow up in an adult world, and trying to show that he is an adult. As Holden is learning, there are many depressin ... linger speaks the language of teenagers by validating their feelings of awkwardness and mistrust of adults.Overall, "The Catcher in the Rye" was written to alert people of the thoughts and feelings of ...

(3 pages) 137 1 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An individual and how his development relates to the stages of adult development theorized by Erik Erikson and Daniel J. Levinson

e is spent by himself pursuing these endeavors. At age 32, Alex is in Erik Erikson's Stage 6, Young Adulthood (which spans the ages of 19 to 40), and Daniel J. Levinson's Early Adulthood (spanning the ... d (spanning the ages of 22 to 49).According to Erikson, the typical developmental conflict of Young Adulthood is intimacy vs. isolation, with love relationships being the most important events. Levins ...

(5 pages) 283 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

"To Kill a Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee.

that is good and innocent. If they came into this world with the experiences and mindset that most adults have, the world would not be the same as it is. In the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, b ... aker Harris, commonly known as Dill, is at a young age where he does not understand the ways of the adult world. An example of this is the way he tells Jem about his future career;I think I'll be a cl ...

(6 pages) 53 2 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Harper Lee's novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird".

the development of a child's eyes; the many experiences and lessons learned are carried through her adulthood. Scout Finch is a young girl who lives with her older brother, Jem, and her father, Atticu ... n-prejudice and kind to others. To her, everything is similar, thus should be treated equal. In her adult world, Scout learns to treat all people reasonably with respect.One of the most important role ...

(4 pages) 25 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

A comparison of the short stories "Good Country people" and "Where are you going, Where have you been?"

r older, to experience more of the world. She sneaks away from childish pursuits, to the teenage or adult world, to drink and kiss boys rather than shop for school clothes, to see movies in a steamy c ... powerful, and smarter. She is frightened, of course, but intrigued, and it is her yearning for the adult world, and the adult life, that, in the end, causes her downfall. She is suckered in by the co ...

(4 pages) 111 1 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A&P Theme Paper: This paper describes the themes inherent in the short story A&P.

hat small, trivial incidents in the struggle between young man's fantasies and the realities of the adult world can prompt large and irreversible actions. Sammy appears to be motivated by the desire t ...

(1 pages) 77 0 3.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Long Transition to Adulthood" by Ellen Goodman, an analytical essay.

The Long Transition to Adulthood" by Ellen Goodman expresses today's need for more "adulthood training" along with our adol ... evolution of education and how our methods of socialization lack instruction on the transition into adulthood.With an informative style, Goodman persuades the reader that our school systems are not ef ... e reader that our school systems are not effective in teaching life skills needed to operate in the adult world. She asks us the important question, "How do we become men and women?" She believes that ...

(4 pages) 82 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Catcher in The Rye. A book report on Holdens link to his childhood.

field, is a yound man of about 16 yearswho is finding it hard to escape his childhood and become an adult. Holdenbelieves that everyone in the adult world is a "fake" or a "phony." He alsobelieves tha ... ne in the adult world is a "fake" or a "phony." He alsobelieves that the only way to survive in the adult world is for someone tobecome corrupt. Holden does not seem to have any friends or closeaquain ...

(6 pages) 56 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Compare wordworth'spoem"nutting" with "blackberrypicking".

Discuss the loss of childhood and the awakening into the adult world in 2 poems you have studied (you should look at three poems). The title of Wordsw ... ckberry Picking". Heaney reflects his presentation of childhood and the eventual awakening into the adult world in "Nutting" in both these poems, yet, they are displayed very differently. In all three ... n in detail. The structure is also used by the poet's to express the transition from childhood into adulthood.immediately sets the reader in a woodland scene, reinforcing the theme of nature and also ...

(9 pages) 42 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Through the theme of innocence Salinger is able to bring forth different elements of litterature which will be discussed in this essay.

children and the preserving of their innocence. If these children might succumb to the ways of the adult world, they will become "phonies", untrue to themselves. This is a dominating theme in the boo ... him unbearable. Through this cynicism, Holden tries to protect himself from the "phoniness" of the adult world. But these criticisms seemed to be aimed at him as well. At times he can be both very ph ...

(4 pages) 29 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Literary Analysis Essay - Alistair MacLeod's short story, "To Everything There Is a Season"

uthor depicts the anxieties and reservations of the narrator's transition between childhood and the adult world. This story also allows the reader to understand the importance of change in one's life. ... e of the fact that change is inevitable when he discovered that his Christmas gifts were now in the adult pile (p. 344). The fear of growing up and leaving one's "comfort zone" can sometimes be quite ...

(3 pages) 33 0 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

World In A Kid's Eyes Write about Dill's comment about being a clown.

g deprived of his dignity and freedom in spite of his apparent innocence. Dill, disheartened by the adult world, decides to be a clown when he grows up. But, why a clown?Dill believes being a clown is ...

(2 pages) 18 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Catcher in the Rye by Salenger

den Caulfield's problem is one of communication: as a teenager, he simply cannot get through to the adult world which surrounds him; as a sensitive teenager, he cannot even get through to others of hi ... n Caulfield, being a sensitive adolescent, certainly has a communication problem, not only with the adult world, but also with his peers. His problems of communication with others reveals his insecuri ...

(3 pages) 62 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In the short story collection: Summer Lightning by Olive Senior, the child is a major device for analyzing the society which disrupts and destroys its world. Discuss using at least 3 stories.

"The child's eye view is not childlike. It is a clear vision through which the irrationalities of adults [and] the inequities in society ... are expressed."Olive Senior, in her collection of short s ... ight the tragedy of the loss of childhood innocence due to the experiences and harsh reality of the adult world. This story shows a child so influenced by the intrusion of the world outside of childho ...

(7 pages) 51 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Symbolism in "The Catcher in the Rye"

seems to show that he is 'holden' back, not allowing himself to be absorbed into the ugly, vicious adult world. His last name, Caulfield, has a lot to do with the theme of childhood and innocence exp ... her In The Rye" who saves children form falling and entering the hypocritical and "phoney" world of adulthood. This symbol is first used in chapter 16 when Holden sings "Comin' through the rye" as he ...

(7 pages) 182 2 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catcher in the Rye and A soldier of the Great War

pushed away, because of some flaw he found in them. Unlike Holden, Niccolo seems eager to join the adult world, for he sees many opportunities, because he is not able to see society as Holden does. E ... harsh realities that post adolescence had in store for them. While Holden continually rejected the adult life, due to the impurities and flaws, Nicolo simply did not understand what he was getting in ...

(6 pages) 24 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Holden Caufield Criticism

tolerable, and through his sarcasm he tries to protect himself from the pain and frustration of the adult world. His trust for people minimizes as his life goes on until he finally feels obligated to ... quotation is from Holden's conversation with Spencer in Chapter 2. Here I see Holden's disliking of adults, when he quietly ridicules Spencer under his breath. He doesn't actually show how he despises ...

(5 pages) 23 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of characters number of stars by Lois Lowry

ith the typical difficulties of growing up--getting along with a sibling, understanding the way the adult world works. But these difficulties play out in the complicated and frightening context of war ... cal childhood dilemma of how to find a balance between being a child and entering into the world of adulthood and responsibility.Because Annemarie is a child, she gives the reader an unusual view of w ...

(3 pages) 63 1 3.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays