This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

9 Stories Essay

3282 words - 14 pages

As a person's life progresses, emotional damage to a child will progress into emotional pain and suffering as an adult. If a child can not get through a stage in their childhood, the child's older self could be harmed. "A proper resolution of the conflicts will lead the child to progress past one stage and move on to the next. Failure to achieve a proper resolution, however, will make the child fixated in the present stage. The latter is believed to be the cause of many personality and behavioral disorders" ("Freud's psychosexual stages of development"). J.D. Salinger wrote short stories to experiment with different personality types under pressure. In each of the stories, Salinger's ...view middle of the document...

Eloise screams at Ramona for leaving room on her bed for her new invisible friend, Micky Mickeranno. After the outburst, Ramona is left frightened and crying in her bed. Ramona created her imaginary friends so that she could have a friend in her childless neighborhood. Eloise's hate for Ramona's invisible friends leads Ramona to be emotionally scarred. In "A Perfect Day for Bananafish"(1949) a relationship between a twenty year old man and a young girl exists. Unlike the previous two stories, the older man is the one emotionally scarred, not the child. The story begins by Muriel and her mother discussing Seymour Glass, Muriel's husband. Muriel's mother depicts Seymour as a terrible man though Muriel loves him. After the conversation, Seymour, a twenty year old war veteran, is found on the beach with a young girl named Sybil. Seymour is eerily calm and very kind to Sybil and in their conversation he hints at his emotional instability. Seymour makes reference to an imaginary fish which seems to parallel the downward spiral of Seymour's life. While walking in from the beach Seymour gets very angry at a women for starring at his feet. When Seymour finally gets to his hotel room, he puts a bullet through his own head to commit suicide. Obviously, by the end of the story, Seymour's emotional distress was too overwhelming and he has nothing left to do but kill himself. The change from army life to "real' life was too much for Seymour. Throughout these three stories, Salinger's characters carry a secret pain which depends on personal circumstances and is unraveled either through dialog or symbolic acting out. Lionel from "Down at the Dinghy" suffers from emotional distress whose cause is unknown to his mother and the reader. Lionel acts out his secret pain in a conversation with his mother. Lionel acts in a disgruntled manner when speaking with his mother on the family boat. Boo Boo, Lionel's mother, does not know why Lionel is so upset. ""˜It is I,' Boo Boo said. Vice Admiral Tennenbaum. Nee Glass. Come to inspect the stermaphors.' There was a response. "˜You aren't an admiral. You're a lady,' Lionel said"(80). Instead of speaking with his mother like a functional child, Lionel ignores her. By ignoring his mother, Lionel is expressing his emotional pain through "the silent treatment." ""˜Ahoy,' Boo Boo said. "˜Friend. Pirate. Dirty dog. I'm back.' Still not looking Lionel abruptly seemed called upon to demonstrate his sailing ability. He swung the dead tiller all the way to the right, then immediately yanked it back in to his side. He kept his eyes exclusively on the deck of the boat"(80). Though Boo Boo is very kind and understanding, Lionel is still very resistant: ""˜My fleet. I'm glad you asked me that,' Boo Boo said, and started to lower herself into the dinghy. "˜Get off!' Lionel ordered, but without giving over to shrillness, and keeping his eyes down. "Nobody can come in'(83). Lionel's resistance to...

Other Essays On 9 Stories

The Similarities between the Biblical and Mesopotamian Flood Stories - UC Berkeley History - Research Paper

2830 words - 12 pages necessarily lead us to the original version of the story. However, based on our limited knowledge about the Israel’s creation in Canaan, the argument for the Israelite or Canaanite original tradition in the second millennium BC seems impossible to make.[footnoteRef:3] [3: Noort, Ed. 1988. "The Stories of The Great Flood: Notes on Gen 6:5-9:17 In Its Context of The Ancient Near East." In Interpretations of the Flood, by Gerardus Petrus Luttikhuizen

A essay about math and will help students and teacher study. - Willingboro High School - Math

2436 words - 10 pages NYS Common Core ELA & Literacy Curriculum D R A F T Grade 9 • Module 2 • Unit 3 • Lesson 9 9.2.3 Lesson 9 Introduction In this lesson students will analyze and present the third portion of the informational text “How Bernard Madoff Did It” paragraphs 8–10 (from “Not everyone was duped” through “the embodiment of our infinite capacity for self-delusion”). This portion of the text continues to elaborate on the details of the Madoff scandal as well

Slave Narratives: Oroonoko and Fredrick Douglass - english 232 - Research Paper

1282 words - 6 pages Pedroza 5 Vanessa Pedroza English 232 Michael Kimball 9 April 2018 Slave Narratives Differences: Oroonoko and Frederick Douglass In the 1830’s slave narratives were an important piece to show purpose of the millions of people across the world who suffered during that period. Even today, slave narratives are important to American literature because they describe the African American history and complexities between the whites and African

Tell-Tale Signs of a Specific Criterion - English 102 - Essay

2436 words - 10 pages form opinions, critiques, and preferences which, essentially, define who we are; opinions are what set humans apart from one another. Literature is no outlier to this; all pieces of literature are critiqued and evaluated by those who read it based on many different factors. Of these, I believe the most significant factors to be the exposition, narrator type, and climax of a story. I will be using short stories to convey this idea, as all short

Biblical Reflection: St. Paul and the Allegory of the Cave - Philosophy - Assignment

842 words - 4 pages contrast, we can see that Saul believes what is right when it is stated that, “…if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.” (Acts of the Apostles 9:2). This quote from the passage shows the reader that within Saul’s reality, prosecutions of men and women believing in the Christian faith is what’s correct. As can be seen in both stories there are parallels of symbolic shadows that skew the beliefs

The different types of ideas in "The Necklace" and "The Joy Luck Club" - English 1 honors - Essay

871 words - 4 pages We all can accede when I say that we all have dreams. Despite this being true, the difference is the way we realise our dream, acquire our dream, and how our dream affects us. People have different dreams and aspirations that they aspire to accomplish during their lifetime. This is defined as the longing or desire for a condition or achievement. Dreams contain both positive and negative aspects. This is evident in the stories, “The Joy Luck Club

Why Is The Old Testament Important To Both Jews And Christians?

678 words - 3 pages Tanakh is made up of the five books of Moses, (the Torah). These books tell the story of their creation, and how people came to be. A lot of important lessons can be learned from these stories. Other books in the Tanakh are the Prophecies, (Nevi'im) which consist of writings which are said to be messages of God, and the Writings (Ketuvim) which are said to be writings by people with the guidance of God.There are 613 laws in the Old Testament

Mark 8:34-9:1 Catholicism

610 words - 3 pages MARK 8:34- 9:1I would definitely consider myself as a follower of Christ and a Christian. This is because I have gone to a Catholic school for all my life and have enjoyed it. A true Christian holds on to stories in the bible as if it was their own life and stays true to its teachings. Some Christians that are truly strong believers and want to take their faith to a higher level become part of the church and devote their life to God. Although I

How to Write an Analytical Essay - Homework - Essay

953 words - 4 pages Grade 9-12 Informative (Analytical) Essay Instructions based on Collections Analytical Essay Performance Task, grade 9, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015, pp. 41-43, but may be used with any curriculum. Write an Analytical Essay. Choose three essays or stories with a common theme. Look for symbols each author uses to convey this theme and synthesize your ideas about them by writing an analytical essay. An effective essay · Makes a claim and

Persuausive Essay about Teaching - English - Essay

1255 words - 6 pages teachers and includes ways in which they might consider using it as well (2017). As for writing in a multimodal form of presentation, fifth-grade students in the Robin Jocius’ article “Telling Unexpected Stories: Students as Multimodal Artists,” created neighborhood stories with various forms of photographs, video, sound and music. In her experience, Jocius explains that some of her most disengaged students reacted well to the project and even those who

Theseus and the Minotaur: Origins - Humanities - Essay

420 words - 2 pages analyzed and found to have been built in 1800 BC, using advanced architectural techniques which allowed for the palace’s five stories; as well as a remarkable water supply and drainage system. Crete was home to the ruins of three more palaces that were also unearthed over time, however Knossos stands the victor in the aspect of sheer size and complexity. Experts estimate the palace to have housed as many as 50,000 individuals. It is the

Similar Papers

The Berlin Wall Essay

328 words - 2 pages Great Floods of Destruction! The stories of the Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis 6-9 are both about great floods of destruction that almost wiped out the human race, as well as everything on the planet. Even though both stories are about great floods, they have some similarities and many differences. The similarities of the two stories are that in Genesis God was very angry at the human race, and also in The Epic of Gilgamesh the

Comparison Of "The Lady With The Pet Dog" By Chekov And Oates Utsa, Literature Essay

760 words - 4 pages Ian Mayfield SMC 2304: Literature Professor Mangel 9/17/18 Contrasting Points of View: “The Lady with the Pet Dog” The concept of love is very complicated, and in practice quite unpredictable. When one thinks of love, it is unlikely that negative ideas are the first thoughts that come to mind. In the two stories, both titled “The Lady with the Pet Dog” we are able to see two contrasting perspectives on a similar story. In the short story by

Orwellian Essay About 1984 Part One Lit Essay

528 words - 3 pages Kadadevarmath 1 Gagan Kadadevarmath Mr. Kelly Honors Sophomore Literature & Composition 29 January 2018 375 Words Working Title: TSA: The “Security” Administration Working Thesis: In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the government and the TSA used unnecessary amounts of surveillance and monitoring to take Americans’ freedom in return for security: something the TSA hasn’t done well of doing. Section One: How different airport security was

My Name Is Is Free Deternameknwkn Wohhhhh Bam

576 words - 3 pages English 1012 Instructor: Cherry Lou Sy Research Paper Assignment Your research paper must be between 7-10 pages with standard MLA citation (20%) a research paper proposal, including list of possible sources; an annotated bibliography (10%) NO LATE PAPERS ACCEPTED Important Dates: Research Proposal Due: March 28 Research Essay Proposal Due with annotated bibliography: email    April 9 (for SEEK)– Rough Draft of Research Paper (bring 2 hardcopies