Appearance vs. Reality In the novels, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, the characters experience appearance vs. reality in many different ways. The most predominant ways would be, trying to be someone different, lies, and Protection. Both Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye, and the girls from Little Women, experience that things are not always as they first seem to be. Firstly, Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye, and Marmee and Meg March from Little Women, goes through similar experiences of self discovery. Marmee thinks she has discovered her true self, because she is so much older than the other girls, but when she announces that “[she] is angry nearly everyday of [her] life” (83, Alcott) she changes her mind. Marmee is the kind of person who appears to be happy all the time, so when the girls find out that she is not as happy as she first appears to be they are all pretty shocked. In reality Marmee is mad at herself everyday, but she hides it from the girls so they can be happy. Holden Caulfield feels similar to Marmee, except he is shocked with himself. When Holden calls the prostitute up to his hotel room he feels very mature, but when he asks her if “[she] minds cutting it out” (97, Salinger) he is not so sure about his maturity level. Holden appeared mature to the Sunny the prostitute, but in reality he is not mature enough to have a prostitute. In addition, Meg wants to be herself but in some situations it is hard for her. Meg is invited to a rich party, and being from the opposite culture it can be a tough decision to make. At the beginning “[she] is afraid to go down [to the ball room, she] feels so queer and stiff” (95, Alcott), but her friends convince her that “[she doesn’t] look a bit like [herself], but [she looks] very nice” (96, Alcott). Meg may first appear to be rich, but in reality she is from the complete opposite culture, poor. Holden also gets put into awkward
Appearance vs. Reality is how something seems vs. how something genuinely is. The idea of appearance vs. reality is seen in a person’s everyday life; this includes school, relationships, work, religion, etc.
Appearance versus reality opens our minds to considering how things we see are not really how they appear. For example, the term “love blind” which is used in everyday life can be incorporated in this situation. The person in love sees the other person to be flawless because he/she is everything….
Appearance vs. Reality
Things are not always as they appear. You may think someone is a certain way because of how they dress and carry themselves this is called stereotyping. Many people stereotype without even noticing that they are doing it. Everyone has his or her right to first impressions, but stereotyping is wrong. There are many examples of this topic in literature as well as in our society today.
The main population accused of stereotyping is teenagers; they are seen as rude and judgmental….
The article, Appearance versus Reality-the Dilemma with Human beings is an article by Joseph P. Sherman. It outlines what Sherman believes to be a large problem in society, that appearance vs. reality often clouds an individual’s view of himself or herself. The article goes on to describe exactly how the theme of appearance vs. reality is used in various literatures. William Shakespeare, one of the greatest writers of all time, understood the relationship between appearance and reality and often….
Appearance vs. Reality in Hamlet
Appearance vs. reality in Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, is a jaded yet common theme. This play is teeming with characters that play their roles behind a veil of duplicity. They often appear to be one way when they really are something entirely different. Things within the play appear to be true and honest but in reality are polluted with evil. Many of the characters within the play hide behind a mask of dishonesty. Four of the main characters that hid behind this mask….
Hamlet vowed he would stop at nothing until his father’s death was avenged, which lead to many deaths. The play revolves around the theme of “Appearance vs. Reality” because of the ways characters try to hide their true intent and how the characters use deception by spying and plotting on each other.
A way Hamlet revolves around the theme of “Appearance vs. Reality” because of the way characters hide their true intent. In Act III scene I, Polonius was talking about Hamlet’s love for Ophelia when he says….
Appearance vs. Reality – Macbeth: Commentary
Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare, which focuses on the life of Macbeth. Out of the four Shakespearean play categories, it is categorized as a tragedy, as the events of the play ultimately lead to the downfall of the protagonist, Macbeth. The theme of appearance versus reality is constantly repeated throughout the play, as it greatly contributes to the development of the plot. The idea is constantly conveyed by the characters using a pleasant….
Appearance Vs. Reality
The way people act on the outside and who they really are on the inside may be two totally different things. Some people might pretend to be something they truly aren’t. that is what happened in ‘’Macbeth’’ written by Shakespeare to Macbeth, Banquo and Lady Macbeth.
Banquo holds back true feelings as he is an honourable man and does not want to offend the people around him. In the presence of the witches, Banquo tries to warn Macbeth about them to be cautious in his actions….
APPEARANCE VS REALITY
Appearance vs reality is a really famous theme in the Shakespeare’s plays. In Macbeth those who create or fall for appearance vs reality are punished, and those who do not fall for it are successful. This is shown through Duncan and Macbeth who fell for appearance vs reality and died for it and Malcolm who did not fall for it and succeeds.
In Shakespearean tragedies appareance vs reality always lead to the downfall of a character. In Act 1 scene 6 Shakespeare shows….
Macbeth: Appearance vs Reality
The way people act on the outside and who they really are on the inside
may be two totally different things. Some may change because they feel they
don 't fit in. Others pretend to be something they truly aren 't. No matter which
way you look at it, if you try to act like someone your not, the truth will
always appear in the end. That is exactly what happened in William
Shakespeare 's play, MacBeth. Banquo, MacBeth, and Lady MacBeth each project….
that of appearance vs. reality. This theme is consistent throughout the play, and spawns the other themes .It also incorporates all the major motifs in the play. The theme is strengthened by the use of symbolism and enables the reader to predict future events in the play. Without the theme of appearance versus reality, the play would lack plot, action, and intrigue, causing readers to lose interest.
The major motif of madness in “Hamlet” is created by the theme of appearance vs. reality. Hamlet’s….