Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Speech Moreover, wars between nations have increasingly given way to wars within nations. The resurgence of ethnic or sectarian conflicts; the growth of secessionist movements, insurgencies, and failed states; have increasingly trapped civilians in unending chaos. In today's wars, many more civilians are killed than soldiers; the seeds of future conflict are sewn, economies are wrecked, civil societies torn asunder, refugees amassed, and children scarred. I do not bring with me today a definitive solution to the problems of war. What I do know is that meeting these challenges will require the same vision, hard work, and persistence of those men and women who acted so boldly decades ago. And it will require us to think in new ways about the notions of just war and the imperatives of a just peace. We must begin by acknowledging the hard truth that we will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes. There will be times when nations - acting individually or in concert - will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified. I make this statement mindful of what Martin Luther King said in this same ceremony years ago "Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones." As someone who stands here as a direct consequence of Dr. King's life's work, I am living testimony to the moral force of non-violence. I know there is nothing weak -nothing passive - nothing naïve - in the creed and lives of Gandhi and King. But as a head of state sworn to protect and defend my nation, I cannot be guided by their examples alone. I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people. For make no mistake: evil does exist in the world. A non-violent movement could not have halted Hitler's armies. Negotiations cannot convince al Qaeda's leaders to lay down their arms. To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to
Catcher in the rye - Theme on Isolation
A novel in which a character is shown to be isolated is ‘Catcher in the rye ‘ by JD Salinger.The author portrays the main protagonist, Holden Caulfield, to be a troubled, confused and unreliable individual who struggles through much turmoil. This state eventually climaxes when Holden suffers a physical and emotional collapse caused by his resistance to change, the alienation he suffers and to a great extent by the isolation he experiences during the course….
The Effect of J.D Salinger’s Writings
Jerome David Salinger, born on January 1, 1919, was an American short story writer and novelist. Salinger is considered one of the most influential 20th century writer’s despite having a very shallow body of work. Early in his career, Salinger wrote many short stories that made it into big publications such as Story Magazine, Collier’s, and even The Saturday Evening Post. Some of these short stories, A Perfect Day for a Bananafish and Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut….
Catcher In The Rye, JD Salinger
An exploration of the literary devices used by JD Salinger in the “Catcher in The Rye” to communicate the theme of growing up and how relevant this idea is in the 21st century.
One of the dominant themes in the “Catcher in the Rye”, by JD Salinger, is growing up and how difficult it is. The author communicates this theme through various literary devices, including: characterisation, symbolism and a key incident. The idea Salinger creates is very identifiable….
Salinger, J(erome) D(avid) (1919- ), American novelist and short story writer, known for his stories dealing with the intellectual and emotional struggles of adolescents who are alienated from the empty, materialistic world of their parents. Salinger's work is marked by a profound sense of craftsmanship, a keen ear for dialogue, and a deep awareness of the frustrations of life in America after World War II (1939-1945).
Jerome David Salinger was born and raised in New York City. He began writing….
Phylology and History Faculty
English Philology Departent
Theme: „Lexical Pecularities and Translation Difficulties in ”The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger.”
Chapter I The Modernist Literature
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2. Critics about J. D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye”
Bildungsroman: a coming-of-age novel. Many critics and readers alike have argued that JD Salingers Catcher in the Rye is a superb example of a bildungsroman. The novel is a narration by Holden Caulfield, a troubled and mentally unstable sixteen year-old that has just been expelled from his fourth prep school. Holden, who is undergoing treatment in a mental institution, recounts the story of his mental breakdown and the events leading up to it. He concludes the story with brief hints at his recovery….
The Catcher In The Rye
By: J.D. Salinger
“People think being alone makes you lonely, but I do not think that is true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.” - Kim Culbertson
Holden's attitude to life in general in this novel is a very confusing and abrupt one. His consistent criticism and dislike for “phonies” along with his ideas about life and the ways people should live it, creates an abstract image of a confused, and socially unstable youth. He believes….
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. SALINGER
"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like . . . and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth" (1)
David Copperfield covers the majority of Copperfield's life from child to adulthood but Holden is saying that he isn't going….
J.D Salinger was a literary writer who was born in New York in the year of 1919. J.D Salinger wrote the famous novel Catcher in the Rye and other famous shorts stories related to World War II. He had influenced literature in America as no one else had during the 20th century. J.D Salinget is a writer who has very strong ideas when writing a book and The Catcher in the Rye was banned for many years on the United States due to the fact that it was controversial and gave children bad influences.