Byronic hero

Is Holden a Byronic Hero

No doubt, Holden has a troubled past. One way to understand Holden’s uncommon combination of characteristics is to look at the traumatic events in his childhood, most Importantly the death of his brother, Allle. How Holden reacts to his brother’s death, by smashing all of the windows in the garage that night, shows that this […]

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Response to Guilt

Lord Byron’s Byronic hero describes a person, who, in spite of his flaws and dark tendencies, chooses to defy the odds to do what is right, in spite of the heavy burden of an unmentionable sin or “a secret, unpardonable sin. ” (Coleman, 1980, 108) Lord Byron’s hero is impeccably imperfect, and is weighed down […]

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