From the Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield can never say that’s he’s scared of the future. Because he’s a teenage boy and expressions and emotions aren’t cool. He talks through analogy, like the duck, fish, and pond analogy. He can’t express himself in words. Instead, he expresses himself through something I like to call “Caulfield” language.
“The pen is mightier than the sword,” said Edward Bulwer Lytton.
Indeed it is. For the pen can cause great emotional maiming, while the sword only yields temporary, physical impairment. Continue reading All hail the bloody pen