Alienated From The Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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Alienated From the Community

In our normal life, we see those people who never likes to communicate, they always sit by a side never do anything, never participate. We never know their stories, there may be lots of reasons that they are the way they are. J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and Stephen Chbosky's Perks of Being a Wallflower are both of the books that introduces this kind of characters (Holden and Charlie) who don’t feel close to the community they live in and they both have different reasons. Holden from Catcher in the Rye is a kid that is alienated from the community and the book tells the story of his 3 days in New York when he fails his school (again). He meets with a lot of people and the reader sees his reactions and thoughts
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He has his own way of expressing his feelings and thoughts and he feels like the world around him is being cruel. There are lots of examples that shows that Holden is different from the ideal person in the community. Such as, he is unable to communicate with the people in his age, he fails his schools multiple times and in the future he is hospitalized and seeing a psychoanalyst. One of the biggest example is when he expresses his feelings about what Mr. Spencer says to him:
“Game, my ass. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it's a game, all right--I'll admit that. But if you get on the other side, where there aren't any hot-shots, then what's a game about it? Nothing. No game.”(Salinger,
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He keeps her secret both because he think he has to and if he keeps it his sister will count on him for his entire life and he will be known as a good secret keeper by his sister and other people. Another example is when Carlie stopped the fight between Patrick and Brad’s friends. He did this to defend his friend from beating up he also knew that Brad doesn’t want him to get beaten and after the fight was over Brad thanked him for stopping the fight. He did this because he was being there for his friend, he was being a nice person and again he wanted to known as a good person by him. One of the clearest example is when he lets Patrick kiss
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