Analysis Of J. D. Salinger's Novel 'Catcher In The Rye'

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Will you catch me when I fall? J.D Salinger’s book, The Catcher in the Rye, is about a vagrant and rebellious smoker/drinker 16 year old boy named Holden Caulfield. This teenager is kicked out of Pencey, an exclusive school he attends, for failing all of his classes (Except english). He is going through many problems and insecurities that are “commonly” associated to teenagers, when he decides to leave his school a couple of days earlier to his deadline and decides to take a three-day escapade in New York before having to go home and face his parents. Holden, hasn’t had an easy life even though he is privileged; throughout his teenage years he has dealt with depression created by his insecurities and the hardships he has had to face (his brother dying of leukemia, possibly being molested as a child, switching school very often, etc.). In New York, many things happen to him within the few days he is spending by himself. He goes through so much he can handle that he decides to leave and “never come back,” however thanks to his sister Phoebe he decides to rejoin his family and realizes that there are things that he won 't be able to solve on his own. The book is written in Holden’s perspective, and its written a year after the events have occurred. Holden is now reunited with his family and wonders if things will get better/change as time passes. Like any other teenager, Holden Caulfield, is uncertain about what will happen in the future especially where his life will take

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