He shows his newfound maturity by deciding to stay. He realizes that aging is inevitable and expresses this by saying "The thing with kids is, if they want to grab the gold ring, you have to let them do it, and not say anything. If they fall off they fall off, but it's bad if you say anything to them." Phoebe helps Holden realize that kids need to find their own path to adulthood and find their own ways to deal with the phonies and bastards of the
They faced the consequences of not having a relationship with Andy. To begin with, Andy could have asked for support. No one should ever suffer from depression. With all things considered, relationships are majorly essential in one’s life. For teens mostly or kids who are having a hard time in life Relationships are beneficial especially, parent-teen relationships.
Compare to Holden, he is blinded by his sensitiveness and extreme. He wants to keep his past. Once he wonders by the Museum of Natural History and wants to stick certain things “in one those big glass cases and just leave them alone” (Salinger 122). Growing up kills his innocence. He wants to keep them well in the glass boxes so that they will be good forever.
When we were younger, all we ever wanted was to be a ‘big kid’. We wanted to be able to do things by ourselves and have independence and freedom from our parents. In J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, protagonist Holden Caulfield finally had this ‘freedom’. But was it what he wanted? He was expected to act like an adult though he was still considered a child.
When we contemplate why we don’t do many things in life, the fear of the unknown is at the top of our lists. Sadly, this fear is also seen when it comes to recognizing other ethnic groups. To be honest, I was nervous about this assignment because it was something new and feeling out of place is difficult at first. It’s unfortunate to realize I may be missing out on that experience because fear sets in. Has my environment shaped these fears, was I sheltered in a way?
Fate makes people do things they normally wouldn’t do. Think about it, if everyone knew their destiny, life wouldn’t be fun. There would be complications because people would be impatient and demanding especially when they know for sure something is meant for them. People would become suspicious and wary of each
“A Catcher in the Rye” is not only a timeless classic that will live forever in the memories of whoever reads it, but it is also an incredible representation of the hardships of a common American teenager, an asset that few novels can brag about possessing. One lesson this story exhorts is that when somebody feels too overwhelmed to face change, they isolate themselves and take it out on others. The story begins with Holden addressing us, the readers, to convey the message that he will not talk about his childhood. That is partially because it is a time that hurts him too
Being in a state of isolation, whether it be physically or emotionally, can be tough on a person and potentially lead to self destruction. The ability to openly communicate and express your emotions is key to escaping the hardships of isolation. Today, we live in a developed society where we are encouraged to express our opinions and therefore, become more understanding of one another. However, many remain silent, what is it exactly that makes communication so difficult that we would prefer to suffer rather than giving a voice to your thoughts? Neglecting your true emotions and being dishonest with yourself will inevitably lead to a life full of distress and despair.
Change is part of human nature. We fear change for variety of reasons. These fears are often may be because of fear with failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, fear of criticism and fear of the unknown. There’s a lot of ways to cope up changes, we just need to believe and to be optimistic. Don’t let fear to conquer you.