Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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“Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.” A quote from the Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, the quote is said by Holden Caulfield. Holden is the protagonist of this hard hitting story about growing up and wanting to hold onto childhood innocence. It doesn’t sugar coat the struggles of growing up and dealing with depression. For that reason is why I believe it continues to be such a beloved book for teens. J.D. Salinger really hits the nail on the head with the struggle of growing up and not really wanting to and the depression that goes along with it. Not everyone struggles with growing up, some people look forward to adulthood but they also are the same people who have already found their purpose and have a plan for their future. Other people on the other hand, struggle finding their purpose and see the adult world. as Holden would say, “Phony.” They don’t want to become another phony or they just can’t seem to find their purpose in this phony world. Some people don’t want things to change but it does and it’s something they don’t know how to deal with. Change is something that we fear because is out of our control and when things are out of control it worries us. We worry that we will lose who we are and the things we know, we worry we’ll just become another phony in this phony world. Another aspect of Holden 's character that I found relatable and interesting is
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