Catcher In The Rye And Huckleberry Finn Analysis

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and Huckleberry Finn by Samuel Clemens use the same characteristics, using a positive voice, symbolism, and a series of events the character deal with the sentimental issues and anxiety of growing up and with the hypocrisy they see in the society.
The Catcher in the Rye is told in first person. There is a great use of symbolisms throughout the novel such as the ducks, the Museum of Natural History, and Jane Gallagher. At one point Holden is walking around New York City and asking whoever he comes across about what happens to the ducks in the pond when it freezes. This can be seen as Holden wondering about himself. Jane Gallagher and the Museum of Natural History, both embody the theme of the past; Jane
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Huck Finn is an adventure book about a runaway boy. The main character is reliable, straightforward and funny, and he provides us a young boy’s point of view of the society. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Catcher in the Rye are both examples of the struggles of growing up. The main characters both experience a self-discovery that leads to their adulthood and individuality. Even though Huck and Holden come from different upbringings and time periods, they are both alienated from society and are unified in their stance against their time’s social…show more content…
Holden’s solitude is more evident because he is trying to keep his innocence while rest of the world is pressuring him and he has no companions to help him. In the end he realizes that he must learn to deal with the loneliness that he brought upon by himself, which leads him into depression. Huckleberry shares these intense feelings of rejection since several events led him to feel very “lonesome.” However, unlike Holden who was also physically completely alone, Huck Finn is always accompanied by Tom Sawyer or
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