Catcher In The Rye Central Ideas

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In The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, there are many themes that outline different central ideas. Some examples of this are the difficulties of growing up and the fakeness of the adult world. But, perhaps the most powerful central idea in the book is Holden's desire to isolate himself. The reader is first informed of this very early in the novel when Holden is on the rooftop after his fencing game. He was isolating himself from the football game because his fencing team was angry with him for losing the equipment (Salinger 3). The theme of isolation starts off very typical but soon develop into Holden’s deep internal struggle between his need for isolation and his need for companionship. Holden needs isolation because he doesn’t like change

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