Catcher In The Rye Isolation Analysis

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Have you ever felt isolation? Like you didn’t belong somewhere and you were trying to find your place? In the novel The Catcher In The Rye Holden by J.D SALINGER Caufield struggled with this and as we go through the novel it explains step by step why he struggles to simply talk to other people. The story is about how this confused young boy doesn’t want to grow up due to the responsibilities as an adult, he just desires to be this fantasy he has always desired to be which is to help children remain their innocence and stop them from doing things that will make them develop into adults because then the children will remain happy forever with nothing to worry about. To continue on I can personally agree with the fact that this novel relates…show more content…
Holden often fantasizes about being “The catcher and the rye” this is because he does not want to have that responsibility of knowing that he’s going to be an adult, it’s more like he does not want to accept the fact that it is happening whether he likes it or not “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.” This quote also gives us a hint because as holden was walking through the museum to find phoebe he began to remember when he was a child and that the statues of the indians huddling over the fire in the glass case fascinated him and he wished everything would just freeze in time and stay the same, he desires for that…show more content…
All holden needed was someone to care for him and to give him the attention he so desperately wanted and desired. Holden relates to teens today as in the 40’s because teenagers have all one thing in common we are all afraid of growing and going into adulthood. The most important thing to remember is that help is always their when you need it you just have to make the desiscion whether you want it or
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