Catcher In The Rye Quotes Analysis

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Isabella Tejeda “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.” (Salinger 66) In between many of the themes found in the Catcher in the Rye, youth seems to be one that is mentioned in every chapter. Holden Caulfield is a seventeen year old boy who is obsessed with his youth, where he wants things to always stay the same. In this quote he talks about how he enjoys going to the museum for this very reason “Boy, that museum was full of glass cases …. The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody 'd move.” (Salinger 65) He loved things the way they were and he hated change, he hated that he had to grow up and have responsibilities. Holden did have some…show more content…
They are both the perfect example of youth, they are innocent children that do stuff that “kills” Holden. Everyone and everything is a phony according to him, his brother, parents, teachers, peers, the only people he finds genuine enough to fit his standards are kids and himself. Holden doesn 't realize that he has become something he despises, he puts on this mask, this persona where he is “immature” and a “child”, he
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