Catcher In The Rye Response

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The realistic fiction novel, “Catcher in the Rye”, by J.D. Salinger demonstrates that separation can be a negative form of self-defense. When you refuse to face your feelings and omit yourself from parties and hanging out with friends, you’ll feel worse about yourself and how you’re feeling on the inside. The effects of separation will eventually show if you even deny that you are doing it and cause you to have a negative attitude. The narrator of the story is Holden Caulfield and he begins the novel by saying that he doesn’t really want to tell you his entire story, but he’d rather tell you interesting parts around last christmas before he got sent away. He then continues to start to talk about the school that he was attending, Pencey Prep. He really didn’t like the school but still for some odd reason wants to look for a way to say goodbye. He is in the hallway of where he lives, Ossenberg hall, when he is talking to some of his fellow students. When he is talking to them, dramatic…show more content…
This wasn 't something small that he usually writes about, it was much deeper than just a petty little problem. Write about how great Allie was, about how he was so intelligent and nice but he never talks about how he felt when Allie died. “He was terrifically intelligent … But it wasn’t just that he was the most intelligent member in the family. He was also the nicest, in lots of ways … but outside of that I don’t care much(Pg. 43-44).” He even talks about what he did the night he died, and it 's obvious that he reacts out of built up emotions, but Holden never really talks about those emotions. “I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all of the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it(Pg.44).” Holding obviously results of physical violence to help let his emotions out. He just can 't see it and even if he does, he refuses to talk
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