Character Analysis Of Holden Caulfield

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Holden Caulfield, an arrogant, depressive, rebellious and troubled teenager, has captured the attention and the respect of many. It was Holden`s actions and attitude towards the world and society that made him different from the other characters. Teens of diverse backgrounds often connect with Holden`s character. The main purpose of this connection lies under Holden`s brave and self-ruling nature and the readers completely opposite nature.

Holden Caulfield, the protagonist, is a 16 years old teen who has ever been kicked out 4 schools including Pencey. His disregarding nature led him to be kicked out of high school. He was sentenced because he left the fencing equipment of his school team on the subway. Even though he fails to fulfill his tasks at school, he is capable of living individually. He seems as
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His ideas and attitudes towards life is greater than a 16 years old can comprehend. At the hotel room when the prostitute arrives he decides not to have sex because he believes in tension and sensation in a physical relationship. He also protects innocent young kids from adults, which indicate maturity. His ability to manage his money and situation also demonstrates signs of maturity. Besides his maturity, he is in a real depressive condition. He lost his brother at a young age and witnessed a suicide. These 2 situations brought him closer to death thus affected him in a negative way. His family rather than his brother’s death causes his main cause of depression. His family sees him as a lost case therefore they
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