Chapter 14 Analysis: It is easy to tell that Holden is not mentally well. He can not seem to get over his brother’s death even though it has been years since it happened. It takes time for someone to grieve their loss but Holden’s hallucinations suggest that what he needs is professional care. 15. Chapter 15 Quote: “It isn’t important, I know, but I hate it when somebody has cheap suitcases.
In The Catcher in the Rye, the author J.D. Salinger, introduces the protagonist; Holden Caulfield. Holden feels the sense that he cannot choose between the two worlds. For example, he makes it seem as both of them are complete opposites from each other. In the book, Holden wants to keep his innocence, but he also wants to grow up and toss that innocence away.
We see Holden’s fear of phonies shine throughout The Catcher in the Rye. Why does he have this fear? Shouldn’t someone who acts tough and often brags know that they will never become a phony? The answer would be yes if Holden wasn’t so insecure. Holden’s childish ways cause him to never mature and figure out who he is as a person.
In this novel, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield is the narrator that goes through a variety of problems. He has dilemmas, but meets/reconnects with people on his quest of life. This novel is more than just a simple story about a protagonist and his life events. This novel follows the structure of bildungsroman.
A Perspective on Loneliness in The Catcher in the Rye What should a person do if he or she is kicked out of boarding school? JD Salinger traces Holden, the main character in The Catcher in the Rye, on his lonely path after he is expelled from a boarding school. Salinger writes a tale about the coming of age of a teenager who pushes away all of his friends when he needs them the most. In The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger shows how Holden’s struggles with developing and maintaining friendships result from traumatic events in his past. The death of Holden’s younger brother, Allie, causes Holden’s struggles with developing and maintaining friendships.
In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is very immature throughout most of the story. He refuses to give up his childhood and he is anxious to see what the future hold for him. Towards the end of the book, the reader is able to catch glimpses of Holden’s new found maturity. He is starting to understand that growing up is a big responsibility and is finally ready to take on that challenge. Although he has not completely matured, one distinct moment at the end of the book lets the reader know he will reach complete maturity in the near future.
Why Catcher in the Rye Should be Banned Catcher in the Rye should not be included in the English department curriculum at North Quincy High. In Catcher in The Rye the main protagonist Holden Caulfield is portrayed as an emotionally unstable high school student who has been kicked out multiple schools for his behavior and poor grades. This book has already been banned in multiple schools for its use of inappropriate language, sexual implications, and Holden being an unfit model for adolescent readers, and for these reasons it should also be banned from our curriculum. Throughout Catcher in the Rye there were multiple instances in which inappropriate languages was used from various characters and Holden himself. Profanity was used from Goddamn to F*** ***.
Holden from Catcher in the Rye is a kid that is alienated from the community and the book tells the story of his 3 days in New York when he fails his school (again). He meets with a lot of people and the reader sees his reactions and thoughts
It is written from Holden’s point of view and it is about a week full of conflicts which change his whole life from that point on. Although he thinks his life is full of phonies, he tries to make his way around them and continue living with his parents and sister in New York after his brother died. In The Catcher in The Rye, J.D. Salinger conveys the idea of being immature and the interests of this teenage boy that fears for his future and is curious about being an adult. Holden is not acting like an adult throughout the book, every time something unusual happens he thinks about killing the person behind the event.
People also use Holden’s grief over his brother’s death to say that Holden does not have a mental illness. They believe that Holden is the way that his is because he is still grieving over the loss of his brother, Allie. While it is completely normal to experience grief after a loved one passes, Holden takes Allie’s death to an unhealthy level, and is still unwilling to accept his death. The final reason people claim Holden only has a unique personality is that he has been kicked out to yet another school. They say that Holden is getting over the shame he must be feeling for failing and getting kicked out of Pencey Prep.