Examples Of A Rough Draft For Catcher In The Rye

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Catcher in the Rye Rough Draft “The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be” (Oprah Winfrey). The person you are now is not the person you want to be. Life is a journey in which you have to look for the exit towards a more complete you. There are certain objects in your life that will lead you towards the right path. But you will need to find it and learn to transform through . In the classic novel Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character, Holden Caulfield uses three things to look for freedom, protection, and happiness. His interaction with them allows us to see his evolution of maturity and his perspective of the adult world. He changes from an immature child to a adult who …show more content…

He constantly thinks about them and where they went in the winter. “I was wondering if it would be frozen over when I got home, and if it was, where did the ducks go. I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something. Or if they just flew away” (13). Holden thinks about the ducks in Central Park because he wants to be free, he does not want to stay in Pencey and live with phonies. He wants to move out and live on his own, to be independent and free. This allows Holden to change dramatically throughout his adventure. He sees the world more closely than he ever did before, he sees the behaviors of phonies and people who are actually honest. These are the changes Holden makes while traveling into the adult world and it allows him to become a mature teenager. “‘Hey listen,’ I said. ‘You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park South? That little lake? By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over? Do you happen to know, by any chance?’” (60). Holden’s desperation over the ducks shows that he is also desperate for freedom and guidance. He wants to find the ducks in order for him to know where he will go after he attains freedom. This behavior also shows that Holden

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