Throughout the novel, the topic of death is reoccurring in Holden 's mind. Whether he 's in school, doing homework, or aimlessly walking around New York City, Allie 's presence or lack thereof is always looming. It escalates to the point that Holden is always thinking about his own death, but more more specifically he 's fear of being forgotten: "Every time I came to the end of a block and stepped off the goddamn curb, I had this feeling that I 'd never get to the other side of the street. I thought I 'd just go down, down, down and nobody 'd ever see me again. Boy did it scare me"(256).
It also signifies how is struggling with growing up and trying to get answers for his life. Once Holden got in the cab, he started asking the driver about the ducks again “Well, you know the ducks that swim around in it? In the springtime and all? Do you happen to know where they go in the wintertime by any chance?
The most significant episode in the novel, “The Catcher in the Rye”, that fully defines Holden Caulfield is when Holden leaves early form Pencey to go to New York, but it’s his actions throughout the journey when traveling from Pency to the Edmont Hotel is what defines him. Throughout the novel, we understand that Holden is going through an emotional breakdown, however, Holden never comments on it directly. But who is Holden really, what can cause for him to have an emotional breakdown? Holden is a detached young boy who is harboring his feelings of disenchantment and confinement, a young boy who deflects attention from himself, and a young boy who is shameful of the idea of sex. “I put my red hunting hat on, and turned the peak around to the back, the way I liked it, and then I yelled at the top of my goddamn voice, “Sleep tight, ya morons!””
In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye a teenager, Holden Caulfield, faced many problems at a young age, such as his brother’s, Allie’s, death and being kicked out of schools. As these events occur, Holden is conflicted between choosing childhood and adulthood. However, no one can choose between childhood or adulthood, but Holden feels like he must.
Over the course of the whole story the author is making this a story about a young teenage boy in the strange ages between being a child and a adult and how he feels like he doesn’t fit in with many people because “they’re too phony”. The author’s reasoning for writing the novel the way he did was because he wanted to let all the teens going through that awkward time in between the transition of becoming an adult from a child that they are not alone, no matter how lonely or lost they may feel that they can find something to relate to in Holden Caulfield and see what are the consequences of his actions and allow us to learn from them and prevent them. First, the author shows how holden thinks he is different from others such
The last school he flunked out of was Pencey Prep a private all boys school. After getting kicked out, he decided to leave early and ran off to New York City alone where he rents out a cheap hotel room. While in New York, he has experiences that make him act a certain way do to PTSD issues with death. First of all, Holden feels some guilt from his younger brother Allie’s death. We can clearly see this when Holden thinks back on a memory he had when Allie was alive.
He has trouble growing up and accepting life as it is. Holden thinks adults are "phony" which makes him hate the fact of growing up and staying innocent as much as he can while he is old enough to become an adult. He is frustrated with the world and people which makes him act with anger. His innocent childish dream is to be the Catcher in the Rye, to catch the kids before they become phonies like Holden says about adults. The moment he realizes that he cannot keep kids from falling or in other words, from growing up and becoming adults, he, reaches adulthood, and takes a big step towards it at the end of the novel.
The Lorax tells him it falls the way it leans and to be careful which way it leans. I would be sad if Knight’s Park in Collingswood is destroyed. I love to go on nature walks there and listen to the birds. I can plant more trees and get people to help clean the trash
The Cather in the Rye This essay will be a psychoanalytical reflection based upon the protagonist in the book The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield. I have chosen to reflect upon the psychological state Holden is in the majority of the story, and why he finds himself in such a state/that state. The book “The Catcher in the Rye” is almost entirely based on the difficulties 17-year-old Holden faces in his modern civilisation, which he frequently meets with a cynical filter latched onto his eyes. The protagonist of the story recounts his week in New York during Christmas break following his expulsion from Pencey Prep, the boarding school he attended to.
Holden resents for becoming a screenwriter, after his release in one month. As he waits, Holden recalls the events of the previous Christmas. Holden begins his story at Pencey Preparatory Academy, an exclusive boarding school in Agerstown, Pennsylvania, on the Saturday afternoon of the traditional football game with a rival school. Holden has been expelled from Pencey due to poor work and is not to return after Christmas break, which begins the following Wednesday. He plans to return home on that day so that he will not be present when his parents receive notice of his expulsion.
She chooses to be burnt with her books, as she doesn’t want to live in a world without them. Montag realizes that he can’t turn back because of the emotional connection he had felt to the lady. Montag’s wife was confused by his sadness, as he had never been so affected by his job before. In Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury,
2.Holden symbolism of him and the fish/ducks shows his impatience. Holden’s conversation begins when he asks the taxi driver about ducks and the fish. "If you was a fish, Mother Nature 'd take care of you , wouldn 't Right? You don 't think them fish just die when it gets to be winter, do ya?"(Salinger 82)Holden, who becomes anxious about everything in his life and seeks to avoid difficulty, is like a duck, who takes off when the going gets rough.
Family isolation can cause depression and sadness for a teenager. In the novel Catcher in the Rye, the author makes the reader follow the main character, Holden Caulfield around New York. Holden has just gotten kicked out of another school and decides to go around New York without telling his parents. Over the course of his journey, he tries to find himself and where he is going in life. He starts to go downhill as is past starts to haunt him and he starts to think about the future.
The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger in 1951, is the story of an angst-ridden sixteen year old Holden Caulfield as he learns to deal with growing up. The story follows Holden through his three day experience through New York as he learns about the truth about innocence, sex, and mortality, making The Catcher in the Rye one of America’s most notable coming-of-age stories. One of the largest influences on Holden’s life was his younger brother Allie who died from leukemia at age eleven when Holden was thirteen. The death of Holden’s brother had a profound effect on Holden emotional state, which eventually caused his complete mental breakdown by the end of the novel.
In The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, Salinger established Holden Caulfield’s introverted character through his background and experiences. As a sixteen year old student, Holden had to encounter many life and death obstacles. He becomes traumatized from witnessing the deaths of people close to him. Holden’s experiences with death changed his perspective of the world. For example, Allie’s death allowed him to realize the weaknesses that death has upon everybody, old or young.