Holden Caulfield Attitude

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I have recently read your novel, Catcher in the Rye. I was pleasantly surprised, at how much I could relate to the main character, Holden Caulfield. Being a teenager largely increased the reading experience of reading this novel. Despite the fact that Caulfield is attending a prep school, and I a public, the way Caulfield thinks is much like my own. In a personal opinion Caulfield’s sassy attitude is essential for the tone of the story. Although some might think the tone of the story is depressing and somber, in my personal opinion I just see a struggling teen. As one who is surrounding by the glum complaints of, “stressed” teenager, I believe it is safe to say I am very skilled in discussing a topic like this. Every day the usual complaint is, “I hate school,” or,” I might as well just become homeless.” These complaints come from those who lack the knowledge of common sense. Even though it sounds trivial, it is just a phase. At the age of 13 or 14 is when this attitude comes into effect, however it is over at around at the age of 19 or 20. Despite the fact that Caulfield is sorrowful throughout the story, I can imply that he is simply going through a…show more content…
The idea that Caulfield has this trouble lead us to the theme of the story. The theme of the story that The Catcher in the Rye is Caulfield and he protects the innocence of children. Inside your novel it is clearly portrayed that Caulfield gradually begins to lose his childhood innocence to adulthood. The thing Caulfield experiences throughout the book is something we can both agree would definitely rid us of any innocence. For example, the time Caulfield found a woman to spend some “quality time” with. This later resulted in the dispute between Caulfield and the “pimp”. The general idea of a prostitute is quite repulsing, and even after knowing the job of one, it is still difficult to compute the reasoning behind
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