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 and the Rye, Salinger illustrates Holden’s loneliness through his struggles with developing and maintaining friendships.
He begins to suin relationships with those at school, the Fencing team and Stradlater. Then as he travels around New York he smokes very heavily and drinks whenever he can get served. Not only does Holden physically abuse himself, but mentally as well. He has serious issues with both anxiety and depression. The Catcher in the Rye is not the typical young adult coming of age story.
Analytical Option 2: Holden’s Conversation with Sunny Holden Caulfield finds himself in many difficult situations in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salligner, situations that a sixteen-year old normally wouldn't find themselves in. After Holden is kicked out of Pencey, he fend for himself in New York to keep the news from his parents. Holden rents a room at the Edmont Hotel for a few nights and encounters a man named Maurice, a pimp, in the elevator. At this time, Holden is “so depressed I can’t even think” (102), he says the decision is against all his “principles” (102), but in a state of loneliness, drunkenness, and teenage horniness, Holden agrees to purchase a prostitute for a quick “throw”. A woman named Sunny knocks on Holden’s door,
The Catcher in the Rye is the narrative of a teenage boy named Holden Caulfield, and his recollection of the events that lead up to his mental decline. Throughout the novel, Holden focuses on the “phoniness” of the people around him. In one example, Holden recalls a mishap that occurs with his roommate at Elkton Hills, one ofthe many boarding schools he has attended. His roommate, Dick Sagle, feels insecure that he is not able to afford the nice things that Holden has, such as his suitcases. His insecurity about the issue causes him to act begrudging and resentful towards Holden.
Giovanni's Room focuses the story of David, an American who has been trying to escape his own homosexuality from a difficult experience of youth. That night, the narrator describes as the most terrible of his life dedicated to narrate some remote events, such as his first affair and the relationship with his father. This story is set in the 50s. David is a man of middle class that feels cornered by his father expectations, like everyone else, in which a child becomes a man , get a wife, and make a family. David was not clear whether it mattered or not, and ran away from the family in search of freedom.
John was an only person building an invisible barrier between him and his boy. He chose to be irresponsible and distant from his son, which engendered "their distance one from the other was greater than ever"(page 3). Secondly, he prioritized alcohol, which could strongly control his life and made him become irresponsible. For instance, "on the evening of the banquet, he was a little late getting home, having stopped in for a few drinks with a customer"(page 3). Another evidence is the detail when John poured a drink right after his wife asked him to go to the banquet.
The author elaborates how his English teacher affects Paul’s mood and how it repulses Paul. When Carnegie Hall fires Paul he no longer has an escape of common life in Pittsburgh. Paul cannot tolerate this atrocious common life without his escape, which becomes the force that drives Paul to New York. After work, Paul returns to his nightmare: Cordelia Street.
Salinger, Holden Caulfield is a troubled teenager who is kicked out of school and runs away home. Holden is a teenager who fails out of boarding school and ends up in a mental hospital. He tells the doctor about his trip to New York City, how fake people are, and how he loves lying. He tells the doctor how he would have fought a kid back at school if he was not so yellow. In the 1950’s, yellow was a term to describe someone why is shy and cowardly.
He decides to leave the school early and travels to New York City before returning back home to his family. Holden found himself thinking of reaching out to old friends and old teachers, but would never open up to them. Emotional and physical isolation can lead one to shut out others. Emotional isolation can affect people's lives.
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 novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger we read about a young man, Holden Caulfield, freshly kicked out of yet another high school and highly opinionated about his views of society. We learn about his views as he walks around New York around Christmas time, not wanting to face his parents so soon after being kicked out of school. Some of Holden's views on society include; phony people are bad, and there needs to be more protection of the innocence in the world, Holden has the right to worry and want change for each of these topics, yet he worries about them in a level that is completely unhealthy. Holden's views include that phoniness should be eradicated from society. Holden is happy when people don't try to glorify phony people:
Nandan Shastry In the novel, Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holden Caulfield struggles with many internal and external conflicts that change his attitude on life and how he approaches and confronts various situations. Throughout the novel Holden is always labeling people and situations that he disagrees with as phony instead of respecting that someone may have different opinion than him and it might be right. At the conclusion of the novel Holden is faced with the questions of whether he will apply himself when he goes to school that coming fall. He replies that he wants to but will never know until that time has come.
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.
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.