Holden Caulfield Rejection Analysis

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In the lives of many teenagers today, rejection plays a sizable role in growing into adulthood. Whether this is rejection from a friend, family member or other adult, it still leaves a mark on the individual, making them grow up faster than needed. In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is a young man who seeks the acceptance of others. Holden Caulfield seeks acceptance from his friend Ackley, who tells him he can not sleep in his missing roommates bed, a prostitute who he hires to sit and listen to his problems, but she refuses to do so, and a group of nuns he meets in a diner.
In the beginning of this novel, Ackley is the unsophisticated boy who lives in the same dorm as Holden. Ackley has pimples, never brushes his teeth and is always in other people’s personal business. Due to this, Holden was always annoyed with him. One night, when Holden and Stratton get into a fight, Holden goes into Ackley’s room and realizes that his roommate is not in his bed. After realizing that his roommate is not coming back for the night, Holden asks if
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In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is a young man who seeks the acceptance of others. When Holden reaches out for acceptance from the most disgusting boy in the whole dorm, Ackley, he is rejected, which triggers him to leave Pencey early. He also receives rejection from a prostitute named Sunny, who thinks she is getting paid to give him a good time, when in reality, all he wants is some company and someone to talk to. He is rejected in this scenario when Sunny and her pimp barge into Holden’s hotel room, steal five dollars, beat him up, and leave him lying on the ground. However, Holden meets the nuns and feels as though they see him for who he is. When Holden becomes an adult is when the nuns accept him for who he is. Holden’s pond froze over, leaving him to be the catcher in the

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