The protagonist, Holden is sometimes viewed as a enigmatic person, which he’s not. Holden has the ability to have empathy, which one happens to see more clairvoyantly when Holden was with Jane:
Holden think about whether Jane and her "lousy adolescence" fills in as some kind of association amongst her and Holden. Given the circumstances, he later uncovers that he, as well, has had some "pervert" stuff transpire "around twenty circumstances since he was a child."
Holden, the protagonist of the Catcher in the Rye often makes decisions under the influence of his problematic emotions and caught himself into many rough and self-harming situations. In the first place, Holden made self-harming decisions under the emotion of anger and sadness when his brother passed away "I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it (21)." Holden is making idiotic decisions under the influence of anger and sadness and caused himself a lifelong injury. Similarly, later in the Catcher in the Rye Holden again makes another decision under his emotion of jealousy about Stradlater 's date with Jane. Holden relentlessly insulted Stradlater, driving him crazy until
According to “Merriam Webster”, the definition of love is having a deep affection for someone, and that is hard to find. The definition of infatuation is having a little passion or admiration for someone, and people experience that everyday. In Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck, the main characters are George and Lennie, and they are always on the run. In the beginning, Lennie messed up and touched a girls dress, and the girl screamed rape. George and Lennie had to Leave town to escape prosecution. They end up on a farm where they meet new people, and Lennie continues to mess up. In the end George had to kill Lennie, so that he would not be torchered. In Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, the main characters are Romeo and Juliet and they are star crossed lovers from feuding families. They have to hide their relationship, because there love would not be aloud by their families. They ended up both committing suicide, to be together for eternity. The relationship between George and Lennie in Of Mice and Men is stronger than the relationship between Romeo and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet because they have a true connection, not just infatuation.
To start, the death of Holden’s younger brother, Allie, has impacted Holden’s life to a certain extent. He passed away when he was eleven years old and when Holden was thirteen years old from Leukemia. Holden has not been the same ever since the death and can be shown by, “I was only thirteen, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage. I don’t blame them. I really don’t. I slept in the garage the night he died and broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it” (Salinger 39). Ever since the passing of his brother, Holden has never been the same person as he had been. He never quits thinking of Allie and he believes he is with him at all times. When Holden is depressed, which happens frequently, he decides to speak to Allie to comfort him, as shown by, “What I did, I started talking, sort of out loud, to Allie. I do that sometimes when I get very depressed. I keep telling him to go home and get his bike and meet me in front of Bobby Fallon 's house” (Salinger 98). Holden always keeps a spot in the back of his head for his younger brother so he can communicate with him whenever. By communicating with Allie, Holden feels better about himself, as he can recall past events that he shared with his brother. To add, the death and tormenting of Holden’s former peer, James
Holden analyzes her and everything she does. He thinks about her emotions, tries to guess her age, he notices her tone of voice, and even thinks about how she might feel ashamed of herself for being a prostitute. “I used to play checkers with her all of the time.” “You used to play what with her all the time?” “Checkers.” “Checkers for Chrissake.” ... “Stradlater didn’t say anything.... Stradlater wasn’t hardly listening. He was combing his gorgeous locks (pg. 36-37).” Holden appreciates Jane as a person, whereas Stradlater views her as a sexual object for him to have fun with. Stradlater doesn't care about what Holden's telling him, and Stradlater is distracted by his hair. Indeed, Holden is a humanist and Stradlater is not. This helps Holden be a more moral
Holden Caulfield has trouble connecting with everyone but when it comes to women, he views them as objects to admire or protect. He doesn’t feel that they’re smart, nor hold any depth of character. Although, he holds a very intense love for some such as his younger sister Phoebe or his childhood friend, Jane Gallagher. Holden seems to be attached to them and they’re the only people that Holden is psychologically connected to.
Holden can put an end to his judgmental behavior by watching the movie Rocky. Throughout the novel, Holden constantly judges people and calls them phonies. An example of this is when Holden says “I can just see the phony bastard shifting into first gear and asking Jesus to send him a few more stiffs”(20). Holden does not know much about who he is talking about but finds it necessary to judge them. In the movie Rocky, there is an example of not judging a book by its cover. This is when Rocky meets Adrian and they end up falling in love despite not being a clear match from the start. Rocky didn’t judge Adrian and it worked out for him in the end. Furthermore, watching the movie Rocky would be a highly effective aid to Holden’s judgmental attitude.
To the reader Holden may come across (at first) as a very perfectionistic, whiny, and pessimistic guy. When getting to know him, the reader gets the idea that he does not care about life and is not necessarily excited about living his life. “Boy, when you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a G-ddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody,” (Salinger, 201). In this quote, Holden comes across as a very pessimistic boy, but is also being realistic about what he wants in the future. After getting used to his attitude on the world, people begin to understand that deep down he is a sweet caring boy especially for those close to him. A very important person in his life is his childhood friend, Jane. Throughout the time with Holden, he discusses his relationship in depth with her and how much it meant to him. “She was terrific to hold hands with. Most girls if you hold hands with them, their G-ddam hand dies on you, or else they think they have to keep moving their hand all the time, as if
Deep, intense, and long-lasting individuals use love to express their true emotions. Love is the passionate affection and desire felt by lovers for each other. While love can be so powerful, it is also demanding. Love is unique, love is special. Whether it is the impacts, love and an addiction both have on the body to how they change a person or to how they make a person feel, love is an addiction.
The novel “The Catcher in the Rye” was about the journey of a adolescent boy finding his way to adulthood. In the book Holden Caulfield was unsuccessful in finding his way to adulthood. Holden’s attitude in the novel throughout his journey was very immature. He also can't accept the fact that innocence can’t be forever protected. Lastly, Holden calls everyone a phony when in reality he is the real phony. Although others may say that Holden was successful on his journey, saying that he grew up he. Holden showed lots of immaturity throughout the novel and was the biggest phony of all..
It is Ironic how love and lust are so much related to each other but very much different. Love and lust are two terms that oppose each other in many ways, yet seems to get thrown together at times. But, love and lust do not have anything in common. Love is an intense feeling of affection and cares towards another person. On the other hand, lust is a strong desire of a sexual nature. Most the time us as humans we will get bewildered and can mix these two terms.
The word “Love” has multiple meanings to it. According to Dictionary.com the true meaning of love means a profundly tender, affection towards someone. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare this is what their love meant and they died because of it.
The first girl introduced to have a deep connection with Holden is Jane. When Stradlater said that he is dating Jane, Holden immediatly wants to see Jane. Sadly, Holden missed his chance because he was "not in the mood" to (Salinger, 42). Since Jane is dating, Holden knows that she is no longer as innocent as she were before. To protect his alusions, Holden isolates himself from Jane, making Jane a girl stuck in his past. Even when a girl is right beside him, Holden tends to isolate himself from sex. After Holden pays for a prostitute, he uses his money to talk instead of having sex (Stradlater, 124). This depicts how Holden alienates himself agian, resulting in Sunny viewing him as a madman. Finally, Holden manages to get hislef a date with Sally, but ruins it with a prepostrous idea of escaping society. Sally rejects his idea, and Holden responds, " You give me a royal pain in the ass" (J.D.Salinger, 173). Holden's isolation makes him want to move to a secluded area, however, Sally thinks it is stupid. Holden then loses control and rejects Sally, thereby failing to achieve another intimate relationship. Holden's isolation not only makes him fail to talk with girls properly, he also cannot maintain mental
Love… This is often a very confused topic; love is often confused with his close relative lust. Love and lust are constant opposites of each other; like the good angel and bad angel. Love and lust often time are associated as the same thing; in actuality they are two very different things.