Isolation Catcher In The Rye

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Sometimes when one pushes people away, it is to protect themselves. In the Catcher in the Rye, J.D Salinger’s protagonist, Holden Caulfield, creates reoccurring gestures of isolation throughout the novel. Holden clearly suggests the requirement of love and affection, however, fails to generate the opportunity to maintain a formulated conversation. During his childhood experiences, Holden becomes emotionally scarred which brings him to push people away. As Holden believes he is protecting himself, he is actually harming himself, as well. The feeling of remorse and guilt derives after alienating himself since human communication is necessary. Salinger’s depiction of Holden’s character leads the reader to attain the message that Holden’s past
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