Marjane And Holden In The Catcher In The Rye

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In the graphic novel Persepolis, the main character Marjane is a young girl living through the Iranian war, who experiences the loss of many people. In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has given up with school and always feels alone ever since the loss of his brother. Both, Marjane and Holden, are influential characters and have similar attitudes towards life. Marjane and Holden have both suffered so much with losing people that they surrounded themselves with the desire to make their own decisions and make others happy. They both care what others think about them, so they try not to disappoint anyone.
Both of their sufferings with losing people make them feel alone and depressed. Once Marjane discovers Anoosh had been executed
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Holden is about to go on a date with Sally Hayes and he deciding which show to buy tickets for. “... I went over and bought two orchestra seats for I Know My Love... I didn’t much want to see it, but I knew old Sally... would start drooling all over the place when I told her I had tickets for that” (Salinger 152). This shows that Holden is mindful when taking care of his friends and wishes to please them. This shows a different side of Holden’s personality, since it takes strength to care about others especially after losing his brother. Like Holden, Marjane also starts to care about her friends and the people around her after her Uncle dies. Right after his death, the United States embassy is taken over my many anti-West Iranians. Because of this, no one can get a visa to go to the United States, where Marjane’s friend, Kaveh, moved to. Marji tells herself, “So, my great dream went up in smoke. I wouldn’t be able to go to the United States… The dream wasn’t the USA. It was seeing my friend Kaveh…”(Satrapi72). This shows that even after she lost her uncle, she still cares about her friends and seeing them again. Marji and Holden have very similar characteristics when caring about their
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