Mature In Catcher In The Rye

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It is hard to progress and mature but it is a necessary part of life, that in turn helps a person get through life and evolve into a new and better person. Holden Caulfield, the protagonist, in JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye transforms into a more mature person but in the processes starts to spiral out of control. As Holden progresses through the story he starts spiral out of control and doesn 't know how to channel his emotions in a positive and healthy way. When Stradlater wouldn 't tell Holden what he did with Jane he did, “This next part I don 't remember so hot. All I know is I got up from the bed, like I was going down to the can or something, and then I tried to sock him, with all my might, right smack in the toothbrush, so…show more content…
Throughout the story Holden tries to suppress everything he feels which causes him to spiral out of control and do irrational things but starts to realise people need to grow up but kids also need to be kids.. When Holden 's brother, Allie, died he did this, “I was only thirteen, and they were going to have my 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 I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it. I even tried to break all the windows on the station wagon we had that summer, but my hand was already broken and everything by that time, and I couldn 't do it. It was a very stupid thing to do, I 'll admit, but I hardly didn 't even know I was doing it, and you didn 't know Allie.” This shows, Holden expressed his emotions the same now as he did when he was 13 years old. This also demonstrates, that Holden even as a kid couldnt channel his grief into a healthy outlet and the only thing he could think of, like with stradlater, is violence. When Holden is imagining what he wants to be he says, “Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody 's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I 'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they 're running and they don 't look where they 're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That 's all I do all day. I 'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it 's crazy, but that 's the only thing I 'd really like to be.” This illustrates, Holden wants to be the person that saves everyone but he can 't even say himself and keep himself in control. This also demonstrates, Holden wants to stop other kids from growing up because he doesn 't want to grow up himself but he doesn 't
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