Holden’s childish ways cause him to never mature and figure out who he is as a person. We see many signs of Holden insecurities throughout the book, like the fact that he contradicts himself. An example of this would be when Sally and Holden are in the taxi and he tells her he loves her, he then counties to say, “It was a lie, of course, but the thing is, I meant it when I said it” (Salinger 139). Someone who is confident would not lie and play with the emotions of someone else. Another example of Holden contradicting himself would have to be when he hired Sunny, a
That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. ” Holden often states that most of adults are phony, and he strongly dislikes them. He dreams of saving children, but in reality falling from a cliff is a metaphor of them becoming phony adults, losing their innocence, childish honesty and the way they look at the world. The way he explains his dream to Phoebe, shows us that he doesn 't have actual plans for the future.
Holden caulfield is the main character in The Catcher in the Rye and he has several reasons why people are phonies. The Catcher in the Rye was written by J.D. Salinger and was published in 1951. Holden is a sixteen-year-old boy that is failing the preparatory school that he goes to. He calls people phonies because he believes that people are fake.
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary a phony is a person who is not honest or sincere who says things that are meant to deceive. Therefore, phoniness is someone who doesn 't act as themselves, they deceive people by acting like someone they aren’t, even themselves. Holden describes phonies all throughout the book, he keeps calling out people for being fake. "The waiter was waiting for her to move out of the way, but she didn 't even notice him. It was funny.
‘You can’t repent the past.’ ‘Can’t repeat the past?’ He (Gatsby) cried incredulously. ‘Why of course you can!’ (Fitzgerald 110). The quote shows to Nick and the reader that Gatsby, despite not talking to Daisy for 5 years, how he believes Daisy loves him, and the past will be repeated. It gives the reader an image of a crazy man who will stop at nothing to get a girl who no longer loves him. The way Gatsby gets very defensive and set on repeating history, does not demonstrate affection ask doesn’t seem to care that Daisy opinion and believes 100% that Daisy for sure loves him
One such character is Holden Caulfield whom the story both revolves around and is narrated by. The novel is set in 1950’s New York and although Holden is not specific about his current location, from the context we can glean that he is writing his story from a mental institution of some sort. The story is told as a flash-back as Holden recounts the days that follow his expulsion from “Prencey Prep”, the private school which he attends. After getting into a fight with his roommate, Stradlater, Holden decides to leave school several days earlier than he is expected back home for winter break, venturing into New York City. Holden spends a total of two days in the city and these days are spent for the most part wandering around the city and encountering strange places, people and situations.
The themes in the book connect to Holden to give the reader a better representation of him as a character. In J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, the three major themes are innocence, failure, and loneliness. One major theme in the novel is innocence. Innocence can be considered one the of the largest themes throughout the whole novel.
Holden Caulfield, the main protagonist in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, embodies the classic teenager in the process of discovering himself, and how the world works. But, regardless of Holden 's rich, prep school lifestyle, the series of events that have mapped out his life up to this point have utterly affected his emotional well being and perception of the world. Many traumatic events such as the death of holds brother Allie, the death of a class mate, and countless numbers of awkward incidents with adults have all added up to affects Holden 's well-being and detach him from reality. The death of Holden 's younger brother Allie has caused him to confuse his perception of reality and to alienate himself.
Teenagers often attempt to find happiness through the acceptance of others, as they believe it will make their life whole. In the novel The Catcher In The Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, the protagonist and narrator of the novel is a sixteen year old junior who is expelled from his school Pencey Prep for failing 4 out of 5 classes. Holden Caulfield seeks acceptance from the people surrounding him, which affects him both positively and negatively. In the novel The Catcher In The Rye, the main character, Holden Caulfield, seeks acceptance from those around him when he goes home to look for Phoebe, when he goes to his old teacher expecting pity, and when he visits the nuns because he heard what good people they are.
He sneaks into his parents' apartment while they are out, and wakes up Phoebe – the only person with whom he seems to be able to communicate his true feelings. Although Phoebe is happy to see Holden, she quickly deduces that he has been expelled, and chastises him for his aimlessness and his apparent dislikes towards everything. When asked if he cares about anything, Holden shares a selfless fantasy he has been thinking about (based on a mishearing of Robert Burns's Comin' Through the Rye): he pictures himself as the sole guardian of thousands of children playing in a huge rye field on the edge of a cliff. His job is to catch the children if, in their abandon, they come close to falling off the brink; to be, in effect, the "catcher in the rye". Because of this misinterpretation, Holden believes that to be the "catcher in the rye" means to save children from losing their
They are truly in love with each other but not enough because at the end of the book in room 101 Winston begs the party in saying "Not me, do it to Julia." This is what finally breaks Winston.Winston is just barely coming to realize his hatred for the Party, and is filled with terror and unease in regards to being discovered. He hates the party, has vague about its honesty and
When Holden visits his younger sister, Phoebe, he is happy to see her, but when they begin talking their conversation turns negative. Holden begins complaining to her about what he hates, but Phoebe tells him that he hates everything. Though Holden disagrees with her, when she asks him to name one thing that he likes, he struggles to think of something that he likes. So, she asks him what he wants to do later on. Eventually, he tells her that if he could do anything, he would be "the catcher in the rye" (225) because that is "the only thing [he would] really like to be" (225).
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