Rhetorical Analysis Essay On The Catcher In The Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye Salinger gave the tone of the book humorous so that the book can be more relatable to teenagers in society. He talks about how Holden is lonely and he’s lost like every other teenager but he more like he doesn’t see from the real world. He is judgmental, he judges everything he sees and knows. Salinger writes this book to let us know what some teenagers go through and how people stay strong no matter what. He’s wanting us to know how teenagers are all different and they go through different things and they act a certain way because of what they’re going through. Holden Caulfield is a boy that is sixteen years old that has low self-esteem and he is sensitive. Holden got expelled and failed a lot of times in a school called Pencey Prep. Holden tries to protect himself from the pain and disappointing…show more content…
A second fact of Holden’s personality is that his comments is his attitude toward sex. Holden is a virgin, but he is mostly interested in sex, in fact, he spends much of the story trying to lose his virginity. He feels strongly about sex, he says it should happen between “people who care deeply about and respect one another.” Also he gets upset by the realization that sex can be casual. Stradlater’s date with Jane doesn’t just make him jealous. Holden goes in to the bathroom while stradlater is shaving he asked him about girls and how he’s going to take Jane Gallagher out that he’s attracted too. Stradlater, is being uninterested in what Holden is saying. Holden really worries about that Stradlater will make sexual advances toward Jane Gallagher. Ackley tries to bully Holden and stradlater is more like his bud mainly since it’s his roommate. He’s a 16-year-old kid that speaks his mind. When I mean that Holden is a person that doesn’t care, I mean by saying he doesn’t see what’s around the world. Holden says “my lousy childhood.” (pg.1) He is undependable person. He says “I’m the biggest liar you’ll
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