Stereotypes In Catcher In The Rye

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It takes the average person under a minute to compose an opinion about someone they recently encountered. This opinion will be the image inside your head until you genuinely get to understand that person., but judgement with still occur because humans do this for an eccentric reason. People have stereotypes that go along with judging through age class, for example, adults stereotype judging teenagers as persistently staring at their phones all day, rarely interacting with anyone face to face. This exhibits irony; children and teenagers perceive their parents to be infallible. There are many differences between adults and teens. One being how we judge members of the opposite sex A study by Vector shows that teenage boys show 67.3% interest in a girl’s physical attributes. When the same tests were done with adult males, it showed 31.6% interest in attributes, the rest look for things like intelligence, relatability, kindness, and sensitivity. These changes were due to maturity …show more content…

However in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield, the main character in the book, criticizes almost everyone for things that they can’t control. In this book, Holden acts to be older than he is,by drinking, smoking, and even hiring a prostitute (which he doesn’t end up doing anything with). The reason that Holden does this because of his insecurity about where he fits in the world."He 's (Ernie) so good he 's almost corny, in fact. I don 't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it. I certainly like to hear him play, but sometimes you feel like turning his goddam piano over. I think it 's because sometimes when he plays, he sounds like the kind of guy that won 't talk to you unless you 're a big shot”.

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