Holden Caulfield writes his story from a rest home to which he has been sent for therapy. He refuses to talk about his early life, mentioning only that his brother D. B. is a Hollywood. He then begins to tell the story of his breakdown, beginning with his departure from Pencey Prep. Holden’s career at Pencey Prep has ended due to his refusal to apply himself, and after failing four of his five subjects—he passed only English—he has been forbidden to return to the school after the fall term. The Saturday before Christmas vacation begins, Holden stands on Thomsen Hill overlooking the football field, where Pencey plays its annual grudge match against Saxon Hall.
If you don't, you feel even worse.” (Salinger 2010: 4) Holden is angry and disappointed with the people around him, but even with this feeling of anger and disappointment towards these people, he wants a good bye from these people. Deep down he wants to know that people acknowledges him, that they care enough to say good bye at least. It would make him feel better if people would at least say good bye to him, whether it is a sad or happy goodbye, any would do. Even though Holden made a mess of his time at Pencey Prep, failing classes, angered his friends from the fencing club, and was asked to leave the school, he does have a few fond memories. Chapter 1: “I suddenly remembered his time, in around October, that I and Robert Tichener and Paul Campbell were chucking a football around, in front of the academic buildings.
Analytical Option 2: Holden’s Conversation with Sunny Holden Caulfield finds himself in many difficult situations in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salligner, situations that a sixteen-year old normally wouldn't find themselves in. After Holden is kicked out of Pencey, he fend for himself in New York to keep the news from his parents. Holden rents a room at the Edmont Hotel for a few nights and encounters a man named Maurice, a pimp, in the elevator. At this time, Holden is “so depressed I can’t even think” (102), he says the decision is against all his “principles” (102), but in a state of loneliness, drunkenness, and teenage horniness, Holden agrees to purchase a prostitute for a quick “throw”.
The Catcher in the Rye or Each takes his - so we get no second is a novel by JD Salinger and was first released in the USA in 1951. The book was really meant for adults, but has become a regular part of High School and College Curriculum in the English-speaking world. It has also been translated into most major languages of the world. Around 250,000 copies are sold each year, with total sales of over 65 million copies. The novel was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels between 1923 and 2005.
He cannot do either of these things because of his internal battle. The novel can be considered a Bildungsroman, a coming-of-age novel where the protagonist matures Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye expresses the hardships of growing up through the symbolism of Jane Gallagher, Allie’s baseball glove and the Catcher in the Rye poem. Holden Caulfield calls many people
How would you feel if you were outcasted by society, looked down upon by everyone else around you, never to fit in. This is the life that Holden Caulfield has to live. Holden Caulfield is a character in the book, The Catcher In the Rye, that is viewed as a misfit but assigned this label by society around him. Holden just has a different perspective on the world than everyone else, causing him to be seen as lower than everyone else. Holden doesn't believe in how materialistic things make you happy, he doesn't agree with people pretending to be someone that they truly are not, and he wants to protect children from the world and keep their innocence for as long as he can.
The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J.D. Salinger, first published in 1951. The story is set in 1949, and the events take place a few days before Christmas in the vast city of New York. Holden Caulfield is the main protagonist and the narrator. He is a teenager who does not want to acknowledge the fact that he is growing up.
Holden keeps the bad news from his parents and decides to leave towards his hometown and decides to spend three days in a hotel. While out in about of his journeys he ends up spending his time smoking, and drinking doing illegal actions a minor shouldn’t be doing.. One part of the book while at the hotel Holden calls a prostitute to his room to comfort his lonely self. She ends up sitting in his lap and drinks with him but no sexual
The essential element of creating a timeless novel is ensuring that it continues to remain relevant as time progresses. The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, establishes the mentality of a teenager, Holden Caulfield, living in 1950’s. Although there are many variations in society presently, many of Holden’s thoughts and affairs are similar to those seen in the 21st century. Holden deals with relentless insecurities and a struggle with his identity.
Thinking of Allie both comforts him and upsets him. Holden feels guilty about some things with Allie. One particular instance that holden dwells on is a summer day when Allie wanted to accompany Holden and a friend on a bike ride. “Allie heard is talking about it, and he wanted to go, and I wouldn’t let him. I told him he was a child.” Now Holden replays this situation in his head, only this time he includes Allie.