Theme Of Growing Up In Catcher In The Rye

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Being a grown up means accepting the responsibilities of adulthood. Growing up is very bittersweet and has it’s ups/downs. Holden is a teenage troublemaker who doesn't know what he's in for. He goes through a lot of problems and just can’t seem to overcome them. In the novel The Catcher In The Rye, by JD Salinger, Holden struggles with the idea of adulthood. He thinks of it as a very phony and painful world. Salinger sends the message that growing up is very painful and phony and that the young should be saved from this complex aspect of life. Growing up is a very complex idea. Not everyone wants to go through it’s process, especially Holden. He resists the process of maturity and fears change. It’s all too arcane therefore Holden becomes
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