Theme Of Isolation In Catcher In The Rye

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This scene is extremely important in revealing more about Holden’s character. We know that he feels like an outsider in his own world. He associates himself with those “on the other side” which highlights the isolation he seems to feel. With further analysis, it is clear that Holden feels as though no one understands him and may be even against him. He seems to bring about a sort of hatred for the “hot-shots” who I perceive as the materialistic adults Holden tries to avoid becoming, hence him not wanting to grow up. In my opinion, Holden is not meant to be in a prep school. He needs a smaller environment in which he can build close relationships with other people.
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