Catcher In The Rye Reminiscence Analysis

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In The Catcher in the Rye J.D.Salinger depicts a vivid picture of a teenager standing at a crossroads of childhood and adulthood.The story is an overlapping of ideas when truth get mixed with lie,alienation absorbes a solitary teenager,insomnia veils reality with reminiscences and in the middle of it all stands Holden Caulfield,the main character of the book.He shares his perspective of things during few days while he roams the city of New York and looks for a person who would be able to get into his shoes at least for a second.This alienation leads Holden to sleep deprivation,panick attacks and constant state of depression.
The prehistory shows Holden’s complicated relationships with peers in different schoools that he went to. Although all
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It smelled like fifty million dead cigars. It really did. I wasn't sleepy or anything, but I was feeling sort of lousy. Depressed and all. I almost wished I was dead.”[49] The sensation of loneliness and depression gets deeper.That is why when he all of a sudden meets a suspicious man in the elevator Holden agrees to spend a night with a call-girl.This is not something he was looking for, but having no better alternative Holden catches at that casual straw.The outcome of the encounter is a night talk with a girl called Sunny,another lie and getting beaten up and robbed by Maurice,the man from the elevator.Holden feels unstable,he has high and low moments and at every low moment he considers committing…show more content…
“Anyway, I kept walking and walking up Fifth Avenue, without any tie on or anything. Then all of a sudden, something very spooky started happening. Every time I came to the end of a block and stepped off the goddam curb, I had this feeling that I'd never get to the other side of the street. I thought I'd just go down, down, down, and nobody'd ever see me again. Boy, did it scare
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