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    must try to truly learn, as simply being taught does not lead to true understanding. Frank Money in Toni Morrison’s “Home” and Holden Caufield in J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” are stories about letting go. Frank Money and Holden Caulfield have extremely similar journeys, with both characters experiencing a similar call, challenges, return, and gift. Both Frank and Holden are called by a physical letter, but the call emotionally impacts the two very differently. Frank is called by an ill-boding

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    Holden Caulfield:     Holden Caulfield is the protagonist of Catcher in the Rye, however, he is a very unreliable and troubled narrator. He narrates this story inside a psychiatric ward, where he is speaking to his psychiatrist. The reason for him being in this ward is due to his brother, Allie’s death, and a suicide at one of the four schools he has attended.  He is sixteen years old, and has recently been expelled from his school, Pencey Prep. He is rather cynical and sarcastic as he narrates the

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    becoming an adult and the protection of innocence through the story of Holden Caulfield. Holden’s story is essentially that of a teenage boy bumming around New York City for a few days in search of someone to listen to him about his fears of becoming an adult. Very early on Holden tells his audience that he has grey hairs all on one side of his head, an impending sign of inevitable adulthood

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    Holden Caulfield is in love with Jane and he doesn’t know if she likes him back. The statements that Holden makes can be somewhat loving and caring about Jane. “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger Holden is in love with Jane and every time he speaks about her to other such as Sladhater who Holden mostly talks about her to him. Holden and Jane haven’t talked yet so we don’t know if Jane likes him. In “Catcher in the Rye”, J.D. Salinger portrays Holden by being an outgoing, needing to grow-up, and

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    The Catcher And The Rye by J.D. Salinger is an epic novel where our main character Holden Caulfield faces many challenges that challenge him as a young man such as growing up, rebellion, and love. Holden like most teenagers is rebellious but to an extreme nature. After flunking out of his fourth school the last one being Pencey Prep he refuses to tell his mother and father. In wanting to avoid this confrontation he leaves three days earlier taking a train back to Manhattan. Where he goes on adventure

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    topic of the book. The main character Holden Caulfield is an outsider from the beginning, which makes it easier for him to feel lonely. In the book he talks about the things leading up to him getting expelled from Pencey Prep, a private school, and the events that occur after. Holden Caulfield desperately wants human companionship but since he isn’t mature enough and he dislikes human interaction, he ends up being alone. From the very beginning of the book Holden does not attend the football game at

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    3. Holden Caulfield, the novel’s protagonist, is a pivotal character in The Catcher in the Rye. Holden is characterized as an innocent, apathetic, naive teen who is seeking knowledge of life and the meaning of becoming an adult. Holden’s struggle with seeing the genuine nature of people is something that acts as a barrier for him throughout the novel. Holden is troubled and burdened throughout the story, which causes him to have a warped view on an array of subjects. Holden passes strict judgement

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    Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but,

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    dysfunctional teenager named Holden Caulfield struggles in the world between childhood and adulthood. He divulges little about his childhood or parents in the novel and seems cynical from the start. His relationships fall apart easily and often at due to his own frailty. He believes the world owes him something. The novel is an admirable representation that not all conflicts are external. I can relate to his bitterness and difficulty maintaining positive relationships. In the novel, Holden appears to experience

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    Why Holden Caulfield is Such a memorable Character Holden Caulfield may have a rough outlook on life but there are many things in his life that are dear to him. Holden’s red hunting hat, his sister Phoebe and the Museum of Natural History are some major examples. There are a couple of other things that meant a lot to him like the ducks in the park, his deceased brother Allie, and Jane Gallagher. These things not only help the reader get an understanding of what kind of person Holden Caulfield is

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    Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, Holden Caulfield is portrayed as an abused adolescent, who is trying to protect the virtue of innocence while he ironically needs saving himself. Throughout Baumbach’s argument and analysis, it is clear that he believes Holden is struggling to hold on to his innocence when he states “This is his paradox: he must leave innocence to protect innocence” (paragraph 5, line 5). In this quote, Baumbach explains to the readers that Holden struggles to be himself due to the

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    needed. In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is a young man who seeks the acceptance of others. Holden Caulfield seeks acceptance from his friend Ackley, who tells him he can not sleep in his missing roommates bed, a prostitute who he hires to sit and listen to his problems, but she refuses to do so, and a group of nuns he meets in a diner. In the beginning of this novel, Ackley is the unsophisticated boy who lives in the same dorm as Holden. Ackley has pimples, never brushes his teeth

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    novel The Catcher of the Rye, the main character encounters a various of other characters that have a meaning to Holden in a certain way. Holden Caulfield: Narrator of the novel. He is a 16 years old teenager, who has been expelled for the fifth time from a different school each time for his poor scholar performance, although he is a very intelligent student but doesn’t put the effort. Holden is a very pessimistic person, that just sees the bad in everything around him but at the same time he tries to

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    In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is an antisocial teenager who is constantly flunking out of schools. Holden has a hard time socializing with others and finding people he likes. Flunking out of his third school in a row, Holden decides he needs a break from school before he returns home to disappoint his parents. Holden decides to go to New York City and try to have a good time before his parents realize he has flunked. During his stay there, Holden sees what it's like to be an adult

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    In Tthe ‘Catcher In The Rye’, J.D. Salinger portrays a fascinating and intriguing adolescent misfit character with great depth named Holden Caulfield. What is a misfit exactly? A misfit is a person that is not suited or is unable to adjust to the circumstances of his or her particular situation. Holden is a misfit because of his alienation problem, his conflict with ‘phoniness’ and his struggle growing up. Throughout the novel, you can clearly feel Holden’s alienation from the rest of the novel

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    In the book, The Catcher in The Rye, Holden Caulfield narrates his journey from his expulsion from high school to New York. In the beginning of the book, Holden Caulfield is very apathetic to his academics and fails out of school; however, by the end of the book, Caulfield begins to realize this through his conversations with his teachers Mr. Spencer and Mr. Antolini. A major change Holden experiences are when Phoebe asks to run away with him. He denies her request aggressively and makes her cry

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    Holden Caulfield, the main character in the bold novel, Catcher in the Rye, constantly encounters problems with maturity and developing. Even though maturity often comes with age, Holden is the exception to this rule. All through the novel, Holden states he has a fascination with the ducks in Central Park. This fascination with ducks is a clear symbol of maturity and Holden’s youthful side. The ducks in the novel can be a symbol for many challenges in Holden’s life. Ducks play a crucial role in the

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    the protagonist Holden Caulfield explores the city over a span of 3 days after fleeing his private school Pencey prep. Holden becomes one with the city and is always occupying his time to postpone an encounter with his parents. Holden travels to nostalgic places of his childhood which causes him to recall his previous encounters and experiences. The setting of New York City triggers memories from Holden’s past and distracts him from being left with his pessimistic thoughts.

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    Holden Caulfield has often been depicted as rebel against the norms of 1950s American society by the readers of The Catcher in the Rye because of his desire to escape society and by rejecting the ideal of the American dream that societal institutions attempt to instill within him. However, throughout J. D. Salinger 's novel, the 16 year old’s anguish and actions reflect that he is still coming to terms with the death of his younger brother, Allie. Due to his grief, Holden is someone who cares more

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    The Catcher in The Rye by JD Salinger illustrates the journey of Holden Caulfield, the main character who travels the bumpy roads of adolescence into the daunting world of adulthood. Holden experiences many trials and tribulations of the real world as the adults in his life try to guide him onto the right path. Although others around Holden want to help him, he acts in irrational ways making it hard for them to alleviate his issues. Thus his decisions only make his condition of depression and post-traumatic

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