The Catcher in the Rye1 Essay

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The Catcher in the Rye1




"The Catcher in the Rye" is a story of an emotionally disturebed young sixteen year old
boy named Holden Caulfield. Holden is telling this in first person, although the whole
thing is all one big flashback. The story is one of a young boy trying to grow up in an
Adult world. Holden, being the Idealist that he is, searched to find everything that needs
to be changed, but never gives an alternative to the situation or thing.

In the four total days that the story cover, Holden ends up getting himself from Pencey to
New York where he and his sister meet. While with his sister, he sees the little girl in
her, so inocent to the world around herm that he thinks is so depressing. He tries to
shelter Phoebe from the world by not letting her do things that he is doning. So in a
sence, Holden is himself, a hypocrite, by doing particular things and then turing around
and telling her to do them.

The story begins and end in the Mental Hospital or Resting Home as he called it. The story
ends as Holden is talking to a doctor as if he were telling this whole story to the
doctor. This is a symbolic ending to this story, because Holden always thought that he
didn't need to share his depressing stories with other people. Also, he didn't like
listening to other people tell him their depressing stories.
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