Salinger explores this dichotomy using a variety of motifs and symbols. After that he decides to leave Pencey early and head home to New York. Holden idolizes Allie is little brother who died. How is it that one person can change as much in a short time period? Holden Caulfield, the main character in Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, had an odyssey of his own. Although it has been conjectured that J. He criticizes everyone in society because they are being phonies when he lies all the time leading him to be a phony himself.
He also chooses not to study, which causes him to get expelled due to academic failure. Can you please credit me somewhere, as I see cracked. Holden Caulfield, I'm Crazy, J. The author describes Holden as a person that does not care about where he goes with his life, but the one thing that gets in his way is depression, which causes him to be stressed and have a lot of issues. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. The American author lived in New York City and attended a Manhattan public school for most of his adolescence before attending a boarding school that he soon left.
Holden went through a lot of experiences in a short period of time especially, and also in his past history. With his cynical perspective on life, Holden finds it hard to connect with people. Holden learns throughout the book that childhood innocence can not be protected forever. While the cause of death in Catcher is , here it is due to an unspecified heart condition. The way that he deals with situations leaves the reader questioning and realizing how depressed Holden is and that he… some type of emotional connection to the main character or maybe with a side character.
Throughout the story, Holden frequently wishes himself dead or decides he already is dying from something: 'I felt so lonesome, all of a sudden. At Pencey Holden has failed four out of five classes and is once again being expelled from this school. He interconnected with many different folks along the way and fascinatingly, the character of Holden Caulfield holds a remarkable. From the first sight, he is just not thankful and stubborn, and nothing is interesting for him. Or they thought their own environment couldn't supply them with. I didn't want a bunch of stupid rubbernecks looking at me when I was all gory.
Holden portrays himself as an individual, who does not regression caused by grief when the sufferer does not address their loss properly. He often tries to cover this up from both himself and outsiders, hence the lying and contradictory nature of his thoughts. He faces a lot of struggles that will make his future difficult and maybe, unrealizable. In Catcher in the Rye by J. This means Holden has to either fulfill his sexual urges with girls he doesn't care about, or not fulfill them at all. He sees Phoebe as the only person. Besides, it was pretty late to call up.
Holden finds corruption in almost everything he sees but does not yet even realize that he too is part of that corrupt world the minute he stopped being a child and wanting to be an adult. I will illustrate the strategies used between the characters and different qualities they obtain. He wants time itself to stop. Holden has been experiencing many symptoms, and the 4 major symptoms that Holden experiencing are: he isolates himself Catcher in the Rye - Holden Caulfield as a Modern Day Odysseus Years ago, a man named Homer wrote The Odyssey. Her green dress hanging in the closet and all.
D Salinger's only acclaimed novel The Catcher in the Rye. Holden's fears and desires are understandable, but his solution avoiding reality is impossible. He is currently attending Pencey Prep school in Agerstown, Pennsylvania. Holden is by far the most in the book. He is a very unique character that doesn't exactly fit into a common stereo type. He longs for social contact and in many situations makes a strong effort in order to get to know somebody. He is on a journey towards maturity and identity.
He's expelled from his fourth prep school for academic failure, so Holden decides to spend three days alone in New York City that just make him feel worse. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Catcher in the Rye are both examples of coming of age novels. He also suffered a mental breakdown while serving in the army. Holden is expelled several times, and in general, he behaves like a rebellious teenager. All he wants to do is connect with someone— anyone—but the boy has high standards. Though not everyone can be described using one of these approaches to life, the approaches completely conform to these characters to create one realist, one idealist, and one isolationist; thereby providing the foundation of the novel. I read that so much of Holden's confusion and cynicism and hopelessness is based on J.
This is what keeps his personality in a state of ambiguity. Holden was very fond of him and missed him a lot. So they gave up looking. Eventually he has a mental breakdown. The fact that the book was written many years ago clearly exemplifies the timeless nature of this work.