Holden Caulfield Essay | A Character Analysis of Holden Caulfield

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A Character Analysis of Holden Caulfield

Summary: Discusses J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Analyzes the character of Holden Caulfield. Focuses on the character's hypocrisy in the story.
In J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, each character possessed a unique quality. Focusing primarily on the characteristics of teenagers in the 1950s, the book emphasized the variations of their temperament while indicating that some would be quite bellicose and others more conservative or passive. In addition, the novel pointed out that the characters would each have their own priorities and outlooks. Holden Caulfield, the central teenager in the first-person narrative, particularly expressed his outlooks and views of society by criticizing two-faced, dishonest individuals for their "phoniness." Moreover, he would inconsiderately disapprove of a person and disparage him by the way he looked or acted. Since he recklessly, forcefully condemned individuals in this manner, one could easily assume that Holden considered himself superior and faultless and that he lived a perfect life. However, based on the knowledge of Holden's personality and...

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