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Holden Caulfield; a Man with a Mission

Summary: Examines the J.D. Salinger novel, "The Catcher in the Rye." Analyzes the character of Holden Caulifield. Explores his quest in the novel, the protection of the innocent. Questions if he is a success or failure in this mission.
Holden, a character created by author J.D. Salinger, stars in the novel "The Catcher in the Rye", as the social outcast and loser. Throughout the novel Holden shows that he protests adulthood, and he does this by not "applying himself" to anything that he does. The character of Holden is on a quest, and that quest is to protect the innocence, the innocence of his kid sister Phoebe, and all of the others in danger of becoming a "phony" (14). In reality, Holden's quest is to become "the Catcher in the Rye.", and although his quest may be futile in the end, there may always be a second chance for redemption.

Holden's quest is to save the lives of the innocence; he feels that he needs to stop all of the children from growing up. He does this because he himself realizes that...

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