The Catcher in the Rye Essay | Student Essay

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Holden in "Catcher in the Rye"

Summary: Discusses the main character, Holden, in J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye". Examines his disappointment with society, his rebellion and his struggle with identity. Also compares the novel's themes with those in the film "Rebel Without a Cause" and in the song "Prisoner of Society" by the Living End. Keywords: film, music, adolescents, adolescence
In the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" we discover that Holden finds that he is disappointed with society in which he exists. Throughout the novel he goes on a journey to find his identity but falls and stumbles, and realises there are many challenges he has to face. Holden is unable to accept life and it is the adult world that drives him insane. As result of his conflict, Holden is represented as a rebel. Holden is immature, although he makes attempts to act as if he is mature. Holden cannot accept those who value materialistic items and labels them as "phonies." In all, Holden is hypocritical and it is perhaps these qualities that cause him to self-destruct. "Rebel Without a Cause", however, manages an accurate description of the horrors of adolescence. It becomes a clear reflection of teen life, which helps make...

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