The Catcher in the Rye Essay | Loss of Innocence

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Loss of Innocence

Summary: In the novel, Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, the death of Holden's brother, Allie, made Holden lose his childhood innocence by opening his eyes to all the unfairness and hatred in the world. This event changes Holden's positive perspective into a negative one, making himself determined to save children from doing the same.
A nine year old girl is just like any other until she is one day badly beaten and raped by a stranger on her daily walk home from school. The girl soon recovers physically, but emotionally she was suddenly awakened from her childhood bliss by the hatred and fear that she realizes is actually in the world she lives in. Many children are thrown from their dreams of being princesses and astronauts into the real world. At this points their constant positive attitudes, their wild dreams, and their knowledge that they can do anything are simply lost, never to be restored. In the novel, Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, the death of Holden's brother, Allie, made Holden lose his childhood innocence by opening his eyes to all the unfairness and hatred in the world. This event changes Holden's positive perspective into a negative one...

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