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Two of a Kind: Holden Caulfield and Huckleberry Finn

Summary: Although set in different eras, the classic characters of Holden Caufield in J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye" and Huckleberry Finn in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain have similar characteristics. They were both young men on a journey to escape their problems and surroundings as societal outcasts. They also suffered from guilty consciousnesses.
Authors Mark Twain and J.D. Salinger developed two similar characters from two novels of different time periods. In Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character Huckleberry Finn exhibits many similarities in his personality with Salinger's character Holden Caulfield, from his novel The Catcher in the Rye. In both novels, each character embarks upon a journey to escape their problems and surroundings. They find it necessary to escape these things because they are both outcasts of society. As outcasts, Huck and Holden often tell lies to make them feel as though they fit in. Also, they lie to save themselves from trouble on their journeys. Another interesting connection between Huck and Holden is their self-debate between their morals and their conscience. Both boys have feelings that contradict the things they have been taught as right and have to...

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