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The Woes of a Child in The Catcher in the Rye

Summary: In his novel The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger perfectly emulates the inability of some people to cope with the adult world. Salinger depicts his protagonist Holden Caulfield as sad, childish, and seemingly unable to converse with people his age or older.
The Woes of a Child

The world as we know it is cruel but at times beautiful. As I border adulthood I become excited about all the new obstacles to overcome and all the new experiences I will endear. Other people though, those who won't accept they're adults, are afraid to enter the "real world." They are too afraid to encounter real problems on their own. In The Catcher in the Rye the author J.D. Salinger perfectly emulates this situation. Salinger uses his static protagonist Holden Caulfield to display the inability to cope with the adult world. Holden is a sad character whose personal attributes are drenched with childish customs. His abstract view of the world is much different than that of a normal, mentally developed adult. At times the sad and depressed Holden Caulfield is easy to...

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