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Essay | Catcher in the Rye

This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of Catcher in the Rye.
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Catcher in the Rye

Summary: The character of Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" must endure many hardships on his way to self-knowledge. Holden's actions and fantasies about helping children symbolize his fear of the reality of the real, adult world.
In J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the protagonist, Holden, goes through many hardships in his journey to self-knowledge. In the beginning, Holden has to deal with being kicked out of school and not having any place to call home. He is also struggling with the unfortunate tragedy of the death of his beloved younger brother Allie. At the same time, Holden is trying to deal with growing up and accepting the adult world. Throughout the novel Salinger addresses the conflicts faced by a young man struggling with the trials and tribulations of growing up while also confronting personal loss and loneliness along the way.

In the beginning of the novel the reader learns that Holden has been kicked out of his school Pency-Prep. Holden talks about how he has been kicked out of schools in the past and says, "They gave me...

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This section contains 1,299 words
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