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Catcher in the Ray

By | October 2012
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The Catcher in the Rye is a novel was written by J.D. Salinger. It’s a deep novel that describes what some of the teenagers go through in their life. This novel starts out by the narrator and main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden looks older than his age he is six feet two inches long and half of his hair color is gray. Holden sometimes behave like little kids, for instance he wears goofy clothes. What’s good about this novel is that Holden determined what you want to pay attention to; he went straight to the point by not starting talking about his parent’s past. Holden isn’t a good student he flunked out of a private school, and he got kicked out of Pecncey. Holden kept falling and falling without any care. However Holden went through a lot of difficulties, he fell from his purity throughout his expedition to his safe place of protection, home. When Falling in a hard situation, there is certain different feelings between Phoebe, James and Holden. Confusion, depression, and misunderstanding are an example of these three characters which is that they all come up together in their teenage challenges. Relating to their difficulties, they all feel different in a certain ways, even though they end up in the same falling situation.

Phoebe is Holden’s little sister she is 10 years old. Holden mentioned her that she’s the smartest, prettiest little thing you will ever see. Phoebe’s feeling was determined. She was always trying to find her own ways without nobody’s help. Phoebe was one of the reason that kept Holden falling because he didn’t want her to enter the adulthood. However , when Holden was watching Phoebe trying to grab the gold ring. He saw that she was putting herself in danger in order to get what she wants, she was fighting for it and never give up. Holden says, “The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it. If they fall off, they fall off, but it’s bad to say anything to them”(pg 211) He might be...

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