The Catcher and the Rye Compare and Contrast

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In the book Catcher in the Rye the main character Holden Caulfield is being compared to another character in The Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan. They both live similar lifes, but they live them in different ways. Holden seems to be an anti-social person and doesnt have that many good friends where as Daisy is very social and has alot of friends.

Holden is a 17 year old high school student who cant seem to stay in one high school. He either fails out of his prep schools or drops out. He doesnt do that many "normal" teenage things, he is the manager of a fencing team at his prep school Pency. Daisy is a 30 year old lady married to Tom Buchanan she is a young, beautiful girl who is trying to make the best out of the rest of her life.

Holden came from a wealthy family and could have anything he wants. His parents have paid for him to go to a numerous amount of prep schools. He has everything he could ever wanted and more and still this kid isnt happy. He wont be happy untill he can actually find his true love.

For some reason holden having everything he could ever imagine he is still unhappy. He wastes his parents money that go towards to the prep schools that he fails out of. He doesnt want to tell his parents anything about him failing out of the school because hes afraid they will be mad. Holden doesnt have any friends that he hangs out with. The only person he really feels close to is his sister Pheobe. He tries to do everything he can to see her. with all that holden has in his life he still feels like he needs love or a substitute for love. The only person he is really in love with is jane who went out on a date with holdens roommate at pency.

Daisy Buchanan seems to have everything she could ever imagine; a handsome husband amed Tom buchanan who was a jock in college and he knew daisys cousin nick carraway. Tom was a wealthy handsome young man that daisy married thinking she was in love. They live in a beautiful house and have a daughter named Pammy...
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