An Analysis Of The Catcher In The Rye, By J. D. Salinger

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Teenagers are especially complex, because they have many hormones running through them, pushing them through a growth in maturity that they do not understand themselves. This sudden, misunderstood growth can lead to many shorter-term character traits, one of them being extra judgmental against others. It’s often considered an important part of growth- the movement from being judgmental, to realizing that one is being judgmental, to making oneself a better person from that. In child psychology, this is a basic and important concept, realization of oneself, helping form a stronger self-identity, without judgement of others. In the book The Catcher in The Rye, by J. D. Salinger, Holden’s judgmental attitude to others exemplifies how one’s views

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