Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger: Character Analysis

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I have a good friend named Amanda who I have known since we were four years old. A few years ago she injured herself jumping into a pit of blue foam blocks at a different friend's birthday party. She then ended up in the hospital with a bad leg injury and a bright pink cast that extended up to her torso. As a result of this, she spent the next several weeks in a wheelchair and eventually on crutches. Because of her injury, she ended up missing several full days of school, and once she was able to come back she only came for part of the day for a few weeks. Just as the character Holden from the book The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger takes a break from normal society to get help, my friend Amanda did too. If I had been her when this had …show more content…
I also missed her because she wasn’t available to hang out very much and when we could our choices of things to do were limited because we couldn’t run around. I also remember being disappointed when she left school early during the first few weeks after her injury because she was funny and nice and I missed having her around for the rest of the day. Amandas injury and experience also affected me because it opened my eyes to what it was like to navigate the world from a wheelchair, especially when there are things you are used to being able to do easily that now require more effort or time or the help of someone who can walk. I realized how things as simple as carrying your lunch to your table become a challenge, and that it is frustrating not to be able to pick up the pencil you dropped on the floor. However, her injury and in many ways being isolated from society also affected me because it made us closer. She wasn’t able to go outside for recess because it was winter and the playground was icy. This made her separate. However, I stayed inside with her and we talked and played games and this brought us closer as

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