Holden Caufield

Topics: Adolescence, The Catcher in the Rye, Last Day of the Last Furlough Pages: 1 (377 words) Published: October 29, 2014

Holden Caulfield
We all have those moments where we think we know people more than they know themselves and what to do something but assume outcomes of what may happen if we do what we want, but Holden Caulfield, the main character of J.D Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye”, seems to know everyone and their actions just by being with them no more than 10 minutes and constantly overthinks the actions he wants to do. Just from reading of the first few pages of Catcher in Rye, we immediately can tell Holden has a pretty knowledge of people, he explains to the reader how his brother, D.B Caulfield. As I got to the read the book more, I could point out some passages where Holden would say something about someone he knows, or barely knows, calling them annoying, or phony and just giving a brief summary on why they are what they, and yeti still question myself he knows them that well or is just saying that to entertain the reader. Every time Holden thinks of someone to call, he ends up deciding not to, because he feels like if he calls, an adult would answer, which is the last thing he want. Like when wanted to call his little sister, but he knew if he called, she wouldn’t be answering the phone call, it would be his parents, so he ended not calling. I find this extremely funny because in some way, I could admit that Holden somehow relates to me. In the book, Holden is a teen boy, who I feel is lost in the world, not knowing what he wants. But at the same time. I think what J.D Salinger did when creating Holden was, he thought situations, moments, which teenagers have been in and made Holden go through, I find this brilliant because Holden does really relate to a lot of teens, especially me. In my opinion, I think Holden is just like any other teenage, not knowing what he wants, but yes, he does have his moments were he comes a dick, but what teenager is. I think if people that revolve around Holden weren’t up tight, he wouldn’t be an ignorant teen. J.D Salinger did do...
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