It was in this scene that the author was able to tie together the novel’s title, and it’s main character Holden. Although the language was vulgar, this scene strengthened the connections between the novel’s characters and it’s theme. Holden tried to remove all of the f*** yous in the school as a way to protect younger children's innocence. It was also at this time, that the main character Holden finally realized that he could never truly save all of the children.
In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger uses controversial scenes such as the prostitution of Sunny, James Castel’s suicide, and the f*** yous that Holden tries to erase in the school as necessary pieces to present to the reader the overall message of the novel. At times the content used can be viewed as extreme, but successfully gets the author’s point across. The intensity of each scene helps the reader to understand the theme of the novel. Each of the three scene has their own purpose to help strengthen these