Catcher In The Rye Conformity Analysis

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In Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, there is a stark contrast between Holden’s appreciation of originality and distaste of conformity. In Holden’s view, “D.B. [is] being a prostitute” in Hollywood because D.B. is writing for them (2). Holden insists that D.B. is a phony because his work is no longer his own; he is giving away his writing for fame and glory. Holden’s disdain for D.B. reflects Holden’s intolerance toward phoniness and conformity, and this attitude towards D.B. served as a strong contrast to his attitude towards Allie. As Holden states, “[Allie] wrote [the poems] on [the mitt] so that he’d have something to read when he was in the field and nobody was up at bat” (38). In other words, Allie’s poems are written solely for his

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