to 20. The Catcher in the Rye does a great job of showing this struggle, it’s main character going through this time in his life. He is driven to the brink of insanity by trying to run away from it, only to be brought back by facing reality. In The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, Holden exhibits that he has a fear of growing up which is revealed in his anxiety towards sex, his alienation from people growing up and his need to prevent kids from growing up.
The Vulnerable Cynic: A Comparison between The Elegance of the Hedgehog and The Catcher in the Rye Societies, past and current, highly value money, sex, and status. More and more people, consequently, have started to think that happiness can only be achieved with these things. Some people, however, think the opposite. These individuals, at one point in their lives, may form a pessimistic outlook on life, wondering how their society has become so corrupt. Their negative views of society may then
giant mixing pot. The most common stereotype of Western Civilization is that everyone tries to be someone they’re not. While some do not believe this stereotype, others do; in this case that one person is Holden Caulfield from J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Holden believes that everyone he meets is a phony; someone who is arrogant, doesn’t realize that their actions can hurt others and is no longer
extremely disastrous because untreated depression can have many side effects including insomnia, low self-esteem, and thoughts of suicide regardless of the cause of depression. J.D. Salinger demonstrates this issue in his fictional novel “The Catcher in the Rye” where a teenage boy attempts to deal with his depression. This intriguing story explores how the protagonist Holden Caulfield struggles with alienation and cynicism as
Many of the characters discover that the world is not as always as it appears. A. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden is in such a rush to become an adult that he is faced with great disappointment when he sees the corruption of the grown up world. B. In Looking for Alaska, Miles is always searching for a “Great Perhaps” (Green 4), but constantly has