Catcher In The Rye Themes

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In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, the relevant themes and vivid protagonist drew me to where I could not put the book down, and even found myself reading in my free time rather than watching my shows on tv that hardly ever even come on. The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger’s most popular book and is widely read, but it just hasn’t grown on some people that have a little pull on changes to the schools’ reading list. The book has been criticized time and time again for having profane language, vulgar scene descriptions, and mature themes. In the plot of the book, Holden Caulfield tells the story from a mental hospital where he is receiving treatment. We get a detailed picture from the story that Holden bounces around from place to place doing things that he is trying to keep his sister from and just get sucked in to how someone can be so badly hypocritical, and how he is above the impact of making unconscientious decisions.…show more content…
Holden has just been kicked out of his fifth school for failing his classes. The book follows Holden on his adventure to go back home without his parents knowing he has been kicked out of school once again. He journeys through New York city meeting many people, his reaction describes how he feels about the majority of people that surround him. The reader realizes that he doesn't want the same goals as everyone else in life. He does not wish to go to school, get a lot of money, or even drive a car. Holden views things very different from modern society. His believes that his only goal in life is to save the innocents of the young children who have not turned into phonies

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