Holden Caulfield Adulthood

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On July 16th, 1951, reclusive author J.D Salinger, introduced an exceptional novel, The Catcher in The Rye, which is filled with the daily struggles faced by an average teenager. Salinger incorporates thorough ideas which relate to the struggles of transitioning from childhood into adulthood. Salinger conveys both mental and physical problems through the personal experiences of the main character, Holden Caulfield. Some of these problems include: [Depression, the innermost struggle present in a teenage soul.] The start of new relationships, which could dismiss the innocence of a person’s childhood. Lastly, the importance of family, which lingers in a teenager’s heart. All three of these problems include symptoms which are faced by teenagers…show more content…
Besides, it was pretty late to call up (66). Holden always finds a reason not to call a person, but in reality, he feels that if he becomes close with someone, he will lose his heart, just like when he lost it after Allie’s death. Since Holden has already been heartbroken by Allie’s death, Holden, just like a normal teenager, will start to be more cautious of relationships. In General, relationships can change the views of an unstable adolescent soul, and can make a person isolate themselves so that they can avoid the sensation of…show more content…
Throughout the book, the reader begins to understand that Holden dislikes D.B, because he left his childhood hobbies and became an adult. He feels that D.B betrays him because D.B pursues such a big dream. In chapter one, Holden believes that his brother D.B. is a “prostitute.” Holden says this because he thinks that D.B is using his talent as a writer inappropriately. He thinks that D.B doesn’t write the nice books that he used to write and instead, he writes scripts for Hollywood. Holden claims that D.B. is a sellout, Holden believes that D.B writes only to make money. Since D.B has left his childhood, Holden thinks that D.B can not relate to Himself anymore and that D.B decides abandon Allie. Holden is just a regular teenager and any teenager will begin to feel betrayed, if a family member whom they look up to suddenly changes the way that they do something. A teenager will feel that the person is abandoning him/her and leaving them behind to suffer alone. This is why many teenagers tend to isolate themselves from not only society but their families. Even the simplest action can make a teenager feel alone and

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