Quotes From Catcher In The Rye

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Hook? Ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates once stated, “An honest man is always a child.” - Infers that an honest man is naïve (innocent) and pure like a young child – free from the cares and worries of the world/lack of deception/candid and being open to the world - Coming of age story – transition from childhood to adulthood In J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is identified as a character that deeply wishes to preserve his youthful innocence and purity (idea) of the past *Endures hardships along the way Holden Caulfield – ineffectively copes with this transition - intentional isolation (alienates/ means to purify himself from the phonies of the world/his way of not facing the reality/brutality of the world) - the painfulness of aging…show more content…
Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.’ ‘Yes, sir. I know it is…But if you are on the other side, where there aren’t any hot-shots, then what’s a game about it? Nothing. No game” (Salinger 12-13). • Quote: “I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life…It’s awful. If I’m on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks where I’m going, I’m liable to say to I’m going to the opera” (Salinger 22). o How Holden copes with difficult situations – he lies! The Painfulness of Aging/Growing Up ➢ Trapped in the middle of two distinct worlds ➢ Between the innocent world of childhood and the “phoniness” of the adult world o Conflicted relationship – adolescence and adulthood o Proves to be a difficult transition for Holden (from boy to
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