The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

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  • Date Submitted: 02/12/2009 4:43 PM
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Catcher In the Rye

In the story the “Catcher in the Rye” Holden goes through his own

personal struggles. As do many people in this world. The struggles that people go through

can be little or big problems. We all handle it differently than others. Holden, tried to

handle it on his own. Holden thought he could, but ended up getting weak, then realizing

his destiny with such a small person.

Holden has been through them all, stress, love, hate, phonies, anything that gets

him upset. Holden cant control his anger, he feels like he is helping someone out, but he

steps back and sees that he is in another lie again, or has messed up with something.

“Well you know the ducks that swim around in it? In the springtime and all? Do you

happen to know where they go in the wintertime?” Holden is curious about all things.

He wants to be free like the ducks in the pond. He wants to run away from his problems.

Being kicked out of Pency Prep was a big deal to Holden. He has been kicked out from a

few, but he was just surprised by this one. “It was a terrible school, no matter how you

look at it.” (Pg .18) Holden feels depressed yet another school has let him down. Not to

mention is history teacher as well. Holden needs freedom and innocence.

Holden’s life changes around. Once he gets kicked out of school, he wanders to

New York. His settings of New York show him a new city. He explores everything,

between bars, to new people, to hookers, he explores it all. He gets lost in a sea of new

expirences, and will never forget them. His little sister Phoebe has the perfect innocence

that Holden wants and misses. She simply tells her feelings to Holden. Telling your

feelings easily is something that doesn’t come easy as you get older. Holden needs to do

that in his life.

A problem that I have experienced happened this year. The divorse of my parents....

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