Salinger is a literary text in which the theme of affectation is present, and, like its existence in real life, the hypocrisy at hand is unseen by the main character. Describe how the writer used effective symbolism in. His greatest concern seems to be whether Stradlater seduced Jane Gallagher, revealing an unhealthy, if predictable, view on sexuality. Indeed, The Catcher in the Rye, for all its apparent episodic nature and aimlessness, actually follows a pretty traditional structure, complete with intensifying rising action, leading to a climax, and then ultimately a denouement. Perhaps the better term for him is 'anti-hero,' meaning we sympathize with him because of his failures as a protagonist.
As the carrousel ride progresses on, Holden came to a realization that growing up cannot be stopped and learnt to let go of his vacuous desire to protect children from falling into adulthood. Holden is trying to act like a regular guy so people will like him and be willing to talk with him. In the end, Holden comes to terms with the fact that he is far from perfect and that he is the reason behind all of the desolation in his life. I found this to be important because in The Catcher in the Rye, Holden describes everyone as being a hypocrite in some way or another, yet he is seen to be having all the flaws that he points out in everyone else. Holden also thinks religion is phony, but yet he loves Jesus. For example, on the train to New York, he commits an act of deception on Mrs. Spencer, Holden partakes in an obviously phony conversation.
Holden accuses just about everything in the world around him as being phony, but in actuality, Holden is the biggest phony of all. The most significant exception to emerge in this chapter is Phoebe, Holden's young sister. Morrow exactly what she wants to hear about her son, humoring her own sense of vanity and self-absorption by making her believe that her son, whom Holden loathes, is one of the most honorable and decent students at Pencey. He does however, cherish family, more so his siblings rather than his parents. Holden sees adulthood as the place of phoniness, and as a result resists growing up. Can phony delay an individuals maturing period? But in this chapter, Salinger brings Holden's unpredictable behavior clearly to the fore. Since they keep mentioning how they saw Peter Lorre that day, Holden claims that he just saw Gary Cooper, who just left the Lavender Room.
All three of the incidents described above were opportunities in which Holden decided not to get sexual with girls and went so far as to purposefully avoid them. Holden claims to be an ethical character, yet violates so many of his self contrived principles. Antolini and Holden is that, unlike Mr. He says he hates phonies, when he is one himself. For example: when Holden calls Sally late at night, he assumes that she just came back home from a date. Females are generally faithful, giving, and respectful to their mates. He is very hypocritical of people and things.
Furthermore, Holden becomes attracted to Mrs. Finally, when he is talking to Mr. To begin with, it is evident throughout the novel that the narrator has been traumatized by the loss of his younger brother Allie that died of leukemia four years before the story is told. To the reader, it could be easy to determine that Holden is sexually frustrated wanting sex but when having the opportunity to have it forcefully declines. His final insult to his fellow students shows that Holden believes himself to be in some major respect different from the other Pencey students, possessing a greater, more acute intelligence.
Holden is affected by psychological problems, this. In the novel, he often refers to himself as a yellow character. Holden tries to fit in with others by being phony when in reality, he hates how most people act. Holden then asks if she would like to join him for a cocktail in the club car. Because of a self-imposed exile that began almost at the same time the Salinger's career was just taking off, much of the substance of the writer's lifehis thoughts, ideals, writing objectivesremain shrouded in mystery. The list below tells you what books shaped their lives.
Although Allie is never actually met in the novel, Holden? Amari McFadden January 2, 13 Business of Sports School Holden Paper The Catcher in the Rye — Holden Character Paper A common question asked since J. Before he leaves Pencey Prep, in his visit with Mr. Change is inevitable and is a constant phase that Holden cannot conceptualize. In his relations with females, Holden sabotages his relationships. Holden's parents did not demonstrate much affection towards him during the novel because they were always sending him away to boarding. The weaving and unweaving of the shroud and the test of the bed are two examples of the way Penelope thinks. His decision-making process, however, does reveal Holden's particular preoccupations.
He views her either as a target for ridicule or a sexual object, as he flirts with her and even offers to buy her a drink. If you know them, please reply. Holden asks Ackley whether or not one has to be Catholic to join a monastery. What a deal that was. By admitting his fear of change, Holden also reveals another important aspect of his life: his loss of childhood innocence.
However, the difference between Mr. Morrow asks why he is leaving Pencey early, he lies once again and says he is going for an operation on a brain tumor. Holden as an adolescence struggles to find out who he really is and what he wants to viewed as. His desire to be a catcher in the rye reveals his insecurity and want to have someone 'catch' him. He is very nice to younger female characters but to older females he gets sexually attracted to.
In most of these encounters, Holden expresses a false sense of cordiality toward the people he encounters, yet describes only their most negative traits. The link of older woman is not a coincidence but rather a cognizant attempt to link the three. Some might argue that Holden just likes to lie. Every character walks through an astringent journey throughout their lifetimes. He always looked all right, Stradlater, but for instance, you should've seen the razor he shaved himself with. It is a thinly veiled attempt which allows Holden not to express his true intimate feelings, which he is timid to admit. He'd be charming as hell and all.