This attitude is present in most teenagers, making it a natural thing rather then being phony. Teenagers are confused along the path of life, and will change their attitudes and perspective on things depending on the situation.
Spencer is a well-meaning but long-winded old man. Holden believes that Ackley makes up elaborate lies about his sexual experience. Censorship and use in schools[ edit ] Ina teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma was fired for assigning the novel in class; however, he was later reinstated.
When I started taking the bus he would not let me sit at the back. When Holden continues insulting him after the fight, Stradlater knocks him unconscious and leaves him with a bloody nose.
Leland Hayward to lay off. Holden has been expelled from Pencey due to poor work and is not to return after Christmas break, which begins the following Wednesday. Antolini, who is now a New York University professor. Holden sometimes finds him a bit too clever, but he looks to him for guidance.
Coming Through the Rye, which has been compared to fan fiction. Holden the main character deals with his depression by rebelling. Secondly, Salinger describes his main character as depressed and neglected.
Although Phoebe is happy to see Holden, she quickly deduces that he has been expelled, and chastises him for his aimlessness and his apparent dislikes towards everything. His attitude toward the girl changes the minute she enters the room; she seems about the same age as him.
Antolini patting his head, which he interprets as a homosexual advance. When his mother returns home, Holden slips out and visits his former and much-admired English teacher, Mr. English Teenagers in Society: As he waits, Holden recalls the events of the previous Christmas. After the play, Holden and Sally go ice skating at Rockefeller Centerwhere Holden suddenly begins ranting against society and frightens Sally.
He clearly portrays the attitude and thoughts of teenagers. Although she is six years younger than Holden, she listens to what he says and understands him more than most other people do. In a taxicabHolden inquires with the driver about whether the ducks in the Central Park lagoon migrate during winter, a subject he brings up often, but the man barely responds.
Later, Holden agrees to write an English composition for his roommate, Ward Stradlater, who is leaving for a date. Holden shops for a special record"Little Shirley Beans", for his year-old sister Phoebe.
Antolini expresses concern that Holden is headed for "a terrible fall" and advises him to begin applying himself. Like many characters in the novel, he drinks heavily. Salinger exaggerates Holdens actions and results in a lot of trouble, and he does not seem to help himself get out of these situations.
I wanted to make a picture out of it. He warns the reader that telling others about their own experiences will lead them to miss the people who shared them. Finally Salinger presents Holden to be obsessed with protecting the innocent.
Antolini, Phoebe seems to recognize that Holden is his own worst enemy. Read an in-depth analysis of Holden Caulfield. Salinger and that was Catcher in the Rye.
She is certainly more conventional than Holden in her tastes and manners. In a short epilogue, Holden briefly alludes to encountering his parents that night and "getting sick" implying a tuberculosis diagnosismentioning that he will be attending another school in September.
Although he is intelligent and sensitive, Holden narrates in a cynical and jaded voice. Salinger demonstrates his view of genuine through his characters in the novel. Ackley is a pimply, insecure boy with terrible dental hygiene.
He spends an evening dancing with three tourist women from Seattle in the hotel lounge and enjoys dancing with one, though is disappointed that he is unable to hold a conversation with them.
For example back in public school a few of my peers would tape bandages around their wrists, as if they had attempted suicide.The Catcher in the Rye - Character Analysis of Holden Caufield In J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden Caufield, describes in detail the parts of his life and his environment that bother him the most.
The Big Idea of relationships can be seen in the original novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.
Salinger. Relationships over time have developed between multiple kinds of people, and all relationships come in their different shapes and forms. J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye Death is one of life's most mysterious occurrences.
It is sometimes difficult to comprehend why an innocent young child has to die, and a murderer is released from prison and gets a second chance at life. The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger’s novel of post-war alienation told by angst-ridden teen Holden Caulfield.
Controversial at the time of publication for its frank language, it was an instant best-seller, and remains beloved by both teens and adults.
Holden Caulfield - The protagonist and narrator of the novel, Holden is a sixteen-year-old junior who has just been expelled for academic failure from a school called Pencey Prep. Although he is intelligent and sensitive, Holden narrates in a cynical and jaded voice.
He finds the hypocrisy and. Holden Caulfield, the narrator and protagonist from the J.D. Salinger novel, The Catcher in the Rye, comes from a privileged background with a father who is a well-to-do attorney in New York City.Download