A Duck Out Of Water

1316 Words Nov 4th, 2016 6 Pages
Like a Duck Out of Water In an initial reading of Catcher in the Rye the text suggests that the novel focuses on the main character, Holden, and that the text is concerned with his ability to grow and mature; however, similarly to how Salinger portrays the ducks as changing and unnoticed, Holden is as well. The ducks are in the midst of a large change in their lives, about to migrate and move on from one part of their life to the next, Holden is trying to move on from childhood to adulthood. Amongst the confusion of change in itself, Holden and the ducks, go severely under appreciated and unnoticed by community members. It is a constant throughout the story that Holden is unpleased with what his life has to offer and, consequently, is in a persistent pursuit for some kind of presence in his life to pervade the internal destitute he experiences on a daily basis. Wrongly, Holden concludes one of his most immense struggles is the spuriousness of others. “People never notice anything.” *******. The word “people” in the sentence was used in such a way, by Holden, that is disassociates himself from everyone else. This is a common tactic used by Holden and is a recurring issue throughout the book. ““Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.” “Yes, sir. I know it is. I know it.” Game, my ass. Some game.” ******. Holden’s uncommunicative indifference towards others, especially adults, can be observed in the nascence of novel. Blatant disregard for…
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