An Analysis Of Holden Caulfield 's ' The Catcher 's The Rye '

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In the story "The Catcher in the Rye" the 16-year-old protagonist, Holden Caulfield, experiences a conflict that makes him want to relive his childhood memories. Holden has so much hatred toward the adult world and he thinks adults are very phony and lame. J.D Salinger delves into the mentality of a boy that hates adult intimacy and sexuality. Holden ends up in a mental institution to recover from his problems and to overcome his fear of adulthood. This novel is set in the early 1950s and Holden is from New York. Holden is intelligent, but get 's a pink slip from school and leaves Pennsylvania. He went to Pencey Prep, a school where high class students went. Knowing that he went to Pencey, this says that Holden is from a wealthy family. His parents sent him away to Pennsylvania and got rid of him from their household. Ever since then, Holden felt alienated and has never had a proper relationship with anyone. The protagonist has trouble keeping his relationships in good shape, whether it is a friend, girlfriend or teacher. Holden 's relationships were not sustainable. He always tried to have sexual encounter, but none of them worked out. When Holden is in New York at the hotel he wants a prostitute. He wants to have sexual encounter with this prostitute, Sunny. Even though he’s from a prosperous family, he acts like a moderate boy and hires a prostitute. However, Holden does not want to have sexual intercourse with Sunny. “I don’t feel very like myself tonight. I’ve had a…
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