Analysis Of The Book ' The Catcher Of The Rye '

1080 Words Apr 28th, 2015 5 Pages
Reaching adulthood for many individuals leaves them instilled with curiosity and unaware of what to come. Characters like Iggy Slocomb and Holden Caulfield are lead through a journey of self-driven motifs to better understanding there true place in life and adjusting accordingly. Nonetheless there view on society has left them believing hypocrisy is a trait carried through many, and thus falsely believing they are exempt from it. Hypocrisy is viewed as the process of stating moral standards or beliefs in which one self does not follow. Although both characters are seen with this theme, it’s not the only one present. In the book The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and the movie Igby Goes Down by Burr Steers hypocrisy, self-Isolation and the deception of adult-hood are themes that re-illiterate the coming of age for young-adults like Holden Caulfield and Igby Slocumb.
At times, we as people forget the standards we claim set upon ourselves to embrace yet forgetting to act upon it. This entitlement of hypocrisy carries out commonly amongst The Catcher in The Rye and Igby Goes Down. It is portrayed through the ideals of Holden, while Igby represents them with his values and beliefs. The novel showcases Holden’s deep despise towards individuals known as “Phony’s”. “Phonies”, for Holden, are lead to be adults, as they are fake and knowingly contributing to “Phoniness”. Although in reality Holden views “Phoniness” as a means of explaining everything wrong in the world around…
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