Catcher In The Rye Argumentative Essay

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The future is often a scary event for adolescents. Going from a kid to a young adult is a big jump. For people who don’t like change it is a big struggle because they don’t always get all the help they want or deserve. In the book The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, a boy named Holden Caulfield is going through this dilemma. He has been to school after school and always getting kicked out. He seems as if he’ll never grow up. Time after time he seems as if he wants to head towards the future. Holden Caulfield tries to do the right thing, but never goes through with them because he doesn’t want to grow up. When talking to others, sometimes Holden doesn’t quite get the hint that he needs to stop talking. Stradlater, Holden’s roommate goes on a date with an old friend of Holden’s, Jane Gallagher. Holden is very fond of this young woman and is jealous of his roommate. After the date Holden asks and asks and asks about what had happened on the date.…show more content…
Holden does just the opposite of that. He lets every little thing get to him and he always has a comment on it. “If there’s one word I hate, it’s grand. It’s so phony”(Salinger 118). This word is just the worst thing ever to Holden. It bothers him that anyone would ever thing to like the word because he doesn’t like it. He just won’t grow up and realize that everyone has different opinions. When young children are learning new things they start to decide what they like and don’t like, but as they grow up their viewpoints become their own. They start to understand that everyone doesn’t think alike and it doesn’t bother them. In Holden’s case, his childhood is still in charge and he hasn’t grown up enough to realize it’s not all about him. This causes him to act in these ways although it is just a single word. Eventually, he may grow up and realize these things, but at the moment he just
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