Catcher In The Rye Reflection

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Writing Prompt: Choice #2 One does not have to be an author to write their story. Everyone human being on this planet has a story and everyone has their moment. That one pivotal, life changing, moment that causes them to completely reevaluate everything. From the succesful to the failures---all people have a time of change that shapes who they are. “Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D Salinger, depicts the life of one young man who has constantly been trying to find his purpose. Like all people, Holden Caulfield has a moment in his life where his perspective was renewed. Because of Mr. Antolini’s conversation about where he believes Holden’s life is dwindling down to, Holden finally realizes his purpose and reaches the pivotal point in his life with the perspective that he will prosper to be “The Catcher in the Rye.” This moment shapes the entire meaning of the novel and emphasizes the meaning of innocence and how fast it may be lost without the help of others to preserve it. In the novel, “Catcher in the Rye,” many people try to guide Holden into the right direction to prevent him from failing as a human being, but the most impactful conversation he received was from his old teacher, Mr. Antolini. Holden’s old teacher cared much for him and his lecture was one that stood out from all the other conversations Holden has had in the course of the novel. Mr. Antolini goes one to describe where he believes Holden’s life will eventually come down to. “This fall I think you're riding
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