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

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Nana Fordwuo Mr. Broderick-King English 101 5/24/16 Essay A.M.D.G.

In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield is faced with multiple “phonies” that divert him from those he really holds affection for. Throughout the novel Holden shows disgust for certain characters but his ability to build relationships of intimacy are most eminent. Through Allie Caulfield, Holden is able to make a more personal connection. Seeing as how he is now dead, Allie is a savior in the eyes’ of Holden when he is in the time of need. Phoebe Caulfield, Holden’s ten year old sister, shares similar tastes with Holden earning his respect as well as his time, allowing Holden to show affection to her more than any other character. Jane Gallagher although never physically present in the novel holds a special place in Holden’s heart, his first love. Through Jane, Holden is able to experience things that his brother and sister couldn 't give him, earning her his ability to show affection. With the struggle between adolescence and adulthood, Holden Caulfield, of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, finds himself through the relationships he builds with Allie and Phoebe Caulfield as well as Jane Gallagher.

Holden Caulfield glorifies his younger brother Allie more than any other character in the Catcher in the Rye. According to Holden, Allie was a genius as well as the…
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