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Comparing The Catcher And The Rye, By J. D. Salinger

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The need for social connection is wired inside the human mind. In the Catcher and the Rye, J.D. Salinger coveys the negative impacts of detaching from society. If one remains isolated for extended periods of time, the person never find meaning in his or her life. In the novel, Holden’s tendency to limit himself socially makes it difficult to appreciate his life. Specifically, Holden cannot maintain a conversation, he cannot he deal with girls and he dislikes the society. Holden’s negative attitude is a catalyst for his own disengagement in society. After he becomes expelled from Pencey prep, Old Spencer lectures Holden about life being a game. Subsequently, Holden’s thinks “Game, my ass… If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are,
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