How Does Holden Caulfield Be A?

1111 Words May 12th, 2016 5 Pages
Obedience. An simple word, so full with different meanings. We can see the looks on everyone 's faces, we hear the gossip, but will we ever react? No, we are taught to stay out of it. Instructions drilled into our minds to be obedient. Living a life that is seen as perfect, but forever striding for a goal that was picked for us? Where is the expression? Where is the newly found happiness? The society that we live in today has changed us, shaped us into “not my business” or “that’s their problem” kind of people. With everyday life, we are faced with challenges, the defining moment is how we adapt or react to these changes, that is what defines us. Kids drop out to escape this fate, to escape being tortured every day by their peers, but the scars will remain; they will never fade, but will only be covered up by other scars stemming from the abuse. That is how Holden Caulfield is, a scar-covered young man, just trying to escape. Holden’s story begins at Pencey, it is Holden’s fourth school; he has already failed out of three others. At Pencey, he has failed four out of five of his classes and is expelled for not trying in any of those classes. Instead of holden going straight home, he decided to go out on the town for a total of three days. “ What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of goodbye. I mean I’ve left schools and other places I didn’t even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don’t care if it’s a sad goodbye or a bad goodbye, but when…
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