Essay on How Most People in Society Deal with Judgement

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Most individuals recognize and deal with the important question “How do individuals in society view others? How does the way people act impact that?” Just as Holden Caulfield deals with that question in the story Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. This essay will be giving examples to how most people in society deal with judgment.

First of all, most individuals try to fit in and act "normal" in society; to feel accepted. Holden did the same thing. One of the things he used to deal with the judgment throughout society, was his red hunting hat. This hat meant something to Holden it seemed to make him feel, almost tough, when faced in with difficult and sensitive situations. He always seemed to put on his hat only when he was in
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Most individuals recognize and deal with the important question “How do individuals in society view others? How does the way people act impact that?” Just as Holden Caulfield deals with that question in the story Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. This essay will be giving examples to how most people in society deal with judgment.

First of all, most individuals try to fit in and act "normal" in society; to feel accepted. Holden did the same thing. One of the things he used to deal with the judgment throughout society, was his red hunting hat. This hat meant something to Holden it seemed to make him feel, almost tough, when faced in with difficult and sensitive situations. He always seemed to put on his hat only when he was in private, when he knew he wouldn't be judged. He wore it when he was writing Stradlater's composition about Allie's baseball mitt alone in his room at Pency Prep, because he was opening himself up emotionally by writing about his deceased brother and needed the shield the hat offered. He also wore it when he left Pency Prep and yelled "Sleep tight, ya morons" down the hall, because he needed that security when he made a bold decision. One last example is at the end of the book and he was watching Phoebe on the carousel, he put his hat on over his eyes so no one could see him cry. Most individuals find some kind of security or shield when they feel that society will or is judging them.
Throughout Catcher in the Rye, Holden seemed to feel mistreated
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