The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

944 Words Jan 26th, 2018 4 Pages
Some say society is the problem for their misbehaviours while others say it is the child who is responsible. Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger tells a story of a teenage boy named Holden Caulfield who gets kicked out from school to school. He never pushed himself in academics or anything and ended up failing, at most, everything. He re-tells what happened to him in New York after he got kicked out of Pencey Prep and secretly spends two nights in New York City. What is a misfit? A misfit is a person who is unable to adjust or fit into his or her current situation. While Holden surround himself with members of society who push Holden down throughout the story, he is a misfit in his own ways. Three important elements that cause him to become a misfit: not accepting his little brother's death, growing up, and backing out on reality. Holden has a couple of siblings in the novel one in particular who he keeps bringing up is his little brother Allie who died of leukemia. Holden has had a hard time accepting his death. Allie and Holden were very close and Allie's death affects Holden in a very negative way. He has a hard time letting his brother go; almost as if he does not want to forget and move on. "My brother had this left-handed fielders mitt'd have liked him" (Salinger,38). Holden has to write a writing arrangement on any topic for his teacher Stradlater, and he picked Allie's…
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