The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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J.D. Salinger created a lot of important passages that would be associated with what type of message that he was trying to convey to the audience. Salinger would develop certain characters like Phoebe through her description and actions to have a influence on Holden, thus causing him to change as a character and reveal sides of him that the audience hasn’t seen before. Phoebe really influenced Holden throughout the entire book. When he takes her to the movies Phoebe is able to differentiate and tell if Holden is taking her for a good or bad movie. Yet she does not mind if the movie is bad or good. “You'd like her...she knows it's a pretty good movie” (67). Holden talks a lot about about his sister in this part. Since he is talking a lot about her it shows how important she is to Holden. By doing this it displays how great Phoebe is. Phoebe is this super smart person and Holden likes to compare her to Alie. Through Holden's dialogue it seems that he really emphasizes on how he loved the red of hair of both Phoebe and Alie. Both of them did have red hair that Holden liked a lot and both are really young when Holden describes them. This shows that Holden likes them being young and Salinger emphasizes on how Holden loves kids because of their innocence. Holden wants to try to preserve this innocence in…
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