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What Are The Differences Between Catcher In The Rye And Huckleberry Finn

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Jodi Picoult once said, “If you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” This quote represents both of the main characters in the novels The Catcher in the Rye and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In both of these novels, the main characters Holden and Huckleberry face many challenges throughout their life that cause them to become isolated and view the world as a terrible place. Even though they are both children, in their small amount of time on earth they have both faced several tragedies. To begin, Holden in The Catcher in the Rye has faced many traumatic events throughout his young life. The earliest tragedy that Holden faced that changed his outlook on the world was his brother Allie’s passing. Holden’s brother Allie died of leukemia when Holden was only thirteen years old. As any child would, this is when Holden first started to separate himself from his family and friends and have a different outlook on the world around him. Holden said in the novel, “Anyway I kept walking and walking up Fifth Avenue, without any tie on or anything. Then all of a sudden, something very spooky started happening. Every time I came to the end of a block and stepped off the goddamn curb, I had a feeling that I’d never get to the other side of the street. I thought I’d just go down, down, down, and nobody’d ever see me again. Boy,
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