I asked him very nicely and all. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden views the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no peace. Mutta niitä juttuja on kuitenkin pakko hokea, jos haluaa pysyä hengissä. Holden spends money on taxis, hotel rooms, food, dates, and the nuns. Henry feels as though running from the backlash of the first skirmish he fought was a great debacle, and he is further tormented when the tattered soldier asks him how he got his feigned wound. And besides, even if you did go around saving guys' lives and all, how would you know if you did it because you really wanted to save guys' lives, or because you did it because what you really wanted to do was be a terrific lawyer, with everybody slapping you on the back and congratulating you in court when the goddam trial was over, the reporters and everybody, the way it is in the dirty movies? Holden looks for the flaw in everyone and tries to eliminate that person that he sees as a threat. He is a seventeen year old from New York City, and in the book, he comes to terms with his past.
As The Catcher in the Rye progresses, Holden comes to terms that he is powerless to rid the world of evil and forever protect both young children and himself from growing up. So we can pretty sure there's something up with Holden—something more than your average teenage emo kid with Dashboard Confessional posters on his walls. He sees them as human when he experiences his first surge of fierce, animalian anger. Holden never learns how to control his emotions and actions about love and sex. He lends out up his hound's-tooth jacket, knowing it'll get stretched out in the shoulders. Henry found his manhood during the fierce chaos of battle.
The one side of my head — the right side — is full of millions of gray hairs. He's a very sympathetic and kind person. He makes many choices without putting much thought into them and this hurts himself as well as others. Holden goes through many stressful events during the weekend, but instead of coming out more mature and grown up, he still has the same childish views on life; he is violent minded, depressed, confused, and irresponsible. Holden is very much a character of contradiction; at seventeen years of age he is six feet two-and-a-half inches 189 cm tall, and already has some grey hair — though he himself admits that he sometimes acts more like a 13-year-old than an adult.
The price Henry and Holden paid for their maturity was a loss of much of the egocentricity they had possessed. Holden also never learns how to think out his decisions. When he finally decides to talk about his future with Mr. Holden Caufield did not emerge from that weekend as a more mature person. Partly because I have a lousy vocabulary and partly because I act quite young for my age sometimes. So we can appreciate a novel that constructs its conflicts primarily through plot - the layered ambiguity of a fatal car accident caused by a vehicle owned by Gatsby but driven by someone else, for instance. I'm big for my age.
Holden also thinks of many things as depressing. Sally Hayes - A very attractive girl whom Holden has known and dated for a long time. I am thinking now of what I rate the best one, Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, perhaps because this one expresses so completely what I have tried to say. Later, Holden decides to flee to the West where he will live as a deaf mute, ideal because he wouldn't have to talk with people. The symbolism used in the final passage of the novel is much deeper than the reader would think. He urges her to do it and even raises his voice.
Although his perception of the world as a corrupt and phony place is not modified significantly, his final realization is a tremendous step towards accepting the inevitable- he must mature eventually, and the world will never be pure. When Holden gets to New York he calls Faith Cavendish, who he thinks is a stripper. Holden is a 17years old boy having difficulty staying in schools more than 6 months because he doesn't work enough and Christopher… 681 Words 3 Pages Holden vs. My nature is to be depressive and come out of it and write, and enjoy writing and feeling as if I have a passion and excitement and love and euphoria for it and then I go 'back to sleep again' where I can eat and watch television and not work, not be productive and then just as if a magic switch is turned on I can do it all over again. Holden does not get along with his parents a.
He asked the Ackley kid to go for a movie even though he didn't like him much; and he goes out to meet Mr. My kid sister Phoebe goes to bed around nine o'clock— so I couldn't call her up. His emotional outpouring at the merry-go-round further sustains his prior reasoning that he cannot stop maturation. The usual pattern in this genre of fiction is for the protagonist to begin in turmoil, struggle toward maturity, face various obstacles that initially defeat him but that he can overcome through virtue and perseverance, and eventually triumph. He becomes very angry and wants the bash the skull of whoever did that on the marble floor so they are all bloody. The story is notable for the appearance of Phoebe and Vincent's statements about a child crawling off a cliff. Who cares if the three girls in the Lavender Room weren't terribly interested in giving him the time of day; they were just phonies who couldn't carry on a conversation.
During the novel Holden and a girl he knows by the name of Sally Hayes go on a movie date together, there Sally runs into an old friend named George, who she strikes up a conversation with. He has ideals that he sets for himself but he never follows through. Holden understands people: how they think, how they act, and why they do what they do. When asked by what he would like to be, Holden rejects standard choices such as a lawyer or a scientist. The steady speed at which Salingerís and Craneís language streams enables the reader to see the independent events that lead up to the ultimate rite of passage for both Henry and Holden. He does eventually realize that he cannot stop the process when he tries to erase another sign that does not come off.