Catcher in the Rye

Catcher in the Rye

Many people find that there dreams are unreachable. Holden Caulfield realizes this in J.D Salinger?s book The Catcher in the Rye. In The Catcher in the Rye, Houlden Caulfield believes in purely black and white concepts, with little to no grey area in between. He applies these beliefs to people he encounters while he travels. Each aquintance is considered to be a phony or pure and true.
In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden views the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no peace. This perception of the world does not change significantly through the novel. However as the novel progresses, Holden gradually comes to the realization that he is powerless to change this.
During the short period of Holdens life covered in this book, “Holden does succeed in making us perceive that the world is crazy.” Shortly after Holden leaves Pencey Prep he checks in to the Edmont Hotel. This is where Holdens turmoil begins. Holden spends the following evening in this hotel which was “full of perverts and morons. (There were) screwballs all over the place.” His situation only deteriorates from this point on as the more he looks around this world, the

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