It appears that he wants to still be a child in the beginning of the novel by saying that adults are phonies and by judging people by their appearance rather than their personality. Salinger, the protagonist, a 16-year-old boy named Holden Caulfield who lives in the 1940s, struggles to concur with the views of his society. He first shows this when he is writing about the Pencey Prep headmaster’s daughter. After getting kicked out of boarding school once again, Holden runs away to New York. Salinger, the protagonist Holden Caulifield views the world as an evil corrupt place where there is no peace. In this classic, Holden The Catcher in the Rye written by J. Salinger is one of the most controversial and timeless books written in our history.
It appears that he wants to still be a child in the beginning of the novel by saying that adults are phonies and by judging people by their appearance rather than their personality. Salinger, the protagonist, a 16-year-old boy named Holden Caulfield who lives in the 1940s, struggles to concur with the views of his society.
Jerry who is suddenly forced to come to terms with the situation, instead, separates himself from his former peers even further.
Also, even when the students realize that Renault is "some kind of rebel hero," he refuses to respond to them and continues his self-imposed alienation (175).
This intimidation spurs the alienation and loneliness felt by Jerry Renault and Holden Caufield.
Jerry Renault, an average teenager, has an issue with confidence that influences him to doubt himself, and thus alienate himself from his peers.
For instance, most students tend to display a certain demeanor known as "a Vigils thing;" they become very upset at Jerry when he doesn't act in this specified manner (103).
When opposed, the Vigils rely on the average student's tendency toward conformity to inflict their wrath; however, when conformists don't affect Renault, the malevolent Vigils resort to tactics that aim to alienate Jerry and influence him to do their bidding. In these latter chapters of the book Holden carries himself further and further towards his impending breakdown, but I think begins to realize what he is doing to those around him. Salinger, Little, Brown and Company Books, 1945) it is easily understood that Holden does not realize what he is doing to his future.He decides to have an adventure of his own, instead of returning home. Holden has a phony phobia that restricts him from becoming a fully matured adult. Holden's experiences in New York lead to further disruptions in his life, which eventually cause him to be put in an everyday normal life. D Salinger, narrates on the main character Holden Caulfield, a hostile and negative person, who suffers from severe depression. In Holden's attempted journey in becoming a fully matured adult, he encounters many scenarios involving friendship, personal opinions, and his love of children. I found these chapters really quite sad and depressing. In this story, Holden Caulfield is the protagonist and narrator Catcher in the rye Catcher in the rye should no longer be included in high school cirriculum.Holden's breakdown reaches its climax in Chapter 25. This book is about a teenager named Holden and what kind of absticles, struggles and emotions teenagers come face to face whitin daily life.The major theme in The Catcher in the Rye is that of alienation within a society that is increasingly sacrificing its value system for the sake of monetary gain. It is also that of alienation within a society that is conformist, where no one has the courage to be true, honest, and different. Jerry Renault, who at this point has lost all hope of being a normal student, continues his assault on all of that which he would hold dear.If it would not have been for his minuscule sense of self-esteem, he would not alienate himself from the rest of the student body.In Holden's attempt to do so, he realizes that everyone must eventually take the "fall The major problem in the book is how Holden, the main character, is dealing with growing up. He is not sure if he wants to become an adult or still be a child.