|The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, describes a period of time in a young
boys life. This boy is repeatedly gets kicked out of schools and he does again in the
beginning of the book. He leaves a few days before Christmas vacation starts, before his
parents get notice that he has gotten kicked out of his school. He doesent want to go
home early, so he just goes back to Manhattan and tries to survive on his own.
Holden Caulfield is a 16 year old boy. One character trait he has is insecurity. He
seems insecure due to the fact that he repeats himself often. It seems as though he
feels people aren’t listening to him. He is also very lonely. He states that when one of
his friends, Luce, he meets to have a few drinks with, says he has to leave. Holden is also
unstable. Throughout the book, his mental, physical and emotional state decreases. He
gets beat up, goes through a breakdown, and gets v...