Holden finds corruption in almost everything he sees but does not yet even realize that he too is part of that corrupt world the minute he stopped being a child and wanting to be an adult. Holden's story is written by him when he is in a t. He spend much time with her during the summer in Maine on vacation. He even went as far to changing his name to Holden. Holden's Depression As Holden stumbles to the bathroom, he imagines himself in a dramatic scene where he's been shot and goes after Maurice with an automatic weapon. Jane never actually appears in The Catcher in the Rye, but she is extremely important to Holden, because she is one of the few girls whom he both respects and finds attractive.
Holden decides to walk forty-one blocks back to the hotel. Holden remembers him being the one to cover the boy who jumped out of the window one day at school. This creates a huge problem when trying to analyze any aspect of this peculiar novel, and to try to make sense of it, I have come to the following conclusion. Holden fears adulthood because it brings responsibilities and trouble. Salinger, contains many complex symbols, many of the symbols in the book are interconnected. Holden can be described as smart or sensitive but somewhat crazy or phsyco.
He died three years before the story takes place from Leukemia. These experiences are what frighten Holden because this boy of sixteen has already been involved in many of the pleasures and problems that come from these experiences. We've seen that his isolation makes him feel this way, so it makes sense that he's looking for companionship to make him feel better. Partly because he can't do anything, ever. Sunny removes her dress, but Holden feels uncomfortable more than turned on by this experience. However, my mind is jumbled from the fight and the adrenaline is still pumping, I need some sleep.
Despite his earlier expression of distaste for organized religion, he forces them to take ten dollars as a charitable contribution. How would you know you weren't being a phony? Holden likes to act spontaneously. All they did was keep letting Him down. He introduces himself as Jim Steele. The call to adventure makes the hero pass from one level of maturity to another.
In this lesson, we will review chapter thirteen of the J. But in this image-drenched world, sometimes we struggle to appreciate and celebrate books where the quality arises not exclusively from plot but also from the language itself. Guys that never read books. I believe Holden is a sympathetic character that just has a weird way of expressing his feelings and may have emotional and psychological problems. She never said thank you, either, when you offered her something. Antolini now teaches at New York University.
If you want to know the truth, I'm a virgin. Maurice slugs Holden in the stomach and leaves him crumpled on the floor. A symbol is an object represents an idea that is important to the novel. She came in and took her coat off right away and sort of chucked it on the bed. He is a girl who he respects doesn't call a phony.
She was very nervous, for a prostitute. Holden tries to refuse, but Maurice pins him against a wall while Sunny takes the money from his wallet. Up to this point, Holden has been able to avoid a clash between his real and his ideal worlds, but in these chapters, the conflict becomes unavoidable, and Holden is caught in a moment of crisis and danger. He finds the hypocrisy and ugliness of the world around him almost unbearable, and through his cynicism he tries to protect himself from the pain and disappointment of the adult world. If you do, you start missing everybody. I've had quite a few opportunities to lose my virginity and all, but I've never got around to it yet.
This battle is an impossible one an until Holden realizes this he will never leave his land of illusion and adjust to the world. Salinger uses all three of these symbols to represent the thoughts of the central character, Holden Caulfield. Because she's still a kid, she has all these little nervous habits that force Holden to see her as an individual rather than a prostitute. Although published almost a half-century ago, the author's most famous work, Catcher in the Rye, enjoys almost as healthy and devoted a following today as the book did when it was first published. He then tries to act tough when Maurice is asking for five more dollars for the prostitute but Holden starts to cry when the prostitute takes the five dollars. On the way home in the freezing cold, Holden imagines a detailed confrontation with whomever stole his gloves at Pencey.
While Holden Caulfield is wondering around New York City, he asks many people what happens to the ducks when the pond freezes. In the end, he offers to pay her for her time; the prostitute, Sunny, tries to double her price, but Holden refuses to pay extra. Read on as I discuss three different shootings that have been related to this novel and why Holden Caulfield was their inspiration. Holden, the main character and narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is no exception to this rule. Lesson Summary After Sunny, the prostitute, leaves, Holden tries to get his mind off of his debilitating depression by talking out loud to his deceased younger brother, Allie.