Essay about An Analysis Of ' Holden 's ' The Rye '

1220 Words May 24th, 2016 5 Pages
Relationships are a part of life and while it may be hard to be in some relationships, no one should live in a vacuum and block out the people most important in existence. Relationships are for friends and family, people who truly impact the lives of others, for better or for worse. As shown in The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield’s relationships with his family suffered due to the death of his brother, Allie. Although the relationships within his family became strained, Holden had the help of friends, strangers, and his sister Phoebe to guide him while in New York, but because he has a hatred for phonies, when he met up with friends and random strangers, he ended up feeling more depressed and nearly ran away in the end. In contrast to The Catcher in the Rye, the film Into the Wild showed Chris McCandless having a strong relationship with his mother and father but he felt that they were too clingy and wanted to have his own freedom which resulted in venturing off to Alaska. Despite loving his sister Carnie, he refused contact her because he didn’t want his parents to know his location and try to bring him back home. However, he did end up forging new friendships with Jan, Rainey, Wayne, Tracy, and Ron, and these relationships aided him on his journey to Alaska. Relationships impacted Holden and Chris by being the catalyst for running away. Additionally, these same relationships forced them to grow and realize that loneliness is not the best path to follow.…

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