Essay on Analysis Of Holden 's ' Catcher 's The Rye '

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Mesmerized by the internal need to preserve the innocence in the world around him, Holden ventures off on a life-changing journey to grasp the unattainable, the need to prevent children from maturing. With the unfortunate past events in his life guiding the way, Holden embarks on a mission to prove to the world that he can make his inflated dream a reality by protecting the youth from the impurities of adulthood. Being the catcher in the rye is more than just a job that Holden wants; it is the occupation he needs in his life to play his part. The heroic deeds Holden implicates into his voyage throughout the novel proves his valor, but he is stricken by an incognizant mentality, steering him away from his objective, and down the treacherous path of his realization. In the novel, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden portrays the qualities needed to be hero as he dreams of preserving innocence and saving the youth from trouble as the catcher in the rye; however Holden has multiple flaws that lead him to his final realization that all people eventually mature.
Driven by previous events in his life, Holden is motivated to preserve the innocence of the youth that he lost at an age much earlier than he wishes. Salinger includes this critically important element into his story to illustrate why Holden goes on his perilous journey in the first place, and to demonstrate through Holden the importance of the youth maintaining their innocence. Allie Caulfield holds a special place…

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