Analysis Of ' Holden 's ' The Rye ' Essay

1006 Words Dec 17th, 2014 5 Pages
Some books lead you into imaginary worlds and others into reality. If all the books in the world disappeared, I would keep The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. On a two day odyssey through New York during Christmas break, the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, 17, experiences a drastic change leading him into adulthood. After his brother 's death, Holden shows many symptoms of depression. Speaking to the audience in first person in a "hospital", Holden is able to strongly convey his feelings. After his younger brother 's death, Holden gets expelled from several schools. He has a unique view on life; he calls everyone a "phony" and is strongly judgmental. In my opinion, the book is very realistic and displays a thorough insight into a teenager 's mind, such as mine, by seeing Holden 's thoughts and actions. As a result, the book is appealing to a huge audience that can relate to Holden because everyone has to go through their teenager years. The book is written in a unique way through colloquial and slangy language that makes the protagonist sound more like a 17 year old boy talking to you rather than an adult author. When I read The Catcher In The Rye, Holden was able to accurately portray my feelings and created a real connection to me. Although Holden lived in another time period, I feel that this book is amazing to relate to modern teenagers. Holden displays my life because he is an embodiment of my feelings. He is not only confused, but also stressed, sad, and…

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