Analysis Of Salinger 's ' The Catcher Rye ' Essay

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There has never been a day in this world where individuality and identity came from the acceptance of belonging. Society deems the idea that it is wellfully astonishing for someone to uphold a different “character” than everyone else. However, society does not guarantee that that “someone” would be accepted considering their difference. One specific fictional society backs up these beliefs. This fictional society is the community that takes place in The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. J.D. Salinger spawns this relatable “world” with the addition of Holden Caulfield- the teenage main character and overall point of view of the story. Holden Caulfield- with a depressing outlook on life- outrightly illustrates a loathing attitude towards those who want to and are trying to play the game of fitting in. Holden tries hard to resist everything that is “growing up” in an adult society and because of this, he believes there is always another approach. Salinger depicts a fake humanity that will always welcome uniqueness because he wants to show a “real life” disparity. He starts the “game” of “fitting in” eloquently and Caulfield downplays this game. With deep rhetoric, he also shows how trying to be accepted in society is inescapable, kills one’s character and at times- is not always preplanned. Based on dejected yet casual diction, concealed figurative language and murky tone in the novel The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger supports the existent idea of conforming and…

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