Analysis Of Salinger 's ' The Catcher Rye ' Essay example

1070 Words Jan 26th, 2016 5 Pages
In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character, Holden Caulfield, has many issues. He likes to push his problems onto others, judge them with his internal thought, and isn’t willing to work on any of his personal issues. Holden Caulfield doesn’t take responsibility for his actions and tends to blame society for his problems.
Whenever Holden has a bad experience, he’s very quick to blame society and other people around him. For example, Holden blames the general population for “ruining things for him” (87). Holden states, “People are always ruining things for you.” (87). Holden is blaming his issues on other people. In this case, Holden leaves the bar and ends his conversation with Lillian because of the mere fact that her date showed up. He’s claiming how her date ruined his time with Lillian at the bar because they showed up and he didn’t like them. To add on, towards the middle of the book Holden has a conversation with Horwitz, the cab driver, about the ducks. The second Holden gets in the cab and starts throwing questions at Horwitz about the ducks. Horwitz starts out by trying to answer these questions, but Holden keeps asking them. So, Horwitz starts to yell at Holden regarding his ridiculous questions. Holden then judges Horwitz referring to him as “touchy.” Holden never thinks he is at fault for anything. In this instance, Holden keeps asking about the ducks and it’s obvious that Horwitz has no interest, but once he gets annoyed of Holden he…

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