Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' Catcher ' And ' The Rye '

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First Semester Final

In the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, Holden deals with many complications with himself and how me must deal with the outside world. Holden’s most overriding problem is the reality of being able to preserve innocence. Throughout the book Holden experiences many daunting tasks about what it means for him to be an adult and how the world around him will be just fine even if it seems that all the innocence in the world is vanishing all at once.
Holden’s predicament throughout the book is that he must protect the innocence of all the women and children around him. Holden is talking to Phoebe in the apartment and says, "You know that song 'If a body catch a body comin ' through the rye '? I 'd like – " "It 's 'If a body meet a body coming through the rye '!" old Phoebe said. "It 's a poem. By Robert Burns." "I know it 's a poem by Robert Burns." She was right, though. It is "If a body meet a body coming through the rye." I didn 't know it then, though. "I thought it was 'If a body catch a body, '" I said. "Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody 's around – nobody big, I mean – except me. And I 'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they 're running and they don 't look where they 're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That 's all…

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