Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' The Catcher Rye '

2567 Words Nov 17th, 2016 11 Pages
According to Goodreads, Stephen Chbosky the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower wrote in his book, “I walked over to the hill where we used to go and sled. There were a lot of little kids there. I watched them flying. Doing jumps and having races. And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday...But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn 't” (“Quotes About Growing Up”). Basically Stephen Chbosky wrote that at some point even if one doesn’t want to, they have to grow up. In the book, The Catcher in the Rye, the main character Holden Caulfield imagines himself catching kids before they fall off the cliff into adult world, he wants to prevent the loss of innocence. The author of the Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger uses different symbols throughout the book to show that Holden wants to preserve kids innocence, but is unable to one way or another, revealing that kids should can only hang onto their innocence for so long, in order to be successful in the real world.
To begin, the author uses graffiti on the walls to reveal that Holden can’t preserve the loss of innocence in children, conveying that kids need to grow up on their own terms in order to be a successful functioning person in society. Holden finds profanity written on the walls in Phoebe’s school, and he says, “ ...I saw another ‘Fuck you’ on the wall. I tried to rub it off with my hand again, but this one was scratched on, with a…

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