Character Analysis Of Holden Caulfield 's ' The Catcher 's The Rye '

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Some of the most powerful novels are ones that can emotionally touch readers. Ones that people can connect or relate to their own lives, or perhaps one of their companion’s lives. Chances are, if you enjoyed a book you read then you probably had some type of emotional connection to the main character or maybe with a side character. Let’s say a book with a sad ending made you cry. Why exactly can a book push you to tears? It is because the book built up a relationship overtime between you and maybe a character that experienced some sort of hardship. You will remember this type of book. It is a book that to you, is almost certainly one of good composure.
Holden Caulfield is the main character in The Catcher in the Rye. One of the reasons this book has gained popularity is due to Holden being able to tie emotionally with readers. He was a 16-year-old kid who recently just got expelled from a boarding school that his parents sent him to. Not wanting to return home in fear of what his parents might do, he stays in New York City for a few days. He felt as if he was the only person who could see how crooked the world is. Sometimes, Holden felt like he did not even belong to this world of which we live. Trying and failing to get a date, attempting to wash problems away with alcohol, and dealing with the loss of his brother are all things that start to catch up with and upset Holden. It doesn’t help that he doesn’t know yet exactly how to control his feeling effectively so he becomes…

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