Examples Of Immaturity In Catcher In The Rye

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As many people from the teenage years to late adulthood realize, relationships are incredibly complicated. Sometimes you see one side of someone and then they turn out to be the total opposite. Everyone has a different view of people and treat them differently.Back in the 1950’s especially women were treated with not much respect. Holden Caufield is a very complicated boy. Like some men he is very attracted to women but how he treats them is not how it should be. His immaturity gets the best of him in many situations. In “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caufield has a twisted way of dealing with women. He views almost all the women in his life, such as Sally and Jane like objects. Holden Caufield’s relationships with women in his life are ruined because of his immaturity and childish acts. However his relationship with his little sister Phoebe shows that he knows how to value women and treat them how they should be. In the start of the novel, one of the first girls introduced is Jane Gallagher. As she is introduced, he talks about his past with this girl. Jane and Holden would hang out often. They even “necked” or made out once. There was some kind of relationship that was more than friendship with those too. He says, “I held hands with her all the time, for instance. That …show more content…
His relationship with Jane fell through because he couldn’t find the nerves to call her. With Sally, his impulsive behavior made her never want to see him again. The change in Holden occurred when he realizes how happy he is with his sister. Happy tears even flooded and fell his eyes. Unfortunately, the relationships with girls his age didn’t fall through because he wasn’t ready and too immature. Even though immaturity gets the best of people at times, it is the little things in life like Phoebe that makes one realize what good things they already

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