Argumentative Essay On The Catcher In The Rye

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Holden Caulfield has not had a great past and is not a simple person. He is up and then down. When Holden was young, his younger brother Allie died. His brother died from leukemia on July 18, 1946, when he was thirteen years old. That night Allie died, Holden had a mental break down, and broke all the windows in his garage with his bare hands. With him being hospitalized for his hands, he never made it to Allie’s funeral, and never had any closure. Holden is now an adult, but he still has moments where he still acts childish and immature. Holden doesn’t know how to act, or how to respond in some situations. He doesn’t know how to be a fully responsible grown up yet. One problem Holden didn’t deal with right was school. Holden went to Pencey Prep in Agerstown, Pennsylvania. He was kicked out for failing four subjects. He didn't call or tell his parents what happened, he planned to tell them that Wednesday that he was going home. He didn’t go directly home either. He went home a couple of days early so Holden spent his time by staying in hotels, wasting money that he was running out of, and buying drinks for women that had no interest in him. He was …show more content…
Holden was going to move away, but he decided to stay and go home to his parents. Holden told Phoebe this outside of the Museum of Arts, but she didn’t believe him. She didn’t want to go back to school because she thought that he was going to leave her. Then Holden said “If I let you skip school this afternoon and go for a little walk, will you cut out the crazy stuff?” So after that they went to the zoo. At the zoo they saw sea lions, and Phoebe went on the carrousel. Holden should have been a responsible brother, and made Phoebe go back, but he didn’t. He understood why Phoebe would not want to go back, and just go play. Education is important, but Holden had sympathy for his sister. He didn’t want her to be worried about failing class. He wants her to feel like a

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