Holden Caulfield of Catcher In the Rye, the equivalent portrayal of J.D Salinger

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Holden Caulfield of Catcher In the Rye, the equivalent portrayal of J.D Salinger
Jerome David “J.D” Salinger’s masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, is a world to the disillusioned protagonist Holden Caulfield. The story follows Holden Caulfield following his eviction from his private school, Holden leaves school two days early to travel New York before returning home. He interconnected with many different folks along the way and fascinatingly, the character of Holden Caulfield holds a remarkable similarity to J.D Salinger himself. The Cather in the Rye was based on J.D Salinger’s life, the world in which he lived, and the world in general has influenced the production of the novel. They both have a comparable childhood to each other and
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Both Holden and Salinger went to one private school to another with little or no worry for the price. And these affect the story as how Holden could do anything and wherever he wants, spending the capability of his cash. For example he could go to Manhattan early consuming his own money even without his parents’ knowledge and there he uses his wealth to hire prostitute. Furthermore, they both failed their subjects in school affected Holden’s character as he is not really a clever man as he doesn’t think things through. Besides, Holden getting expelled from school was the starting point of the story. Holden also have a special fondness for young women, “I mean she was quite young and all, and most girls if you see them putting their hand on the back of somebody's neck, they're around twenty-five or thirty and usually they're doing it to their husband or their little kid--I do it to my kid sister Phoebe once in a while, for instance. But if a girl's quite young and all and she does it, it's so pretty it just about kills you.” (Salinger 43) Salinger too, was attracted to girls in the edge of maturity and spent his life obsessed with young girls (thedailybeast.com). His marriage also followed the same pattern but unfortunately he failed to find a significant connection with a woman as he divorced twice (cliffnotes.com). In the novel, Holden was often

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