Holden Caulfield 's The Great Gatsby Essay

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Introduction
Holden Caulfield was a mysterious and a rather inept person. It seemed that he could not function in normal life. He had an attitude that was pessimistic and unhappy. He hated most things and referred to most people as “phonies.” There was one thing however, that was expressed in the book by J.D. Salinger, that Caulfield loved. Holden cherished innocence. Caulfield represents the core of all men and women. At the bottom of every one’s heart, there is a great void; a hunger and desire for love and hope. However, nothing can fill that void. Nothing, on this earth, can ever truly satisfy us or bring us the hope we all want and need. J.D. Salinger described a young man, Holden Caulfield, struggling with life. He, Salinger, illustrated how everyone has a façade that they build to cover their need and the empty hole in their heart. The book shows this by opening up Holden’s personality, thinking and the very depth of his heart; by removing the façade. Holden clearly was in want and needed hope. It is palpable to anyone who reads Catcher in the Rye that Holden is hurting. He is in pain from the worlds, and his own, carnal and evil nature. We all know deep down, we all have wrong intentions. We try to escape it. In my story of Holden’s Post-journey, we shall discover the only hope that can save Holden, and ourselves.
Chapter 1 Well, you heard the beginning, and now I must tell you the most important and amazing part of my life; how my life will be changed forever.…

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