Holden Vs. Holden Of The Rye By F. Salinger Essay

1811 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 8 Pages
The world is a very vast place with millions of places to be discovered by people, on occasions though, all the places in the world can be taken up and some are left without a space. In Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger, Holden is one of those few left without a place in the world; he doesn 't fit in. Based in the 1950’s, Holden is a 16 year old telling the days before his mental breakdown. Prior to his psychiatric incident, Holden suffered from the death of younger brother Allie and has abandoned the world and given up on progressing in life. He demonstrates this destructive behavior by constantly flunking out of school due to his failing grades. After failing his most recent school, Pencey, rather than returning home with his parents, Holden takes it upon himself to board a train into New York where he is meet by a fellow student 's mother. After arriving in New York and taking a cab to his hotel, Holden goes up to his room and sees many spectacles out of his window. He eventually leads himself to the lavender room where he meets three older woman and attempts to flirt with them but to no prevail. After the lavender room closes up, Holden takes a night out on the town visiting various bars and eventually walking back to his hotel. As he goes up to his room, he is met by a pimp named Maurice who sends a young prostitute to his room. Holden meets with his merchandise, Sunny, but instead of using her to satisfy his sexual desires, he only wants to talk. She eventually leaves…

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