Holden's Sexuality In 'Catcher In The Rye'
Holden is an unrealistic romantic, and his sympathy for children, also affects his sexuality. Not only does holden subconsciously not want to lose his virginity unless it is the perfect setting with the perfect girl, but he also doesn’t feel right having sex with someone that he still sees has innocent traits of a child. When she asks him to hang up her dress he says: “It made me feel sort of sad when I hung it up. I thought of her going to a store and buying it, and nobody in the store knowing she was a prostitute and all. The salesman probably just thought she was a regular girl when she bought it. It made me feel sad as hell--I don't know why exactly.” Holden realizes how screwed up this situation is; sunny is a girl who had such a screwed up life, disadvantaged and brought up wrong, being forced into prostitution. And Holden is super rich and super depressed kicked out of multiple schools and he’s about to take away the tiny bit of innocence left in