Salinger 's ' Wonderland ' And ' The Catcher 's The Rye ' Essay

809 Words Sep 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
It has been said that “the turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” Although, for many, it is difficult to find this strength making growing up seem frightening. This process and struggle reaching adulthood is shown in both Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Alice in Wonderland is a story of a little girl named Alice whose fantasies take her a made up, crazy land called Wonderland, in which she meets many different curious creatures. The Catcher in the Rye is about a sixteen year old boy named Holden who just got kicked out of his school and is roaming around New York City looking for a way to escape his unavoidable future. Growing up is not an easy process, not only for Alice and Holden, but, for everyone.
In both The Catcher in the Rye and Alice in Wonderland, the main character goes on a journey. However Holden’s journey in New York City is very different from Alice’s journey through Wonderland. While Alice is literally travelling through Wonderland, Holden, although roaming New York, goes on more of a mental journey. Also their journeys work in opposite directions. Holden had already grown out of his childhood and is journeying towards a place where time freezes and nothing changes. 0n the other hand, Alice is on a child’s journey showing her growing and maturing. While her journey works with the flow of time, Holden’s battles against it.…

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