The Catcher Rye And Jeannette From The Glass Castle By F. Salinger

1214 Words Oct 30th, 2015 5 Pages
“Among other things, you 'll find that you 're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior.” (Salinger 209) Imagine coming from two different sides of the world, living a life like no other. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden longs for isolation and the constant fear of the transition from childhood to adulthood never seems to escape his mind:“Don 't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody” (Salinger 214). When analysing the protagonist Holden from The Catcher in the Rye and Jeannette from The Glass Castle, it is apparent that there are many differences between them. Holden is like no other boy one may meet in their life, he is clueless to the world while he may like to imagine that he knows life’s secrets, the truth is, he is a person that takes everything for granted. Instead of appreciating his loving family, the roof over his head, and the three meals he receives everyday Holden walks the earth as if he is the only one who truly suffers the dreads of reality. On the other hand, Jeannette from the age of three learned that life is not always easy and one must be willing to fend for themselves in order to get what they want. Hardship, pain, and uncertainty are some of the things that Jeannette must go through day in and day out. Unlike Holden, Jeannette does not have a shoulder to cry on when times are tough. She learns at an early age that education is the key to her success, and will be the only…

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