The Rebellion Of Holden In The Unjust Society

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The Rebellion of Holden in the unjust society Holden’s rebellion against societal expectations is justified because Holden never truly found something which he felt worthwhile within the societal expectations that had been placed on him nor did he let others ideals affect how he looked at people. Holden rebels against sexual conformity by over thinking sexual preference and male dominance within relationships. Holden in this case has conflicts whenever he is alone with a girl. Holden even says “...most guys don’t. I can’t help it, you never know if they want you to stop…” (page 92) this is when he is alone and waiting for Sunny to come up to his room. While waiting he explained how girls always say stop, but you never know their true intentions …show more content…
This book takes place during the postwar period and he never really felt like he fit in. He even said “...game my ass…where all the hot-shots are, then it's a game.” (page 8). The “game” within this sentence represents that life is a game that must be played a certain way, but it depends what social statice you changes the rules you have to play by. Holden views life as an unjust game that you can cheat in and be fine, but he quickly finds that is not the case, yet it takes him a while. This post war conformity of which the U.S. has been pushing on the people new ways of life after the war. Most have jumped into this new society, but Holden never truly felt like it was right or believed it was true. Though he eventually thought otherwise because he wrote “Another “Fuck You” it was written in red crayon or something right under the glass part of the wall” this truly made Holden queasy because he noted that the kids which he hold in such high hopes for staying innocent. This shows that the innocence he was trying to protect was already tainted beyond help. The conformity which is found within this is the inserting the slang curse words are becoming more and more accepted in society nowadays that during or before the war. With all this it shows that Holden reason to rebel is completely logical, but odd for a kid his age like why would he care that people live different lives during …show more content…
With his rebellion against sexual conformity in which men hold power in relationships and how they are taught how flits act no matter the truth it was ingrained that they are bad. Another rebellion that Holden has is against the truth about how life progresses and at the beginning of his story he tries to convince himself that he is just going through a phase that everyone at one point or another goes through. Then he learns that all kids grow up eventually and you can’t stop them so if they want to go for the ring you have to let them. Lastly he rebels against the pressures to conform to the new postwar ways. This is truly shown by the fact he thinks that all games can be cheated on even the games of life and he feels like it during the majority of this december that he describes. Then he explained that seeing the f-bomb was a massive hit to him because this made him realize the fact that life is a games that cannot be cheated ever and if you do it catches up with you quickly and you suffer. Holden may seem to have a slight insanity, but that was back then nowadays he would have been accepted with the thoughts he has had for the majority of what seems his life via what we were told within his mini

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