Theme Of Death In Catcher In The Rye

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Through this little thing called life we all try to figure out who we are what we want to be and ultimately what we want to accomplish in life. In the books Catcher in the rye, Into the wild and mask of the red death all these books show a similar theme for the main characters such as understanding society, trying to figure out who they are, and finally death. For Holden in catcher in the rye it's all about him Salinger does a great job on going on and describing the adventure for holden on who he is and what he is meant to be. For Chris Mccandless in Into the wild he ultimately is just lost with society and ultimately hates it so decided to cut himself off his story is so amazing Jon Krakauer does a awesome job describing every little detail …show more content…
We will never fully understand this world not ourselves shooting ourselves out will not help we need to engage to understand anything. For Into the wild Chris takes up on adventure through his mind and what he believes, he is so tired of all the hate and all the idolizing of people and items such as money, cars, technology, ect. “He could simply abandon his Datsun and resume his odyssey on foot. And that's what he decided to do”(Krakauer,28-29). Before he abandons his care his battery dies that's why he initially cant use it but normal people would wait and try to get help but the fact that he just didn't care and continued his journey on foot shows how he doesn't care about items a main one for him was money he donates all his money to charity about 24,000 dollars. “ what nobody knew-was that he would shortly donate all the money in his college fund to OXFAM america, charity …show more content…
“No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal --the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men. And the whole seizure, progress and termination of the disease, were the incidents of half an hour” (Poe). Poe tries to create an atmosphere of fear right at the beginning of the story. This is just about the scariest depiction of death you could imagine in a paragraph. The price Shuts himself off from society just like Chris Mccandless did in into the wild but the prince was a little more selfish he did so he wouldn't catch the disease and just sit in his castle while the rest of the world dies of the plague. This lighting makes the black room so creepy that almost no one dares to go in. In the Princes castle there is this black room there's also an enormous black clock this room is so creepy that almost no one dares to go in. The clock chimes at every hour with a note so strange that all the masqueraders are put on edge and stop whatever they're doing when they hear it, even the musicians. After the clock

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