The Theme Of Catcher In The Rye
The theme of the catcher in the rye is that growing up is hard. Holden doesn 't want to grow up. He doesn 't want change. Holden says that he loves the museum so much because nothing changes. “The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody’d move…. Nobody’d be different. The only thing that would be different would be you.”(chpt. 16.). Holden doesn 't want things to change and secretly fears growing up. Holden proves this theme by saying that “certain things should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases just leave them alone.” (chpt. 16.). This shows holden thinks that you should be able to hold onto some things and keep them the way they are …show more content…
Holden wants to please phoebe as her older brother and believes she is wonderful at basically everything she does. She hits a nerve when she points out that holden “doesn 't like a million things”(chpt 12). Three adjectives that i would use to describe phoebe would be wise, talented, and stubborn.
Mr. Antolini(flat) sort of attempts to reach an understanding with holden. He is a very kind and generous person who allows holden to come stay the night on a very short notice in chapter twenty-four. He tells holden in chapter twenty-four that once he gets his stuff together his first move will be to start applying himself. Three adjectives i would use to describe Mr antolini would be generous, understanding, and human.
7. The setting of the story is mainly new york city 's nightlife. Holden 's size and grey hair allows him to explore certain aspects of life where a minor would not be able to. Holden at one point tells the elevator lady that he is