Theme Of Role Confusion In Catcher In The Rye

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Holden Caulfield is the main character of the book Catcher in the Ray, the book set the time to 1950s. Holden is sixteen years old and he thinks different from other kids who are at that age, which means he is a problem youth. He smoke and talk dirty, did badly at school, he had been kicked out by four schools and he lies all the time. He hates the adult world and in his mind everyone is acting fake, he thinks they are phony. He is afraid of growing up, he don’t want to become what he hate which is an adult. And he is really lost during that time, he feels depressed and disappointing of the world he is living, he wanted to die but he is afraid of death. After he got kicked out from school, he started his adventure in New York. After Holden left school, he went to visit a prostitute but he di do anything to her, he tried to have a conversation with her but it didn’t go well but he still pay her the money they had the deal with. After that prostitute come back with a man and they ask for more money, but Holden refuse to pay and he got beaten up by the man and they took the money from Holden’s wallet then leave. …show more content…
role confusion can explain Holden’s actions and thoughts. Identity Vs. role confusion is a stage teenager are at. This period is the transition from childhood to adulthood, and this is most important tine period of a people’s life. This is a major stage in development when the child has to learn to be independent by testing the roles and decide what he will be in the future. And in this stage teenagers will test themselves and try to identity who they are. Holden is really lost at this time period, he tried to fit in the world he hates, and he act like that adult he identifies as phony. He wanted to escape to the western side of US and wanted to die but after meeting his younger sister he changed his mind, he stayed. He found a role for himself which is a big brother, a protector of all innocent children. He founded the reason of his

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