Holden's escape to New York is an act of desperation, not maturity, as shown by his often inappropriately childish behavior throughout the novel. If you want to know the truth, I'm a virgin. Although, fair enough, it was also just considered polite to take your hat off inside, just like today. Later on that day, Stradlater asks Holden to write a composition for him while he is on a date, but he could not get started since his roommate, Ackley would not leave him alone. Shortly after Holden leaves Pencey Prep, he checks in to the Edmont Hotel. Not only is this novel famous for its literary merit, it is also known as his most banned novel in certain schools. Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.
Holden is somewhat mature above his age, but still desires pleasures like any other teenage boy. Norms meaning that people should appear and act the way a normal person would in society. The truth is that interactions with other people usually confuse and overwhelm him, and his cynical sense of superiority serves as a type of self-protection. People often use objects to highlight their individuality. The events that have transpired in his short life have turned him into almost an outcast in society. As his thoughts about the Museum of Natural History demonstrate, Holden fears change and is overwhelmed by complexity.
He wants everything to be easily understandable and eternally fixed, like the statues of Eskimos and Indians in the museum. He is a teenager forced to grow up in a time of turmoil with severe emotional handicaps placed upon him by family, friends and life in general. Critics agree that Holden finally realizes that the hat cannot provide him full protection when Phoebe takes the hat out of his pocket and places it on his head. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. Because this is a hunting cap, we might speculate on what it is that Holden is hunting. For , the schools represent the phony, cruel world of those who run them. He is a radically independent adolescent who tosses off judgments at ease unselfconsciously… 507 Words 2 Pages J.
Phoebe stands more of a guide for me in the book and her judgments were greatly trusted because she understands her brother and his needs. This fall I think you're riding for — it's a special kind of fall, a horrible kind. Something that Holden longs for. This can be said of most teenagers today. The way I wore it, I swung the old peak way around to the back--very corny, I'll admit, but I liked it that way.
I got up close so I could hear what he was singing. It represents Holden's love for his deceased brother as well as Allie's authentic uniqueness. Meanwhile, he takes it off when he's on the train, going to a bar, in hotel lobbies, and so forth. Allie covered the glove with poems written in green ink so that he would have something to read when things got boring in the baseball field. It represents his peculiar personality and his desire of being different from everyone else, even though he does not wears it around people he knows.
Holden just finished gathering the money he needs to go back to New York. The hat is inseparable from J. We get to learn about his fears, the things that he loves and are important to him. While it is appropriate to discuss the novel in such terms, Holden Caulfield is an unusual protagonist for a bildungsroman because his central goal is to resist the process of maturity itself. I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it. Therefore, Holden identifies the hat with his aggressive tendencies towards others, especially those of the adult world Bryan 1074.
Antolini and Phoebe, reveal the shallowness of his conceptions. He finally did, but he took his time about it, as usual. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it's a game, all right—I'll admit that. In the conventional sense, the bright red hat was intended for hunters as a means to keep from being shot Bryan 1074. Holden is connecting himself to the stereotype of red heads without realizing it.
Holden wants positive acknowledgement for 2251 Words 10 Pages and actions, he loses touch with reality. This is a people-shooting hat. She said she had to meet her friend. The man falling isn't permitted to feel or hear himself hit bottom. We all now know that Holden had a great relationship with his younger brother Allie. Salinger uses minor characters in the Catcher in the Rye to tell the readers about Holden and his views about the world.
He never pushed himself in academics or anything and ended up failing, at most, everything. He completely rejects the idea of growing up. Moreover as an object that links him to his family especially his. Also, she realizes that all the bitterness toward the world he has is really bitterness toward himself. If the peak of the hat is at the back of his head he is nonchalant and impartial, when the peak is at the front he is playful and energetic.