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The Catcher In The Rye and Rebel Without A Cause were two very distinct stories with the same meaning In this they have many differences yet also many similarities Jimmie in the Rebel Without a Cause had a family that was trying to be a part of his life while Holden from The Catcher In The Rye had a family that shipped him off to different schools whenever he messed up and were never really there for him They both felt their families did not understand them Holden and Jimmie had very different environments yet some what alike backgrounds In The Rebel Without a Cause Jimmie had moved from town to town with his family because of problems he had His family thought they could run away from the reality that he needed help They tried to stick by him when he was in trouble but he usually pushed away from them Unlike Holdens family who felt that pushing him farther away would be better for him and themselves Holden needed his family the farther away he was the more phoney he thought them to be Holden got kicked out of every high school he went to yet they still continued to ship him off over and over His parents were never there for him unlike Jimmies who were smothering himAlthough Jimmies family offered him the love and support he needed Jimmie continued to screw up and just get angrier Jimmie saw what was going on in his household and he did not like it The father never stood up for himself and Jimmie knew that they did not understand him As for Holden he was never around for the parents to get the chance to know him A clear example of this is when Holdens mother sends him a pair of ice skates he really wanted Holden notices that they are the wrong kind he told his mother specifically which kind he wanted yet
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