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The Catcher In The Rye The book The Catcher In The Rye is a tale which weaves into the readers mind all the nostalgia and decisions of childhood The main character in the novel Holden Caulifield is a yound man of about 16 years who is finding it hard to escape his childhood and become an adult Holden believes that everyone in the adult world is a fake or a phony He also believes that the only way to survive in the adult world is for someone to become corrupt Holden does not seem to have any friends or close aquaintances Mr Antolini is not really a good friend of his because he is constantly being moved around from school to school He would have the reader believe that the reason for his being constantly moved around is not for lack of knoledge heavens no but because suddenly he realized that all the folks around him were phonys aloowing him the descision to leave Holden respects children very much as the only people he seems to care about are his sister Phoebe his dead brother Allie and his older brother DB These are all people who he has been in contact with all throughout his childhood and he has memories with each of them that he holds dear He has kept his brother Allies glove as a reminder of him Holden realizes that in childhood people think not of their appearance but merely what they know of themselves Holden himself does not always dress according to what people think he is always wearing his red hunting cap around and receiving strange looks and his hair is cut in a very dischevelled crew cut While tellling the reader of his time at Pencey Holden says that most adults are secret slobs A prime example of a secret slob is Holdens roomate Stradlater Stradlater seems to be a very popular kind of person He plays sports
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