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Good peopleare good because they come to wisdom through failure According to William Saroyan this means that a person can learn from mistakes and become a better person This statement is confirmed in JD Salingers The Catcher in the Rye and William Goldings The Lord of the Flies JD Salingers Holden is constantly trying to preserve the innocence in children throughout the novel In addition Holden also attempts to keep his brother Allie alive in his thoughts and actions William Goldings Jack becomes the leader of the tribe after Ralphs failure Ralph also observes Piggys actions throughout the novel The quote by William Saroyan is important because it provides an insight to novels Holden from JD Salingers The Catcher in the Rye spends most of his time trying to preserve the innocence of children which is the major theme of the novel Towards the end of the novel Holden visits Phoebes school to give her a note While he was in the school Holden saw the statement f-you written in pencil on the wall Holden erased it and kept going On his way out of the school Holden found another f-you sketched into the wall Holden attempted to scratch it out but was unable to A third and final time Holden found an f-you written in red crayon inside a tomb in the museum Holden did not even attempt to erase the statement These events reveal Holdens constant attempt to protect children and keep them innocent At first Holden tried to protect the children by erasing the f-you statement in the school The second time Holden attempts to protect them but is unable to Finally Holden comes to a realization that he cannot protect the children from the f-yous which symbolize the ugliness in the adult world After Holden realizes that he cannot protect the children he becomes better emotionally In the last few chapters of the novel Holden is with Phoebe in Central Park
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