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Many of us have certain themes that we live throughout our lives Sometimes one must overcome certain anxieties or pressures and the one thing that may seem comforting is what you may have to let go of For Holden Claufeild in JD Salingers Catcher in The Rye that idea is innocence This is his dependency and to grow up he must over come it Holden focuses on innocence as a way of life he wants to catch children in the rye as the title suggests it makes him happy to see reflections of innocence in people and at the end of the book he starts to realize and accept that it is beyond someones expectations to remain innocent The title of this book is the Catcher in the Rye It deals with the underlying theme of innocence Holden confides in his younger sister Phoebe that he wants to be the catcher in the rye and save children from being exposed to the injustices of the world What I have to do I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliffId just be the catcher in the rye and all 173 By saying this Holden it proves that Holden wants people to stay innocent and never fall off of the cliff of corruption The only times when you see Holden slightly happy in this book is when he sees someone that reflects an innocent He sees it in two nuns and a small boy walking on the side of the street After he talks to the nuns he narrates to the reader I said I enjoyed talking to them a lot too I meant it too 112 This becomes a dependency and almost an obsession He looks for them everywhere he goes and tries to hold on to the innocence he sees in them A small boy on the side of the street was singing the song catcher in the rye and
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