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Nikki Bumbacco Ms Morris ENG 3A0 May 151999 Often in literature characters through different experiences undergo changes which enable them to grow In the novel The Catcher in the Rye the author JD Salinger portrays Holden as a confused adolecent The author conveys Holdens inner growth through specific incidents When Holden is expelled from Pencey he grows and developes a new attitude towards his family After meeting with a prostitute Holden becomes more mature when he realizes that sex does not fill the gaps of lonliness Finally when Holden is reunited with his sister Phoebe he realizes that the innocence of children can not be preserved forever Holden experienced inner growth after he is expelled from Pencey he meets a prostitue and is reunited with his sister Phoebe Holdens poor marks and attendence have lead him to being expelled from Pencey Pencey Holden felt was crammed with phonies It was one of the worst schools I ever went to it was full of phonies 67 Holden was always depressed and distressed at Pencey I felt like committing suiside 107 Without any sense of direction in his life Holden seeks advice from from one of his old teachers Mr Spencer During his visit with his former teacher Holden is told by Mr Spencer that Life is a game boy Life is a game one plays according to the rules 8 Holden feels that life is a game only if you are on the side where all the hotshots are otherwise there is no game Holdens lonliness forces him to cotact past friends After meeting with a few of his old friends Holden is left feeling
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