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Torrefiel Neil Gulbranson English III CP Per 6 January 23 2000 Confusion With Reality As humans we adjust to our surroundings and distinguish reality from imagination At a young age we play with our imagination and ignore reality But as we mature we learn not to take things for granted We realize that reality is real and imagination is make-believe The world can be confusing Reality is translated differently by each individual Actions that may be bothersome to some may seem normal to most This behavior is evident in the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger The main character Holden Caufield has a disturbed way of translating the world that appears before him He takes everything for granted and criticizes everything that he comes across Throughout most of the novel Holden remains constant and resists change But as the novel ends his monotonous attitude appears to improve He criticizes people very casually has a healthier outlook in life but still dislikes phony people Holden still criticizes people At first he criticizes his childhood calling it a lousy childhood Salinger 1 The last thing he criticizes is his brother DBs girlfriend He remarks she was pretty affected but very good looking Salinger 213 Holden is a troubled young man who constantly contradicts himself and tends to seek comfort in criticism He criticizes everything from his family to himself that seems to be the basis of the story He tries to find himself he tries to find why he is on this planet However his attitude gets better at the end of the story In the novels train station scene Holden starts to feel sorry for what he did in Mr Antolinis apartment He said I mean I started thinking that even if Mr Antolini was a flit he certailyd been very nice to me I thought how he hadnt minded it when Id called him up so late an how hed told
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