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The book Catcher in the Rye analyzes the relationships of a teenage boy and how these relationships affect him As the book begins Holden a student recently thrown out of school is starting a journey towards home which transforms into a journey into the Adult World Throughout the book Holden describes indirectly the Adult World as a society that is centered around money and that has lost all of the innocence once possessed as children As Holden describes this world through his relationships with different people he begins to see what his goal is in life to become the metaphorical catcher in the rye He envisions the catcher in the rye to be all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all Thousands of little kids and nobody s around nobody big I mean except me And I m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff What I have to do I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff-I mean if they re running and they don t look where they re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them That s all I d do all day I d just be the catcher in the rye and all Holden views the adult world very critically and in his mind if he can save the kids from falling over the edge into the adult world and it s ideals than the children could have a real life instead of a phony one typical of most adults The relationships that he has with adult men and especially with children affect the way that he views the world and also his views on life Holden Caufield perceives the world as an evil place and although his view does not change much in the novel he gradually comes to the realization that he cannot change it As Holden progresses to
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