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The Catcher in the Rye It is a worldwide known concept that communication among different people is a necessity of ones life if it is to be a happy one Human companionship is something everyone will do anything for Yet some people have difficulties in communicating with others especially when they see problems among the people they try to communicate with In this novel The Catcher in the Rye the author JD Salinger illustrates the protagonists difficulty in communicating with other people especially with the women he encounters throughout the novel The reader can see Holden Caulfields failed attempts to communicate with people In the conversations Holden has with people he usually makes up lies or ends up embarassing them or himself In others he usually ends up being hostile towards them Yet it seems obvious that the reason for his failed attempts of communication is because he wont allow people to express themselves as they are He automatically assumes that they are phony because of their first impression towards him He wont give them a chance to express themselves unless he decides that their first impression towards them makes them likeable Although Phoebe Caulfield may be Holdens younger sister she is someone whom Holden looks up to for support and advice She is one of the few people he feels great affection for and he talks about her with obvious happiness Everything that he says of Phoebe is something that brings contentment to him and he becomes gentle and avoids the jokes that usually fill his sentences Everything he says sounds touching It is obvious that being with children such as Phoebe makes Holden very happy I sat there on DBs desk and read the whole notebook It didnt take me long and I can read that kind of stuff some kids notebook Phoebes or anybodys all day and all night long Kids notebooks kill me pg 161
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