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Austin Camporin 92498 Hon English Similarities Between Holden and Huck Ever since man first set foot upon the wry terrain of this planet he has constantly sought to compare the characters of two individuals For example the comparison between John F Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln is one that is often raised Although most of these comparisons have dealt with non-fictional individuals a plethora has been made using fictional characters One such popular comparison is that of Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield Both of these characters are seen by many to be somewhat of an anomaly in todays sophisticated day and age Their rebellious actions have provided the proof for most to base this assumption and therefore it could be concluded that both characters are very similar to one another Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield are alike by virtue of the facts that they are both brave nave and have poor problem solving skills Although there are many similarities existing between the two perhaps the most striking similarity between them is their ineffable naivet The first reason why Huck and Holden are alike is because they are both extremely brave The verity of this statement is proven throughout both novels by the actions of the main characters One example in The Catcher in the Rye is when Holden Caulfield decides to stand up against the oppression of Ward Stradlater When Stradlater returns from his date with Jane Gallagher friction between the two boys rises and a fight soon follows This is a particularly brave action on the part of Holden because he is both smaller and weaker then the older Ward Stradlater Most individuals who were set in a similar situation would never even ponder the thought of throwing the first punch in a battle they were inevitably going to lose However Holden does not stop for a second to consider the consequences of his actions rather consumed by anger
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