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The Metamorphosis of Holden Caulfield Dont fear change embrace it - said by Anthony J DAngelo Changes occur all the time some however are harder to handle than others In the novel The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger Holden has to confront many changes in his life but is terrified of adjusting his life to the corruption of society He wants everything to stay the same He wants everyone to stay the same Holden cant deal with all the challenges that are coming so instead he retreats into his own little fantasy world that he imagines His fantasy world is where nothing is changing and that he is protecting everyones innocence from escaping into the harsh world where everyone is phony and fake He soon begins to realize that you cannot hide from change Holden is fond of the Museum of Natural History because nothing in there changes everything stays the same The best thing though in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was Nobodyd moveNobodyd be different The only thing that would be different would be youp 121 Holden is the type of person that cannot deal with change and conflict therefore the museum represents a simple perfect idealistic vision of life that Holden wishes he could live in The Museum of Natural History is a fantasy world of Holdens where everything is frozen silent and simple He doesnt want to move on into adulthood and face the phoniness and superficiality because he is afraid he just wants to be where he is now in his teen years He fears if he matures into society that all of the innocence and purity that he still has will vanish Rather than face the challenges of the adult world he retreats to the fantasy world of his own making The Museum of Natural History helps develop the theme because it shows that Holden cant move forward in life and
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