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There are many examples in the Catcher in the Rye that show Holdens hate toward the idea of losing innocence Holden mentions a lot about children his love for them and how he wants to save their innocence He seems to relate more to people younger than him whether they are male of female He cares about them so much becuase they havent lost their innocence unlike adults who are all phonies There are three main things he does and talks about that shows his concern His fascination to save innocence erasing profanity and Allies baseball glove The first thing he constantly mentions is the loss of innocence Holden seems to gravitate toward children he shows them respect more then anyone else He backs this up by mentioning how childrem are not phonies Whenever he is around children he seems to curse less and he has a nicer attitude toward them rather than complaining Thousands of little kids and nobodys around - nobody big I mean except me Ans what I have to do I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff Id just be the catcher in the rye and all Salinger 173 He is more worried about the children and their innocence then worrying about himself and school The second things hes does is erasing the profanity that was written in the schools walls He hated the ides of children seeing it and reading the swear words that were being written on the walls He has a feeling that children would lose their innocence and more or less have the mentality of an adolescent and become phonie Somebodyd written on the wall It drove me damn near crazy I thought how Phoebe and all other little kids would see it and how theyd wonder what the hell that meant and then finally some dirty kids would tell them Salinger 201 What ironic is that even
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