I'm glad I've read it, but I'm even more glad I'm done with it. As a person grows older the innocence and naivety of childhood begins to fade into a hardness caused by the harsh realties of adulthood.
With certain elegance the writer J. In this novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the author, J. Now he's out of a job, out of the public's good graces, and perhaps just a little out of his mind. While reading, I frequently made comparisons to Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities, a similarly long novel with an unlikable main character who gets caught in a dark web.
What if one happens to be possessed of a heart that can't be trusted—? Salinger, is a journey story itself.
Both suffer unnecessarily due to their interaction with those whom they are close to, due to their relationships with themselves, as well as due to their views on the world. Eliot has similar recurring imagery. The age of innocence is actually not as innocent as it is set out to be.
The novels story is told in retrospect by the main character, Holden Caulfield, while staying in a psychiatric hospital in California. Embellishing the differentiation betw During this time, Archer is engaged to May.
Another symbol that is used throughout the novel to characterize Holden is the hunting hat he had just purchased in New York City.