We can see this throughout the novel, as Holden strives to preserve innocence in himself and others....
Holden’s life is turned upside down when he learns that he will be kicked out of his fourth boarding school, for a lack of academic success.
The story, narrated by Holden himself starts a few days before he is set to go home on Christmas break from Pencey Prep.
It is narrated by Holden Caulfield, a cynical teenager who recently got expelled from his fourth school.
Salinger’s book is a must-read because its relatable symbolism draws on the reader’s emotions and can easily keep the attention of anyone....
The psychoanalytic theory arranges a lens of definition when working at Holden Caulfield. Salinger’s novel Catcher in the Rye, she uses extended metaphors, and syntax to allow the reader not only to make their own opinions of Holden, but also view his outlook upon the world as he grows up.
Holden is seen as a lonely, rebellious teen who flunked out of an all boys private school, Pencey Prep. Salinger continuously feeds the reader the theme of the book is, life being like a game and adolescence. The abundant use of symbolism in Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is of such significance that it “proclaims itself in the very title of the novel” (Trowbridge par. If the symbolism in this novel is studied closely, there should be no astonishment in learning that The Catcher in the Rye took approximately ten years to write and was originally twice its present length....
He remains untouched over his expulsion from Pencey Prep; rather, he takes the opportunity to take a “vacation.” As he ventures off companionless in New York City, we are able to observe many things about him.... D Salinger’s novel, Catcher In The Rye is about a teen, Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of the narrative.
Holden is full of unique problems and most of the time lost in his own world, that can’t face reality.
Holden views many things in society as fake or “phony” at an idealistic point-of-view.
This contributes to many conflicts and biased thoughts throughout the novel.