Catcher In The Rye

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Kian Saidi Period 6 10/19/11 Ms. Carlisle The Catcher in the Rye Essay The novel, “ The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Sallinger is about a sixteen year old named Holden Caulfield. He is a troubled kid that lost his brother Allie for leukemia. Since Allie died, Holden’s life dramatically turned around. He has been expelled from many schools. The last school that he attended was called Pencey Prep. He cannot come home till after Christmas. Holden, has been trying many ways to turn his life from a lonely/depressed life to a happy/energetic life. An author named June Edward states that the novel, “The Catcher in the Rye,” that Holden respects his father and mother, because in Holden’s point of view, Holden believes that family unity is a moral value. Also his family is the only way he can get through all this trouble. June Edward also states that Holden is a moral character and the novel is also a moral book. That is mainly what the book is about. There are a couple reasons why people should think that “ The Catcher in the Rye” is a moral book. Despite what the critics say, Holden is also a moral character excluding all the profanity he uses and how he acts. One reason that Holden is a moral character is because he respects those who are humble, loyal and kind. He might lie a lot, but all he is doing is trying to protect someone else’s feelings. One example is when Holden hired a prostitute, all he wanted to do was to talk, but he is troubled by how young Sunny is and worries about her. I agree with June Edward because she also states that Holden is a moral character. When she stated that, everyone should agree with that because it is not Holden’s fault for acting so poorly. The reason why he is acting like this is because since his brother Allie died, his charisma changed. If you think of it, if you lost a younger or older sibling, you would
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