Catcher In The Rye Argumentative Essay

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Tiffany Parks Advanced English 11 Miss Walkowiak January 31, 2012 2nd Rough Draft The Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield tries to take on many important adult related tasks in the book The Catcher in the Rye. The one that was noticed and mentioned many times throughout the novel was how Holden was trying to move himself out into the adult world.Holden has a hard time experiencing the adult world with all of the problems he has had within his life. The book shows that Holden is trying to act older than he really is to impress all of the different people he meets while in New York, but he still wants to act like a young teen while trying to act as an adult. Holden try’s spending nights in clubs he shouldn’t be in thinking its going to…show more content…
The novel spends a lot of time talking about how Holden is spending too much money trying to lose his virginity to all these different prostitutes every week. Holden has many attempts to lose his virginity with prostitutes, but yet he doesn’t. Holden would call up a prostitute that someone has told him about and pay her an amount of money that she asked for. When it was time for Holden to sleep with the girl Holden would have trouble sleeping with her. Reasons why may be, because he would think of Jane and Stradlater. Holden has thoughts about Jane and Stradlater every time he attempts to lose his virginity. The reason he would think of them was because Jane went on a date with Stradlater when she don’t know him that well. Holden also thinks of this because he likes Jane, and knows her very well. If Jane liked Holden, he would want to try and lose his virginity to her. Jane isn’t into Holden like he is into her. In her eyes they just talk. In Holden’s eyes he can protect her whenever and they are great friends. Holden never loses his virginity in the novel, because he spends too much time trying to do
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