Similarities Between Catcher In The Rye And The Crucible

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In every work of literature, there is one character, which always does wrong, which in some way, shape, or form comes back around to get them. The quote “Whosoever does wrong, wrongs himself.” by Marcus Aureluis best relates to “Catcher in the Rye” by JD Salinger and “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. This quote means when someone does wrong, it will come back around and strongly impact their life, and even the lives of others. It is an agreeable quote. It is relevant and true. It can relate to fictional works of literature or real life. This implies to people who do wrong, because it will come back around to haunt them. Holden Caufield and John Proctor both make mistakes that eventually lead to their downfall. They both ruin their reputation, and relationships with their friends and family. John Proctor has an affair with a young girl, named Abigail, which ruins his family, and their relationship. Holden Caufield makes a series of wrong decisions, which gradually messes up his life and affects…show more content…
This is one of the reasons for his mental break down. Holden sees the world as corrupt and wants to protect the children’s innocence. Holden cannot find a place for himself in the world. All of this leads to his downfall, consisting of his parents abandoning him, him not fitting in, and nobody wanting to be around him. A symbol from this novel is Holden’s red hunting hat. It’s a symbol of Holden’s individuality. The hat is bizarre looking and shows his desire to be different from everyone else, but he is also very self-conscious of the hat. The presence of the hat reflects Holden’s need for isolation versus his need for companionship. Holden’s point of view also affects his life greatly. He views people as boring and “phony”. This causes people to see him as weird and insane. No one wants to be around him. This makes him lonely and isolated, which negatively affects his

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