The Catcher In The Rye 5

It is a worldwide known concept that communication among different people is a necessity of one's life if it is to be a happy one. Human companionship is something everyone will do anything for. Yet, some people have difficulties in communicating with others especially when they see problems among the people they try to communicate with. In this novel, "The Catcher in the Rye," the author, J.D. Salinger, illustrates the protagonist's difficulty in communicating with other people, especially with the women he encounters throughout the novel. The reader can see Holden Caulfield's failed attempts to communicate with people. In the conversations Holden has with people, he usually makes up ...

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may be Holden's younger sister, she is someone whom Holden looks up to for support and advice. She is one of the few people he feels great affection for and he talks about her with obvious happiness. Everything that he says of Phoebe is something that brings contentment to him and he becomes gentle and avoids the jokes that usually fill his sentences. Everything he says sounds touching. It is obvious that being with children such as Phoebe makes Holden very happy.
"I sat there on D.B.'s desk and read the whole notebook. It didn't
take me long, and I can read that kind of stuff, some kid's notebook,
Phoebe's or anybody's all day and all night long. Kid's notebooks kill
me." (pg. 161, "The Catcher in the Rye")
Not only does Holden feel great affection for Phoebe, Phoebe feels great affection for Holden as well. It isn't too hard to understand that she and Holden are especially close since one of their brothers is dead and the other lives miles from their home. ...

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up and down in elevators when you
just want to go outside." "I don't know what you're even talking about" (pg.
130-31, "The Catcher in the Rye")
In the end of his conversation, he asks her to help him which is one of the most unrealistic things he has done yet. Sally Hayes is the last person who might be willing to help Holden with his troubles. She doesn't even understand most of what he is saying, and Holden is asking her for her assistance, in which she doesn't seem the least bit interested in giving. Another mistake Holden makes is that he asks her to come and live with him in the woods and that they could get married. Obviously, Sally tells Holden no and is trying ...

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