The Catcher In The Rye: AlienationConnection to text (text to text):Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby by Scott f. Fitzgerald Constantly surrounded by phoney people:oGatsby- throws lavish parties but filled with people who flaunt their moneyoHolden- claims everyone with authority (adults) are phoney Live in the past:oGatsby- clings to past relationship with Daisy oHolden- clings to Allie even though he is dead Don’t have many people they are close to:oGatsby- only Nick and one other person comes to his funeraloHolden- doesn’t share true feelings with anyone PPA number one:To begin with, Holden is alienated from society because he is afraid to show others is true feelings and vulnerability. When Holden is alone wondering around New York, he enters the phone booth because he “felt like giving someone a buzz...but as soon as [he] was inside, [he] couldn’t think of any to call up” (Salinger 59). Holden tries to reach out to talk to someone but
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