catcher essay 1 - Garner 1 Alex Garner 13 March 2009 Mrs...

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Garner Alex Garner 13 March, 2009 Mrs. Yarworth English E In J.D Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye , Holden has to pass through three stages in his maturing process before he is finally able to see that innocence is a nice thing but it does not last forever, and regardless of how he tries to avoid the reality of the world, he must eventually face it before moving on. Holden is notorious for finding faults in adults, and this contributes to his lack of maturity. He complains constantly about their lack of support or intelligence; while kids on the other hand can do just about anything and still appear innocent. “When the light was on her and all, I sort of looked at her for a while. She was laying there asleep, with her face sort of on the side of the pillow. You take adults, they look lousy when they’re asleep, but kids don’t. Kids look all right. They can even spit all over the pillow and look all right.” Holden has a strong bias towards children. Holden finds another example of this on the train. “She had this little kid with her that was bored as hell and had to go to the bathroom, but she wouldn’t take him. She
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