Catcher in the Rye Holden is like a typical teenager; full of emotions, hard to read and unpredictable. In the novel, Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger … Throughought the novel, Holden shows many different emotions. Help on thesis… At the end of Holden’s journey he is a catcher in the rye. He proves to be a catcher in the rye in many different ways. First, Holden proves this by trying to protect the little kid’s innocence while wiping off the swear words that are written in the school. He does this so that the little children are not exposed to the dirty language and to protect his sister Phoebe from it.
Another way he shows being a catcher in the rye was when he was the only one watching the little boy, who was singing the catcher in the rye tune, walking on the curb. This shows him being a catcher in the rye because he was paying attention and worrying about the little boy getting hit by a car. He was also proves to be a catcher in the rye by when he is watching Phoebe on the carousel. This is an example of him being a catcher in the rye by being happy for her and watching her as she innocently goes around and around. All of these instances prove how Holden has become a catcher in the rye.
Holden is very motivated and has great reason to be motivated. He is motivated by the loss of his brother, Allie. After feeling the pain of Allie’s loss, Holden tries greatly to protect Phoebe’s innocence and keep her safe. Holden does this so she will not end up like Allie. He is also motivated by his past actions and attitude. He does not want to be lonely and bitter forever even though he often acts like he does. He shows that he does not always want to be lonely by trying to stay with Ackley in his room because his roommate is gone.
'Phillips 1 The Personalities and Emotions of Holden Caufield By: Wendy Phillips (Pearl River Community College) In the novel The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger tells of Holden Caufield's struggles in life. Holden is a somewhat troubled mind, who has very strong beliefs and thoughts. Holden has many problems going through adolescence. Holden is presented to the readers as being very different ...
Ackley kicks him out of the other bed and then Holden leaves because he is angry and upset. These are the reasons and influence of Holden’s motivation. There are many things that upset Holden throughout the novel. One particular incident that upsets holden is while on his way to the duck pond, he drops the record he bought for phoebe and it breaks. This upsets him because he wanted to give it to her, but now cannot. Also, while outside at the duck pond his hair is cold from being wet earlier which leads him to think of getting pneumonia and dying.
Then his thoughts lead to Allie’s funereal and how he could not attend which made him very upset. He was upset because he loved Allie and wish that he could have gone to say his final goodbyes. Another thing that upsets holden is when he finds out that stradlater has a date with his old friend Jane. This upsets him because he is jealous and does not want him to hurt her. Holden also gets upset while thinking about Jane. He gets upset because he misses the summer they spent together in Maine with each others families.
The reason Holden misses her so much is due to the fact that he fiunds her very pretty and respects her. Help on thesis and restatement in conclusion… It is shown that Holden expresses many emotions throughout the novel. He is upset and motivated and also proven to be a catcher in the rye by the end of his journey. He is a catcher by saving the innocence of sunny the stripper and also his younger sister. He is upset by the death of his brother allie and when he thinks of Jane. He is motivated by the death of his brother to protect phoebe. These are some of holdens feelings and also why he feels them.