There is a particular occasion that joins each and every person on the planet. Not every person can state it is a lovely affair, however, nobody can deny that it occurred. This single occasion is marked ‘growing up’. The change between youth blamelessness and adulthood is long and befuddling, regularly revealing inquiries that can’t be replied. Amid the procedure the grown-up world appears to be welcoming and free, yet just when we moved toward becoming individuals from a savage, shameful society can the joyful numbness of adolescence be valued and missed.
The epic Catcher in the Rye investigates how grown-up life seems mind-boggling and endless to teenagers on the very edge of entering it, though the primary protagonist Holden Caulfield, J.D. Salinger catches the disarray of a young person when looked with the test of adjusting to a grown-up society as shown through Salinger’s use of imagery and diction. At the point when Holden Caulfield is first presented as a character, he gives off an impression of being a genuinely average, typical adolescent. He gripes about his school, which he asserts is no superior to ‘some other school’, and the dialect he utilizes makes him sound impolite and offensive. Holden likewise assumes about young ladies frequently, particularly Jane, one more ordinary quality of a high school kid. Notwithstanding, it before long ends up apparent that Holden’s identity does not adjust to the teenager generalization. Despite the fact that he seems to have a few companions, to be specific, his neighbor Ackley, obviously, he doesn’t incorporate well with his associate gathering. Holden can’t peruse meaningful gestures like most adolescents figure out how to do.
Thus, he is continually “horsing around” with no idea regarding how his conduct influences the general population around him. Indeed, even his companions have sufficiently developed to perceive that Holden needs to “grow up”. Such episodes are an early sign that Holden is an unbalanced person who can’t understand why he should act in an indistinguishable way from every other person. The characteristic human reaction to a debilitating circumstance is either battle or flight. Holden’s first reaction to adulthood is to attempt and evade it by entering his own reality where he is in charge. The “exhibition hall” is a vital place to Holden in light of the fact that it is where the ordinary ‘laws’ of the world don’t exist. The gallery fills in as his departure from confused grown-up life in light of the fact that dissimilar to the real world, the historical center stays unaltered. Holden concedes he prefers the reality “that everything dependably remains right where it [is]”, which gives the peruser definitive proof that he is terrified of change, of growing up and getting to appear as something else.
Holden needs to discover security and the exhibition hall offers him a disentangled form of life he frantically longs for. This form of life is solid and lacking skulduggery; he wouldn’t need to include himself in discussion or other human associations (which cause him enthusiastic inconvenience). The zenith of Holden’s dreams of a hopeful domain is uncovered when Phoebe asks him what he needs to be the point at which he is more established. Holden answers that he simply needs to be the ‘Catcher in the Rye’, which means he needs to spare kids from tumbling off the ‘bluff’. The creator utilizes the bluff to emblematically allude to a teenager losing his or her honesty and turning into a grown-up. The way that Holden feels he needs to keep kids from falling into adulthood gives the peruser a knowledge into his own psyche. He is unmistakably frightened and not sincerely prepared to grow up and finish his progress from a teenager to a grown-up. Holden’s adolescence is shown through his powerlessness to take counsel or decide. At the point when Holden visits Mr. Spencer, he is informed that ‘life is a diversion that one plays by the guidelines’. Mr. Spencer has a far predominant learning of how the world capacities because of his age.
His message to Holden is to end up socially shrewd and to take a wide perspective of how his activities influence the world. Indeed, Holden shows his innocence by disregarding this inestimable guidance and demands that getting on the ‘side where all the superstars are’ improves life. He is additionally unfit to clarify, reasonable choices. Holden is extremely incautious and can just think inside the occasion. At the point when out on the town with Sally, he feels upbeat however defenseless, making him freeze and recommend they should flee and ‘live someplace with a creek.’ Holden winds up undermining any odds of an ordinary relationship since he can’t connect being near somebody with joy. The manner by which Holden settles on quick choices suggests that he is exceptionally confounded and unfit to sort out his musings in a develop mold, uncovering that his teenager-like perspective still commands the more intelligent and develop some portion of his brain. Holden starts to hint at withdrawal from society quickly subsequent to leaving Pencey Prep.
He stares off into space about being separated from everyone else and being free. In one of his dreams, he imagines himself as a ‘hard of hearing quiet’ since he trusts he could abstain from associating with individuals. Holden would want to live in seclusion where nobody expects anything of him, as opposed to confronting the reality he is bit by bit ending up some portion of a general public where he is relied upon to contribute his endeavors. A further presentation of this requirement for separation is obvious in the manner in which he generalizations individuals as being “phonies”’. Any individual who Holden sees to have affectations, he regards to be unique in relation to him. These individuals seem, by all accounts, to be socially smart and are for the most part acknowledged into society, in contrast to Holden. To the peruser, these individuals, for example, the Headmaster and Sally are the ‘typical’ individuals from society who stay away from strife with others, which in a few circumstances, may require putting on false affectation. Holden scorns the way that they don’t demonstrate their actual feelings, conceivably in light of the fact that he doesn’t have the ability to recognize the contrast between what is valid and what is false; thus making social cooperations significantly all the more difficult.
In this occurrence, regardless of his over misrepresentations, Holden holds a substantial point that yes; numerous individuals make a façade with the end goal to ‘fit in’ with every other person. He is keen enough to perceive the deficiencies of society and communicates this learning by opposing the call of adulthood. However, a few times amid the novel Holden repudiates himself by acting emphatically fraud. He describes telling individuals he is ‘happy to meet [them]’ and how it ‘slaughters him’ knowing he doesn’t really would not joke about this. In spite of the fact that this conduct portrays Holden as being indeed extremely youthful, in established truth the acknowledgment that he should have been false with the end goal to keep away from strife with another being demonstrates that as a man he is starting to advance. Holden was endeavoring to submit to society’s desires out of the blue, indicating he is beginning to examination and change his point of view, all indications of somebody who is growing up. Amid the way toward growing up, numerous new feelings and encounters can change a man’s needs. For Holden it shows up his need, however subliminally maybe, is to find where he has a place. All through the book it is obvious he doesn’t have a place in the grown-up world, anyway, he is quickly abandoning adolescence. Holden winds up in this impasse circumstance and unfit to see an exit plan. At the point when Holden lands in New York, his copying question is ‘the place do the ducks go in winter?’ Holden is on a ‘voyage’ and he understands that by finding where the ducks go, he may find a solution to his own circumstance.
Holden clearly draws a parallel between his life and the life of the ducks. The duck lake itself is likewise critical in light of the fact that it is ‘incompletely solidified, halfway not solidified’, which symbolizes the state Holden is in; a phase in the middle of youth and adulthood. Holden has a set number of enthusiastic associations with anybody his age, uncovering his battle to interface with whatever remains of the world. Consequently, it is astonishing to the peruser to find that when Jane was disturbed Holden begun ‘kissing her all finished’ proposing that in specific circumstances, he can identify with individuals and knows the ‘socially adequate’ approach to respond. The peruser is given important knowledge into Holden’s psyche, which shows signs that he is in certainty developing. Holden likewise realizes that one of the parts of adulthood is having physical associations with individuals. Amid his time in New York, Holden pushes his own limits in regards to the level of social communications he is OK with. He feels that in the event that he satisfies the sexual part of adulthood, he will wind up one bit nearer to finding the place he has a place. Sadly his experience with ‘Bright’ in the lodging did not go as planned and therefore Holden ended up out of profundity in an unbalanced circumstance.
He concedes that ‘sex is something I don’t see excessively hot,’ which uncovered Holden’s shortcoming as being not able to adapt to extreme feeling. He wavers from one extraordinary to the next attempting to remain a kid and endeavoring to achieve a level of development he is as of now not able to do. All teenagers ache for the advantages of adulthood; riches, influence, love, however, will, in general, ignore the catch that is ‘acting maturely’. All through the length of the book, Holden appears to gain little ground in his self-improvement, in spite of the fact that for brief timeframes it shows up he is nearer to adulthood than what the peruser is persuaded. When visiting Phoebe’s school he finds rough dialect composed on the divider. Holden instantly considers ‘Phoebe and the various little children’s and how he would despise them to see the foul words. This demonstrates Holden has a characteristic defensive sense and emblematically goes up against the persona of ‘catcher in the rye’ as he wipes the words off the divider. Holden needs to shield the kids from seeing the obscenities of adulthood rashly, similarly as the catcher needs to shield teenagers from tumbling off the ‘precipice’. Toward the finish of the novel, Holden seems to have more acknowledgment of growing up. As he watches Phoebe on the merry go round, he reasons that occasionally you “need to give them a chance to fall” (alluding to the kids on the merry go round.).
Holden presently comprehends that growing up is inescapable and battling it is pointless. In any case, paying little mind to this recently discovered clearness, regardless he fixates on living in an uncomplicated world. He takes pleasure in the way that the merry go round goes ‘all around’ on the grounds that it keeps on filling his dreams of remaining in one place for eternity. No doubt despite the fact that he has gained ground, Holden still battles with relinquishing the existence he wishes were conceivable. In the case of growing up was a lovely affair or not, we as a whole think back on our teenagers years, be it to gain from our errors, or think back our brilliance days. Salinger organized Catcher in the Rye particularly to make a by and large intelligent tone. The tale opening recommends that the story is in truth being retold (by who the peruser learns is Holden Caulfield). He guarantees it occurred around ‘last Christmas’ giving the peruser a distinct time reference. The noteworthiness of Holden describing his story as one flashback is that it demonstrates that time has passed and he never again feels associated with the episode, showing Holden has in actuality changed since this time.
There are parts of his story where the present day Holden adds his very own contemplations proposing he has more lucidity and learning that he did in his past. When recalling his visit to Mr. Spencer’s home, Holden remarks ‘I act very youthful for my age.’ The utilization of the word ‘demonstration’ in the current state gives proof that here, Holden isn’t just re-recounting his story, yet is really breaking down himself. This gives Holden profundity as a character and shows he would now be able to perceive his own issues where already he may have possessed the capacity to. The dialect utilized by Holden is additionally noteworthy on the grounds that it enables the peruser to delineate the character all the more clearly. Holden is always utilizing unrefined expressions that would have stunned the first perusers of the book. This is to speak to the way that Holden is attempting to converge with the grown-up world and he expects that by utilizing more ‘grown-up’ dialect he can accomplish this. The present-day Holden alludes to the majority of the general population he met amid the time he was in New York as ‘Old…’ This encourages him to disassociate himself with the past and demonstrates that he feels it is an alternate piece of his life. So in spite of the fact that amid his ‘voyage of disclosure’ Holden shows up not to have candidly advanced towards adulthood, plainly he has now developed and grown up, be it only a bit.
Numerous individuals guarantee ‘life is a voyage’ however neglect to make reference to the potholes, preoccupations and wrong turnings that at last prompt deadlocks. Holden Caulfield is one of the numerous adolescents who, in an attack of disappointment lost the guide to life, thus left with no decision, however, to circled in careless circles. All through the novel, it turns out to be certain that Holden is finding the progress among youth and adulthood greatly troublesome. He is tormented with clashing feelings of needing to grow up and be an esteemed individual from society, as opposed to needing to escape into his very own straightforward and controllable world. In the long run, the weight of picking one over alternate overpowers Holden to the point where he is rationally temperamental. In spite of the fact that this is an extraordinary distortion of what most typical adolescents encounter, it adequately features the challenges and disarray that teenagers confront when on the precarious edge of adulthood. Holden’s psychological unsteadiness summons both stress and pity in the perusers since he turns out to be edgier and more perturbed as the novel advances.
The closure of the novel gives minimal more clearness than the start. The perusers are no nearer to finding whether Holden has really grown up and took in anything from his encounters and Holden is no nearer to finding a bargain between his ‘hopeful world’ and reality. What the peruser can make certain of is so far ever of the human race, nobody has skirted the humiliating, befuddling however every so often phenomenal experience of growing up; along these lines it is coherent to accept that Holden will be no exemption to this standard and in time will likewise continue to grow up.