Catcher In the Rye

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Jerome David Salinger, born in New York City on January 1, 1919, may not have written many novels in which he is recognized for. Although, he did write one novel, which brought him fame. In many of Salingerís short stories and especially his most well-known novel he writes about how the main character falls from his or her own innocence then rises to face their challenges. In J.D. Salingerís , Catcher in the Rye, Holden …

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…little voice...just for the hell of it" and brightened him up. A deeper interpretation of this scene would dictate that the child represents Holdenís own personality and life. Holden is defiantly singing his own tune just for the hell of it and like the child, seems to have no regard for his own well- being. At this point, Holden may see a side in himself that is care-free and this lightens his depression.