﻿The Catcher in the Rye
In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden views the world as an evil and
corrupt place where there is no peace. This perception of the world
does not change significantly through the novel. However as the novel
progresses, Holden gradually comes to the realization that he is
powerless to change this.
During the short period of Holden's life covered in this book,
"Holden does succeed in making us perceive that
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from growing up
and therefore losing their innocence. They will fall if they fall,
there is nothing that can be done.
Shortly after this point Holden has his nervous breakdown. His
breakdown is due to this depressing realization that the world is
corrupt and filled with evil. He knows now with a sickening certainty
that he is powerless to stop both evil and maturation. As a matter of
fact, it is "bad" to do so.