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Catcher in the Rye Essay Holden wanted to be the catcher in the rye. Holden wanted to catch children before they fell off the cliff and realized how the world really is, the world is disappointing. He wanted to keep children innocent and pure. There are several quotes and examples to support this in Catcher in the Rye like when the kid was singing in the park of Radio City, the school scene, Allie’s …

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…of the novel, "Holden crosses over a line of innocence to experience… he learns that ‘you can’t ever find a place that’s nice and peaceful, because there isn’t any’" Malcolm Bradbury criticizes. Holden wanted to find a place so good and innocent that there would not be a need for him to be the catcher in the rye. And that he must grow up and perceives the world in a different way.