Catcher in the Rye and Generation X: Holden and Andy In the novel,Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden, has very definite views on sexuality, aggression, and death. He is ambivalent towards sex, loathsome of aggression, and fearsome of death. It's this triangle of sin that demonstrates the conflict occurring within Holden's inner monologue. In the novel,Generation X, the main character, Andy, is grappling with many of the same problems that Holden
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on the triangle of sin are often closely mimicked by Andy. Despite being from two markedly different generations, they suffer many of life's timeless realities, like worries about sex, ambivalence, and cynicism. These characters show that these problems though not easily solvable, are facts of life, and it is likely that in another forty years another novel will be written dealing with many of the things that Andy and Holden are all to familiar with.