The Catcheer in The Rye

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6.) Select a work and show how a change in the state of life of the character was a frightening process and led to destruction or to a "cleansing by fire." In JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, a troubled teenager named Holden Claufield struggles with the fact that everyone has to grow up. Holden, in his narration, relates a flashback of a significant period of his life, three days and nights alone in New …

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…he had the sudden urge to go into the museum that he had visited as a child in order to bring back memories of his childhood. However, when he finally reached the museum, all of the sudden he decided not to. "Then a funny thing happened. I wouldn't go in for a million bucks. It just did not appeal to me…" (page 122). This shows Holden's sudden metamorphosis from a child to an adult. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**