Catcher In The Rye: A Character Analysis

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In the coming of age novel, The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Holden is a sixteen year old boy, with dreams of himself being a hero, saving innocent children from the evils of adulthood and has just been kicked out of his third private school. Holden begins his story in turmoil, struggles in turmoil, has a moment of epiphany, and eventually suffers physical and emotional collapse. Altogether, although he sees himself as a struggling hero who will prevail to save the day, he is in fact a hero who only loses. This becomes more and more evident throughout the