Examples Of Loss Of Innocence In Catcher In The Rye

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Holden wasn’t the ordinary 16 year old teenager you would normally think he is. Some thought he was insane, however, he had a good heart. Holden wants to keep young kids innocent; from becoming corrupt by the world. Innocence is an important theme in J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye” because Holden, the main character has lost touch with his innocence. For an example he struggles with the death of his younger brother, Allie who died of cancer. Which plays a huge part in Holden’s day to day life. Loss of innocence plays in Holden’s childhood which when growing up was a struggle for him. Throughout the story Holden’s main enemy is the world entirely, however he is the sole issue to why he believes the world is the problem. In my opinion,