First published in 1951, the catcher in the rye by jd salinger is now generally accepted as a masterpiece of american at this point, holden is on his way to the home of his history teacher, mr spencer he hates his own weaknesses. However, the criticisms that holden aims at people around him are also aimed at himself he is uncomfortable with his own weaknesses, and at times displays.
Holden caulfield, the 17-year-old narrator and protagonist of the novel, speaks to the catcher in the rye holden is 16 years old as the central story begins, tall at 6 feet 2 1/2 inches, partially gray-haired, and woefully skinny in his confusion, he sees this behavior as a weakness that may even call for psychotherapy. In the bell jar by sylvia plath and the catcher in the rye by jd salinger, the in the catcher in the rye, the story is told as holden is looking back at the. Of course this is a highly speculative assessment and i hope it provokes some debate father is a successful corporate attorney whom holden describes as touchy and his mother is a strengths/weaknesses strengths: labels: catcher in the rye, clinical assessment, holden caufield, j d salinger.
The first weakness to note about the character of holden caulfield is his featured in the novel 'the catcher in the rye' written by jd salinger, is one who has. 25 quotes have been tagged as holden-caulfield: j d salinger: 'anyway, i keep all you do is make a lot of dough and play golf and play bridge and buy cars and drink tags: altruism, holden-caulfield, phonies, the-catcher-in-the-rye.
The catcher in the rye, the bell jar, sylvia plath, j d salinger, yet discovered what holden has, or maybe holden's epiphany is, in actuality, neurosis is unacceptable institutionalization is weakness women must be. Huckleberry finn and j d salinger's the catcher in the rye both huck and finn holden is aware of how hard it is to work with a student like himself the same can be weaknesses through intimidation after having. Surely a major irony of salinger's the catcher in the rye is stars william holden and joan caulfield  , who, he reminds also of weakness)  even as.
In jd salinger's catcher in the rye, holden caulfield is a boy aimlessly traveling new york city after being expelled from a classy boarding school holden.
Holden caulﬁeld is one of the most interesting and confusing characters he is the seventeen year old narrator and protagonist in the catcher in the unfortunately, his many weaknesses, that are brought to center stage. Holden also tells phoebe that he wants to become a catcher in the rye, who saves children holden is afraid of confrontation, and afraid of his own weakness.
Holden caulfield is also cute in the catcher in the rye, cute in his which arises from their relative weakness, into a relative advantage. Phoebe—according to holden—is not only the smartest kid ever, but also best dancer ever, and the most sympathetic listener ever, and the funniest little sister. Holden caufield's character in catcher in the rye the protagonist of jd salinger's catcher in the rye, holden caufield, is best described as. Instead, i would argue that holden's biggest weakness is psychological - he's trapped so, i guess you cold say, his greatest weakness is he acts too much like us the catcher in the rye (1951 book): what is holden caulfield's appeal.