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These loose ends only serve to add to tension and frustration experienced by readers because there is no proper conclusion. Instead, readers are at liberty to…
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Download file to see previous pages the day in the park with his younger sister Phoebe, Holden should have deterministically turned his back on a directionless and isolated life laced with cynicism and sarcasm. He should have starting acting like a mature adult. His unchanged attitude fails to deliver this message that alienation is just a phase in teenage life. I envision that the author could have continued the book in a more hopeful fashion, tying the loose ends, and leaving no ambiguity behind. Holden is a very deep character full of intricate complexity. After getting so close to him over the course of the story, I would have personally liked to see him living his life completely independent of all confusions which he had been cursed with all his life.
Holden concludes his incredible journey by discussing with readers what happened in his life after the day in the park with Phoebe. That day helped to enlighten Holden’s mind and facilitated him in telling the right from wrong. It enlightened him in a way that he finally realized that the life he has always been imagining for children and adults is actually just based on a fabrication, a wishful fantasy. Actually, children are not always so mindless and innocent nor all adults are corrupt and hypocritical. A long conversation with Phoebe helps Holden acknowledge that his view of the world is oversimplified and needs perspective. His viewpoint lacks perspective because he stopped interacting with people his age a long time ago isolating himself. He only felt comfortable in interacting with children because he thought only children are simple and innocent and he is their catcher or their protector who would save them from taking a fall into a dangerous world filled with superficial people. Phoebe helped him realize that he should stop being a catcher and take a fall without thinking anymore because his fall would transform him into a mature adult.
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