Holden Caulfield, a kidobsessed and fixed with innocence. Holden is always seeking to save and be with innocence A.K.A. with kids. He detests everything and anything related with adults. He does not trust them, he does notlike them, and he despises the way society functions. Throughout the novel you can observe how he is always seeking something to do with innocence, and most of the times he will do thisunconsciously.
“Certain things they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone. I know that's impossible, but it's too badanyway.” (16.25) Holden knows that things are changing all the time, that human beings are gaining experience and knowledge by every second that goes by. And by gaining this experience and knowledge, theinevitable result is losing your innocence. Innocence in other words means ignorance. Ignorance of reality and how greedy and humans really are.
Holden knows that kids have to grow up, mature,and loose their innocence. “And be working in some office, making a lot of dough, and riding to work in cabs and Madison Avenue buses, and reading newspapers, and playing bridge all the time, and goingto the movies and seeing a lot of stupid shorts and coming attractions and newsreels.” (17, 60) He knew all of these had to happen, he knew how every single kid had to become this, and he wasrepulsed by this. He wants to escape this system before it takes him in.
“I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff –I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day.”(22) Here is when we become fully aware of the level...
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