Catcher and The Rye

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Catcher in the Rye is a story of an alienated boy whose life is driven by expectations of society and the path in life his parents have chosen for him. The major theme that this book entails is the idea of conformity, and its dangers. Taking that into account, the main character, Holden Caulfield decides to take a roundabout route in life and enjoy himself a little bit more. Part of the reason he decides to do so is because he is insecure, and he's still exploring, particularly to discover who he is. In order to do so he needs to wait until he can come of age and in turn discover that he is the Catcher in the Rye. Meanwhile, while he's still exploring this world full of phonies, he tries to deal with personal affairs. Having failed out of three "prep  schools his parents sent him to, most recently from Pencey, he intends to do whatever it takes to broaden his horizons. Previously during a final visit to his history t

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