The Catcher in the Rye

Holden Caulfield's morals

I need to write a paper that is about Holden's morals. There are Three main morals one is repsect but i have no clue about the other two. if you have any ideas and at least a little to back it up that would help tons! thanks

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Tom, I agree with you 100% except for one small part(remember this is just my opinion haha) that being that i think hes dream of being "the catcher in the rye" was more a 'metaphor' if you will. I think hes tryin to say that he wants to stop children from growing up too fast like he did.

he values innocence & childhood. i think it has to do with the fact that when he was young his brother died, and holden was forced to grow up in a manner of speaking.

also you could address holden's ideas & morals towards women. i mean he was mad about jean, and was clearly in love with her & admired her alot. but then later he turns around and gets a hooker.

his interactions with women are strange, and i think there's alot to be had there. :)