The Catcher in the Rye

“Holden doesn’t refuse to grow up so much as he agonises over the state of being grown up.” Discuss.


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I think there is truth to this. Holden struggles with idealised visions of childhood. As he moves away from childhood, his emotions become much darker and cynical. Adulthood is uncharted territory for Holden and this scares him.