The Catcher in the Rye

•Is it inevitable (unavoidable) that we conform to the world and society around us?

If possible, use 1 example from the book.

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I think we have to compromise in some ways or we might as well hermit the rest of our lives and grow carrots or something. To an extent we can look at writers like Thoreau or Emerson who thrived on counter-culture living. I think that Holden will have to compromise because much of his anger is fueled by adolescent angst. He admires his sister who doesn't have his emotional baggage. Holden may never be a conformist but if he loves his sister, which he does, he will learn to compromise.