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Catcher in the Rye Analysis

Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield mentally refuses to grow up. He is at an age where he is transitioning into adulthood, but he desires to revert back to being a child. Holden fears change and all of the responsibilities that come along with being an adult. For this reason, Holden becomes particularly fond of the museum because “in that museum, everything stayed right where it was, and nobody'd move” (Salinger, pg. 121). Holden’s anxiety for change may stem