Hey, Im Holden Caulfield a six-teen year old junior who has been expelled for academic failure from a school named Pencey. The story "a catcher in the rye" is about identity crisis, which is when a person feels uncertain about themselves and their sense of identity due to change within their enviroment. Being someone your not around a specific individual is phony. I know a few, I dont like it. When I noticed, it killed me. But does it really matter? No because no matter who you are, you all auffer from identity crisis!
Identity Crisis "The Catcher In The Rye"
Scene 1: Holden acting as "Rudolf Schmidt" and Mrs. Morrow have a conversation about Pency and her son.
"He really does I mean he really knows how to adapt himself "Do you think so?" she asked me. She sounded interested as hell" (Salinger 62).
"When I first met him I thought he was kind of a snobbish person. That's what I though. But he isn't. hes just got this very original personality that takes you a little while to get to know him" (Salinger 63).
Scene 2: Holden acting to be "Jim Steele" when being approached by the prostitute Sunny
"Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jim Steele' I said" (Salinger 105).
"Whats you name? I asked her. All she had on was this pink slip. It was really quite quite embarrassing. It really was. "sunny,' she said. 'Lets go hey" (Salinger 106).
Identitiy Crisis is when someone tends to change their personality due to the change of environment. Identitiy Crisis is an issue among everyone. The idea of being able to change character due to enviroment can be both negative and positive.
In this scene Holden finds a older lady by the name of Mrs. Morrow which happens to be the mother of the most annoying kid at Pency but Holden lets the mother believe that Ernest Morrow was the most loved kid at pency and he was really hellpful.
When Holden finds himself in a situation he is not prepared for he disguised himself as a "Jim Steele" when meeting a prostitute called "Sunny".