The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye
In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are two characters who are both the narrator, both came from a background of money, and they are both trying to find themselves. Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby and Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye are very similar characters.
Nick and Holden are both the narrators of the novels. The novels are both told in first person. Nick and Holden express their opinions of the other characters through the entire novel.
Nick and Holden both came from a background of money. Holden's parents were very rich, therefore, money came easy to him. Nick came from a prominent Midwestern family and graduated from Yale; therefore, he misunderstands those who haven't had his advantages.
Nick and Holden are both trying to find themselves throughout the novels.
Nick tries to fit into a town of upper class, where wealth is everything, but he finds that its not for him. Nick learns that material wealth leads to corruption. Holden realizes that running away from his problems doesn't fix them he comes to find that life is worth living after all.
In Conclusion, Nick Carraway and Holden Caulfield are very similar characters in the novels The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye. They are both similar in that they are narrators, they both came from a background of money, and they are both trying to find themselves.