What happen if everyone in the world is wearing a mask?
That is exactly what this world is; everyone wears a mask. Most
people we see every day have their true identity hidden behind a
facade. Although a true identity cannot be divulge just by looking,
but with a careful scrutiny of one's character will reveal to what
is behind the facade. Equivalent to what happened in J.D. Salinger's
novel The Catcher in the Rye.
Holden Caulfield, a typical teenager in the 50's with a
morally loose, rude and obscene personality. However, his rudeness is
just a mask that he uses to cover his decent, sympathetic, and mature
character inside. Throughout the entire story, Holden uses unchaste
language to offense himself. The use of these words may insult the
reader, but the truth is, he is building a facade so that he can obtain
the approval he feels they have oppose him thus far.
As a teenager,
the critical period of his life, Holden struggled to find the meaning
of life, and his survival, they easily depressed Holden demands their
company, even though he calls them 'phonies.' Holden is really a decent
and mature teenager, but he only hides behind the false front to obtain
the approval. In the meantime, he tries to find the meaning of his
existence. There's Holden's false front, a rude and without standard
teen, but what's behind it are important. A decent, sympathetic and
mature teen lies behind the mask. The only time he reveals these
distinctions is when he comes to some points and some people, especially
children. For example, when Holden decide to go to the west, he wrote
a note to Phoebe to tell her that meets him at the museum. While he
was waiting, there's two...