Trivia Crack Answer: The Catcher in the Rye
About Holden Caulfield is the main protagonist in The Catcher in the Rye
Holden Caulfield is the main character in J.D. Salinger’s most famous 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Holden Caulfield has since become an icon for teenage rebellion and angst as he struggles through complex coming of age issues like belonging, loss, connection, alienation, identity and defining the world through a complicated lens prescribing phonies and others. Holden Caulfield represents both then and now a growing disillusionment with a society making a great divergence from the natural human philosophies. The Catcher in the Rye is a weeklong first person account of Holden Caulfield’s Christmas break in New York City after he is expelled from Pencey Preparatory school. Caulfield is a sixteen year old mired in contradiction, in physical appearance as well as in moral code. He is a young adult over six feet tall, already with some grey hair. Though he is a failure as far as the structure of his school goes, he consistently shows articulate intelligence as well as an ambivalently perceived naive cynicism throughout his narrations of contemporary people and society.