Sexual Relationships In Holden's The Catcher In The Rye

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Naturally, Your Mind is Immature Sexual relationships can be negative or positive in many different ways. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been kicked out of Pencey Prep because he failed in most of his classes. He has been through sexual relationships that reflects his personality. Holden 's emotions towards women and sex reflects his feelings that all women are whores. He pines to be in love and have sex, but in the same time he is afraid to do so. Holden 's sexual immaturity destroys positive relationships with the opposite sex. The feminist lens is used to show how Holden pictures women, and used characteristics to show Holden 's personality. On the way back from Erine 's, he arrived to the hotel. Maurice met…show more content…
He states that she is stupid. One day, he calls her to go on a date and she accepts. He said that he did not like her, but he still went out on a date with her because he considered her to be attractive. When he first saw her, he felt astonished because the way she looked. The moment he saw her, ' '… [He] felt like marrying her ' ' (124). This quote shows that Holden is totally crazy, as he thinks to marry her because of her outside appearances. They took a cap to watch a show and in the cap Holden told Sally that he loves her. He confessed to her, ' ' I told her I loved her and all ' ' (125). He lied to her, he said that because he thought she was good-looking. This proves that Holden acted in a foolish way because he did not mean what he said. At the bar, Holden suddenly started shouting and talking about how much he hates New York City. Sally asked him, ' ' Don 't shout, please ' ' (130). Holden did not realize that he was shouting. After that, he was speaking until suddenly Sally stopped him. She told him, ' ' You jump from one- ' ' (131). This shows that Holden is immature about talking to Sally in a certain topic to another, and he could not stay focused. Besides, he changed his tone without noticing that himself. Few minutes later, he came up with this crazy idea to run away with Sally. He wants to run away from New York City, and everything that involves the city. Holden tells Sally that he…show more content…
His relationships with women failed because he was immature and insecure of himself. He did not think logically about the decisions he made throughout his life. Even though, he wanted to fall in love with a girl, and have sex his fear prevented him to do so. Also a factor that influenced his view on women was that he thought they were all whores, which caused him not to have a normal relationship with any woman. One day, he is thinking of his old friend Jane and he wants to call her, the other he wants to marry Sally and run away with her. At the end, he was not decisive about which girl he wanted to be with, or if he just wanted to have a one night sexual relationship with a
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