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... fight the world on his own, something which cannot be done by one man alone. Holden has become the epitome of what a person should not become because as Edward has taught us, the human needs intimacy for physiological and emotional wellbeing, it is paramount for a happy and fulfilling life, unless one considers talking to rocks happy and fulfilling. Holden’s continuous rejection of this simple concept has caused so much pain and hurt for himself, it is a sad sight to see. Overall, the Catcher in the Rye is a novel with an important message for society, do not give up hope for your fellow man, build your relationships and build them strong lest you falter and collapse. When one has made his connections strong, there is nothing on God’s green earth that can stop him. So, don’t be a Holden, be an Edward. Love life, love people, they are not as bad as you think they are.
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