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Jazmin Pettiford February 12, 2013 Duration 5 Mortell English 10 HN Holden v. Games and Sports It is usually when Holden, a critic, ends up being upset, unfortunate, happy, or just any severe emotion, that we see the theme of a video game or sport come up. For instance, when old Spencer has the talk about life being a video game, which “one must play according to the rules” (Salinger, J. D. Catcher in the Rye.
Page 12, Chapter 2), Holden totally declines him, but yet still takes note of what he needs to say, unlike right after where they start to go off into talking about the essay and Holden practically totally overlooks him and thinks that “you do not have to think to hard when you talk to an instructor” (pg. 18 Chapter 2). Holden likes to decline authority and wants to see himself as a grownup.
Mocking, criticizing, and back talking adults is not the way to be proven mature, however to find out, analyze, and indulge, what the grownups are trying to state to him, is how Holden must became the fully grown adult he wishes to be. Holden not just wants to be a fully grown teen, but likewise longs to belong to a group, or to have someone to call a buddy. Nevertheless Holden sometimes attempts a little too hard and his emotions obstruct of what he is trying to accomplish.
For example, in the fight with Stradlater, Holden composed the wrong task. Holden attempts to seem control by ripping up the paper and telling Stradlater to write his own. The relation to the concept, Holden composes Stradlater’s paper based off of Allie’s glove. This paper was extremely sentimental to Holden, he also mentions that he “sort of liked discussing it” but, by ripping it up; he tried to show his dominance.
By fighting Stradlater, a foil character to Holden, wished to show he was matured, however the irony in this was that, by fighting him, this actually revealed his immaturity by defending an obnoxious factor. The total connection is that, the motif, video games and sports, is consistently brought up throughout the book; in pointing out Allie’s baseball glove, competitive football, and him discussing that he plays golf, all kinds of this motif. Holden does not want to nor likes to play by the guidelines, and in the end he generally gets penalized, or he later in the book spends for it.