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Essay plan. Thesis:In Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger the main protagonist Holden shows the mark of an immature man.

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Catcher in The Rye Outline Intro: The Austrian psychiatrist Wilhelm Stekal once said: ?the mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of an immature man is he wants to live humbly for one. I believe he's trying to tell us that the main difference between someone mature and immature is that the mature man would look for a solution to the problem in a way that will benefit everyone while an immature man would look for a solution that will only benefit themselves. Thesis:In Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger the main protagonist Holden shows the mark of an immature man. ...read more.


I wasn't either.? (33) Quote #3: ? Finally I decided what I'd do, I decided I'd go away. I decided I'd never go away to another school again. I'd decided I'd just see Phoebe and sort of say goodbye to her and all and return her Christmas dough. Then I'd head out West.? (198) Topic Sentence #2: Holden's desire to be a catcher in the rye shows immaturity because Holden is aiming for a goal that cannot be realistically achieved Quote #1: ? I?m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff I mean if they?re running and they don?t look where they?re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. ...read more.


Quote #1: I was sixteen and I'm seventeen now and sometime I act as if I'm about thirteen? (9) Quote #2: One side of my hair the right side is filled with a million grey hairs yet I still act as if IM twelve? (9) Quote #3: ?Among others, you'll find that you're not by all mean the first person who was ever confused frightened or even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means are alone in this score. Many many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now...? (197) Conclusion sentence : Holden's struggle with maturity and maintaining adolescence is what teenagers experience on a daily basis. The transition to adulthood is frightening because it is a time when you have no one to rely on but yourself. ...read more.

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