know how to deal with an Unforgettable Incident I witnessed adult situations which also supports his childlike qualities. He urges her to take the choice and even raised his voice. Holden himself wants to be like a child, uncorrupted by the world, as can be seen in this" and throughout the novel. Holden chooses flight whenever he is faced with a fight of flight situation. His desire for interaction suddenly becomes more drastic than before. He said I do not get hardly anything out of anything. He is too nervous to have sex at that moment and having sex with a prostitute does not seem right to him.
Holdens fascination in children may be able to be tracked back to a traumatic even in his life. He has never thought about his actions thoroughly and wisely. It also more importantly shows how he has yet to fully develop into an adult, although he thinks he has already. I personally find it a convincing portrait, full of eerie particularsfor example, Holdens absurd fear of disappearing whenever he crosses a street. On the carrousel, there is movement, but the carrousel never actually goes anywhere: just round and round with Phoebe in her blue coat.
Holden s Attitudes Toward Childhood and Adulthood
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