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         In the story The Catcher In The Rye written by J.D. Salinger,. tThe main character ‘Holden Caulfield’ is narrating a story. Throughout the end of the novel the reader can tell that Holden is trying to get rid of his bad nature of not wanting nothing to change. In life, people can’t help but let things change. Holden wanted everything to stay the same until he finally realized that life couldn’t help but change. So yes, I believe that Holden did change from the beginning to the end of the novel. One of the main pieces of evidence that proves that Holden did change is when he finally found the purpose of life. Holden had everything someone could want, a family that loves him, wealth and a good education, but he got kicked out of every school he was in enrolled in not because he wasn’t smart enough, but because he wasn’t interested enough and didn’t put in any effort. At the end he finally finds the purpose when he sees his sister trying to touch the golden rings even though she keeps missing every time. Is not about trying to get the rings is about enjoying the ride on the way. It made him happy and that is something that changed in him since he was always unhappy. Second evidence showing that he did change was when he went to sleep at his teacher’s house because he didn’t have anywhere else to go and woke up to the teacher petting his head. He instantly thought the teacher was homosexual and ran out of the house in a hurry. After thinking about he thought that maybe he was just thinking too much. “…I wondered if just maybe I was wrong about thinking he was making a flitty pass at me. I wondered if maybe he just liked to pat guys on the head when they’re asleep…. I mean I started thinking that even if he was a flit, he has certainly been very nice to me.” So he did think that maybe he just over reacted in that moment and didn’t think through it. That shows that he did change from what he believed. Last but not least, the final evidence at the end he finally goes to a mental institution and gets help . He talks about going to a new school when at the beginning he didn’t want to go to anymore schools. He also talks about how he misses everyone like his sister and so on, when at the start he barely liked people. “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” cite your quotes so that is something that changed in him as a character. In conclusion Holden did change throughout the novel he changed and became a better person then what he was before.  At the end the reader could clearly tell that he matured more mentally and his point of view changed with him.

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