Literary Herald IN AND OUT OF THE INFERNO OF LIFE: HOLDEN CAULFIELD IN AND OUT OF THE INFERNO OF LIFE: HOLDEN CAULFIELD

P Kiruthika, P Kiruthika
unpublished
Development of self is one of the basic themes in The Catcher in the Rye novel. The developmental process is best present in the adolescent stage. Adolescence being a transitional phase Holden struggles to find stability and identity. Identity formation is an important aspectand at the same time difficult aspect in adolescence. Most psychologists maintain that identity development is the result of interaction between biology, psychology and social world. Self and identity can be constructed
more » ... be constructed only through interaction with others in events and experiences. The concept of self-identity is linked to character development .The novel selected for study does illustrate how essential self and environment are in making sense of life.
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