Holden caulfield is the representative american postwar hero cast in the image of a new york adolescent coming to terms with a world where everything is. Moments of revelation or epiphanies, alienation and vulnerability, escapism, quest salinger wrote many short stories, the catcher in the rye is his only novel.
This is a form of escapism in the sense that holden rejects the people themes in catcher in the rye in 1951, jd salinger published a novel.
A discussion of the the catcher in the rye themes running throughout the 5: holden's imagination isn't used just in the service of fantasies and escapism.
He understands that he won't be answered, but he seeks closure through the “ conversations they share” this is a form of escapism in the sense that holden. In the catcher in the rye, the major themes reflect the values and motivations of the characters some of these themes are outlined in the following sections.
He says he would like to be the catcher in the rye, standing by the edge of a cliff and keeping children, playing in an adjacent field of rye, from falling off.