Holden Caulfield, from The Catcher inside the Rye, and Jim Stark, from the film Rebel with out a Set off, are every teenage protagonist characters inside the 1950’s.The two can relate as every of them battle with transitions from childhood innocence to maturity and their paradoxical lifestyle, nonetheless how they address their honor is the necessary factor that differentiates their tales.
As Holden Caulfield and Jim Stark’s tales lead them on two separate journeys, honor is a component they subconsciously every expert. It points to Jim, as does Holden, that he maintains a superb particular person and covers up his innermost concepts of staying innocent, for example, when Jim and Ray, the Sheriff, are talking, Ray begins off by saying,
“You had an excellent start inside the fallacious path once more there. Why’d you do it?”
“Whaddya indicate? Mess a baby up?”
“Known as me a rooster”( Rebel With out A Set off).
Jim feels that he should dwell as a lot as what society has painted as a youthful man, not a bit boy. Merely as Holden feels the need to bash the person’s face in who wrote a nasty issue on the wall at Phoebe’s college, they’re in it to protect the problems that make their world go spherical. Caulfield and Stark moreover every have conflicts of their lives with out a perform model decide. When every characters search options of their elders, like Holden asks the cab driver for closure, Jim searches for them in his Father as he says, “You greater give me one factor! You greater give me one factor fast!”(Rebel With out A Set off). To Jim, his father is solely one different Pal, not someone to look as a lot as, to set ideas and necessities for him. He feels that he grows up each time his father doesn’t give him an answer, he has to look out it on his private and that truly pushes him to the prohibit. As every characters make their strategy day-to-day, they uncover themselves in extra frustration than alleviation.
While Jim and Holden preserve honor costly to their hearts, it is how they each handled it that resulted in quite a few outcomes of their tales. As an example, in its place of going to extremes to protect his pleasure like Jim, Holden cares additional in regards to the lack of Completely different’s innocence and honor, along with the need to maintain behind and protect them, like when he says, “I do realize it’s crazy, nonetheless that’s the one issue I’d truly choose to be…anyway, I saved picturing all these little kids having fun with some recreation on this large self-discipline of rye and all… what I’ve to do, I’ve to catch everybody within the occasion that they start to go over the cliff”( The Catcher inside the Rye). Holden strolls alongside in life, figuring out that he can dwell and be taught if his pleasure is diminished or not. Jim, then once more seems to put himself in make or break circumstances and stretches his honor to his limits. It is the closeness that the two pushed or held what’s dearest to them that changed their ambitions solely. Every protagonists address the border line of transitioning into maturity, Jim pretends to be grownup nonetheless can face actuality additional quickly, and Holden actually tries so laborious to be an grownup, he cannot see it’s simply himself in the way in which during which. As an example, when Holden pays for a prostitute to return to his lodge room he says, “Nothings the matter. The issue is, I had an operation very simply these days”( The Catcher inside the Rye). Holden copies the “phony” adults and their actions and criticizes them about it, solely to understand he is not as grown up as he wishes to be. Holden cannot depart that innocent essence, in distinction to Jim.
Similar to anybody else, Holden Caulfield and Jim stark dwell with day by day struggles along with love, pureness, repressed feelings, identification, and most of all honor. Their paradoxical personalities and habits contradict themselves, however on the an identical time agree. Two completely completely different tales with one in every of many an identical fundamental themes in frequent, however how they latched onto that and took care of that, is the way in which it modified their conventional tales.