The Catcher in the Rye is a story of an emotionally disturebed young sixteen year old boy named Holden Caulfield. Holden is telling this in first person, although the whole thing is all one big flashback. The story is one of a young boy trying to grow up in an Adult world. Holden, being the Idealist that he is, searched to find everything that needs to be changed, but never gives an alternative to the situation or thing.

In the four total days that the story cover, Holden ends up getting himself from Pencey to New York where he and his sister meet. While with his sister, he sees the little girl in her, so inocent to the world around herm that he thinks is so depressing. He tries to shelter Phoebe from the world by not letting her do things that he is doning. So in a sence, Holden is himself, a hypocrite, by doing particular things and then turing around and telling her to do them.

The story begins and end in the Mental Hospital or Resting Home as he called it. The story ends as Holden is talking to a doctor as if he were telling this whole story to the doctor. This is a symbolic ending to this story, because Holden always thought that he didn\'t need to share his depressing stories with other people. Also, he didn\'t like listening to other people tell him their depressing stories.