Catcher In The Eyes And Rebel Without A Cause The Catcher In The Rye, and Rebel Without A Cause were two very distinct stories, with the same meaning. In this, they have many differences, yet also many similarities. Jimmie in the Rebel Without a Cause had a family that was trying to be a part of his life, while Holden, from The Catcher In The Rye, had a family that shipped him off to different schools whenever he messed up, and were never really there for him. They both felt their families did not understand them. Holden and Jimmie had very different environments, yet some what alike backgrounds. In The Rebel Without a Cause, Jimmie had moved from town to town with his family, because of problems he had.
His family thought they could run away from the reality that he needed help. They tried to stick by him when he was in trouble, but he usually pushed away from them. Unlike Holden’s family, who felt that pushing him farther away would be better for him and themselves. Holden needed his family, the farther away he was, the more phoney he thought them to be. Holden got kicked out of every high school he went to, yet they still continued to ship him off over and over.
His parents were never there for him, unlike Jimmies, who were smothering him. Although Jimmies family offered him the love and support he needed, Jimmie continued to screw up and just get angrier. Jimmie saw what was going on in his household, and he did not like it. The father never stood up for himself, and Jimmie knew that they did not understand him. As for Holden, he was never around for the parents to get the chance to know him.
A clear example of this, is when Holden’s mother sends him a pair of ice skates he really wanted. Holden notices that they are the wrong kind, he told his mother specifically which kind he wanted, yet she still got him the wrong kind. From that, he knew that his parents didn’t understand him. Holden had a background of flunking school, and not caring about things. One of the people he cared about most in his life had died, and Holden still was not over that.
He didn’t want to get disappointed again and go through that. Jimmie also got in trouble a lot, not by flunking school, but he got in trouble by hurting other people. Both of them just didn’t want to care. Their environments were different therefore they had different reasons for turning out the way they did. In conclusion, they have many differences, yet also many similarities. Jimmie had a family that was trying to be a part of his life, while Holden had a family that shipped him off to different schools whenever he messed up.
They were never really there for him. They both felt their families did not understand them. Holden and Jimmie had very different environments, yet some what alike backgrounds.