Does Holden Caulfield epitomize Altruism or Misanthropic Nature? Holden Caulfield manages to bring out the altruist in him, with all the negative attributions attached to his character. Holden Caulfield is the epitome of cynics in the outer world but there…

Existential protagonists are most often misunderstood as misanthropes who are curt, reticent, morose, disillusioned, and sometimes even mad besides being termed as cynics. They are often viewed by the society from the common man’s perspective who pretends and tries…