About The Speaker:
Lidia Yuknavitch was on the road of being
an Olympic swimmer something kids
only dream about. She has wrote many
books such as The Small Backs of Children
and a memoir called The Chronology of Water
which was extremely intense and honest.
Yuknavitch talks about her earlier years and what
she had to overcome to get to where she is now
she talks about being different, and having
to deal with the loss of her child. She had trouble
with accepting herself and who she is. She talked
about how she always stood out. She says that she
can almost point out all the misfits. She is different from
what society wants to make her, and she has
finally been able to accept herself.
In The Catcher in the Rye the main
character Holden Caulfield struggles to find
who he is as a person. He is constantly struggling
to find his place in the world. Throughout the book
we are in the mind of Holden, We see everything that
he thinks and how he feels towards people. Holden is
a misfit just like Lidia Yuknavitch is. They both had to
overcome a lot of things. They both lost someone in there
life. They both had to grief the loss. Holden deals with
the grief by smoking and drinking. He acts like he doesn't
have a care in the world, but being able to "be in his mind"
really helps us see that Holden does care, he puts a mask
on to cover how he really feels. Both Holden and Lidia
have been through a lot in there life, and they both are misfits.
Holden isn't like people his age, his mind is in many ways wiser.
He doesn't see eye to eye with kids his age. He is a misfit.
He knows that he doesn't fit in to the world he has grown
up in and hes constantly trying to figure out how
to deal with being so different.