Holden Caulfield, the 17-year-old protagonist of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, is anti-education. He has been expelled from different schools. He is seen to have no drive and no goal to pursue; just a wanderer trying to find himself. He does not make any effort to pass his courses. In Pencey Prep, he had carried over five subjects which of course, he fails except English in which he passes because he “didn’t have to do any work in English at all hardly, except write compositions once in a while” and it is pretty obvious that it takes him little effort and time to write as seen in Stradlater’s composition episode (10).