In English Class, we have been reading a lot of books and watching different movies. I have made another connection with The Catcher in the Rye, but this time to the movie Finding Forrester. Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye, during the majority of the book, has been running from the problems he is facing dealing with phonies and other rude people, and he has been roaming around the city and other places, and wanting to leave forever to a place where no one would know him. William Forrester in the movie Finding Forrester has been running from his problems for most of his life, especially from the problems that come from fame and people thinking they knew why he wrote his book the way he did, when they do not. Both of them are running from their problems, but in the end they both realized that running from their problems the way they did was the wrong choice, and that it did not benefit themselves or others they cared about.
It does not help you to run from your problem(s); you need to try to find a solution, you always need to keep on trying, or your life could be wasted on running or can be crushed under the weight of the problem(s). Running can break the hearts of loved ones, it can make you feel miserable, it can make you regret. If you stop running, life will get better, it doesn’t have to get better immediately, but eventually, and you can always run back, it is never to late. William Forrester ran from fame and from being questioned about his book, but after he stopped running, he found that life was worth living when he found a new friend and faced his problems. Life eventually became better.