Holden Caulfield is the main protagonist in the book . Holden narrates the story from his point of view, recalling events that happened around Christmas Time of the previous year (1948/1949).
Holden can sometimes be seen wearing a Red Hunting hat and smoking a cigarette. According to Holden, he has a side of his head with Grey hair.
Holden is a teenager holding onto his childhood innocence, and as a result is very childlike. He loves being around little kids, and has no tolerance for phonies; adults who aren't sincere. He also doesn't like religion.