Despite many challenges to the claim that people are the cause of their own social rejection, inevitable facts reveal that people are indeed the cause of their own social rejection. Throughout Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, the main character, Holden Caulfield, does many things to cause his social rejection. Researchers on the topic have also found substantial information to defend the claim. There are a plethora of facts to defend the fact that people are the cause of their own social rejection and they are undeniable.