Introduction Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger published in 1951 is a fictional story of a boy named Holden Caulfield who is suspended from his high school for bad grades. Written in the first person narrative through the voice of Caulfield, the narration brilliantly brings out the isolation and alienation that many teenagers feel. The novel has had a huge influence on modern society and on popular culture. It has been associated with many shootings such as that of John Lennon and the attempted assassination of former U.S. president Ronald Reagan. The people behind these shootings have been able to relate to Holden's character further provoking them to take such action.
It tells us how all Jews were forced to run away from home and then abused by the Nazis during the Holocaust. "The Last Night" was written by Sebastian Faulks, this is from an extract from Charlotte Gray. This extract is about two young brothers waiting for the the transport that will bring them to their last destination. Both these poems are very tragic, they both are about people who know hey are going to die in the hands of the Nazis. "The Last Night" is from Charlotte Gray written by Sebastian Faulks.
“It was a pleasure to burn” (Bradbury, P.1)”. How can today’s society today be compared to this dystopian world? The book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a prediction of what modern society would be like in the year 2081. In this society book are burned to limit information and to keep people from thinking. These people that burn books are called firemen.
Striving to create a legacy through his fiction like his favorite fantasy authors had, Bradbury began publishing his writing out of high school. His love for science-fiction is evident throughout his work, especially in his novel Fahrenheit 451, a story that depicts a futuristic world intent on eradicating books in order to maintain an ignorant, unquestioning society. William Golding also incorporated his past experiences into his writing; however, unlike Bradbury, Golding’s later life influenced his stories. Being a grammar school teacher after college, Golding found writing inspiration in the unruly young boys he taught (“William Golding”). These children undoubtedly shaped Golding’s vision to write Lord of The Flies, a story in which a group of British boys stranded on an island disastrously attempt to govern themselves.
On February 27, 1933, Reichstag building was set on fire, it housed to the German parliament. There was a strong suspicion that the Nazi’s started the fire themselves. Hitler immediately took this opportunity to outlaw all opposition to his rule. In the spring of 1933, the Nazi’s brutally took away art and culture. The books of well famous authors like Freud, Einstein, Mandl, and H. G. Wells were thrown into the flames.
The society in this novel has a censorship on everything. Limiting free thought and the ability to connect with other people. Also censoring the importance of knowledge, reading and thinking. It has been like this for many years and Montag has always thought by doing his job he could prevent that. Especially with books, he has always been doing what his job entails, burning books, doing the kind deed for the city.
The Catcher in the Rye is one of the many novels that is banned from schools reading lists. This fact sparked interest in why this brilliant novel even deserves to be put on this list. We must dive deeper in the meaning behind the words and why the author created the characters the way he created them. J.D. Salinger introduces protagonist, Holden Caulfield as a pessimistic teenager who is essentially having a midlife crisis.
Henry Miller is known–maybe alongside Charles Bukowski–to be one of the most obscene authors of the 20th century. The depiction of sexual acts in his books resulted in controversies and even bans in several countries. Due to the vulgarity many readers and ciritics attributed to his name, his work had been neglected by the literary establishment and only recognised in the underground of literature for a long period of time (cf. Jong 132-3). What is more, basically starting with the publication of his first major novel Tropic of Cancerf.
Lastly, rule number three, citizens are not allowed to have front porches. Montag lives with his wife, Mildred, and works as a fireman who burns books along with the houses that they belong to. For Montag, burning books was a pleasure and he convinces himself that he loves his job. But Montag’s character developed more as the story continued on. Events that caused a change in Montag’s personality was when he first talked with Clarisse, when he saw Mildred attempting suicide, when he stole a book while burning a house, when Montag goes to see Faber, and when Montag sees a woman kill herself along with her books.
She is the most well-known among the Indian English novelists who have tried to portray the misfortune of human souls trapped in the condition of life. After Nineteen sixties, Indian English Novel has noticeably changed in its themes and technique. The fiction shifted its main point from the civic to the secret life. The mass damage was caused by nuclear weapons in the World War II and it brought anarchy and unease all over the world. This situation gave rise to mental disorders and immoral values and it deeply disturbed being’s mental peace and harmony.