Analysis Of The Catcher In The Rye: B Phony Of The 1950s

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B. Phony of The 1950s’ America
After World War II America entered a new period that was marked by several significant events like the Cold War, Korean War, Civil Rights Movement. The decade following World War II was characterized by affluence in much of American society and it causes high levels of consumption and a boom in population. 1950’s America was the period of conservatism, conformism and wild consumerism. It can be seen that there are many things which discomforts Holden Caulfield throughout the novel. “Phoniness,” which is probably the most famous phrase from The Catcher in the Rye, is one of Holden’s favorite concepts. This word describes the absurdity and artificiality that Caulfield encounters in the world around him. Sanford
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