The Catcher in the Rye is a story that tells the adventures or misadventures of a seventeen year old, named Holden Caulfield, as he leaves his preparatory school called Pencey Prep and goes to New York City. The troubles that Holden goes through help many readers relate and identify with him even if they haven 't gone through the same situation. How? There are many influential characters in this book. First, of course, is Holden Caulfield who is the main character or protagonist in the novel.
The Catcher in the Rye, written by JD Salinger, is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Undergone with mental treatment in a sanatorium at age 16, the story initiate a plot twist at Pency Prep, Pennsylvania. Failing four subjects, except English depicts how unconcerned and reluctant he is for a new change. After his exit from Pency Prep, he encounters a society beyond innocence, making it an interesting aspect to analyze and scrutinize the book into depth. Throughout the early chapters, the prevalence of a significant theme was ‘Individual alienation’.
I recently have read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and am very excited to converse my feelings about this book. The genre of The Catcher in the Rye is a realistic fiction book, a very popular type of book. This book takes place in Pencey and New York. The main characters are Holden Caulfield, Phoebe Caulfield, D.B Caulfield, Allie Caulfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Caulfield. The plot is about Holden Caulfield an academically challenged teen who is kicked out of his school pence for failing most of his classes.
In a span of three days, a young teenager by the name of, Holden Caulfield goes through an experience that is unimaginable by a typical teenager. These life altering events are explained through the first person narration of a classic American novel by J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye. The teenage years are theoretically where children are changing physically and emotionally, and through this confusing and intriguing stage of life, we learn who we truly are and where we fit into this world. Unlike teenagers across the world, Holden’s experiences are quite more extreme to those of others. Salinger writes this novel in the first person point of view.
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger tells the story of Holden Caulfield and his three day journey through the streets of New York after getting expelled from Pencey Prep. Holden experiences a vast variety of emotions and experiences that past events have lead up to. One of the few positive experiences Holden has would be talking to his younger sister, Phoebe, about his dreams of being “the catcher in the rye.” Holden’s dream of being “the catcher in the rye” has Holden standing guard on the edge of a rye field, located on a cliff, watching children play and being there to catch the children before they fall off the
Growing up is often a difficult part of life. During adolescence many people struggle with the idea of growing up and moving on. Additionally, many teenagers and struggle with losing their innocence and understanding the consequences and realities of living life on their own. While offering different perspectives on the topic, The Catcher in the Rye and The Book Thief both are both similar because they address the importance of innocence and how it is significant to one’s childhood.
The Catcher in the Rye is a novel that was written by J. D. Salinger in 1951. It was first published by Little, Brown and Company and was originally written for adults, but became popular among teenagers for its teenage main character, who deals with problems a large number of adolescents face in their transition into adulthood. It is not a difficult book to read, especially considering it is only 234 pages. The story revolves around the protagonist, a 16 year old boy named Holden Caulfield, who recently flunked out of a prestigious preparatory school.
Scout is the main character of the story because she is the narrator of the story. Her original name is Jean Louise Finch but people have gave her the nickname Scout. In the beginning of the story Scout is almost six years old. She is not like most of the other girls because she does not like to dress in dresses and she doesn’t like to use a lot of ladylike manners. Many people make fun of her for being this way and make her feel bad about herself because she acts like a tomboy.
Stefanie Galvez Mrs. Kehrmeyer AP English; Per. 1 08 March, 2017 Donald Hall, author of Literary and Cultural Theory, writes, “The unconscious part of the brain that interrupts the chronological sequence of events by interjection of scenes of life earlier in the protagonist or author’s life that take on central roles in the text” (103). Throughout the book, Holden seems to slip in and out of reality to get away from the isolation of what is actually happening in his life. Holden goes through many flashbacks and unconscious situations that relate to his current situation or what he is thinking about. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden imagines, “Then the crook probably would’ve given me this very phony, innocent look, and said, ‘I never saw