Catcher In The Rye Dumb Banning Analysis

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Enrique B. Serrano IV Mrs. Grader-Jones October 29 2017 The Dumb Banning of Catcher In The Rye The Catcher In The Rye a novel by J.D. Salinger is narrated by a boy named Holden Caulfield who is about 16 years of age. Holden Caulfield tells his story from an institution in California about his journey from Pencey Prep School in Pennsylvania to New York City. Holden is a troubled boy who has flunked three out of the four high schools he 's attended due to bad grades and when given notice of him being expelled; again! Holden keeps the bad news from his parents and decides to leave towards his hometown and decides to spend three days in a hotel. While out in about of his journeys he ends up spending his time smoking, and drinking doing illegal actions a minor shouldn’t be doing.. One part of the book while at the hotel Holden calls a prostitute to his room to comfort his lonely self. She ends up sitting in his lap and drinks with him but no sexual encounter happens, they carry out conversations with each other. He tries to act older than he actually is but is still a minor. He is able to get away with most of these illegal actions because it is set in the 1950s and there isn’t any adult supervision or strict laws as there is in today 's world. Holden believes that to be the "catcher in the rye" means to save children from losing their innocence and to not be troubled lonely kids. Overall the Catcher in the Rye is about a ttenager who is going throuh a tough time at a young
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