Catcher In The Rye Narrative

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1. Narrative point of view.
J.D. Salinger writes the book “The Catcher in the Rye” in the first person narrative. Throughout the book It can be seen in examples like: “Yes, sir. I know it is. I know it.” and “I said” to all dialogue. This shows us that the character Holden wrote his story about himself, giving us his personal reflection of a certain period in time. The running commentary of his every spoken word and rhetorical thoughts are voiced throughout the novel. Effectively J.D. Salinger has created him as an extremely poor narrator because his train of thought is always erratic, and he is always repeating himself. This illustration of repetitiveness is almost like Holden’s subconscious confirming his train of thought. Consequently
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