Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the rye, the protagonist and narrator Holden Caulfield is a sixteen-year-old boy who has just been kicked out of school, Pency Prep, for failing four subjects and not applying himself (Salinger, 1994: 3). The story is told over three day period as Holden wonders the streets New York avoiding going home to tell his parents he has been kicked out of school. He later visits his old teacher, Mr Spencer, who tries to get him in order to no avail. His rebellious spirit leads him to wander alone in New York. Holden is a personification of Camus definition of a rebel; he turning around his hunting hat is a symbolical gesture of refusal to submit to societal values and norms.
Rationale The catcher in the rye Title: What if the story ended different? Type of text: Alternative ending to the text Purpose: To show how a small change in choice could affect holden’s life The Catcher in the Rye is about Holden Caulfield, a 16-year-old boy from New York. The novel starts with Holden, writing in his book, hinting that he is in some sort of mental facility .Even though he comes from a wealthy family,because of his loss of interest in studies,and low grades, he gets expelled from all schools he has studied in .Holden leaves his final school, Pency Prep and decides that he will stay in New York City until his parents learn of his expulsion and “cool down” .Most of the novel is dedicated to Holden’s time in the city, Holden lives in a hotel room for a few days during his stay .Holden then starts meeting with people that he used know, some strangers and goes to places with. From his conversations, he
Through the experience to maintain identity, their thoughts were changed, and both of them become optimistic. At the end of the story of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden allows to go to the new school and decides to apply the school. Before he spends time in New York and goes back to his home, he did not think he wants to go to school because he considered all people around him as “phonies,” and he was not so interested in studying. That is also one of the reasons that he was kicked out from the school four times. In addition, when Mr. Antolini who was his English teacher teaches Holden the importance of getting academic experience by going to the school, Holden did not pay so much attention to what Mr. Antolini says.
Keegan Good Mr. Porter English IV 17 September 2015 Analyzing Archetypes in The Catcher in the Rye [ROUGH DRAFT] Archetypes are presented in almost every novel ever written. They assist in providing symbolic and figurative examples to support literary arrangements. The Catcher in the Rye is set in the 1950s. It is narrated by Holden Caulfield, a problematic sixteen-year-old boy. Holden does not specify his whereabouts while he’s telling the story, but he makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in an insane asylum.
August Pullman a 10 year old boy living in New York was born with a face deformity, in the book he has his two parents and his older sister, Via. Because of his face deformity he has been homeschooled since fifth grade, but his parents have decided it's time for him to go to an actual school. Conflict that takes place is when one of the kids Julian that took August on the tour is noticeably mean and makes fun of August behind his back. During the school year the kids in his class start to get used to how he looks and August feels more comfortable. Eventually a kids decides to make up a rumor that if you touch August you will get the ‘Plague”, this causes all of his classmates to avoid touching August.For halloween he dressed up bleeding scream costume and overhears Jack another boy say to Julian and his friends that if
In the story “7th grade” by Gary Soto, Victor embarreses himself many time on his first day of seventh grade and learns, to not blurt out without thinking. For example, Victor’s English teacher, Mr. Lucas asked Victor for a noun and he said Theresa. This shows that, Victor says Theresa because he was thinking about Theresa. He made a fool of himself by saying Theresa's name in English. In conclusion Victor made a fool of himself by blurting out Teresa's name instead of thinking about what to say.
The Catcher in the Rye is a first-person narrative told from Holden’s point of view. Holden is a 16-year-old boy who, we find out at the start of the book, has flunked out of school yet again. He takes his expulsion in stride, perhaps more so than he should – an observation corroborated by how this is
The fact that it narrates the story of a high school student while he tries to face first dates, family drama, drugs, sex and making new friends seems to unnerve some people. The book retells the life of Charlie through the letters he writes to an anonymous “friend”. Charlie is a ‘wallflower’, someone who excludes themselves from the company of people at social events. After his only childhood friend, Michael, commits suicide, he becomes friendless and starts being seen as a “freak” by other students at his school. Charlie comes off as an antisocial boy who finds interest in reading books and observing people.
As administrator of the fencing group, he loses their gear on a New York City metro prepare that morning, bringing about the abrogation of a match. He goes to the home of his History instructor named Mr. Spencer. Holden has been dislodged and isn 't to return after Christmas break, which starts the accompanying Wednesday. Spencer is a well-intentioned yet
It is known that Salinger “... wasn’t much of a student. After flunking out of the McBurney School near his home… he was shipped off by his parents to Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania (“J.D.,” Biography). Caulfield narrates that “... they [Pencey Prep] kicked me out… I was flunking four subjects and not applying myself and all” (Salinger 4). Additionally, Holden and Salinger both live or want to live a secluded lifestyle. For example, in the novel Holden regularly fantasizes about a solitary life and in this life he would be a self-sufficient deaf mute (Rollins 382).
After having his first seizure in the middle of a class, he faced social isolation from his classmates, “The lesson I learned from that is, you’re totally alone. There are other learning disorders and disabilities; you can’t see them. We can hide them…” (PsychologyToday.com) Friesen tries to hide his Tourettes and seizures from his classmates, but hiding these two conditions in his teens was hard and ultimately resulted in him fully isolating himself from people in his basement bedroom. Friesen recalls not going to school very often for fear of being different from everyone else in his school, “I would try to go to school a day a week, two days a week. And the truth is, I would make it a period.
Iggy’s stoned and drunken father continuously picked up this furniture off of the street. Not only does Iggy have a bum for a father as one parenting figure, but, his mother has also been AWOL for a month. In this story, there is not one specific antagonist. The real adversary is Iggy’s surrounding environment in the city, along with the parents that adequately support him. The rising action took place in the very beginning of the story when Iggy was expelled from school for walking into a class that is not his.
“The Catcher in the Rye” was written to encourage communities in the 1950’s to think about society and the way it was being portrayed to the teenagers in the area. This book, coming from the inside of Holden Caulfields’ head, gave parents and other adults a good guess about how the societal standards are shaping their teens minds to think. In this book, Holden is kicked out of school for lack of effort, thus being the fourth school he has been kicked out of, Holden decides that he does not want to go straight home to give his family disappointing news once again. Instead, Holden decides to take his time on his way home. He stayed at hotels, went to bars, ordered a prostitute, met new people and caught up with some old friends.
08/14 My son kevin has been having bad dreams lately, there is supposedly a man in his room at night. He tells me they arent dreams, but this supposed mystery man is clearly just a figment of his imagination, when I was a child my mind came up with the craziest things. I remember I used to think my teddy bear would actually walk to my sisters room when I was asleep, turns out that my sister was just jealous and she snuck in and kidnapped him every night. 08/16 Kevin told me that he heard whispering through his closet last night that woke him up, I asked him why he didnt come get me to inspect his room for monsters, and he told me that he was too scared to get out of bed. I blame myself for letting him watch scary movies before bedtime.
In the young adult suspense novel, Variant, by Robison Wells, a young man named Benson Fisher arrives at Maxfield Private Academy. This school is supposed to be the pinnacle of educational research. What he finds it to actually be, is worse than any nightmare you could dream. Benson falls upon this school through his old school, where he applies for a scholarship to attend Maxfield. He is a foster child and has been moved to 33 different foster homes since the age of five, so the thought of a private school was a beacon for a home at last.