Examples Of Teenage Rebellion In Catcher In The Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye or Each takes his - so we get no second is a novel by JD Salinger and was first released in the USA in 1951. The book was really meant for adults, but has become a regular part of High School and College Curriculum in the English-speaking world. It has also been translated into most major languages of the world. Around 250,000 copies are sold each year, with total sales of over 65 million copies. The novel was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels between 1923 and 2005.

The novel's protagonist, Holden, has become an big icon for teenage rebellion. The novel is written in first person and follows Holden's experiences in New York after he is expelled from school Pencey Prep.

We begin our story at Pencey Prep high school. The main character Holden has just been expelled, the day before the big football game. This is the forth school he has been expelled from, though it was hardly any surprise he dosen’t dare tell his family. Instead of going to the game he visits his history teacher Mr. Spencer. The reason he was expelled was because he failed 4 out of 5 classes. has just been expelled from four of five classes at Pencey Prep. Mr. Spencer holds a lecture for Holden about the
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Phoebe realizes that Holden is expelled, and ask him what he wants to be in his life. Holden says that he wants to be a catcher in the rye, one that rescues children by catching them before they fall off a steep cliff at the edge of a giant rye field. Holden goes to visit Mr. Antolini, his former favorite teacher. Mr. Antolini warns Holden that he is headed for a " Failure", and tries to persuade him to be less stiff and judicial. Holden listens, but is so tired that he falls asleep. He wakes up to the fact that Mr. Antolini stroking his hand over his head. He believes Mr. Antolini doing something perverted and

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