The “Catcher in the Rye” is a novel written by J.D Salinger and focused around the main character Holden Caulfield’s life. Holden Caulfield is a teenage boy who is suffering with many problems within him. When he was 13, his younger brother Allie passed away, which took a great toll in his life. Holden shows many signs of developing the disorder PTSD. PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its affects Holden throughout the entire book.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), written by John Hughes, follows the story of Ferris Bueller (portrayed by Mathew Broderick), a high school student skipping school to create memories for the future. Throughout the movie Ferris is prone to making rash, risky decisions in the heat of the moment due to adrenalin and the drive to possess it. A person should not ignore those around them, but instead strive to assist them. A teenager high off life has the ability to make great changes to the world, both positively and negatively.
Holden´s Behavior Holden Caulfield is a teenager growing up in 1950’s America. He has been through an ordeal, both physically and mentally, and is going through a pivotal time in his life, arguably caused by the death of his brother, Allie, only a few short years before. Holden runs away from his school, Pencey Prep, and wanders around New York for the vast majority of the story. During this journey, he is faced with the fact that he must grow up, something he does not take lightly. While it may be noted that Holden Caulfield wasn’t quite able to express himself through practical means, his thought processes can be surmised as identical to those of the typical teenager.
In his 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger used different diction subsets. Important diction subsets to pay attention to are slang, cursing, and connotation. Without the use of slang, cursing, and connotation, the novel would not have been well recognized. The theme of the book is to be protected from adulthood and to keep the innocence while growing up, but the profound language of the novel does something in the theme that could not be done without it. The diction of the book can offend young adults, religion, and some adults feel that it is inappropriate for children to read because of violence and sexuality.
The teenage years are filled with change in every aspect of one’s life. In just a span of seven years, teenagers must reach maturation, despite many twists and turns, to transition into adult society somewhat smoothly. As children enter this turbulent chapter of their lives, the adult world may seem frightening and the light at the end of the tunnel may appear to be a great distance away. In this intense process of maturation, teens must discover themselves to find their place in the world, and for some it may prove to be quite a struggle. In J.D. Salinger’s
In “The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie, the author develops characters through his use of figurative language. These comparisons have a considerable impact on characterization and development of a character's personality and background. Sherman Alexie uses similes to develop the characters background. While developing, Arnold Spirit said, “I started wearing glasses when I was three, so I ran around the rez looking like a three-year-old Indian grandpa”(Alexie, 4). By describing himself as looking like a “three-year-old Indian grandpa” Alexie suggests to the audience that Arnold’s glasses were a source of embarrassment and insecurity for him.
Two excellent examples of this movement are The Catcher in the Rye and The Bell Jar. Both of these novels deal with a coming of age
Overall, the 2013 movie portrayed the book much better. The directors and actors of each movie viewed the novel in different ways. The 2013 version seemed to take it more serious while the 2000 version did not care as much. If the 2000 version had included better actors, it would have been more enjoyable. Both movies have similar and different qualities, but the variances stand out much more than the
The effectiveness would be higher if the allusions were updated to examples of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. The individuals that are known and mentioned today have an impact that is recognized. In the Elizabethan Era, people created allusions that fit their time, going back to people they recognized. That is how it should be in the modern age, creating allusions recognizable to teenagers so that they can understand not just the play of Hamlet, but also other, older plays written by Shakespeare himself or other great writers from the
Every story has two things: an event, and a witness. Storytelling is, simply, a witness sharing an event with others who did not see it. The art of storytelling is a creative way to talk about an event with so much detail that the audience of the story comes close to perceiving what the witnesses perceived. A story can be told artistically from two points of view: first person and third person. A first person narrator tells the story of the event from the memory of a witness and third person narrator tells a story from an objective point of view of one who knows more about the characters than the characters themselves.
Family isolation can cause depression and sadness for a teenager. In the novel Catcher in the Rye, the author makes the reader follow the main character, Holden Caulfield around New York. Holden has just gotten kicked out of another school and decides to go around New York without telling his parents. Over the course of his journey, he tries to find himself and where he is going in life. He starts to go downhill as is past starts to haunt him and he starts to think about the future.
The transition between childhood innocence and adulthood exists as a complex path, which often uncovers questions that cannot be answered. J.D. Salinger explores Holden’s transition into adult life and how he copes with modern society’s cruel and unforgiving face. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, Holden’s traumatic experiences directly explains his immaturity and unhealthy obsession over the preservation of the fragile childhood state; although some instances highlighting Holden’s maturity may suggest otherwise, flashes of these instances do not outweigh his immature ideology and opinions. Holden’s dysfunctional family life stemming from the death of his brother Allie and his inferiority complex clearly explains Holden’s unhealthy obsession
Jessica Casimiro October 30, 2015 English 3/PayLea Short Story Essay Patrick Rothfuss once claimed, “The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” The novel Catcher in the Rye focuses on Holden Caulfield, an angst-ridden teen conflicted between remaining in a state of prolonged innocence or transitioning into the world of adulthood, thus facing the corruption and phoniness that it correlates with. Through Holden’s dynamic character, J.D Salinger depicts how innocence is slowly lost when exposed to adulthood. Reluctant to the idea of growing up, Holden strives to protect the innocence of himself and the ones’ around him. Holden reminisces about the Natural Museum of History, a place he enjoyed going
How Holden matured People go through rough stuff in their lives, such as losing a close sibling. It seems impossible to pull yourself out of the pain and guilt of your loss. It appeared Holden was in the same predicament, but through his experiences in the novel The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger he learns to grow up. Aside from being very immature, holden refuses to grow up and dislikes people who have grown up.
Society is simple. One does not get to choose when he/she grows up. Society tells him/her when to grow up. Society reveals to its children, when the proper time is to grow up. Usually, it is too soon before a child is ready.