Outline For The Catcher In The Rye

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I. Introduction
A. Hook and Background of the issue: adolescence in general + brief intro of the book (1 or 2 sentences each)
B. Thesis: Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, J.D Salinger uses Holden to convey the immature mentality, painfulness of growing up and alienation for protection of typical teenagers.

II. Immature mentality
A. When Holden asks about the ducks, this reveals his childish side of his character. His search for the ducks represents his curiosity and his encouragement to encounter mysteries.
B. Holden’s hat’s color represents his purity and innocence. The color of his hat, red, is the same as the color of Allie and Phoebe’s hair.
III. Painfulness of growing up
A. Throughout the book, the Catcher in the Rye, Holden
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