Point Of View In The Catcher In The Ray Holden Caulfield

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Point of View “I 'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It’s awful. If I 'm on the way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I 'm going, I 'm liable to say I 'm going to the opera.” (Pg.16) The point of view is in first person narrative. First person narrative is when the story is narrated by one character. This character may be speaking about him/herself or sharing events that he/she is experiencing. In The Catcher In The Ray Holden Caulfield is telling a story. Holden Caulfield is the narrator and he tells the whole story from his own point of view. He talks about "I’m" and does not know things that he doesn 't see. Point of view creates meaning in the story because the reader knows what the character is really thinking and feeling this helps us understand the reasons behind his actions Literary Device/ Tool: Passage (in MLA format) Personal Response Explanation (How this device is used to create meaning in the novel.) Simile “That guy Morrow was about as sensitive as a goddam toilet seat.” (Pg.55) Simile is a figure of speech in which two things are compared using like or as. In the passage the narrator is comparing Ernest Morrow’s sensitivity to a toilet seat while Morrow’s mom is worried that Ernest doesn’t mix in with the other boys because he’s very sensitive and seriously. The simile comparing Ernest sensibility to a toilet seat is very apt. It helps the reader know that like a toilet seat Ernest is very cold and hard,

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