The Catcher In The Rye Quotes

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Chosen novel: The Catcher in the Rye Author: J.D.Salinger Favourite quote: “Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody 's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I 'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they 're running and they don 't look where they 're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That 's all I do all day. I 'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it 's crazy, but that 's the only thing I 'd really like to be.” I love this quote because it is a paragraph when Holden is joyful, that doesn’t happen very often. Synopsis:…show more content…
Character analysis: Holden Caulfield: Holden is avery discontentyoung man. He sees everything in a negative light and therefore negative things start to happen to him. There are many reasons to deduce the statement that Holden is an unreliable narrator: he has been expelled multiple times before; he is put into a mentalhospital, he is highly annoyed and confused with everything around him and most of all he is incapable of connecting and forming bonds with other people. He may have become this way after the death of his brother, Allie. He often mentions him and even speaks to him from time to time. Holden is highly judgemental and claims that most people in the world are phonies. He mostly uses the term to describe people who are too normal. He finds most people in around him very stupid and unintellectual. Holden hates his life but never does anything to change it. Holden often mentioned sex. Whilst he is a virgin, it interests him very must. He often speaks of times when it has almost happens but he always shies away. He believes that sex symbolises a mutual respect for each other. He also implies that he may have been sexually harassed in the past as he mentions it when he finds his English teacher
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