The Pros And Cons Of The Catcher In The Rye

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The book “Catcher in the Rye” written by Jerome David Salinger was a huge success in terms of sales, and also, caused a lot of controversial issues in the literary world. The book was banned from many schools and educational institutions because it brings explicit sexual contents, drug abuse and in many parts of the book it can be analysed as a critic to many religions. It was originally directed for the adult public, but it called attention of teenagers because the book presents many arguing elements about alienation beyond diverse segments on which the main character presents itself as a person who is excluded from the society because he doesn´t have the same thoughts as the civilization does. The main character of the book, Holden Caulfield, is a teenager who was about to flunk in a lot of subjects in school, and then, he decides to leave the institution to go to a lot of different places, causing and getting into some trouble. During the story, the reader discovers a lot of things about the narrator of "The Catcher in the Rye" and his deep thoughts about the world mainly about the society that we live in. Holden is always calling people "phonies" but when the word appears in the story for the first time, the reader, maybe, won 't understand what it really means. It takes more chapters to know more about the narrator 's thoughts. In Holden 's conception, the word "phony" means everybody that pretend to be something that they 're not just to be like others that fit in
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