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  • Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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    The novel, “Catcher in the Rye”, was written by J.D. Salinger. Even though he wrote numerous novels, people regard this one as one of his best. The main character Holden Caulfield throughout the plot is on a progression of heading to ultimately a mental breakdown. Which is inferred more as the novel continues. Holden’s peregrination to a mental breakdown conveys how the moral ideals that are taught to kids become lost to the hypocrisy of adulthood by the deterioration of innocence and the artificial

  • The Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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    parents to a car accident. Traumatic experiences, such as these, impact people in many ways. Author J.D. Salinger explores how one sixteen year old boy goes through many incidents that ultimately lead him to a mental breakdown. In his novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the protagonist has close similarities with Salinger, who emphasizes the impact of psychological issues throughout the socially conservative 1950s. J.D. Salinger’s upbringing was not typical for a famous and noteworthy author. Jerome David

  • The Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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    end of the book Alex stops using it as he has change, where Alex at the beginning shows an immature character that is in the search of a family system that evolves into an entire into a mature character. Holden use a similar technique in the Catcher in the Rye and he also use a first person narration characteristic of a passive voice style that introduces us into the action and personality of Holden, one example is when he talks about his brother Allie My brother Allie had this left-handed fielders

  • Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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    "I was sorrounded by phonies" The Catcher in the Rye: a revolutionary book. The story presented by J.D. Salinger brings for the readers the reality about our society from a teenager point of view. In fact, a revolted teenager’s point of view about the most value thing for the society, like the school. Considering all the rebelious thoughts from this adolescent that is presented during the story, some districts of United States decided to banish it from the schools, in fear that those teenagers

  • The Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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    Usually considered a controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger can often express the feelings of being an outcast and the desire to find a meaning in the world. Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of the novel, though often complains of the phoniness of the world around him, has a way of creating a deeper meaning within the readers. While the truth may be that Salinger purposely set the story in such a way that the readers will be able to connect with Holden, not often do readers

  • Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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    In "Catcher in the Rye" the idea of being a catcher is based upon Holden’s complete misreading of a line in the poem "Comin ' Thro ' the Rye," by Robert Burns, of which Holden hears a young boy singing. The young boy instead substitutes the line "When a body catch a body, comin ' thro ' the rye" for "When a body meet a body, comin ' thro ' the rye." Holden has a dream in which children play a game in a field of rye near a cliff, it being his role to protect the children by catching anyone who gets

  • Mentality In Catcher In The Rye

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    The novel, “Catcher in the Rye”, was written by J.D. Salinger. Even though he wrote numerous novels, people regard this one as one of his best. The main character Holden Caulfield throughout the plot is on a progression of heading to ultimately a mental breakdown. Which is inferred more as the novel continues. Holden’s peregrination to a mental breakdown conveys how the moral ideals that are taught to kids become lost to the hypocrisy of adulthood by the deterioration of innocence and the artificial

  • Characteristics Of Catcher In The Rye

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    In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, Holden, the main character wants to be a catcher. Holden hears a young boy on the street singing. “If a body catch a body coming through the rye and it made Holden feel better” (Salinger 115). He wants to be the only big person around in a rye field, near a cliff, to catch all the kids playing from running off the cliff. It is obvious from this statement that Holden wants to help children, but how can Holden when he cannot even take

  • The Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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    D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield, struggles to accept this fact. He agonizes over the loss of his innocence. He is conflicted. On one side, he does not want to grow up and see the deceitful reality. On the other side, he wants to mature as a member of society. He cannot do either of these things because of his internal battle. The novel can be considered a Bildungsroman, a coming-of-age novel where the protagonist matures Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye expresses the hardships

  • Catcher In The Rye Analysis

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    Zhu1 Katherine Zhu EAE 1D Ms. Sivel December 1st The Catcher in the Rye: The Pursuit of Endless Childhood The main setting of The Catcher in the Rye is New York City, Holden Caulfield, the protagonist’s hometown. He decides to wander around the city before heading home, to prevent his parents from noticing that he’s been expelled from his school. Out of all the places he visits in NYC, the two most notable ones are the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. The museum is an illusion of how Holden

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