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    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a novel written from the point of view of Holden Caulfield, a sixteen-year-old boy who is learning about the struggle of growing up and finding one’s purpose in the world. He feels it is important to protect children from losing their innocence and becoming “phony” adults. After getting expelled from school Caulfield travels back home to New York for the rest of the week where he encounters multiple life changing events and conflicts. Salinger illustrates

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    In The Catcher in the Rye J.D.Salinger depicts a vivid picture of a teenager standing at a crossroads of childhood and adulthood.The story is an overlapping of ideas when truth get mixed with lie,alienation absorbes a solitary teenager,insomnia veils reality with reminiscences and in the middle of it all stands Holden Caulfield,the main character of the book.He shares his perspective of things during few days while he roams the city of New York and looks for a person who would be able to get into

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    The first instance of Holden’s own phoniness occurred when he says “I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It 's awful” (22). Holden recognizes the problem with his lying capabilities and tendencies, but does not consider himself phony. Holden’s unwillingness to recognize his own phoniness despite knowing

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    Seventeen, Holden is not ready for adulthood, he is too fastened into his childhood. Catching young children, particularly, his younger sister phoebe from falling into a more mature society from their innocence and knowledge of sex. “... 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’d do all day. I’d

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    Family isolation can cause depression and sadness for a teenager. In the novel Catcher in the Rye, the author makes the reader follow the main character, Holden Caulfield around New York. Holden has just gotten kicked out of another school and decides to go around New York without telling his parents. Over the course of his journey, he tries to find himself and where he is going in life. He starts to go downhill as is past starts to haunt him and he starts to think about the future. The novel, Catcher

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    “Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood” by Louise J. Kaplan. Holden and Charlie both live in a precarious time of adolescence and need to grab hold of their life in some way. Both are trying to make better sense of the world around them .The existence of adolescence in the catcher in the rye and the perks of being a wallflower are constructed through the examination of innocence, phoniness and isolation. Firstly, the catcher in the rye and the perks of being a wallflower

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    consumption of alcohol (Mayo Clinic). By the end of the novel, Holden experienced a complete nervous breakdown and displays many of the symptoms of depression. Once in the novel Holden mentions his thin physique while at a diner. He says, “I’m a very light eater… That’s why I’m so damn skinny,” (Salinger 120). Additionally, another time at a diner he orders a doughnut and coffee, but he is unable to bring himself to eat the doughnut, and even says, “if you get very depressed… it’s hard as hell to swallow

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    The Inner Mechanisms of Holden Caulfield In the 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, it is outright transparent that the narrator Holden Caulfield, whose oddities include mentally branding everyone around him as “phonies” and constantly critiquing his surroundings with the utmost cynicism, is living in complete isolation. Author J.D. Salinger implements countless instances of gloomy and unstable inner-dialogue from the mind of Holden to convey to readers the various aspects of undying pessimism within

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    Holden´s Behavior Holden Caulfield is a teenager growing up in 1950’s America. He has been through an ordeal, both physically and mentally, and is going through a pivotal time in his life, arguably caused by the death of his brother, Allie, only a few short years before. Holden runs away from his school, Pencey Prep, and wanders around New York for the vast majority of the story. During this journey, he is faced with the fact that he must grow up, something he does not take lightly. While it may

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    In J. D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, the coming of age archetype is inevitable, as the protagonist matures greatly throughout his physical journey. Holden starts off blinding his eyes to the difficulty of accepting the loss of his brother, Allie. More Often, dark thoughts spiral out of control in Holden's mind, constantly disrupting his state of tranquility, and giving way to his physical journey. Grief causes a sense of sadness, and the deterioration of Holden; however, it does not

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    In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the protagonist, Holden Caulfield narrates his perspective of his life from the location of a mental hospital. This story takes place in New York where Holden encounters many struggles as he flunks out of another school, Pencey Prep. Salinger’s incorporation of symbolism has a significant meaning to the book as a whole. Giving the novel its name, the symbol of a catcher in the rye directly correlates to Holden Caulfield as he hopes to fulfil

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    Coping with loss is a difficult situation, especially for a teenager in the midst of transitioning between adolescence and adulthood. A person’s teen years are strenuous enough under normal circumstances, but the death of a family member greatly increases their strife. In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield struggles with growing up and yearns for freedom from his painful past, since he never receives closure from an event that shakes his childhood- the death of his younger

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    The teenage years are filled with change in every aspect of one’s life. In just a span of seven years, teenagers must reach maturation, despite many twists and turns, to transition into adult society somewhat smoothly. As children enter this turbulent chapter of their lives, the adult world may seem frightening and the light at the end of the tunnel may appear to be a great distance away. In this intense process of maturation, teens must discover themselves to find their place in the world, and for

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    didn’t want to become an adolescent, he wants to defend other children, so that they don’t lose their innocence. Also, if Holden was an actual person he would be able to fit at any high school today. For example, when Holden says “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 … 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’d do all day.

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    CITR Rough Draft Essay World War II had ended for America and instead of trying to come together as a nation some felt the need to exist as individuals. The Existentialist evolution came from Europe during the 1950’s. Existentialism came along in the United States at the same time segregation in schools was ruled unconstitutional, the Korean War had begun, and the Warsaw Pact had been signed. Existentialism was a time in America where some people emphasized the existence of the individual as a responsible

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    How much can the death of a loved one really take from us? In the novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger is about a boy named Holden Caulfield who is deeply affected by the death of his brother Allie but also has a problem with accepting the fact that he soon has to enter adulthood. The novel explains his idea of the world and what he feels his purpose is in it. I think that this novel relates to teens today a lot because most teen that don 't know what they want to do, the thought of them

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    Raymond Carver's "A Small, Good Thing" (6 points) 1.) When the baker call the Weisses the noise of machinery can be heard in the background. Is this at all symbolic of the larger theme of the story? The use of the humming in the background can be symbolic of life’s calling. Although there was the time needed for the parents to mourn the death of their child, they were not promised any. Within the same day of their sons death, they had events and tasks that needed their attention. Life waits for

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    Exile was prevalent in both the story and the movie of Beowulf. Per the movie, Grendel and the Dragon where exile. According to the movie Grendel and the Dragon shared the same mother, but both did not had a father or a father figured in his life. Sadly as they matured, they were shelter from society, and people sought them to be a beast. However, depending how you look at the situation it could be biblically or biologically. Grendel in the film seemed to be alone and angry about ot. When hearing

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    How many of you have heard or seen the reality TV show: “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”, or the more renowned, “Toddlers and Tiaras?”. It is a show where little girls below the age of ten, appear on stage wearing loads of makeup, tons of spray tan, with their nails done, fake hair and fake teeth to be judged on their beauty, personality and costumes. Parental ambitions make their children socially challenged, Leading them to feel unconnected to other children and even resulting in permanent mental and

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    Who Is Ponyboy A Hero

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    In the book, the outsiders by S.E. Hinton ponyboy embarks on the hero 's journey facing many heartaches and growing from them. In the beginning, Ponyboy is an orphan, an outcast from his friends and family, and even his school. Ponyboy then becomes a caretaker fending for himself and others around him. In the end, he has words of the wiser to leave the readers stunned and inspired. Ponyboy goes through the first stage of the hero 's journey as shown when he claims he is different from his family

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