Joan Caulfield Essays

  • Analysis Of Catcher In The Rye

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    Throughout the Catcher and the Rye, the story follows the main character, Holden, after his dismissal from Pencey Prep, journeying through New York City, and along the way giving a biased narrative. As the story goes on, Holden talks about his brother, Allie, who died of leukemia, his sex drive, his childhood friend Jane, and his love for his little sister, Phoebe. In Catcher and the Rye, Salinger portrays that inner needs and wants can affect people in negative ways, such as holding onto the past

  • Analysis Of J. D. Salinger's Novel 'Catcher In The Rye'

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    Will you catch me when I fall? J.D Salinger’s book, The Catcher in the Rye, is about a vagrant and rebellious smoker/drinker 16 year old boy named Holden Caulfield. This teenager is kicked out of Pencey, an exclusive school he attends, for failing all of his classes (Except english). He is going through many problems and insecurities that are “commonly” associated to teenagers, when he decides to leave his school a couple of days earlier to his deadline and decides to take a three-day escapade in

  • Examples Of Struggles In Catcher In The Rye

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    Andrei Nastase Grade 9 English Ms. van Der Meer The Struggles of Holden - The Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger The Catcher in The Rye is a great book in the American Literature written for teenagers. The author, J.D. Salinger displays the boring life of Holden who is surrounded by people he does not like and calls them phonies. It is written from Holden’s point of view and it is about a week full of conflicts which change his whole life from that point on. Although he thinks his life is

  • Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Theme Essay

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    In the novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer looks a the 911 terrorist attack from the unique perspective of a nine-year-old boy. The novel follows the journey of Oskar Schell, a boy who lost his dad to the attack. Oskar goes on a quest across New York, looking for someone who may know more about the key he found that belonged to his dad or more about his death. Oskar’s quest is symbolic of both his and surrounding family character’s subconscious ‘quest’, to find closure

  • Unbroken Chapter Summary

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    Lukas Mason Title of the Text: Unbroken Author: Laura Hillenbrand Section: Chapter 1 - 5 Summary: As chapter 1 begins, Louie Zamperini, a 12 year old boy is introduced. He was born in Olean, New York but he and his family moved to Torrance, California when he was just two years old. He began to cause havoc in his neighborhood. His fearless and troublesome personality is displayed as he got in trouble with the law by stealing food and money, creating pranks, and getting in a number of fights. Chapter

  • Catcher In The Rye: A Psychological Analysis Of Holden Caulfield

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    Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has abnormal tendencies. Although he could just be a typical teenager, dealing with difficult situations, after analyzing his behavior it is believed that he is suffering from a mental ailment of some sort. Events from Holden’s past are still currently haunting him and it is evident that he is struggling. He needs the guidance of those around him in order to help himself through these tough time. Holden constantly relives his past, which can indicate

  • Pip And Trabb's Relationship

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    The anonymousness of the benefactor and the confusion or complications it brought into the story. The division and inhumanness of the division in classes of the character such as seen in the relationship between Pip (boy) and Estella, or Pip and Trabb’s boy. Focalization in cases of characters like Trabb’s boy and Orlick tend to make Pip seem somewhat of a snob, his ill treatment of Trabb’s boy throughout the book is hard to miss, especially since there was in reality very little difference between

  • Utopian Society In Brave New World

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    Aldous Huxley’s, “Brave New World”, explores a utopian society in which individuality is stripped from human beings. Everyone is conditioned to perform a job and everyone belongs to each other. The result is a dark world from the human perspective in which happiness doesn’t seem all to happy. Huxley introduces the savage, John, into the story to provide this perspective. Taken from the society he grew up in, he is thrown into this strange utopian world. The stark contrast between each society is

  • Catcher In The Rye All Alone Analysis

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    All Alone In the novel Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield feels alone and rejected by the world. As a result he sees phoniness in everyone and everything around him. Holden claims he is a “Terrific Liar” and enjoys lying to fill a void and to feel less self- conscious. His rebellion begins when he is kicked out of many boarding schools and does not care about how his mistakes will affect him in the future. After getting kicked out of yet another school, he starts to become depressed

  • Catcher In The Rye Kwaj Kid Analysis

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    Isolated...Hatred of cliques...and judgmental. These are three traits that belong to Holden Caulfield, the creation of J.D. Salinger inside the novel The Catcher In The Rye. These are the traits which molds his inability to fit in on Kwajalein and to create peers. Holden has been exposed to many traumatic events in his lifetime, ranging from the death of his brother Allie, and the possible sexual assault(s) from an unknown (to the reader) assailant. Whatever the case may be, these events shape him

  • Holden And Catcher In The Rye Comparison

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    In J.D. Salinger's Catcher and the rye, Holden struggles with loneliness and a longing for the past that he has glorified, and a general disdain for society with a will to flee to the fringe of society and live the rest of his days away from a society he perceives as corrupting. Both of these traits are directly characteristic of “American Characters” as described by Leslie Fiedler in Love and Death in the American Novel. In many ways Holden is jealous of Allie, because he embodies the past

  • Imagery And Symbolism In Lee Maracle's Charlie

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    Mastery Assignment 2: Literary Analysis Essay Lee Maracle’s “Charlie” goes through multiple shifts in mood over the course of the story. These mood are ones of hope and excitement as Charlie and his classmates escape the residential school to fear of the unknown and melancholy as Charlie sets off alone for home ending with despair and insidiousness when Charlie finally succumbs to the elements . Lee highlights these shifts in mood with the use of imagery and symbolism in her descriptions of nature

  • Miles Halter: Leaving Home Boarding School

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    Summary Miles Halter (nicknamed Pudge) is a sixteen year old boy who is leaving his home and school in Florida. Miles is going to a boarding school in Alabama called Culver Creek. Miles parents decide to throw him a going away party, and no one stays for the party. Then Miles and his parents embark to Culver Creek to settle into Miles’ dorm. Once his parents leave Miles meets his roommate Chip Martin, (nicknamed Colonel) Takumi one of Chips friends, and the girl of Miles’ dream Alaska Young down

  • Catcher In The Rye Maturity

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    The teenage years act as a boundary to either permit or prevent one from reaching adulthood. While some find the transition to be smooth, others become stuck in their past, remaining tied to their innocent childhood. Holden Caulfield, in J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, is an iconic representation of the American teenager. Holden refuses to accept the inevitable processes of life. Maturity, to Holden, is more than just a natural biological process. Instead, maturity represents a path

  • Holden In J. D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye

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    Holden caulfield is the main character in The Catcher in the Rye and he has several reasons why people are phonies. The Catcher in the Rye was written by J.D. Salinger and was published in 1951. Holden is a sixteen-year-old boy that is failing the preparatory school that he goes to. He calls people phonies because he believes that people are fake. Holden just doesn’t want the phonies to be around anymore. Holden thinks that Ossenburger is a phony because he graduated from Pencey Prep and donated

  • Alex's Narcissism In A Clockwork Orange

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    Within this passage, the narcissistic nature of Alex’s character becomes clear. Specifically, just as narcissism is the “excessive interest in oneself,” Alex’s thoughts are driven by internal desires (OED). For instance, rather than being able to appreciate external and worldly objects, or concepts such as, the talks given on beetles or the Milky Way, he manipulates these topics back from a broader picture to the those that most interest or concern himself like committing acts of violence. This is

  • The Fourth State Of Matter Summary

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    In “The Fourth State of Matter” Jo Ann Beard portrays a perspective of the shooting of the physics department at the University of Iowa that not everyone knows about. A look at the relationships and some of the tension with the shooter and the people the shooter interacted with. The man responsible for the shooting at the University of Iowa was a Chinese doctoral student who worked in the physics department with the people he had shot, and the shooter was referred as Gang Lu. Ever since Lu had

  • Holden Caulfield Chapter 8 Analysis

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    Holden Caulfield’s story begins on a December Saturday at Pencey Prep School in Pennsylvania, where he 's just been given the ax for failing all his classes except English. As it turns out, getting the ax is a frequent theme in Holden 's past. Before he leaves the school Holden runs to his favorite teacher’s house to say goodbye to him. Back in the dorm, Holden goofs around with Robert Ackley, a pimply and annoying kid. We 're introduced to Holden 's red hunting hat, and we meet his roommate, Stradlater

  • Catcher In The Rye Bipolar Analysis

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    In The Rye” many will agree that Holden exemplifies depression, feelings of worthless and lack of sleep. Although shows the symptoms of bipolar disorder: feeling confident, lack of concentration, switching on topics and a desire for sex. Holden Caulfield is an adolescent who shows various symptoms of sickness. Through the book he shows symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression: sleep disorder, feeling worthless, and no care which are all aspects of both. But one symptom that only bipolar disorder

  • Analysis Of Catcher In The Rye: Holden's Red Hunting Cap

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    J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is the story of seventeen-year-old Holden Caulfield’s struggle to connect with people after losing his brother several years before. Salinger uses the red hunting cap to represent how Holden protects himself in The Catcher in the Rye. At the beginning of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden uses his red hunting cap as a form of protection from those who cannot understand him and what he has been through. Right after his fight with Stradlater over the composition