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Catcher In The Rye And Huck Finn - All novels contain common elements and qualities. In most cases the plot, conflict, and a narrative voice forms the style of writing. Frequently the incidents told are direct experiences from the narrator himself. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and Huckleberry Finn by Samuel Clemens employ these characteristics, particularly using a constructive voice, symbolism, and a complex connected sequence of events, dealing with human experiences. There are many instances in The Catcher in the Rye which deal with such characteristics....   [tags: essays research papers] 781 words
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Catcher In The Rye- Use Of Lan - Not many great novels were produced during the post World War II era. Perhaps the greatest novel published was J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. This book, just like all other great works, was met by scathing criticism and unyielding praise. Many literary critics marveled at Salinger’s genius use of language to make Holden Caulfield, the main character, unbelievably realistic. Through Holden’s thoughts and dialogues, Salinger successfully created a teenage boy. Because of that The Catcher in the Rye became one of the few great post World War II works....   [tags: essays research papers] 1455 words
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A Readers Guide To The Catcher In The Rye - A Reader’s Guide to The Catcher in the Rye Though J.D. Salinger’s book, The Catcher in the Rye, has served as a major controversial element of fiction within our reading society, it does, in fact, contain another side to the story. Holden Caulfield, who is sixteen, has just flunked out of another boarding school that his parents have sent him to. It seems that he has become very experienced in failing courses. The only classes that he manages to pass are the ones that repeat the same teaching material that he has previously learned in another school....   [tags: essays research papers] 594 words
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Relationships with Holden in The Catcher in the Rye - Relationships with Holden in The Catcher in the Rye ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ is written from a first person narrative to be able to convey to the reader Holdens thoughts and feelings and this makes his character seem more believable. Holden describes what he himself sees and experiences, providing his own commentary on the events and people he describes. It takes the form of, perhaps, a session with a psychoanalyst or a one sided conversation with the reader during which Holdens attitudes to other people emerges....   [tags: English Literature] 1951 words
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Day and Night in the Catcher in the Rye - The action of The Catcher in the Rye takes place between 15:00 on the Saturday previous to Christmas holidays 1949 and approximately the same time the next Monday. Holden Caulfield explains what happened to him during these forty-eight hours. The reader's impression when he/she finishes reading the novel is that most of it takes part during night-time. To confirm that impression I decided to establish the times of transition between day and night, situate these moments in the novel and count how many pages correspond to day and night....   [tags: American Literature] 2004 words
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Holden Caulfied in The Catcher in the Rye - Holden Caulfied Which Character Gives Us Who He Is Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.D. Salinger?s The Catcher in the Rye, is very complex, mentally and emotionally. The readers of the novel would not be able to understand Holden as much as they do, if it was not for Holden?s deceased younger brother Allie. Although Allie is never actually met in the novel, Holden?s discussions about him and his ?conversations. with him help us understand Holden better. It may seem strange that a dead character would shed so much light on a living one, but Holden had a strong bond with Allie, one that he refuses to give up....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Joseph Heller's The Catcher in the Rye - The Catcher in the Rye The book Catcher in the Rye is a story of Holden Caulfield's thoughts about life and the world around him. Holden tells many of his opinions about people and takes the reader on a 5-day trip into his mind. Holden, throughout the book, made other people feel inferior to his own. I can relate to this because although I do not view people inferior to me, I judge others unequally. Holden and I both have similar judgements of people from the way they act and behave. We also share feelings about motivation as well as lack of it....   [tags: essays research papers] 485 words
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Adults in Salinger's Catcher in the Rye - The adults that Holden appreciates As a general consensus, children are raised to trust adults. However there are some sinister and eerie adults out there that exploit the childish and test that trust. Children are taught that the principal is their friend and that the police men are there to help. As a child one is taught, protected, and cared for by their parents. As those parents become older, there is a regression where the parent almost becomes the child and the child the parent. In J.D. Salinger?s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the adults whom Holden Caulfield appreciates are childlike and helpless....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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Critcal Analysis of CATCHER IN THE RYE - Critcal Analysis of CATCHER IN THE RYE 10 Quotes and Responses from The Catcher in the Rye "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." This statement actually caught my full attention. I like the way that he started this book off....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1147 words
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Innocence in The Catcher in The Rye - In The Catcher in The Rye, by J.D, the main character, Holden, can be seen as a troubled teenager growing up in a less than perfect society. Throughout the novel Holden struggles with the fact that many young and innocent kids will grow up and see the world from a different perspective. He naturally becomes worried for all future generations who will one day grow, as he did, and loose their innocence. The fixation of youth and innocence can be seen in the title of the book, as well as throughout the novel....   [tags: essays research papers] 849 words
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Violence in the Catcher in the Rye - Violence in the Catcher in the Rye Often, simple physical conflicts are used to develop characters and to increase the suspense and action between them. In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield the 16-year-old narrator and protagonist claims to be a pacifist. Holden views the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no peace. As a sincere person living amongst phonies, he views others as completely immoral and unscrupulous. In the novel violence is used to further develop Holden's character....   [tags: essays research papers] 922 words
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Holden's Depression in Catcher in the Rye - The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, portrays Holden Caulfield as a manic-depressive. Holden uses three techniques throughout the novel to cope with his depression. He smokes, drinks, and talks to Allie. Although they may not be positive, Holden finds comfort in these three things. Holden smokes a lot when he is nervous, or bored. When the stripper is in his room he noticed that she is shaking her foot as if she is nervous. He offers her a cigarette, twice. Both times she says no. Holden offers Sunny the cigarette because he thinks it would calm her down, like cigarettes calm him down when he is nervous....   [tags: J. D. Salinger]
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Catcher and the Rye and Siddhartha - The novels Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger show many similarities. One of the major themes in both novels consists of the main characters finding their self and journey through life. Their similar experiences consist of the relationships they go through, as well as the different people they meet in life and their personal views on society, which let the audience distinguish the affect on similar situations. Siddhartha’s dream throughout the entire novel consisted of finding his own self, and to be united within the great Gods....   [tags: essays research papers] 968 words
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Catcher In The Rye- Movie Proposal - Movie Proposal: The Catcher in the Rye To the Producer: The Catcher in the Rye, a contemporary novel by J.D. Salinger, is a thought-provoking, fascinating look at society’s values and issues in the 1950’s. This book would make an excellent transition to film because it is full of both action and implication. It focuses on a four-day period of time in the life of a sixteen-year-old cynic with emotional problems. The book follows Holden Caulfield as he struggles with others and himself to find his way through the “phoniness” and disillusionment involved in his adolescent life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1534 words
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Catcher In The Rye - A Sequel - Catcher In The Rye - A Sequel Loomis Chaffee Chapter 1 Another day another school...I thought about this new school they placed me in. They said I will like it. Well I'll be the one to decide that. Next thing I know I'm on a 6:30 train to Windsor, CT. It was a Thursday and I received a call from Mr.Spencer, well it wasn't really for me but for my parents. I immediately new who it was, you can just hear it's a school teacher. One can just hear that over the phone. After the phone hangs up I hear a yell, “Holden, front and center!” Then we go throughout that whole, we had a discussion with, and all that crap....   [tags: essays research papers] 453 words
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Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger - Holden Caulfield seems to have all these different kinds of people stuck together in one body. He can be very generous, as he is to the nuns, very mean. He even lies to people. But one thing Holden has is a moral code that he goes by. In the Catcher in the Rye Holden shows at least three elements of his moral code. One of his elements of his moral code is that it’s all right to lie to make people feel better. One quote to prove that is, “Old Mrs. Morrow didn’t say anything but boy you should have seen her....   [tags: essays research papers] 460 words
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The Catcher in the Rye- Sally Hayes - Sally Hayes is dim person whose phoniness blinds her from Holden’s cries for help and dismisses him when he needs her most, her phoniness changes Holden and he himself is forced into bad decisions because of it. When Holden is waiting for Sally in the lobby of New York's Biltmore Hotel, the place is filled with girls his age, and he's watching them. “[I]t was sort of depressing" (123), thinking about what's going to happen to most of the girls he sees. They're all going to have conventional lives, he thinks, married to boring men....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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catcher in the rye glass menagerie - The Catcher in the Rye and The Glass Menagerie The person someone becomes is influenced by the losses they have experienced in their life. In Catcher in the Rye the main character Holden Caulfield is devastated by the loss of his younger brother Allie to leukemia. The loss of Allie never leaves Holden’s mind. It changes his perception of the world. In The Glass Menagerie Amanda Wingfield’s husband abandons her and their two children Tom and Laura. For Amanda the only way to deal with the loss is to escape into a dream world....   [tags: essays research papers] 1141 words
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Catcher In The Rye: "Everybodys A Phony" - Everybody’s A Phony J. D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is a very well known piece of the twentieth century. It’s a story about a seventeen-year-old boy, Holden Caufield, who experiences some interesting things and people upon his being expelled from Pencey Prep. School. From having breakfast with a couple of nuns on a bus, to spending an evening with a far from seraphic prostitute, Holden handles each situation the best way he can. However, most of the people Holden encounters, he deems innately phony; Holden thinks almost everyone is a phony....   [tags: essays research papers] 1121 words
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Opposition to Catcher in the Rye - Opposition to Catcher in the Rye 'The novel has long ignited disapproval, and it was the most frequently banned book in schools between 1966 and 1975. Even before that time, however, the work was a favorite target of sensors. In 1957, Australian Customs seized a shipment of the novels that had been presented as a gift to the government by the U.S. ambassador. The books were later released, but Customs had made its point that the book contained obscene language and actions that were not appropriate behavior for an adolescent....   [tags: Papers] 744 words
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Holden's Obsession with Sex Depicted in Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye - Holden Caulfield is the main character in the book, The Catcher in the Rye, J.D Salinger. Holden also has a huge obsession with sex, even though he remains a virgin. Throughout the book, Holden constantly refers to people as “phonies.” There are many times in the book that show how obsessed Holden is with sex. Holden Caulfield feels that sex should happen between two people who care a lot for each other and respect one another. He doesn’t think that sex should ever be a casual thing. He sees sex as degrading, no matter what....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays]
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Catcher In The Rye Theme Essay - Turning your back on the world is not good A major theme of J.D. Salinger’s novel, “ The Catcher in the Rye,” is turning your back on the world is not good. The teenage boy Holden Caulfield demonstrates this theme in the story with the constant negativity he receives as result of his negative attitude. When someone turns their back on the world the consequences are bad. Holden shows this by slacking off leading to his expulsion from school. “ They gave me frequent warning to start applying myself…but I didn’t do it....   [tags: essays research papers] 464 words
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Catcher in the Rye: Holdens Relationships - Throughout “The Catcher in the Rye”, Holden Caufield longs for intimacy with other human beings. One of Holden’s main problems is that he sees childhood as the ideal state of being. He thinks that all adults are phonies. One of the first relationships that is mentioned in the story, is Holden’s relationship with D.B., his brother. Throughout his childhood, it is obvious that Holden has idolized his older brother. Now that D.B. is a writer for Hollywood, Holden considers him a phony, and accuses him of prostituting himself by agreeing to work for the film industry....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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Holden's Lonliness Catcher In the Rye - Many young people often find themselves struggling to find their own identity and place in society. This search for self worth often leaves these young people feeling lonely and isolated because they are unsure of themselves. Holden Caulfield, J.D. Salinger's main character in the book The Catcher In the Rye, is young man on the verge of having a nervous breakdown. One contributor to this breakdown, is the loneliness that Holden experiences. His loneliness is apparent through many ways including: his lack of friends, his longing for his dead brother, and the way he attempts to gain acceptance from others....   [tags: essays research papers] 600 words
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The Importance of Censoring in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - ... The Catcher in the Rye provides an eye into the mindset and thought processes of an adolescent in this type of world, and addresses problems that young people often face while growing up, even in modern society (Zoričić). Children lose their innocence and many of the qualities that make them wonderful in order to pursue typical adult dreams. Holden’s experiences and thoughts highlight his understanding of the importance of preserving these qualities, which is drawn attention to when he says that he would “be the catcher in the rye” to protect the children from the harsh adult world (Salinger 173)....   [tags: bad role models]
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Catch-22, by Joseph Heller and Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger - Among the titles in the list of the most commonly challenged books in the United States, one finds Catch-22 by Joseph Heller and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. These American Classics, however controversial delve into the essence of identifying as an American. Catch-22, a novel about soldiers serving in the American Air Force during World War Two, and The Catcher in the Rye, a book about a seventeen year old social outcast living in New York, express American society by means of American Spirit, Culture, Identity, and Values....   [tags: American: Spirit, Culture, Identity, Value]
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The Censoring of J.D. Salinger´s The Catcher in the Rye - Since its initial publication in the year of 1951, The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, has been a target of controversy, debate, and discernment. This astounding novel is centered on a boy, Holden, who is writing his story within the confines of a psychiatric hospital. Through the recount, Holden encounters serious obstacles that are hard to deal with as a 17 year old. With prostitutes, teen sex, profanity, and other irrational behavior, one would understand the debated opinions of the novel....   [tags: reality, controversy, narrator, storyline]
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Allegory in J.D. Salinger´s The Catcher in the Rye - In 1951 the book “The Catcher in the Rye” was released, ten years later it had become the most censored book in all schools. In 1981 it had become the most censored book in the United States, however in that time it was also the second most taught book in all high schools. “Wolf, Baldassarro R. "World.eduNewsBlogsCoursesJobsPartners." Worldedu Banned Books Awareness The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger Comments. World.edu, 11 Jan. 2011. Web. 8 Nov. 2013.” “The Catcher in the Rye” is one of the most controversial books in the history of writing....   [tags: censored, controversial, banned, book]
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Catcher In The Rye, Compares T - Throughout life, an individual may endure several emotionally or physically straining moments. In The Catcher In The Rye, Holden Caulfield suffers much verbal abuse, as well as physical. Both forms of the abuse, combined with other factors, eventually leads Holden to suffer a mental breakdown. Holden’s actions prove that ** “A blow from a whip raises a welt, but a blow from the tongue smashes bones.” Holden experiences several fights throughout the story. Near the beginning, he begins a struggle with Stradlater, his roommate, over his friend’s date, Jane Gallagher....   [tags: essays research papers] 729 words
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The Innocence of Childhood in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - Growing up and becoming mature can be an intimidating experience; it is difficult to let go of one’s childhood and embrace the adult world. For some people, this transition from youthfulness to maturity can be much more difficult than for others. These people often try to hold on to their childhood as long as they can. Unfortunately, life is not so simple. One cannot spend their entire life running from the responsibilities and hardships of adulthood because they will eventually have to accept the fact that they have a role in society that they must fulfill as a responsible, mature individual....   [tags: caulfield, phoebe, teenagers]
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Childhood Innocence is Everything in Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - ... Now he understands that “if [kids] want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it, and not say anything” (211). They should be allowed to make mistakes on their own, and learn from them without any interference “If they fall off, they fall off, but it's bad if you say anything to them”, they have no need for anyone to protect their innocence (211). The additional significance of this scene lies in the gold ring’s symbol. It is a physical manifestation of the book’s main theme, the fear of growing up....   [tags: carousel, utopia, self-worth] 773 words
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The Theme of Change: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - The Theme of Change: The Catcher in the Rye Change has one of the large-scale consequences on our inhabits. Even though it is often never observed, change occurs every minute and every second we are living on this world. We live each day without recognising the dissimilarities in us, if it's a personal or a mental change. It's not until we gaze back on our past through recollections and images that we realize how much we've really altered over time. Sometimes, we have to look actually deep and analyze locations or things that are untouched by change to help us realize how much we indeed have changed....   [tags: eskimo, death, compromise]
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Non-Conformity in The Catcher in the Rye and Igby Goes Down - The Catcher in the Rye¬ and Igby goes down, written by JD Salinger and Burr Steers respectively, explore the issue of non-conformity among youth. As Steers’ text is an appropriation of Salinger’s, similar ideas and opinions are presented, however they are affected by both context and medium in the way that they are conveyed, and the composers view on the issues. Despite this, their purpose remains the same, and that is to show the positive and negative sides of non-conformism on the mental and physical health of contemporary youth....   [tags: JD Salinger, Burr Steers, Literary Comparison] 1165 words
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - In The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the notion of the past and present played a great part introducing and developing a theme. A character in both novels long to relive their pasts but at the same time are okay with keeping things as they are. One of The Alchemist’s themes is about achieving one’s Personal Legend; and one of A Catcher in the Rye’s themes about the pain of growing up. These characters and their stance on the past and present were catalysts for introducing these themes....   [tags: the alchemist, paulo coelho]
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Psychological Battle in JD Salinger´s A Catcher in the Rye - The psychological battle of Holden Caulfield in the Catcher in the Rye, serves as the basis for the entire novel. Salinger's portrayal of Holden, which includes incidents of depression, a nervous breakdown, impulsive spending, sexual exploration, vulgarity, and other erratic behavior, attributes to the genuine nature of the novel. Salinger creates a real, relatable story by focusing on Holden´s thoughts and impressions of the events described in the novel, rather than the events themselves. The novel shows that the plot of the story isn’t that important in terms of importance, the Catcher in the Rye focuses more on what Holden thinks and how he thinks, creating an interesting, relevant stor...   [tags: Depression, Teenager]
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Analysis of A Catcher In the Rye's Holden Caulfield: Enemy of Himself - Jerome David Salinger’s only novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is based on the life events shaping main character, Holden Caulfield, into the troubled teen that is telling the story in 1950. The theme of the story is one of emotional disconnection felt by the alienated teenagers of this time period. The quote, “ I didn’t know anyone there that was splendid and clear thinking and all” (Salinger 4) sets the tone that Holden cannot find a connection with anyone around him and that he is on a lonely endeavor in pursuit of identity, acceptance and legitimacy....   [tags: Character Development, Self Hate]
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Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey - Director Robert Zemeckis once stated, “We don't function well as human beings when we're in isolation.” This quotation pertains to the protagonists in both The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger. Both protagonists overcome estrangement when they learn from their siblings the underlying reason behind their feelings of isolation. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield fails to form a connection with others at Pencey Prep and escapes to New York City in an attempt to overcome his alienation....   [tags: Comparison, Protagonist, Character Development]
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Illusions in J.D. Salinger´s Catcher in the Rye - ... He creates an illusion that he is no longer there anymore, despite the fact that he is still accompanied by Ackley. By hiding from this adolescent problem, Holden only reprieves the situation. As Holden aspires to be the catcher in the rye, he includes his red hunting hat. "'This is a people shooting hat'...'I shoot people in this hat'" (Salinger 22). Holden becoming the catcher is arguably the biggest illusion in this novel. This quote is taken in a metaphorical sense as to his armor or protection when he saves people in the rye from any maturation....   [tags: death, affection, problems, reality] 1194 words
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Analysis Of Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye - In Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield is confronted with the difficulties of both humanity and life as he struggles to find direction, as well as a connection to a world which he has lost faith in. From the very beginning of the novel, the reader can appreciate and relate to Holden’s criticism and condemnation about society and the way people in society govern themselves. “Phoniness”, a reoccurring motif in the novel, is one of Holden’s most favorite conceptions, and is his catch phrase for describing the superf...   [tags: Character Profile, Phoniness] 1296 words
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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerCensorship and the Banning of Literature - Our society has tried to protect the young minds of children over the years by banning certain books from school systems. This is occurring due to many people challenging books that obtain strong materials such as racism, sexual content, explicit language, religious affiliations, etc. The people testing books feel that certain books containing strong materials are not appropriate for young students to read. Some people feel the banning of books containing explicit materials prevents students from learning valuable life lessons....   [tags: censorship, banning of literature]
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Theme Comparison Of The Catcher In The Rye And Franny And Zooey - The world today is very deceptive and phony. J.D. Salinger’s well known novels, The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey attack this fake and superficial society which is evident through the lives, ideas, actions, and words expressed by the characters in these literary pieces. The transition from childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood is inevitable. The protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield goes through this stage and finds himself in a crisis. He alienates himself from everyone who is around him and tries his best not to grow up....   [tags: Compare Contrast Literature] 1857 words
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Wisdom In The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Sallinger - It is widely agreed that Salinger’s Catcher in The Rye is unarguably the quintessential coming of age and initiation story . This story has been compared against Ellis’ Less Than Zero and T.S. Elliot’s Wasteland as being among the literature that best elucidates the alienation of our youth . The story of Holden’s transition into manhood has been compared against the American transition into consumerism after the world wars . The story has been elevated above bildungsroman to an epic of Odyssean proportion ....   [tags: holden, nuns, charity] 2635 words
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Another Catcher In The Rye - Here is an essay on "The Catcher in the Rye" Hope you will be able to post it. Through Holden's Eyes The Catcher in the Rye has truly earned it's place among great classic works. J. D. Salinger created a literary piece that was completely unique. The entire novel was written in the first person view of the 17-year-old, Holden Caulfield. The majority of the story is compiled of Holden's rudimentary monologue of 'complexly simple' thoughts, the rest utilizing his relay of previous dialogue....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Innocent and Corrupt Characters in Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye - The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a classical coming of age novel that deals with a youth’s mental adjustment to a modern world. Holden Caulfield, Salinger’s troubled protagonist, has a flawed view of the world where youth and integrity fights maturity and corruption. Salinger explores this dichotomy using a variety of motifs and symbols. In this novel, Salinger denotes innocence by the way Holden views a variety of characters. First, Jane Gallagher, Holden’s childhood friend, displays innocence through her actions, and Holden’s opinions of them....   [tags: literary analysis, character analysis]
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Use of the Central Park Carousel in The Catcher in the Rye - People, places, songs, and even simple items such as a stuffed animal, a pillow, or a blanket can foster a person’s memory and take them back to a memory they hold dearly in their hearts. Often, such items of remembrance are used to bring back a person to their carefree and blissful childhood years. For many Americans, the Central Park Carousel in New York brings back memories of the entertainment of growing up in New York, and the wonderful memories of birthdays, family gatherings, and more. This historic carousel remains a timeless memory for those who enjoyed its delightful music, gleaming horses, and cheery atmosphere-never failing to bring a smile to ones face....   [tags: symbol, symbolism, J.D. Salinger]
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Grief For Allie in The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger - Almost every person will have to say goodbye to a loved one who has died. When an adolescent goes through this experience it could traumatize them. John Green once said “Grief does not change you. It reveals you.” In other words, the loss of a loved one doesn’t change who you are but reveals your character. A novel that explores the effect of grief on a young person is The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger. The Catcher In The Rye is a novel about a teenager, Holden Caulfield, who is confused and makes life changing mistakes because of his inability to accept his brother Allie’s death....   [tags: hunting, symbols, carousel]
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A Book About Life, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - ... He describes, “The thing is, it’s really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs – if yours are really good ones and theirs aren’t. You think if they’re intelligent and all, […] and have a good sense of humor, that they don’t give a damn whose suitcases are better, but they do. They really do.” (Salinger 109). This narrative showed the importance people placed on material belongings and economic rank, which Holden found sad. I agree with him, because while it is difficult enough already to feel accepted in society, economic inequities are a cause of sadness in some and guilt in others, adding misery to everyone’s existence....   [tags: sadness, existence, corruption]
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Holden Caulfield’s Struggle in The Catcher in the Rye - Aristotle once said, “Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.” This “condition,” as Aristotle says, is adolescence. Adolescence is much like jumping in a lake. One must walk out to the dock and once he or she is at the end, one cannot turn back. If one is to turn back they will be ridiculed as a coward, like a child. The water is ice cold, a freezing ice bath, so one does not want to jump in, but he or she can’t turn back for fear of jeer from friends....   [tags: The Pain of Growing Up]
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The Influence of Women in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger - In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield feels a compulsion to protect women over anything else. The reason for this is that Holden views women as the last innocent people left in society. J.D. Salinger makes it a point to display the powerful influences that women have had on Holden throughout his life by retelling Holden's experiences with his own mother as a younger man. These trends continue throughout the story, as the events that unfold involving Phoebe and Jane Gallagher become focal points during Holden's time in New York City....   [tags: Protection, Mother]
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Alienation in The Catcher in the Rye and The Grapes of Wrath - The theme of alienation is relevant in both “The Catcher in the Rye” and “The Grapes of Wrath. It is an idea presented very prominently in both books, expressed through characters, actions, and events. The Catcher in the Rye focuses on Holden Caulfield, a socially inadequate, sixteen year old boy who distances himself from others as a display of mental superiority driven by the idea he possesses that everyone is a phony, while he appears to be the only one who has remained genuine and authentic in today’s society....   [tags: essays research papers] 606 words
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The Catcher in the Rye: Story of a Troubled Teen - J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher In The Rye, attempts to show the reader the life of a regular boy with troubles on his mind. The rich and troubled Holden Caufield is that boy. His parents are quite wealthy and want Holden to be successful in life as well, but they do not nurture Holden with the amount of love that is necessary. Holden feels the absence of love, which causes him to suffer a variety of emotional problems. Holden needs direction in his life because he constantly struggles to find the meaning of life on his own....   [tags: J.D. Salinger] 963 words
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The Catcher in the Rye Holden Gets Influenced - The Catcher in the Rye Holden Gets Influenced Everyone gets influenced by someone, even heroes do. The Catcher in the Rye, a novel written by J. D. Salinger, talks about Holden Caulfield, a 16 year old boy that is trying to live through his problems. Holden tries to learn from his experiences as well as from the ones of others. He goes through many hard times, but he always takes them as a chance to imagine how it could have ended if he had done something about them or what cold had happened if he was not so “yellow”....   [tags: Essays Papers] 783 words
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Holden Caufield from The Catcher In the Rye - Holden Caufield from The Catcher In the Rye A family can be classified as one of many things. It can be a group of people living under one roof; a group of people of common ancestry; or even a unit of a crime syndicate like the Mafia (Merriam Webster). But to Holden Caulfield, the main character of J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher In The Rye, his family was what we as a society normally think of when that word is spoken. There are always variations on a theme, but a typical family consists of two parents and at least one child....   [tags: essays papers] 946 words
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