Catcher in the Rye

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  • Analysis Of The Catcher In The Rye

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    As Holden is the protagonist of the entire novel of the Catcher in the Rye, the use of shots in Holden’s point of view is very effective as the audience has more of the ability to see the events in his perspective. These perspective shots help portray Holden’s loss of innocence and phony perspective of the world, which

  • Innocence In Catcher In The Rye

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    In 1950s, people gave up their hope in society; it was the bad phase of American society. In his novel “The Catcher of the Rye”, author J.D. Salinger expresses his observation of society through characters. Salinger uses fictional character named Holden to show different aspect of 1950s society. Holden is at the point of his life where whether he has to accept adulthood or suicide but he doesn’t really want to turn to an adult because he thinks adulthood is corrupted and all of them are phonies.

  • Catcher In The Rye Archetypes

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    understanding of archetypes as universal, patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are understood by all cultures of having a certain representation or symbolic meaning. In both A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Bugress and Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, the archetypes of the outsider and entrapment are portrayed through the main character and their journeys. In fact, both novels outsider character archetypes are amplified by the entrapment setting archetype. The character archetype

  • Catcher In The Rye Speeches

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    confused and wants to question why the world around him has to be the way it is, unjust and immoral. The song that well relates to these situations is “Hey There, Delilah” by the Plain White T’s. In both the song “Hey There, Delilah” and The Catcher in the Rye, By J.D. Salinger, the main character is captured by the thought of the girl they love and the thought of always being able to save others, which in Holdens case is the naive people around him and in lead singer, Tom Higgenson’s case is

  • Catcher In The Rye Thoughts

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    My Thought on Catcher in the Rye Catcher in the Rye is a classic novel by J.D Salinger which appealed to a great number of people and still continues today, as it was a hugely popular bestseller. The novel portrays a 17 year old teenager named Holden Caulfield, who is also the protagonist of the story, as he struggles to accept life’s changes. He is unwilling and somewhat afraid to let go of his childhood to become an adult, because he thinks the world around him, the people and his friend are all

  • Archetypes In Catcher In The Rye

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    Throughout the novel of the Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield’s abortive attempt to conserve his feeble and incompetent sense of individuality leads to his loneliness which is the primary source of a concrete manifestation of his self-division from the gross demographic of diverse groups of people. The archetypal characters in Catcher in the Rye demonstrate Holden’s struggle to preserve his own innocence and that of those around him. However, through his experiences with these archetypal characters

  • Catcher In The Rye Flaws

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    The main protagonists in the texts The Song of an Innocent Bystander, by Ian Bone and The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger are both depicted as psychologically affected by the difficulties of growing up. This is demonstrated to the audience through the protagonists identifying faults in others to compensate for their own faults, developed through the ageing process. In addition, this is shown through their multiple obsessive compulsive traits. The difficulties of growing up have contributed to

  • Depression In Catcher In The Rye

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    Many people have fears about growing up and how they will live as adults. They are unwilling to give up the past and accept the arduous reality of the adult world. Holden Caulfield is one of these people. J.D. Salinger’s novel, “The Catcher in the Rye”, illustrates Holden’s activities over three days throughout New York City as he attempts to protect his own innocence. In the novel Holden is always depressed not only because of the circumstances but also because of what happened in the past. Due

  • Catcher In The Rye Symbolism

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    The symbolisms of the title and the idea of being the “catcher in the rye” are represented by the following when Phoebe asks Holden “What he would like to do with his life?” the Museum of Natural History, and The Central Park Lagoon ducks. During this book Holden is walking past a church, a family comes out and their younger son is walking by the road, singing the song “If a body catch a body comin’ thro’ the rye” by Robert Burns. Once Holden hears the song it creates a picture in his head. When

  • Normality In Catcher In The Rye

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    Does turning away from the events impacting our lives me us brave or simply cowardly, ignoring the root of the issue, subsequently creating an arrays of new problems in return? Struggling with his very own issue, Holden of The Catcher in the Rye runs from his issues only to find that he what he was truly running from was his own self. Going on a journey from Pencey Prep to the Edmont Hotel, Holden explores his relationship with rules, the connection between youth and adulthood, and what falls under