Catcher in the Rye

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  • How Does Holden Use Sex In Catcher In The Rye

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    after World War Ⅱ. Though his literary output is fairly small, his authentic writing about disillusioned, alienated American youth wins him a significant position in modern American literature. He is best known for his controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye. The sixteen-year-old protagonist, Holden Caulfield, is in the dilemma between childhood and adulthood. He is caught between the mourning of childhood’s disappearing and the fear of adulthood’s coming. He has difficulty in accepting many conventions

  • What Does The Window Symbolize The Catcher In The Rye

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    The Main reason why J.D. Salinger wrote this Novel "Cather In the Rye" was to use symbolism to explain the struggle of an adolescent teen while they grow up. Others will say that the use of contrastive language would be the better reason why it explains how hard it is to live as a adolescent teen. But the contrastive language only shows how Holden just thinks everyone is a "phony" which doesn't necessarily have to mean that all adolescent teens think that way. Another thing that people say that

  • Holden Caulfield's Use Of Sex In Catcher In The Rye

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    It appears that Holden Caulfield's deepest desire is to save children from growing up and from being tainted by the realities of growing up, for example sexuality and “phoniness”. The element of sexuality comes from the poem which he admires, yet seams to have either not understood completely or has ignored the sexual tones of. The author of the poem, Robert Burns, is writing about casual sex and is asking weather it is acceptable to do. This is a major factor in Holden's life as he has admitted

  • Holden Caulfield Alienation

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    Holden Caulfield is the main character and narrator of Catcher in the Rye. The story is given after the fact in a stream of consciousness, as Holden is in a rest home. Holden alienates himself to provide a sense of protection from the “real” world he must start living in. He describes adulthood as superficial, hypercritical, and shallow. He believes that he is above the adult world, as all adults are phonies. Holden believes that phoniness is what is wrong in the world and is his excuse for alienating

  • Holden Caulfield Character

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    This is how Holden who is the main character from The Catcher in the Rye (written by J.D Salinger) viewed society. Holden was very cynical and had a poor attitude about the world. He was defiant when it came towards his friends and displays an immature, foul behavior and makes careless decisions. Holden was also blind because his focus was on other people and not himself. Holden shows these traits throughout the novel The Catcher in the Rye. Holden Caulfield is a cynical, isolated teenager who

  • Holden Caulfield Description

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    The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, covers Holden Caulfield, a sixteen year old boy, a few days after the end of classes at Pencey prep school, where he just flunked out. Holden narrates his journey from Pennsylvania back to his home in New York. Holden rooms with Stradlater at Pencey, next to Ackley’s room. On his way home, Holden makes several stops trying to kill time until Wednesday, when he is supposed to be home. He is scared that his parents will be mad that he flunked out for the fourth

  • Holden Caulfield Phony Quotes

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    The Catcher In The Rye In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye Holden Caulfield portrays how he is a phony by judging others for rude insensitive things, yet doing those things himself. Holden Caulfield is a very hypocritical person and does not even realize it. Throughout the whole book he shows these signs and changes only a little bit. Holden seems to be a good guy but tricks all of the readers when he shares more about himself in the novel. Holden really is a phony, but hides it very well

  • Holden Caulfield Character Analysis

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    Holden Caulfield is left alone to discover how to play the game of life. However, after his brother’s tragic death, Holden gets stuck in a hole and cannot find the right card to keep moving in the game of life. In J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in The Rye, Holden Caulfield struggles to find his place in the world, as he tries to protect his younger sister Phoebe from the injustices

  • Structuralism, Holden Caulfield, And The Catcher In The R

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    Structuralism, Holden Caulfield, and The Catcher in the Rye Many aspects of life cannot be isolated from one another; these ideas and structures can only be understood by looking inside the broader aspect of structures. This is the true meaning of structuralism. Holden Caulfield is a very unique character in the story The Catcher in the Rye. What separates him from everyone else is his personal aspect of life that thousands of people view differently after both reading and analyzing the story. Holden

  • Holden Caulfield Realism

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    start missing everybody” (Salinger 277). Through this quote, JD Salinger, the brilliant author behind The Catcher in the Rye, gives us a deep perspective about his novel by showing the true feelings behind the complex character who is Holden Caulfield. Salinger was born on January 1, 1919 in New York City and became a world renowned author after the creation of his first novel, The Catcher in the Rye. In 1942, Salinger was drafted into the army after the invasion of Pearl Harbor where he devised multiple