Catcher in the Rye

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  • Similarities Between Lucy And Catcher In The Rye

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    There are many books that recount stories of children in the process of the transition from being an adolescent to an adult. “Lucy” by Jamaica Kincaid and “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger are both books that feature the theme of coming of age. The protagonists of the novels, Holden and Lucy, experience some unfamiliar encounters and changes in their life which subsequently leads them to “grow up”. Due to the differences of their family background, character and experiences, Lucy matures to

  • Catcher In The Rye And Perks Of Being A Wallflower Analysis

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    Contrass Holden is criticizing phoniness while Charlie becomes phony through the book. In The Catcher In The Rye, Holden mainly talks about how people are phony, how they become phony and how this affects their education, desire of learning, approach next to the girls and behavior next to people. However, in The Perks of Being a Wallflower Charlie becomes an example for the message of The Catcher in The Rye with the change in his educational thoughts and behaviors. “An inferiority complex is a lack

  • How Does Holden Change In The Catcher In Rye

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    The people Holden meets throughout “The Catcher in Rye” by J.D. Salinger have large impacts on things like Holden’s ideas and mental state. But the people the reader doesn’t get to see have an equal if not greater impact on Holden’s life. Holden is once again is kicked out of school and has to face his parents with the news. Instead Holden decides to take a detour into New York City. Holden does many strange things as his depression and mental illness deteriorate. He hire a prostitute only to pay

  • Holden's Catcher In The Rye Questions And Answers

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    1. What was Holden’s opinion of his brother’s work in Hollywood? a. Holden does not like that D.B. is in Hollywood. He says “now he’s out in Hollywood…being a prostitute” (Salinger 2). His diction gives a negative tone. 2. Why was Holden leaving Pencey? a. Holden is expelled from Pencey because he is failing four out of his five subjects. The only one he is passing is English. 3. What evidence showed that Holden came from a wealthy family? a. Pencey Prep is a catholic school. Catholic schools along

  • How Does Holden Present Depression In Catcher In The Rye

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    the adult world. Now, imagine a strong obsession with depression. Envision being terrified at any form of rejection from others. Holden Caulfield experiences all the mentioned aspects when he recounts his own adolescent years. J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, depicts Holden Caulfield’s life after getting expelled from Pencey Prep, a prestigious private school based in Pennsylvania. After leaving school two days early, Holden decides to spend his time exploring the streets of New York City. Along

  • 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

  • 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 Symbolism

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    Many authors use symbolism to express ideas and convey a message that may not be clear to the reader. In the novel Catcher in the Rye, Holden, the main character, retells a story about his experiences over a three day period that mainly takes place in New York City and along the way Holden gets confused and doesn’t know what to do next. He feels depressed throughout the novel and feels like isolating himself from the world. J.D. Salinger uses symbolism in the form of ducks at Central Park to represent

  • Inequality In The Collector

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    For instance, she attempts to show him the wonder in the world of art and even "gives" him Catcher in the Rye to read. "I tried to teach him what to look for in abstract art after supper. It’s hopeless" (p. 290) I think that this shows how caring Miranda really is despite Fowles' contradictory description. But maybe it is just a facade from her because

  • Holden Caulfield's Depression

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    Depression is a serious condition that separates the sufferer from the world outside his head and causes a strange mixture of desire for and repulsion from human contact. This is why when J.D. Salinger, the author of The Catcher in the Rye, wants to showcase or elaborate upon his main character, Holden Caulfield’s alienation, he uses language that signifies depression. Holden’s repeated usage of language of depression reveals his alienation from people and his loneliness and longing for them throughout