Catcher in the Rye

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  • Catcher In The Rye Research Paper

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    giant mixing pot. The most common stereotype of Western Civilization is that everyone tries to be someone they’re not. While some do not believe this stereotype, others do; in this case that one person is Holden Caulfield from J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Holden believes that everyone he meets is a phony; someone who is arrogant, doesn’t realize that their actions can hurt others and is no longer

  • Catcher In The Rye Setting Analysis

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    In the The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, the author creates two very different settings. One of the settings in this book is Pencey preparatory school in Agerstown. PA. This setting represents innocence because the main character Holden Caulfield in a controlled environment. On page 1 when Holden is introducing himself he says ” I didn't know anybody there that was splendid and clear-thinking” This show what Holden feels about Pencey. In New York City Holden experiences being rebellious and

  • Holden's Phonies In Catcher In The Rye

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    In “The Catcher in the Rye,” the main character in the story is Holden Caulfield who is a very confused little high school boy. He has a hatred for phonies, perverts, and occasionally screwballs, even though he is all these things. In a way he is just a hypocrite. But the phonies and perverts are a recurring theme in “The Catcher in the Rye.” Phony is a word that Holden likes to use to describe most of the adults. He calls most of the adults’ phonies because he believes that adults will eventually

  • Catcher In The Rye Literary Analysis

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    Jackie B. Fahey Mr. Lukas English 10 H 5 October 2015 The Catcher in the Rye: Literary Analysis "What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff...That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be." (Salinger 173). The Catcher in the Rye is more than just a title of J.D Salinger’s book. The catcher in the rye is a symbol, as well as a metaphor, which represents Holden’s major

  • Examples Of Change In Catcher In The Rye

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    innocence of childhood into the confusion, face-paced and phony world of adulthood is the most scary and inevitable change. “The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody'd move. The novel The Catcher and the Rye captures that very confusion of a teenager who is struggling to grow up and transition into adulthood. Holden at first glance appears to struggle with the same issues as the typical teenager. These struggles are academic, social and emotional

  • Pride In Catcher In The Rye

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    the youth of America to the “darker” side of American history. I do not pursue this task to simply get them depressed about their world. I do this to expose them to reality. If the character Holden Caulfield from J. D. Salinger’s The Cather in the Rye wanted to catch the youth from their fall from innocence, then I want to do the opposite. I want to challenge them with reality. For example, it is a nice elementary school task to learn about Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the New World.

  • Character Analysis: The Catcher In The Rye

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    Those who don’t feel like they have a place, search for the purpose of life. They search for a place they do belong, a place they are wanted and needed. Not everyone will realize or acknowledge this, but it is undeniably true. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holden is searching for where he belongs; a place where he will be able to do good and help others. Holden ultimately wants to feel important and needed, and this is shown throughout the novel. In the beginning

  • Why Is Catcher In The Rye Banned

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    Siddhi .M. Patel Ms. Johnston AP English Literature 5 January 2015 The Catcher in the Rye (Rough Draft Essay) “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger has served as a fire for debate and argument. I believe this book should not be censored; banning a book on the basis of obscenity is simply a superficial reason. However, this novel has been the target of criticism, and it has also been the topic which we can discuss widely. I heard that this book was banned because of the language, sex, and

  • Catcher In The Rye Song Analysis

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    In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger it is the only time that a baseball mitt and the song Playing God by Paramore have anything in common. These two things directly relate to Holden in not only a physical sense, but mental as well. To begin, in the novel when Holden is kicked out of his school he does something that no average seventeen year old would do, he runs away to New York. This can be connected to the Song in the section, “Well, maybe you should tie me up so I don't go where you

  • Catcher In The Rye Innocence Quotes

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    Why are people scared of growing up? Is it acknowledging that one has to then become mature and in turn take responsibility for themselves and their actions? The loss of innocence is the major issue that Holden faces in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. The author uses major devices such as symbolism and characterization convey the theme that is the loss of innocence that comes with growing up. Salinger illustrates the theme through these devices to show that losing innocence comes along with