Catcher in the Rye

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  • Catcher In The Rye Research Paper

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    The Vulnerable Cynic: A Comparison between The Elegance of the Hedgehog and The Catcher in the Rye Societies, past and current, highly value money, sex, and status. More and more people, consequently, have started to think that happiness can only be achieved with these things. Some people, however, think the opposite. These individuals, at one point in their lives, may form a pessimistic outlook on life, wondering how their society has become so corrupt. Their negative views of society may then

  • Quotes From Catcher In The Rye

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    is naïve (innocent) and pure like a young child – free from the cares and worries of the world/lack of deception/candid and being open to the world - Coming of age story – transition from childhood to adulthood In J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is identified as a character that deeply wishes to preserve his youthful innocence and purity (idea) of the past *Endures hardships along the way Holden Caulfield – ineffectively copes with this transition - intentional

  • Catcher In The Rye Soundtrack Essay

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    Soundtrack to “The Catcher in the Rye” Song # 1: Lonely Street Lyrics by Andy Williams In this 50’s classic, Andy Williams expresses his desperate feelings of lost love and loneliness vividly, using the lower register of his voice. The song starts loud, and gradually gets softer when the story proceeds, and slowly fades away which create a gloomy, depressing, and lonely emotions. The tone of the song is perfect for Holden when he is saying goodbye to Pencey Prep forever, walking down the street

  • Catcher In The Rye Should Be Banned Essay

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    The Cater In The Rye is a book about the incredible stories of a sixteen year old boy, written by J.D. Salinger. Throughout the book there is many things that the main character, Holden, experience that tamper with legality, and wrong-doings. These popular stories of Holden are exciting and interesting, they often offend many people so far that they believe the book should be censored. Despite excellent points are made as to why the stories should be censored, an astounding amount of people declares

  • Catcher In The Rye And A Heartbreaking Genius

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    Similar to familial relationships and friendships, romantic relationships become equally compromised in “Catcher in the Rye” and “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius”. Just as Holden constantly seeks out friendships, he pursues relations with female characters, hoping to find connections in the form of love. Holden’s sought after love interest manifests in the form of Jane Gallagher, a girl with whom Holden spent a summer in Maine. Holden discusses Jane constantly throughout his story and

  • Catcher In The Rye Change Analysis

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    The Search for Oneself and Tides of Change In J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, the author uses recurring symbols to help form major themes throughout the novel. The story focuses on a sixteen year old boy, Holden Caulfield, who has just been expelled from his third school. Holden decides to leave his school, Pency Prep early and stays in New York for three days to pass the time. There he begins to see recurring symbols that all together develope from items into symbols reflecting Holden’s

  • Holden Caulfield's Journey In Catcher In The Rye

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    Holden Caulfield spent most of the first and second acts of J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye, desperately trying to find his calling in life. The book's narrative began shortly after Holden's expulsion from Pencey Prep, as he again veered off the path to a prestigious college and a suitable job set for him and the other 'high-class kids'. Holden decided to avoid his parents by going to New York, and although he arranged dates and socialized on multiple occasions, he internally derided

  • 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

  • J. D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye

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    In JD Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is a depressed teenager who hates nearly everything in the world. There are two main loves in Holden’s life shown throughout the book, the “perfect” Jane Gallagher and his hated Sally Hayes. However, throughout the book, the reality of Jane is never proven. In all, the character that changes Holden the most in JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye is Jane, as she is not even real and made up by Holden in his head, the vision of perfection

  • Comparing Catcher In The Rye And The Bell Jar

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    What makes The Catcher in the Rye and The Bell Jar both such magnificent and well written books? One might say that it’s because people can learn from the abundance of themes each book presents. The themes that most stood out in each of these books are “The Search for Identity”,”The Melting Pot”, and “The American Dream”. Each of these books provided much detail and provided much knowledge about these themes. These books, written by J.D. Salinger, and Sylvia Plath, each provide many examples and