Stradlater Said But I Knew Reader The Idea Holden
378 wordsStradlater said, but I knew he probably wouldn't... "Ask her if she still keeps all her kings in the back row. "Okay, " Stradlater said, but I knew he wouldn't. (p. 33 - 34) This is seen again when he doesn't trust Stradlater to stop his advances of Jane in the case that she says no. Holden gives up his faith in people to trust him when he boards a bus holding a snowball. The driver refuses to believe that Holden won't throw the snowball so he draws the conclusion that "People never believe you....
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Catcher In The Rye Vs Huckleberry Finn
1,075 words... lt world, and he realizes that the values of the world can be judged as stated by David Galloway (Salinger CLC Vol. 3 445). Frederick Gwynn and Joseph Boltner believe Holden's quest was to preserve an innocence that is in danger of disappearing. This is the innocence of a spotless childhood in the ordinary involvements of life. First he rebelled against society, then he was inspired by his honesty against phoniness, and he finally realized what a small role he actually played (Salinger CLC V...
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Red Badge Of Courage Rite Of Passage
1,292 wordsThe Catcher in the Rye and The Red Badge of Courage detail the gradual maturation of two immature boys into self-reliant young men. The steady speed at which Salinger's and Cranes language streams enables the reader to see the independent events that lead up to the ultimate rite of passage for both Henry and Holden. Although the pinnacle of maturity Holden reached concerned his pessimistic view of the world and Henrys was a unifying moment of bravery, both boys experienced an epiphany over the c...
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Holden Caulfield Sally Hayes
1,434 wordsH 2 > Introduction There are certain behaviours that prevent healthy relationships. Exhibitionism is a behaviour that can prevent healthy relationships between people. Rebellion is another behaviour that keeps one from having a strong relationship. These behaviours, common in teenagers, can be seen in J. D. Salinger's popular character, Holden Caulfield. Exhibitionism and rebellion prevent Holden from developing good relationships with people. The purpose of this report is to show how ex...
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Make Others Feel Lies To Make Others Feel Throw
402 wordsOne of his elements of his moral code is that it's all right to lie to make people feel better. One quote to prove that is, "Old Mrs. Morrow didn't say anything but boy you should have seen her. I had her glued to her seat. You take somebody's mother; all they want to hear about is what a hot-shot their son is. " There you can see that Mrs. Morrow was really happy to hear that her son was doing well at Peace, which made her feel better about her son. The point is that even though he lies, he som...
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Catcher In The Rye Part Of The Book
508 wordsThere are six parts to a plot of a book. These are the exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Im sure there is no set way to diagram The Catcher in the Rye, but I believe the following is accurate. In the very beginning of The Catcher in the Rye, we are given some background information on the setting and situation, and of course Holden Caulfield, the protagonist. We learn that Holden attends Pencey Preparatory, an elite college preparatory school in Agersto...
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Catcher In The Rye Holden
628 wordsCatcher In The Rye Dan Michael Jerome Salinger P. 1 274 pages Fiction Catcher In The Rye, is a book about an emotionally disturbed, sixteen year old boy, named Holden Caufield. Holden's problems start when his friend and roomate, Robert, ask his ex-girlfriend out on a date. Holden still has feelings for the girl and becomes very angry with Robert. The night of Robert and the girls date Holden waits in their room and confronts Robert, they begin fist fighting, and then get expelled for their acti...
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Rebel Without A Cause Part Of His Life
498 wordsThe Catcher In The Rye, and Rebel Without A Cause were two very distinct stories, with the same meaning. In this, they have many differences, yet also many similarities. Jimmie in the Rebel Without a Cause had a family that was trying to be a part of his life, while Holden, from The Catcher In The Rye, had a family that shipped him off to different schools whenever he messed up, and were never really there for him. They both felt their families did not understand them. Holden and Jimmie had very...
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Catcher In The Rye Jane Gallagher
1,049 wordsHolden Caufield lives in a psychiatric hospital in California. While in the rest home, Caufield tells the story of a four day flash back when he was in school. Holden's roommate, Ward Stradlater arrives to get ready for his date with Jane Gallagher, a girl whom Holden knows and likes. Afterward, Holden and some friends go out for the night. After an argument with Ward, Holden decides to leave the school. He goes to New York. While sitting in his room he decides to call Jane Gallagher but instead...
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Achieve This Goal Catcher In The Rye
1,248 wordsIn JD Salingers Catcher in the Rye, a troubled teenager named Holden Caufield struggles with the fact that everyone has to grow up. The book gets its title from Holden's constant concern with the loss of innocence. He did not want children to grow up because he felt that adults are corrupt. This is seen when Holden tries to erase naughty words from the walls of an elementary school where his younger sister Phoebe attended. " While I was sitting down, I saw something that drove me crazy. Som...
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Catcher In The Rye Ways Of Life
782 wordsCatcher in the Rye A classic theme in American literature is a youths journey into adulthood. This journey is usually met with some adversity. Such is the case with J. D. Salinger's book The Catcher in the Rye. In this book the protagonist, Holden Claufield, is a nineteen year old expelled college student who is going through some tough times. Most of Holden's problems stem from his inability to disregard his childhood and proceed to maturity. Throughout the novel, Holden tries to hold onto the ...
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World Is Phony Holden Thinks One
611 wordsHolden Caulfield, the main character in J. D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye, is what I believe to be one of the most well-developed characters which I have read about. He has many characteristics that are all his own, such as the way he views the world, his friends and his family. One of the main things that characterizes Holden, is that way that he thinks the entire world is phony. Holden's view of the world as phony is a very strong one, and in most cases, is correct. Holden thinks that the...
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Nervous Breakdown Brother Allie
1,506 wordsCrit Scholar 4 - 28 - 00 English 2 Ms. Nessier, Period 4 Societies Influence Upon Humanity Rejection is the key to self-destruction. Rejection of an individual could possibly cause the mental deterioration (nervous breakdown) of that individual due to the repudiation of society. Ostracization is not always induced by the physical appearance of a person but is sometimes caused by a character flaw. In both J. D. Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye and E. L. Doctorow s Ragtime the main characters, Ho...
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Holden Pencey Prep
1,384 wordsThe Catcher in the Rye is about a man named Holden Caulfield, who is narrating the story. Holden is in a psychiatric hospital in California, where at the given moment he was spending his time. He then had a flashback of when he was a young man at the age of sixteen. The story starts off at Pencey Prep, Holden's present school at which he was flunking out of. Holden had only a few more days before his expulsion from Pencey, so he had been paying his final dues to his admired instructors, such as ...
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Coming Of Age Catcher In The Rye
609 wordsSome books, such as sleazy Wal-Mart romances, are dead as soon as they hit the shelves. These books are food for landfills, and probably remain in the hearts of only two people: the author and the 60 year old hermit woman who waits, with mossy teeth for her Fabio to swing from the vines of the books cover (Tarzan call and all) and rescue her from soap operas and loneliness. But, there are books that pop every once in a while that last for generations. These books sit proud in the classics sectio...
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Catcher In The Rye Holden Believes
1,173 wordsThe Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, 214 pages Catcher in the Rye is a complicated book about a young man going through, what appears to be a nervous break down. This is a book about the boys negative self-talk, horrible outlook on life, and a life itself that seems to keep swirling down the toilet. He keeps trying to fill his life with something, but the reality of it is he doesnt exactly now what he needs. Its complicated to understand at parts, because all he does is think of things in t...
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Feelings He Feels Takes Him To A Movie Holden
895 wordsHolden Caulfield is a very strange yet unique character. I think that everybody has a certain aspect of Holden inside of them. Holden is the very quiet, loner, calm type. Not many people are like this but most have some of these factors hidden deep inside them. Some people need to be calm sometimes, some need to be alone. This is a point which makes Holden a character that is easily relatable to. Holden's personality is not exactly the model one however. On the contrary, Holden is what one does ...
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Catcher In The Rye Uncle Wiggily
1,575 wordsSalinger's children, as they appear in various novels and short stories, portray the ills of modern society through their innocence and spirituality, their honesty and sometimes, erratic behaviour. They are often as fragile and odd as they are intelligent and endearing, and the obscenities of life tend to overwhelm them at times. My intention is to show how Salinger uses the same technique over and over in his work. That is the use of children with all the innocence and idealism of youth, to dep...
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Holden Doesnt Phony
482 wordsCharacter Analysis of Catcher In The Rye Holden Caulfield is a sixteen year old mentally unbalanced teenager who sees absolutely no joy in life. He has dropped out of many schools, and Peace was just one of them. Holden feels absolutely no motivation and flunks out of all the prestigious schools hes sent to. He recognizes everyone as a bastard, or a phony. No one is real to him, except Jane, Phoebe, D. B. and his late brother Allie. Those are the only people he truly cares for in the world. In t...
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Holden Nervous Breakdown
1,410 wordsSocieties Influence Upon Humanity Rejection is the key to self-destruction. Rejection of an individual could possibly cause the mental deterioration (nervous breakdown) of that individual due to the repudiation of society. Ostracization is not always induced by the physical appearance of a person but is sometimes caused by a character flaw. In both J. D. Salinger? s The Catcher in the Rye and E. L. Doctorow? s Ragtime the main characters, Holden and Evelyn, feel rejected by society and in isolat...
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