Kings In The Back Doesnt Understand
1,044 words... e is a contradiction with this aspect of Holden's personality. He doesnt accept the rules set before him by phony adults. He believes that rules are only for the strong, yet he makes rules for himself although he never keeps them. Im always setting myself rules about sex and I immediately break them. The final aspect of Holden Caulfields personality is his respect for others. He cant stand people who dont respect or listen to what others have to say. He also thinks it is important to listen ...
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Catcher In The Rye Elkton Hills
1,295 wordsHolden Caulfield's monologue in The Catcher in the Rye is an examination of one boy's struggle of entering into adulthood. He is a classic screw up with no goals, just as Stradlater, his roommate at Percent, states; "you don't do one damn thing the way you " re supposed to" (Salinger 41). It is really Holden's avoidance of having to grow up and his fears related to it. It is because of Holden's fears the he becomes so full of despair and loneliness and is often nauseated by the world around him ...
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Catcher In The Rye Holden Caufield
663 wordsThesis: Holden Caufield is a hostile, negatively charged character that suffers from depression which stems from a desire not to grow up and a lack of closure in his brothers death. "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you " ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like... " (pg. 1) These first words that Holden Caufield communicates during his tell of events that brought him to his breakdown, show the pent up hostility that still lingers. Th...
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Attempts At Peace United States Japan
285 wordsThe war between Japan and the United States did not have to happen. It could have been prevented by diplomacy in 1941. The United States was Japans principle supplier of scrap metal and oil. In 1940 Japan signed a treaty with the government of France for the establishment of airbases in French Indochina. A proposal was made for a German/Italian/Japanese alliance against America. When America found out about that they were not happy, so they decided to take action. On September 26, America put an...
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Holden Critiques The Weaknesses Of Society
439 wordsHolden attacks various weaknesses in our society. Many incidents in the novel portrayed Holden as a person with full of hate in society. He critiques everything that had happened to him, many of the situations that he has experienced come across in todays society. His point of view on phonies; loosing a loved one; not remembering the true meaning of Christmas, are all the weaknesses in society. As we read further, we start to understand Holden's reason for hating phoney's. The many people that H...
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Fall From Innocence In The Catcher Rye
895 wordsIn J. D. Salinger's, Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield goes through a fall from his innocence throughout his journey to his safe haven, home. One example of when Holden fell from his own innocence is when he is in the room with Phoebe and he can't name anything he likes. Holden reacts to this question by saying, "Boy, she was depressing me" (Salinger 169). The only three things he can name that he liked were Allie, James Castle, and sitting there chewing the fat with Phoebe. The reason this i...
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Catcher In The Rye Holden Caulfield
1,067 words... ous breakdown. This was evident by his bouts of unexplained depression, impetuous spending and generally odd, erratic behavior, prior to his eventual nervous collapse. Some critics have argued that Holden's character is erratic and unreliable, as he has many of the middle-class values that he claims to reject. Later on critics began to have praised the twisted humor of the main character. These critics have commented that the structure of the novel helps you understand Holden's unstable stat...
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Catcher In The Rye Holden Decides
864 wordsIn the race to reach adulthood some people pace themselves to the finish line and arrive on time. Others though, are given a head start but at some point realize they don t want it anymore. In J. D. Salinger s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the main character Holden Caufield wants to go backwards in the race to adulthood after the death of his brother Allie. Holden finds out though that once you move forward it is nearly impossible to move backwards leading to his mental breakdown. Using various...
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J D Salinger Catcher In The Rye
1,412 wordsCatcher in the Rye Essay I keep picturing all these kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's big but me. And Im standing on the edge of some crazy cliff -What do I have to do, I have to catch them. I mean their running, and they dont look where their going, so I must come out of somewhere and catch them. (Salinger, 173) J. D. Salinger, in his timeless classic, The Catcher in the Rye, a novel depicting the complications of life as an adolesce...
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Thoughts And Feelings Baseball Mitt
709 wordsIn J. D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye, the first person narration is critical in helping the reader to know and understand the main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden, in his narration, relates a flashback of a significant period of his life, three days and nights on his own in New York City. Through his narration, Holden discloses to the reader his innermost thoughts and feelings. He thus provides the reader not only with information of what occurred, but also how he felt about what happen...
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Catcher In The Rye Holden Caufield
741 wordsALIENATION In the book, Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger, Holden Caufield, the main character is a negatively charged person, doesnt want himself or others around him to grow up, and suffers from depression because of his brothers death. This is obviously Holden's way of alienating the entire world and delaying the consequences of facing reality. Alienation is a big theme in Catcher In The Rye, and something that Holden depends on most often. Holden Caufield is a negatively charged character...
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Catcher In The Rye Looked Good
2,236 wordsThe theme that the world has an outward appearance that seems fair and perfect but really theyre as Holden put it phonies. This is shown countless amount of times in his journey through New York and even before he left. The setting is in the 1950 s; so Im pretty sure that he didnt encounter any transvestites, lesbians, or anything that extreme of phoniest. Or on the other hand he could have liked them for being as Elmemson said a none conformist. But I doubt it, he seemed to like kids more than ...
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Holden Expresses These Feelings Expresses These Feelings Depression
601 wordsThe Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger, portrays Holden Cawfield a New York City teenager in the 1950 s as a manic-depressive. Holden's depression starts with the death of his brother, Allie. Holden is expelled from numerous schools due to his poor academics which are brought on by his depression. Manic depression, compulsive lying, and immaturity throughout the novel characterize Holden. Events in Holden's life lead him to become depressed. Holden's depression centers on Allie. The manner th...
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Main Character Holden Christ Like Figure
1,280 wordsHolden Caulfield: Saint, Snob, or Somewhere In-between? Although J. D. Salinger has only one novel to his credit, that novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is recognized as an exceptional literary work. The key to the success of The Catcher in the Rye is the main character, Holden Caulfield. There are many different critics that view Holden in many different ways. Some believe Holden to be a conceited snob, while others see Holden as a Christ-like figure. It is my opinion, however, that Holden is some...
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Catcher In The Rye Grab For The Gold Ring
1,644 wordsIn JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, a post war novel written in 1953 is about a troubled teenager named Holden Caulfield, who struggles with loss of innocence and the fact that everyone has to grow up. He yearns for perfection. He illustrates individualism and alienation in adolescents in American society, and JD Salinger uses symbolism and irony to get this point across to his audience. Holden? s language, his colloquial speech of teenagers above all provides the excitement, surprises and clue...
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Catcher In The Rye Rest Of The World
572 wordsIn the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield finds himself a protector of innocence. Throughout the whole book, the idea that children lose their innocence as they mature is widely explored, and it appears that Holden is trying to shield them from maturity. Or, at least, to keep these people pure, and innocent, in his mind. In this way, I believe Holden Caulfield is one of the most complex characters that we have read about, in school. The act of Holden giving his red hunting cap to Ph...
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Mummy Exhibit Dead Guys Kind
610 wordsThis is for an assignment where we had to write a continuation extra scene type thing in the style of Holden. Prologue: Before my scene takes place, Holden has just shown the two young boys down to the long tunnel to the Mummy exhibits. In the book Holden didnt stay and look at the mummy exhibit, but in my scene he does? NEW SCENE So, after the little kids left I got to thinking about mummies, and death and all other kinds of depressing thoughts. A guy can get real depressed thinking about death...
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Catcher In The Rye Rye Holden
2,489 wordsThe theme that the world has an outward appearance that seems fair and perfect but really theyre as Holden put it phonies. This is shown countless amount of times in his journey through New York and even before he left. The setting is in the 1950 s; so Im pretty sure that he didnt encounter any transvestites, lesbians, or anything that extreme of phoniest. Or on the other hand he could have liked them for being as Elmemson said a none conformist. But I doubt it, he seemed to like kids more than ...
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Catcher In The Rye Sixteen Year
257 wordsThe Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger, is one of the first novels written with young adults in mind. It is written in the first person, with the main character, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield, telling the story. His main goal is to be accepted society, while protecting and maintaining a sense of innocence in those who are special and close to him. He is turned-off by anyone who doesn? t see the world as he does. The theme of innocence is seen throughout the book by using the other charact...
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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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