Catcher In The Rye Kings In The Back
1,800 wordsThe Catcher and the Rye is not the kind of story with a meaningful story line, that is, knowing only that would indicate little on what it is about. The events told in the story, seem to unfold as flashbacks. We can sense a chronological order of events in Holden Caufield's story, although the order does not matter as much as acknowledging each event as its own story. Be what may, here is what was perceived as the story line. Holden Caufield was telling his story (to the readers, or to some peop...
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Life Is A Game Sister Phoebe
1,203 wordsEveryone knows and wants the all too true American dream, to be or wants to be something that is better than what you are or have already. In The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield is an idealist who always envisions his life as it should be, and not as it truly is. It is the story of an emotionally disturbed sixteen-year-old boy; told through a flashback. In an attempt to deal with his problems and try to find himself, he leaves the school, which he was kicked out of to vac...
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Catcher In The Rye Love And Affection
1,372 wordsJerome David Salinger was a very famous American author who wrote several books. One of his most successful books was The Catcher in the Rye. Other works by Salinger include the short story collection Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High The Beam, Carpenter and Seymour. In the book The Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield, became a model of the rebellious and confused adolescent who detected the phoniness of the adult world. (Microsoft Encyclopedia 98). This showed that he had a serious...
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Mr And Mrs Holden Caulfield
1,239 wordsOn May 14, 1998, I received a phone call from Dr. Smith concerning a sixteen-year-old boy named Holden Caulfield, the son of one of his patients. Dr. Smith provided me with a summary of Holden's condition and made me aware of the fact that he needed professional help. After hearing about this, I decided to make an arrangement to meet with Holden's mother. Later that week, Holden's mother arrived at my office and informed me more thoroughly of Holden's condition, in an apologetic tone because she...
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Catcher In The Rye Sister Phoebe
704 wordsIn J. D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfields innocence is taken away through a twisted chain of events. The novel opens up with Holden depresses after fucking out of Penny, the suicide of a classmate, and the death of his brother, Allie. Because if these tragic events, Holden tries to preserve his innocence and the purity of the children around him. Holden wants to catch all of the nave children who are falling off the cliff into adulthood. As a result of Holden coming across his...
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Catcher In The Rye Holden Caulfield
1,892 wordsCatcher in the Rye's pallid cover, adorned only with seven multicolored bands in its upper-left corner, is not what one would call eye-catching. Its reverse side lacks criticisms or reviews of any sort; in fact, it is bare of anything except a copyright date. Human beings are advised not to judge books by their covers, rather that they should look further than the obvious and try to apprehend the implied meaning. The world has peered past Catcher in the Rye's cover, cracked its pure, uniform she...
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Book Was Written Catcher In The Rye
1,969 wordsIn 1964, J. D. Salinger composed a novel titled The Catcher in the Rye that became quite controversial and was banned from several schools because of inappropriate content. The story is pretty dramatic, but it has many comical incidents. The book is trying to project the idea that you can run from your problems as much as you want; however it is inevitable that you face them. You cant run forever! If this were a scary movie, the evil laughter would start now. Our main character Holden Caulfield ...
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Back To School Catcher In The Rye
833 wordsIn The Catcher in the Rye, main character Holden Caulfield displays three specific characteristics. In this paper I will be converse about how Holden very compassionate, needy and lonely. Holden shows many times in this book how he is needy, most of the time he tries to hide this trait but with some people Holden bares it all. Holden shows compassion's while he watches his younger sister Phoebe go around on the Carousel, and he begins to cry. Lastly he is lonely, he never really seems to make ma...
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Holden Caulfield Pencey Prep
485 wordsThe Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger is an intriguing story. It contains marvelous character portraits, a psychological analysis of the process of growing up, and many more qualities. This book has many interesting characters and plot lines, which you will discover as you read along. The three main settings are Pencey Prep, D. Bs room, and the zoo. Pencey Prep is the high school that Holden has just been kicked out of. A few of the chapters take place here. D. Bs room is Holden's brothers ro...
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Sexuality In Catcher The Rye
484 wordsJ. D. Salingers most great masterpiece of his writing career, The Catcher in the Rye, explores the hypocrisy and the ugliness of the adult world. As written in the 1950 s, the story relates to the post-World War II time and to Salingers mentally complicated life when he was growing up. The main character, Holden Caulfield, also the narrator of the novel, goes through a psychological meltdown as his child-like innocence is shattered by the adult world. Disturbed and trapped by his own conflicting...
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J D Salinger Catcher In The Rye
913 wordsTHE CATCHER IN THE RYE By, J. D. Salinger The Catcher In The Rye, a novel written by J. D. Salinger, is appropriate reading for todays youth although he wrote this book in 1951. It is apparent that this title has a lot to do with the contents of the book. Holden Caulfield, the main character, said at one point, I mean theyre all right if they go around saving innocent guys lives all the time. He is speaking to the reader, and the idea of saving is the catcher. It is the same as in a baseball gam...
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Main Character Holden J D Salinger
4,096 wordsEver since its publication in 1951, J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has served as a firestorm for controversy and debate. Critics have argued the moral issues raised by the book and the context in which it is presented. Some have argued that Salinger's tale of the human condition is fascinating and enlightening, yet incredibly depressing. The psychological battles of the novels main character, Holden Caulfield, serve as the basis for critical argument. Caulfield's self-destruction over a...
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Holden Caulfield Pencey Prep
694 wordsAuthor: J. D. Salinger Major Characters: Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield is the main character and narrator of the story. The story consists of what he is telling a psychologist about several days that Holden spent in New York after being dismissed from Pencey Prep School. During the time he talks about he had been having a nervous breakdown. The death of his brother Allie, which he blames himself for, has made him depressed and sapped his motivation. Allie s death shows that Holden doesn t kn...
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Holden Decides Sister Phoebe
2,329 wordsChapter one: Starts off in a mental hospital somewhere near hollywood. Holden Caufield is the narrator and begins to tell the story through a flashback. His flashback starts off with him standing alone on a hill looking down on a football game. He was watching the game because he got home early from the fencing match because he left all of the teams gear on the subway (he was the manager for the team). Holden was waiting for an ending to his private highschool days at peace (he was kicked out be...
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Catcher In The Rye Holden Caulfield
2,043 wordsIn a perfect world, everyone would be happy with the way they are and everyone would accept the differences of others. Unfortunately, the world we live in is not perfect and not everyone accepts who they are. Is there a reason why people cannot be content with their lives or with the differences of other people? The answer is yes, and the reason for the discontent is society. With society telling the masses what is, and is not acceptable, it is no wonder that people seem? lost? , and are despera...
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Life Is A Game Holden
988 wordsNikki Bumbacco Ms. Morris ENG 3 A 0 May 15, 1999 Often in literature characters, through different experiences, undergo changes which enable them to grow. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, the author J. D. Salinger portrays Holden as a confused adolescent. The author conveys Holden? s inner growth through specific incidents. When Holden is expelled from Pencey he grows and develope's a new attitude towards his family. After meeting with a prostitute Holden becomes more mature when he realizes...
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Holden Caulfield Crazy Cliff
1,968 wordsNikki Bumbacco Ms. Harrison ENG OAC July 24, 2000 The Catcher in the Rye: Analysis of Holden Caulfeild Innocence, Compassion, and some? Crazy? Cliff. A novel, which has gained literary recognition worldwide, scrutiny to the point of censorship and has established a following among adolescents, The Catcher in the Rye is in its entirety a unique connotation of the preservation of innocence and the pursuit of compassion. With certain elegance the writer J. D. Salinger, substantiates the growth and ...
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Order To Find Friends And Family
1,235 wordsA Lack of Companionship, a Lack of Joy Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel (q. in Davidoff 106). As long as man has existed, man has strived to have companions: to feel the love of friends and family. In J. D. Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye, protagonist Holden Caulfield rose from his sadness and found happiness only when he realized the importance of the love and companionship offered by friends and family. Holden faced many obstruct...
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Relationships Such As Family Pg 113 Para Holden
1,664 wordsHOLDENS LONLINESS AND HIS INABLITY TO GROW UP Holden is essentially a loner. His biggest problem is that he is very depressed because he has no one to talk to. Although Holden is friendly with many people at school, and although he has several friends in New York, he is constantly lonesome and in need of someone who will sympathise with his feelings of alienation. But the question that arises is why is he such a loner. The reason is that he cannot cope with people, with school, or with every day...
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J D Salinger Catcher In The Rye
1,938 wordsCatcher in the Rye? s pallid cover, adorned only with seven multicolored bands in its upper-left corner, is not what one would call eye-catching. Its reverse side lacks criticisms or reviews of any sort; in fact, it is bare of anything except a copyright date. Human beings are advised not to judge books by their covers, rather that they should look further than the obvious and try to apprehend the implied meaning. The world has peered past Catcher in the Rye? s cover, cracked its pure, uniform s...
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