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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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Brother Allie Inferiority Complex
1,558 wordsWho is Holden really? ? ? A lousy, uninteresting phony? Or is he the most intelligent and cleverest person you ever met? Well This question isnt really easy to answer. Personally I think that he is a very intellectual human who unfortunately doesnt know how to use his intellect and who is suffering from major mental problems. On the one side, he is this guy who tries to be cool and accepted by other people. However, on the other hand, he is this little lonely child who is seeking for someone who...
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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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Brother Allie Dead Brother
1,139 wordsThe Book Catcher in the Rye is a novel written by J. D. Salinger based on a boy and what he goes through in just three days. The book begins as Holden Caulfield tells what has happened to him previously. Curiously he does not say were he is at the moment. He is a teenager growing up in 1950 s New York. He is expelled from his prep school once again. In an attempt to deal with this he leaves school a few days before the end of term, and goes to New York to take a vacation before returning to his ...
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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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Catcher In The Rye Brother Allie
385 wordsCatcher in the Rye In Catcher in the Rye by Jerome David Salinger, Holden Caulfield suffers from an excess of sensibility and that means an excess of emotion that prevents him from functioning in the world properly. Holden puts his standards too high. So when Holden completes one of his everyday tasks, he gets very disappointed. Holden feels there is nothing to achieve in life. First of all, Holden hates the fact that his younger brother Allie had died of leukemia. Holden loved Allie so much. Ho...
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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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Wanted To Die Choice Of Words
865 wordsIn The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden, can be perceived as a masochistic person. His younger brother, Allie, had died from leukemia and Holden somehow blamed himself. He thought of his brother as being a better person than he was and that he should have died instead of Allie. After his death, Holden projected his anger against himself in a masochistic manor. Three instances where the reader can see that Holden is a masochistic person are when he punched the car and garage windows...
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Meaning Of Life Catcher In The Rye
679 wordsPhoniness: The True Face And The False Face What happen if everyone in the world is wearing a mask? That is exactly what this world is; everyone wears a mask. Most people we see every day have their true identity hidden behind a facade. Although a true identity cannot be divulge just by looking, but with a careful scrutiny of ones character will reveal to what is behind the facade. Equivalent to what happened in J. D. Salingers novel The Catcher in the Rye. Holden Caulfield, a typical teenager i...
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Catcher In The Rye Brother Allie
863 wordsIn JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, a troubled teenager named Holden Caufield struggles with the fact that everyone has to grow up. Holden has a fixation on childhood, which shows itself in many forms. The idea of protect innocence of Holden Caulfield has been clearly shown throughout the book The Catcher in the Rye by Holden s misinterpretation of the song, his glorification of children, inordinate admiration of Phoebe, idealization of his dead younger brother Allie. While walking through the ...
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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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