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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J D Salinger World War Ii
1,312 wordsEveryone struggles to find their place in society. Some follow the rules society has set for them exactly, while others have a hard time dealing with the transition from childhood to adulthood. The Catcher in the Rye was written post World War II, and magnifies some of the problems Americas youth was going through. Salinger uses everything from comedy and obscenity to violence and death to get his point across. J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in The Rye exemplifies the struggles a forlorn and confu...
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J D Salinger Catcher In The Rye
909 wordsThere's far more to the censorship issue than a ban on sex and four-letter words. I sometimes think that those of us who need to be the most clearheaded about these matters are planting the very trees that obscure our view of the forest, " says Dorothy Briley. According to Briley, a vast amount more is needed than simply vulgar language and suggestive material to censor a novel. But this is the very reason why J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is frequently being banned from high schools. ...
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Catcher In The Rye Main Character
1,155 wordsThe Catcher in the Rye By Christine Cameron Hypothesis: How does the writer create a believable main character in Holden? The Catcher in the Rye by J. D Salinger was first published in America and Britain in 1951 but the British version had some minor changes. For example, certain swear words and slang words were removed. It was also banned from schools. This made the book more appealing to me because I wanted to see what all the controversy was about. On reading the book, I found it interesting...
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1,104 wordsThe Catcher in the Rye is an in depth allegory where characters and objects stand for larger and more profound things. In the novel, many human ideals are themed and represented. The protagonist, Holden Caulfield, encounters many different thoughts and principles that vary from person to person. The themes, motifs, and symbols here, play out to be like real life: nothing is perfect, and nothing is what it seems. One of the major themes in The Catcher in the Rye is alienation. Holden is excluded ...
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J D Salinger Catcher In The Rye
791 wordsTeenagers throughout the century have always had trouble going through their adolescent years of their lives. The book Catcher in the Rye, is a realistic fiction and it is by J. D. Salinger. The novel was basically about a teenage male high school student who has been in and out of school for his unacceptable grades. Most of this story takes place around New York. The Catcher in the Rye is set in the 1950 s. The setting is important to the book because the only reason he is in New York was becau...
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F Scott Fitzgerald J D Salinger
797 wordsThere are many writers like James Joyce, Patrick Kananach and Thomas Moore who use symbolism to convey and support indirect meaning in their writings. J. D. Salinger and F. Scott Fitzgerald both use symbolism in similar ways. In both "The Catcher In The Rye" and "The Great Gatsby", the authors used symbolism to convey emotions and reality. In "The Catcher In The Rye", J. D. Salinger uses Holden's red hunting cap, the exhibits at the Museum of Natural History and "kings in the back row" as symbol...
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J D Salinger Catcher In The Rye
927 wordsCatcher in the Rye There s far more to the censorship issue than a ban on sex and four-letter words. I sometimes think that those of us who need to be the most clearheaded about these matters are planting the very trees that obscure our view of the forest, says Dorothy Briley. According to Briley, a vast amount more is needed than simply vulgar language and suggestive material to censor a novel. But this is the very reason why J. D. Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye is frequently being banned fr...
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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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Men And Women Males And Females
836 wordsCATCHER IN THE RYE ESSAY If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you want to know is what this lousy essay is about. Well this essay is about a boy named Holden who was a key character in the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. He is thought as a psycho. Holden s character is really unique for many reasons. There are also many differences in his relationships with women and men. He also has a problem with society and adjusting to it. To understand Holden, his character m...
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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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Life Is A Game Men And Women
1,400 wordsThe Catcher in the Rye Does Holden need outside influence from other characters in the book to grow up? The answer is a definite yes. Within Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger uses Holden Caulfield to depict a confused teen who, through interactions with other characters, grows and matures. Holden, the main character has many different types of relationships with men and women throughout the book. Some relationships are more short-lived than others, and some are more intimate. Most importantly, h...
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Holden Caulfield Ivy League
1,566 wordsIt s nothing new, that everybody feels depressed at some time or another in their lives. However, it becomes a problem when that depression is so much a part a person s life that she can no longer see the happiness right in front her. (As tragically happens to the young boy, Holden Caulfield in J. D Salinger s novel, The Catcher in the Rye. ) Mr. Antolini accurately views the cause of Holden s depression as his lack of personal motivation, his inability to self-reflect and his stubbornness to ov...
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Main Character Holden Catcher In The Rye
636 wordsCatcher in the Rye is a fiction book written by J. D. Salinger in 1945. In the book the main character, Holden Caulfield, narrates to us the 1950 s memory of his final day at the school Peace Prep and the mental breakdown he suffered in his expedition on the streets of New York. In Catcher in the Rye there were certain important characters that need to be mentioned. The was the main character Holden Caulfield. In the flashback he was 16 years old and on the verge of mental break down. He sees th...
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1,414 wordsThe Catcher In The Rye / J. D. Salinger Main Character Preface This book has been steeped in controversy since it was banned in America after its first publication. John Lennon's assassin, Mark Chapman, asked the former beatle to sign a copy of the book earlier in the morning of the day that he murdered Lennon. Police found the book in his possession upon apprehending the psychologically disturbed Chapman. However, the book itself contains nothing that could be attributed with leading Chapman to...
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1,158 wordsPost World War II America experienced an economic boom never before seen in the United States. Despite this prosperity, discontent and alienation were becoming a common experience for American youth. J. D. Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye portrays its protagonist, Holden Caulfield, as a disenfranchised youth who can no longer function in the world in which he resides. The novel became an instant success among young people. The Catcher in the Rye s portrayal of a society that had become a moral ...
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Catcher In The Rye Holden Feels
872 wordsLife s Many Obstacles In J. D. Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye the protagonist, Holden, is faced with many obstacles. Like most tragic heroes, he is a man who is reasonably happy at the beginning of the tragedy, but as the tragedy develops, some failure in his personality begins to affect events, so that his progress is a movement from happiness to misery. The ultimate misery results from his final awareness of his personalities limits or failures. Much of Holden s misery is a result of his in...
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Catcher In The Rye Holden
1,728 wordsThe Catcher in the Rye, just like all other great works, was met by scornful criticism and unyielding admiration. However, many literary critics also marveled at Salinger? s genius use of language, which was used to make Holden Caulfield, the main character, unbelievably realistic. Such language includes both repetition of phrases and blatant cursing, in order to capture the informal speech of the average, northeastern American adolescent. Through Holden? s thoughts and dialogues, Salinger succe...
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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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1,045 wordsThe Catcher In The Rye Do You Agree The Catcher In The Rye Do You Agree With Holden's Criticisms Of Society Why Or Why Not Holden's criticisms of society center around the fact that he finds society dirty, corrupt and extremely phony. He views society as a fake surrounding for us all, wants desperately to protect the innocent from the damaging effects of society, and strives to isolate himself from it. I agree with his disapproval of society, though perhaps do not feel as strongly about certain ...
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