• Catcher In The Rye Holden's Relationships
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    Throughout "The Catcher in the Rye", Holden Cau field longs for intimacy with other human beings. One of Holden's main problems is that he sees childhood as the ideal state of being. He thinks that all adults are phonies. One of the first relationships that is mentioned in the story, is Holden's relationship with D. B. , his brother. Throughout his childhood, it is obvious that Holden has idolized his older brother. Now that D. B. is a writer for Hollywood, Holden considers him a phony, and ac...
  • Crazy Old Holden Brain Operation
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    Crazy Old Holden If you really want to hear about it, there is alot of symbolism in Catcher in the Rye. This novel, written by J. D. Salinger, utilizes symbols to portray different themes. Of these symbols there are three that are strongly related to Holden. The operation, being a madman, and stepping of a curb all play a vital role in the novel by J. D. Salinger. Holden is a very disturbed individual. Every since the death of his little brother, Allie, he has been going crazy. Holden even desc...
  • The Mysteries Of Holden Caulfield
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    The Mysteries of Holden Caulfield In The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger there are many insights about Holden Caulfield revealed by symbols, which would otherwise remain unclear. School, the checkerboard, the museum, and cigarettes and alcohol are all symbolic of Holden. These symbols tell us things about Holden that he doesn't tell us straight out. This essay will discuss many symbols in the book and what they tell us about Holden. The checkerboard is referred to a lot when Holden is thin...
  • Holden Behrman Stability Life
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    I agree with S. N Behrman on that Holden is very funny on how he sees and deals with life. Holden has some funny encounters with 'outside' life according to Behrman; but what could be considered outside or what would be 'inside'. I dont believe in any definition or state to label things in life. Holden being beaten as a result of not paying the prostitute doesn't seem to be something to laugh about. Behrman quotes 'Holden's difficulties affect his nervous system but never his vision'. If this w...
  • Love Holden Phoebe School Antolini
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    ... poetry on the glove. "Holden has no one to teach him how to cope with death" comments Gerald Rosen. Therefore, the death of Allie has made Holden feel lonely and afraid to feel loved by anyone again. Religion is a very confusing subject to Holden Cau field. Holden has not forgiven God for the death of his brother. He explains his concept as not having a religion by saying, "my parents are different religions, and all the children in our family are atheists" (100, Ch. 14). Everyone has his o...
  • Blows Meant Holden Stradlater Care
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    Throughout life, an individual may endure several emotionally or physically straining moments. In The Catcher In The Rye, Holden Caulfield suffers much verbal abuse, as well as physical. Both forms of the abuse, combined with other factors, eventually leads Holden to suffer a mental breakdown. Holden's actions prove that "A blow from a whip raises a welt, but a blow from the tongue smashes bones." Holden experiences several fights throughout the story. Near the beginning, he begins a struggle wi...
  • Catcher In The Rye
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    Catcher in the Rye J. D Salinger's novel "Catcher in the Rye," focuses mainly on Holden Caulfield because he is the narrator and the novel is about his memory of characters and events throughout the story. These characters are more than just remembrances but actually help the reader to better understand Holden. Mr. Antolini, Phoebe, and Jane Gallagher are all characters that help fully characterize Holden. Mr. Antolini helps the reader better understand Holden's hasty judgments about characters...
  • Catcher In The Rye
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    In the book, Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger, Holden Caufield, the main character is a negatively charged person, doesn't 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 as expre...
  • Five Dollars Holden Talk Home
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    Summary 'The Catcher in the Rye' is a story of a young sixteen year old boy named Holden Caulfield. Holden is telling this story in first person. Holden is a student of Penny Prep an all boys school in Pennsylvania. The book starts in a rest home in California. Holden flashback to four days before the beginning of Christmas vacation. Holden is going to pay a visit to Mr. Spencer, his history teacher. Mr. Spencer is sick in bed suffering from the grippe. While there Mr. Spencer talks to Holden a...
  • Holden Caulfield In The Catcher In The Rye
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    Holden Caulfield can be analyzed through his thoughts, actions and circumstances which surround his everyday life. Holden acts like a careless teenager. Holden has been to several prep-schools, all of which he got kicked out of for failing classes. After being kicked out of the latest, Pency Prep, he went off to New York on his own. Holden seems to have a motivation problem which apparently affects his reasoning. The basis of his reasoning comes from his thoughts. Holden thinks the world is ful...
  • Catcher In The Rye Allie
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    Some authors create characters that appear briefly or not at all, but are a significant presence. Even though he was dead, Allie affected the action, theme and development of Holden. The death of Holden's younger brother Allie played an important role in Holden's actions. Holden could not deal with his death and showed it by causing physical harm to himself. He did this to escape the pain he was feeling inside. Holden said that Allie was " terrifically intelligent' and the 'nicest' person. Beca...
  • Feelings Of Distress Holden Love Phoebe Parents
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    Love, Affection, and Adulthood In J. D. Salinger's controversial 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character is Holden Caulfield. When the story begins Holden at age sixteen, due to his poor grades is kicked out of Pencey Prep, a boys's chool in Pennsylvania. This being the third school he has been expelled from, he is in no hurry to face his parents. Holden travels to New York for several days to cope with his disappointments. As James Lundquist explains, "Holden is so full of despai...
  • Cancer In The Rye
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    The Catcher in the Rye In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden views the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no peace. This perception of the world does not change significantly through the novel. However as the novel progresses, Holden gradually comes to the realization that he is powerless to change this. During the short period of Holden's life covered in this book, "Holden does succeed in making us perceive that the world is crazy." 1 Shortly after Holden leaves Pence Prep he checks ...
  • Catcher And The Rye Innocence
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    There is a time in a person s existence when they loose their innocence. No longer are they sheltered from the harsh outside world, they are a part of it. They are now corrupt. A process that engulfs all and is only stopped by death. These are the thoughts of Holden Caulfield right before he has a mental breakdown. Holden adores innocence and how only the young are subject to it. In Holden s mind there are three people in particular Holden knows who are the epitome of innocence. These people ar...
  • Main Characters In Cather In The Rye
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    The 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. B's 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. B's room is Holden brother's...
  • Make Him Feel Holden Love Stradlater
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    The novel The Catcher in the Rye is about a young man named Holden Caulfield who is on a subconscious quest to find love. Holden attends a private school named Penny where he feels he does not fit in once again. Holden Caulfield is reliant on physical love, family love as well as friendship in order for him to feel accepted in society. Holden has a subconscious desire for physical love to make him feel a part of society. Holden hired a prostitute to help him get over his feelings of being alone ...
  • Boarding School Holden Chapter Stradlater
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    Chapter 1: The first chapter of Catcher in the Rye, we discover the personality of, and learn about the main character, Holden Caulfield. The first impression I got of Holden was that he seemed quite rebellious, and didn't really care what people thought. We already begin to read that he has many extensive opinions of the world around him. Because he has sometimes such a different point of view on a certain topic, it is quite interesting to read. There doesn't seem to be anything-important plot ...
  • The Catcher In The Rye Holden's Desire
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    Allie: a character in J. D. Salinger novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield's younger brother and an important role in the novel. Holden had a strong bond between him and his little brother; a bond that no one can understand nor break. Holden really cares about Allie, and his life was dependent on him. Allie was not treated as a real character in the novel, but more like a symbol towards Holden, a symbol of Holden's desire to return back to his childhood. At the beginning of the no...
  • Lack Of Respect Holden Mature Phoebe
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    The Catcher in the rye by J. D. Salinger How mature do you consider Holden to be? The main character of the book, 'The Catcher in the Rye', Holden, is a character full of contrasts. On the one hand he often comes across as an immature young teenager, but also sometimes as someone who is far beyond their years. From first to last Holden is very contradictory in the way he portrays himself and we are left confused as to whether he is indeed the mature character he wants to be or whether he is just...
  • Depression Of Holden Canfield
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    The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger, portrays Holden Caw field a New York City teenager in the 1950's as a manic-depressive. The depressions of Holden start with the death of his younger and beloved brother Allie. Holden is expelled from numerous schools because of his bad academic work which is caused by his depression. Additional to his manic depression, Holden is also a big lyer, and very immature. The main cause for Holden's depression is Allie. Holden has a weird manner to look upon ...