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  • Holden's Sweater
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    catcher in the rye: themes By: Rob The Catcher In The Rye In a novel, the theme is the insight of real life. J.D. Salinger's initiation novel, The Catcher In The Rye, describes the adventures of 16-year old Holden Caulfield, the protagonist and first person narrator, who refuses to grow up and enter manhood. The most important theme developed by Salinger is Holden's problem of dealing with change; he has trouble dealing with death, he refuses to accept children's loss of innocence as a necessary...
  • Holden's Catcher
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    Catcher in the Rye Symbolism The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger, is a display of characters and incidents portrayed through the eyes of an adolescent. Holden Caulfield, the main character has been revealed in the first person view in a unique narrative of a teenage boy who forms a transition into adulthood. Holden perceives the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no purity and that individuals in the world acquire a trait known as "phony". Throughout the novel, Holden Caulfield...
  • Influence On Holden
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    "The Catcher in the Rye: Holden Gets Influenced" Everyone gets influenced by someone, even heroes do. The Catcher in the Rye, a novel written by J.D. Salinger, talks about Holden Caulfield, a 16 year old boy that is trying to live through his problems. Holden tries to learn from his experiences as well as from the ones of others. He goes through many hard times, but he always takes them as a chance to imagine how it could have ended if he had done something about them or what cold had happened i...
  • Holden's Problems
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    ' The Catcher in the Rye In J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden Caufield, describes in detail the parts of his life and his environment that bother him the most. He faces these problems with a kind of naivety that prevents him from fully understanding why it is that he is so depressed. His life revolves around his problems, and he seems helpless in evading them. Among others, Holden finds himself facing the issues of acceptance of death, growing up, and his o...
  • Night Of Allie's Funeral Holden
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    Catcher in the Rye Essay Holden wanted to be the catcher in the rye. Holden wanted to catch children before they fell off the cliff and realized how the world really is, the world is disappointing. He wanted to keep children innocent and pure. There are several quotes and examples to support this in Catcher in the Rye like when the kid was singing in the park of Radio City, the school scene, Allie's death and Holden's rage over Allie's death. Allie's death helps make Holden's decision about want...
  • One Place For Holden
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    Catcher in the Rye Author Information: Jerome David Salinger was born in New York City in 1919. He attended and graduated from a military academy, then shortly attended two colleges. He has written some of the most influential American literature in the twentieth century. Some of his short stories originally appeared in the New Yorker magazine and were later published as in the book, Nine Stories. However, Salinger has not published anything since 1963. Analysis: I have chosen to do symbolism. T...
  • Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye Holden
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    Holden's Misapprehension of Death in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye Death is one of life's most mysterious occurrences. It is sometimes difficult to comprehend why an innocent young child has to die, and a murderer is released from prison and gets a second chance at life. There is no simple explanation for this. Though, perhaps the best, would be the theological perspective that God has a p rewritten destiny for every man and woman. In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye Holden often ...
  • Holden Believes
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    'Sometimes characters can allow a strong feeling or emotion to dominate their lives. ' ; Holden allows the strong feelings and emotions of death, society, school and innocence to dominate his life. Holden is a very sensitive boy who can not ignore his problems, instead he dwells on them. These feelings and emotions are dominant because Holden believes strongly in them. The strong negative feelings that Holden has for his school and it's community are present because of it's concern for an image....
  • One Place For Holden
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    Throughout the novel, the reader is presented with various symbols. The symbols are clearly made evident by Holden's constant repetition of their importance. The symbols are so important and their symbolism is directly related to the major themes of the novel. Allie, Holden's young brother who died several years earlier, was a key symbol throughout the story. When Holden remembers incidents from his past involving Allie, his attitude changes, such as when he writes the composition about Allie's ...
  • Allie's Baseball Mitt
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    Allie's Mitt, Catcher In The Rye. Allie's mitt was a very important symbol in Catcher In The Rye, the mitt had poems written all over it. Allie was Holden's little brother, he got leukemia and died in Maine. Allie's mitt symbolizes the innocence that Holden yearns for, Allie's innocence was preserved in the mitt. Allie died when he was young, he was still innocent. By dying young Allie stayed out of the phony, adult world. In some ways Holden wants to be Allie. Holden wanted to preserve his own ...
  • Holden's Corrupt Society
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    Holden is a complex person with many conflicting characteristics. He has many ambitions and desires for his life but he is faced with the basic conflict in the story, corruption. This corruption is what drives him and at the same time restricts him Holden's being surrounded by corruption disgusts him. There are a few main instances in which Holden encounters corruption directly. One type is Stradlater, the "secret slob " or Ernie, who "performs for the people". Two that affect Holden very much i...
  • Holden Calls For 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. Becau...
  • Holden And Jane
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    Phoniness: 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 one's character will reveal to what is behind the facade. Equivalent to what happened in J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye. Holden Caulfield, a typical teenager i...
  • Holden Believes In Innocence
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    John Smith Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, is very complex, mentally and emotionally. The readers of the novel would not be able to understand Holden as much as they do, if it was not for Holdens deceased younger brother Allie. Although Allie is never actually met in the novel, Holdens discussions about him and his conversations with him help us understand Holden better. It may seem strange that a dead character would shed so much light on a living...
  • Catcher In The Rye Innocence Theme
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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 are...
  • Allie And Holden
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    The Catcher in the Rye Essay #1 From the time children that children come out of their mothers womb, they are caught. At playgrounds, mothers hands are always outstretched; ready to catch their young ones incase they fall off a swing or a seesaw. The parents protect their children until they think that they are old enough to fend for themselves and grow up. Holden Caulfield, however, wanted to protect all innocent people, and protect them forever, never letting them move on. He couldnt think of ...
  • Holden Being Indenile Of Allie's Death
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    M. Tepper accurately states "Many teens have problems with which they most cope". M. Tepper is implying that teenagers go through hard times, and they just have to cope (deal) with the problems. The story THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, by J.D. SALINGER supports the quote. The main character Holden Caulfield, a 16 year old boy, who's dealing with a lot stress and gets put in to a institution, in which he shouldn't of been put in there. For example Holden has trouble excepting his younger brother (Allie)...
  • Holden's Depression Centers On Allie
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    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is an interesting story about a guy who has depression. His brother Allie died and he has a brother who is in Hollywood. His name is D.B. His little sister still lives with his parents and her name is Phoebe. After allie dies he blames himself and starts getting depressed... Holden Caulfield perceive him to be a youth at heart, but also a consistent and chronic liar. Holden appears to be youthful and childish to people that are meeting Holden for the first...
  • Holden's Feelings And The People
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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 ...
  • Allie And Holden
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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 novel, S...

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