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  • Scene With Holden And The Teacher
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    Catcher In The Rye Dan Michael Jerome Salinger P. 1 274 pages Fiction Catcher In The Rye, is a book about an emotionally disturbed, sixteen year old boy, named Holden Cau field. Holden's problems start when his friend and roomate, Robert, ask his ex-girlfriend out on a date. Holden still has feelings for the girl and becomes very angry with Robert. The night of Robert and the girl's date Holden waits in their room and confronts Robert, they begin fist fighting, and then get expelled for their ac...
  • Holden Throughout The Book
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    The Catcher in the Rye The book Catcher in the Rye is a story of Holden Caulfield's thoughts about life and the world around him. Holden tells many of his opinions about people and takes the reader on a 5-day trip into his mind. Holden, throughout the book, made other people feel inferior to his own. I can relate to this because although I do not view people inferior to me, I judge others unequally. Holden and I both have similar judgement's of people from the way they act and behave. We also sh...
  • Wonderful In Holden's Language
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    The Catcher in the Rye -- -What was He Thinking? Nash K. Burger wrote a review of the book, The Catcher in the Rye, which was published in the New York Times on July 16, 1951. In his review, Burger idolizes the book, calling it "an unusually brilliant first novel". Burger feels that this book has wonderful language and portrays the typical teenager. He thinks that Holden has a cheerful disregard and that there is nothing wrong with him. He also feels that Holden's mistakes are not caused by him,...
  • Trait Holden
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    The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, describes a period of time in a young boys life. This boy is repeatedly gets kicked out of schools and he does again in the beginning of the book. He leaves a few days before Christmas vacation starts, before his parents get notice that he has gotten kicked out of his school. He does ent want to go home early, so he just goes back to Manhattan and tries to survive on his own. Holden Caulfield is a 16 year old boy....
  • Holden From The World
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    The theme that the world has an outward appearance that seems fair and perfect but really they " re as Holden put it "phonies". This is shown countless amount of times in his journey through New York and even before he left. The setting is in the 1950's; so I'm pretty sure that he didn't encounter any transvestites, lesbians, or anything that extreme of phoniest. Or on the other hand he could have liked them for being as Elmemson said a "none conformist". But I doubt it, he seemed to like kids m...
  • Type Books With Universal Themes
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    Some books, such as sleazy Wal-Mart romances, are dead as soon as they hit the shelves. These books are food for landfills, and probably remain in the hearts of only two people: the author and the 60 year old hermit woman who waits, with mossy teeth for her Fabio to swing from the vines of the book's cover (Tarzan call and all) and rescue her from soap operas and loneliness. But, there are books that pop every once in a while that last for generations. These books sit proud in the "classics" sec...
  • Last Christmas Holden
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    Catcher in the Rye In the book "Catcher in the Rye", Holden (the narrator) doesn't seem to be much different since last Christmas. Last Christmas Holden was very superficial. He thought that he was independent but in reality he always needed someone through everything. It was almost as if he was afraid to be alone, and just made it seem like he was independent. When he was younger he did everything he wanted to do and thought that if anyone were to stand in his way they were phony. According to ...
  • Interesting And Controversial Book
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    The Catcher in the Rye By J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye was an interesting and controversial book. I chose to read the book because of the negative status it has with parents, teachers, and school. I wanted to discover what the roots of this controversy are. The main character who narrates throughout the book, Holden Caulfield, tells about his life before and after he is kicked from Pencey Prep. At Pencey, the only subject he got a decent grade in was English, all others he failed and did...
  • Holden's Journey Through Various Schools
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    The dawning of mourning The Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger Little, Brown, 1951 When JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye was first published, the reviews were hostile and dismissive. However, by 1953 when I, a sulky 17-year-old American, read the book, it was already a classic. I could recite whole passages by heart while looking suggestively into the eyes of my date who, like me, thought everything about the adult world was, as Holden Caulfield said, "phoney". The book celebrated the good Engli...
  • Holden's Inability
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    HOLDEN LONELINESS AND HIS INABILITY 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 da...
  • Holden Distorts The Word
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    In J.D. Salinger's brilliant coming-of-age novel, Holden Caulfield, a seventeen year old prep school adolescent relates his lonely, life-changing twenty-four hour stay in New York City as he experiences the phoniness of the adult world while attempting to deal with the death of his younger brother, an overwhelming compulsion to lie and troubling sexual experiences. Salinger, whose characters are among the best and most developed in all of literature has captured the eternal angst of growing into...
  • Similar To The Ones Holden
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    What have you learnt about 'rebels' from your area of study? In this area of study 'rebels', one has learnt, from many different sources of media; reading, viewing and writing. In this text the composer will be focusing on three different mediums, to help the reader understand the meaning of rebellion: A poem "walk away" written by Mary Phillips. This poem express's growing up in a rebellious fashion. The movie "10 Things I Hate About You" Directed by Gil Junge r the main focus of this movie is ...

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