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  • Teenagers And Readers At One Time
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    '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 from high schools. T...
  • Salinger's Catcher In The Rye
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    Many critics consider J.D. Salinger a very controversial writer, for the subject matters that he writes... J.D. Salinger's works were generally written during two time periods. The first time period was during World War II, and the second time period was during the 1960's. Critics feel that the works during the 1960 time period were very inappropriate, because of the problems for which he wrote. The main characters were generally misfits of society. In most of his works, he has the protagonist o...
  • 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....
  • Motives Of The Joad Family And Holden
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    The theme of alienation is relevant in both "The Catcher in the Rye" and "The Grapes of Wrath. It is an idea presented very prominently in both books, expressed through characters, actions, and events. The Catcher in the Rye focuses on Holden Caulfield, a socially inadequate, sixteen year old boy who distances himself from others as a display of mental superiority driven by the idea he possesses that everyone is a phony, while he appears to be the only one who has remained genuine and authentic ...
  • Book About Innocence
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    The Catcher in the Rye is a book by J.D. Salinger and the story of a boy named Holden Caufield. He is no longer innocent, but exposed to the world. Phoebe, Holden's sister, is the opposite she is quite the innocent, never really being exposed to the world outside her protective bubble. Holden wants to protect such precious innocence only found in the children as a guardian of the innocent a catcher in the rye. The Catcher in the Rye is fundamentally a book about innocence. This book shows people...
  • Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye
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    LIFE AND PHILOSOPHY OF J.D. SALINGER.D. Salinger is one of the most renowned writers of his time. J.D. Salinger is most known for his controversial in the Catcher in the Rye. Salinger is also known for many of his writings such as Franny and Zooey, Nine Stories, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters. The summer of 1930 he was voted "The Most Popular Writer". Salinger is a beautifully deft, professional who gives us a chance to catch quick, half-amused, half-frightened glimpses of ourselves an...
  • Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye J.D.
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    Understanding Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger 1953), is a novel told in an autobiographical manner which tracks Holden Caulfield on his two day sojourn through 1950's New York City. This short twentieth century novel delves into the underlying problems that mire Caulfield to the point where it seems he will never enter the adult world. Holden's misguided morality brings about a dysfunctional personality that begs to be p...
  • Girl
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    J.D. Salinger's 1945 book, Catcher in the Rye, told to us by the main character Holden Caulfield, begins the night before he leaves Pencey Prep after being kicked out for not applying himself to any subject except composition. It's at least the second school that has kicked him out and he hopes to delay facing his parents' wrath by bumming around New York City for a few days until his family expects him for Christmas vacation. He's a tall, fairly handsome, very cynical, smoking teenager who is s...
  • Childhood Vs Adulthood Catcher In The Rye
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    Question: Think about Holden's vision of the nature of childhood and adulthood. Are the two realms as separate as Holden believes them to be? Where does he fit in? The novel Catcher In The Rye is about a teenage boy's growth into maturity. The theme of the story is the painfulness of growing up and in it Holden's goal is to resist the process of maturing. He fears change and is overwhelmed by complexity, and because of this he invents two fantasy worlds; one for childhood, and one for adulthood....
  • Language Salinger
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    Looking back, one can now discern at least four phases in Salinger's career. His early stories generally portray characters that feel estranged and marooned because of World War II. The Catcher in the Rye and Salinger's attempt in that book to deal with estrangement and isolation through a Zen-inspired awakening and lonely benevolence represent his second phase. The third phase, seen in Nine Stories involves bringing together the principles of Zen art and the tradition of the short story. The fo...

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