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  • Holdens Speech
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    Comparing Catcher in the Rye and Pygmalion and the Themes They Represent In J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden Caulfield, muses at one point on the possibility of escaping from the world of confusion and phonies while George Bernard Shows main character of Pygmalion, Eliza Dolittle, struggles to become a phony. The possible reason for this is that they both come from opposite backgrounds. Holden is a young, affluent teenager in 1950's America who resents mat...
  • Holden And Phoebe
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    The protagonist, Holden Caulfield, interacts with many people throughout J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, but probably none have as much impact on him as certain members of his immediate family. The ways Holden acts around or reacts to the various members of his family give the reader a direct view of Holden's philosophy surrounding each member. How do Holden's different opinions of his family compare and do his views constitute enough merit to be deemed truth Holden makes reference...
  • Holden's View Of The World As Phony
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    The Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, is what I believe to be one of the most well-developed characters which I have read about. He has many characteristics that are all his own, such as the way he views the world, his friends and his family. One of the main things that characterizes Holden, is that way that he thinks the entire world is 'phony. ' Holden's view of the world as 'phony' is a very strong one, and in most cases, is cor...
  • Symbol For Hunting For Holden
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    Symbols of catcher and The Rye In the book Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, there are many symbols. A symbol is something that represents something else by association or resemblance. An example of a symbol that was reoccurring throughout the book is the hunting cap. This is a symbol for searching. Holden, the main character in the book, buys a hunting cap. This is a symbol for hunting for Holden "hunting" for a meaning in his life. Holden always criticizing about how everyone is fake and he...
  • 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)...
  • Main Cause For Holden's Depression
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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 pe...

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