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  • Salinger's Portrayal Of Holden
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    Summ i GuglaniLIT 202 Prof. Ryan Mon. 6: 00 pm-8: 50 pm Character Analysis of Holden Caulfield Ever since its publication in 1951, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has served as a firestorm for controversy and debate. Salinger's portrayal of Holden, which includes incidents of depression, nervous breakdown, impulsive spending, sexual exploration, crudeness, and other erratic behavior, have all ascribed to the controversial nature of the novel. Holden embarks on a journey and through every ...
  • 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...
  • Symbolic Of Holden's Obsessiveness With Jane
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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 thinki...
  • Eventual Breakdown Of Holden
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    - foreshadowing -The use of for shadowing in a novel can help it's reader get a sense of what is to come in the story without giving away the events themselves. It is a powerful tool which prevents events from being left unexplained, leaving the reader question the effectiveness of an outcome. The eventual breakdown of the character Holden Cau field in J.D. Salinger's controversial 1945 novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' was foreshadowed in the early chapters of the book. The first clue is his negat...
  • Holden's Friend
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    Identifies 1. Jane Gallagher- Her and Holden were friends from in childhood when they were neighbors near each other. Holden really likes her. 2. D.B. - Holden's brother that lives in Hollywood and is a director 3. Ward Stradlater- mean student at Pencey prep that went on a date with Jane Gallagher 4. Horwitz- cab driver 5. Holden Caulfield- the main character in the story 6. Carl Luce- Adult senior advisor that Holden had a drink with in New York 7. James Castle- was a student at the Elkton Hil...
  • Used Symbolism Throughout The Novel
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    By: BABY JENN In The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger used symbolism throughout the novel. Four major symbols were the ducks, the Museum of Natural History, the hunting hat, and Jane Gallagher. They all represent Holden in a way, and Salinger uses these symbols very well. While Holden is wandering around New York City, he asks many people about what happens to the ducks in the pond when it freezes. I think this really symbolizes Holden. He isn't really wondering about the ducks, he is wondering...
  • 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...
  • Picture Mental Breakdown Edmond Hotel
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    Leaving Pence Prep: Holden is recuperating from a mental breakdown in a Californian hospital. He tells he had been expelled from school. He has not done anything particularly bad, but just seems unable to work hard enough. He visits Mr. Spencer, this makes him depressed. Stradlater asks Holden to write his English homework, because he has a date with Jane Gallagher. Holden writes an essay about his brother Allie, but Stradlater is not happy with this. Holden does not want Stradlater to go out wi...
  • Holden And 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 ...
  • Jane Gallagher And Allie Caulfield
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    In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, there is a variety of minor characters. Jane Gallagher, one of the many minor characters, lived next door to Holden Caulfield when they were younger. When Holden and Jane lived next to each other, they would play checkers all the time. "Yeah. She wouldn't move any of her kings. What she'd do, when she'd get a king, she wouldn't move it. She'd just leave it in the back row. She'd get them all lined up in the back row. Then she'd never use them. She just liked ...

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