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  • Last Phony Holden
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    Catcher in the Rye... J.D. Salinger's, The Catcher in the Rye, is one of the most well-known novels of the past fifty years. It's a story about a kid named Hold Caulfield who experiences some interesting things and people. From having breakfast with a couple of nuns, to hooking up with a prostitute, to getting kicked out of school, Holden handles each situation the best way he can. Some of the people Holden meets, he likes, but the type of people Holden can's stand are the 'phonies. ' Holden met...
  • Figure Of Speech For Holden
    570 words
    Sally Hayes is dim person whose phoniness blinds her from Holden's cries for help and dismisses him when he needs her most, her phoniness changes Holden and he himself is forced into bad decisions because of it. When Holden is waiting for Sally in the lobby of New York's Biltmore Hotel, the place is filled with girls his age, and he's watching them". [I] t was sort of depressing' (123), thinking about what's going to happen to most of the girls he sees. They " re all going to have conventional l...
  • Apparent Affection Between Phoebe And Holden
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    The Catcher in the Rye It is a worldwide known concept that communication among different people is a necessity of one's life if it is to be a happy one. Human companionship is something everyone will do anything for. Yet, some people have difficulties in communicating with others especially when they see problems among the people they try to communicate with. In this novel, "The Catcher in the Rye", the author, J.D. Salinger, illustrates the protagonist's difficulty in communicating with other ...
  • Holden Caufield
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    Catcher In The Rye: Holden Caufield Holden Caufield was a high school student at a boy's academy by the name of Penny Prep. He feels as though he had fought the world and lost, everyone is against him and that little can bring him joy. He had lost his innocence, and saw himself as a 'catcher in the rye', trying to save children from his fate. Holden is quite the eccentric individual. I say this because of the incident with Sally Hayes where he proclaims his love for her and how they should run o...
  • Holden Calls Sally Hayes
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    Holden Caulfield, the narrator of The Catcher in the Rye, begins with the novel with an authoritative statement that he does not intent for the novel to serve as his life story. Currently in psychiatric care, this teenager recalls what happened to him last Christmas, the story which forms the narrative basis for the novel. At the beginning of his story, Holden is a student at Pencey Prep School, irresponsible and immature. Having been expelled for failing four out of his five classes, Holden goe...
  • Holden's Views Toward Females
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    Catcher in the Rye- Essay Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of Catcher in the Rye, written by J. D Salinger interacts with different kinds of females throughout his travels. He has normal adolescent thoughts of having sexual relations, like calling for a hooker or calling a women who is a stripper. He is also quite shallow which is apparent on his date with Sally or the blonde in the Lavender Room. He also has little respect for some women who have different ideals than him. He has no respect fo...
  • Alienation As A Form Of Self Protection
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    TS: In the novel Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield uses alienation as a form of self-protection. CD 1: For example, he shows his cynical sense of superiority when he says, "I hate it when somebody has cheap suitcases" and how his roommate "kept them under the bed, instead of on the rack, so that nobody'd see them standing next to [his]... from Mark Cross, and they were genuine cowhide". (108) CM: By making condescending comments about others, he gets an allusion to see himself better than he ...
  • Holden's Feelings About Stradlater
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    In J. D Salinger's book The Catcher in The Rye the question "Who was Holden Caulfield's antagonist, was a question that struck me, and was a question that was not really emphasized on in the book. It was unsure of who it actually was until you thought about his relationships with his teachers, friends and peers through out the book. In the dictionary, antagonist is defined as one who contends against another. I believe Holden is his own antagonist. Holden proved through out the book that yes, in...

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