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  • Behrman
    256 words
    I agree with S. N Behrman on that Holden is very funny on how he sees and deals with life. Holden has some funny encounters with 'outside' life according to Behrman; but what could be considered outside or what would be 'inside'. I dont believe in any definition or state to label things in life. Holden being beaten as a result of not paying the prostitute doesn't seem to be something to laugh about. Behrman quotes 'Holden's difficulties affect his nervous system but never his vision'. If this wa...
  • Tough And Show
    1,092 words
    'The Catcher In The Rye' In the novel The Catcher In The Rye we read about a sixteen year old boy named Holden Caulfield. The story starts off telling us about how he gets kicked out of a preppy High School and uses his parents money to move to New York. Throughout the story we see Holden expressing different types of personality: The one he shows the world, which Believe is that he is an intelligent young man that doesn't try, who he thinks he is, which is a depressed person who is looking for ...
  • Holden's Avoidance Of Things Phony
    788 words
    In the novel Catcher in the Rye bye J.D. Salinger, the protagonist Holden Caulfield views the world as an evil corrupt place where there is no peace. Holden has a phony phobia that restricts him from becoming a fully matured adult. In Holden's attempted journey in becoming a fully matured adult, he encounters many scenarios involving friendship, personal opinions, and his love of children. His journey is an unpleasant and difficult one with many lessons learned along the way; including the reali...
  • Chapter Holden
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    1. The narrator of this story is in the hospital or mental institution. Although he is going to tell the reader about his life, he is not going to write about his parents. He writes, "In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them". My family was the same way, and I suppose most families are. If they have nothing to hide, why do you suppose families act like that.? Sometimes famili...
  • Reason Holden Lies
    547 words
    In "The Catcher in the Rye" the main character and narrator of the story is Holden Cau field. Holden is telling the story of his adolescence from a hospital in California after having had a nervous breakdown. Holden is a troubled teenager that is unable to cope with school, people and life. Holden lies a lot and for many different reasons but I believe the biggest reason he lies is to make it easier for him to cope with the world. Holden believes that the adult world is full of "phonies" and alt...
  • Conversation And Fight Between Holden And Stradlater
    1,672 words
    To be moral or immoral is based solely upon one's idea of morality and relationships to others. Situations in life can reveal the morality of one's character due to their course of action. Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is the protagonist to whom the point of view of the novel is based upon. Cue to the first person biased narrative, the reader can analyze his thoughts and actions and generate their own idea of Holden's character. Holden is a moral character who has be...

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