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  • Holden Caulfield Through The Use Of Character
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    The Thinking Man The Catcher In The Rye Margaret Atwood once described the thinking man as on who resists, believes survival is a necessity, is isolated and alienated, and who is aware of the elements that make one's psyche and physical being disappear. Atwood's "thinking person" is exhibited in Holden Caulfield through the use of character, plot, & symbolism. To begin with, the "thinking person" is portrayed through Holden Caulfield's character. On eof the characteristic's of Atwood's "thinking...
  • Holden Caulfield As A Typical Teenager
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    Holden Caulfield as a Typical Teenager Holden Caulfield, portrayed in J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye is an adolescent struggling to find his own identity who has many characteristics that easily link him to any teenager living today. Adolescence is a complicated time in a person's life. It is the time when young people leave their toys behind and enter the world of adults. Often, adolescent does not know where they fit in. They are expected to act in a mature fashion, yet they are ...
  • Holden Caulfield
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    Holden Caulfield is teen angst bull-crap with a pickax. He's sarcastic, nasty, and completely unlikeable. He also doesn't give a crap. He is every teenager caught between the crapy little games of high school ('you " re supposed to kill yourself if the football team loses or something') and the fear of adulthood ('going to get an office job and make a lot of money like the rest of the phonies'). The greatness in Holden Caulfield is that what he has to say is better than a million Celestine Proph...
  • Full Of Phonies And Holden
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    Everybody's A Phony By: Shelly L. McGill J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is a very well known piece of the twentieth century. It's a story about a seventeen-year-old boy, Holden Caulfield, who experiences some interesting things and people upon his being expelled from Pencey Prep. School. From having breakfast with a couple of nuns on a bus, to spending an evening with a far from seraphic prostitute, Holden handles each situation the best way he can. However, most of the people Ho...
  • Holden Caulfield
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    JD Salinger, also known as Jerome David Salinger, is an American novelist and short story writer. Critics and readers alike recognize Salinger as one of the most popular and influential writers. His only novel, The Catcher in the Rye, drew such great attention during the fifties and sixties that those years have been called the age of Holden Caulfield (Contemporary Literary Critiscm, Vol. 12). Salinger is a master of contemporary dialect and idiomatic expression. He created in Holden Caulfield a...
  • Sympathetic Character Holden Make People
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    The World Through Holden Caulfield's Eyes When writing a novel, the author has the option of using the first or third person narrative. In The Catcher in the Rye, J.K. Salinger creates Holden Caulfield in the first person. As we go from one adventure to the next, we see everything that happens from Holden's point of view. This helps to make him a sympathetic character. Throughout the novel, Holden Caulfield has a constant inner monologue which reflects on everything that's going on in his life. ...
  • Holden's Descriptions And Thoughts
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    Here is an essay on 'The Catcher in the Rye' Hope you will be able to post it! Through Holden's Eyes The Catcher in the Rye has truly earned it's place among great classic works. J.D. Salinger created a literary piece that was completely unique. The entire novel was written in the first person view of the 17-year-old, Holden Caulfield. The majority of the story is compiled of Holden's rudimentary monologue of 'complexly simple' thoughts, the rest utilizing his relay of previous dialogue. That an...
  • Salinger's Intent As Holden's World
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    Ever since its publication in 1951, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has served as a firestorm for controversy and debate. Critics have argued the moral issues raised by the book and the context in which it is presented. Some have argued that Salinger's tale of the human condition is fascinating and enlightening, yet incredibly depressing. The psychological battles of the novel's main character, Holden Caulfield, serve as the basis for critical argument. Caulfield's self-destruction over a...
  • Holden Caulfield And Robert Frost
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    Holden Caulfield, from J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye, and Robert Frost, in his poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" have very similar views on certain prospects of life. Frost shows the same perspective as Holden Caulfield. For example, both Caulfield and Frost want beautiful thing to last forever. They both protest the mutability of time. Lastly, they both want to hold on to innocence. In short, you could say that both Holden Caulfield and Robert Frost have a desire to be a "catcher in the rye...
  • Adult World Causes Holden
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    Psychological Profile: Holden Caulfield Part One: The patient is Holden Caulfield, a sixteen-year-old teenage boy. Caulfield's appearance is tall for his age and surprisingly has quite a few gray hairs at the age of sixteen. Holden comes from an upper-middle class family. His family has enough money to support Holden with many luxuries including skates and expensive suitcases. It appears that Mr. and Mrs. Caulfield aren't there to talk, care, and be there for Holden, which seems to drive Holden ...
  • Holden's Story
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    If you really want to hear about it, The Catcher in the Rye would be quite different in its message if told from a point of view other than Holden Caulfield. Holden's questionable instability / personality would not be fully addressed, the book would lose much of its bulk, and it would end up having a totally different story line. Narrator, Holden, exposes himself - allowing the reader to see precisely what kind of guy he is. Although the question of his normality is often argued, the train of c...
  • Classic Holden Caulfield
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    Theme and Character Since the beginning of time there have been billions of books written. From those books have come novels. From the novels have come masterpieces. From the masterpieces have come critically acclaimed titles. From those critically acclaimed titles have come classics. Classics represent the highest acknowledged standard of writing. The ingenuity of their literary elements is impeccable. A classic will inspire, intrigue, enlighten, and more importantly draw the reader into the wo...
  • 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...
  • Character Holden Caulfield
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    In this novel, the author creates Holden Caulfield, a boy that is the world's 'punching bag', and illustrates his difficult life through presenting his failures clearly to the reader. Salinger shows that Holden has had a 'deprived' childhood by explaining to the reader that Holden's beloved brother Allie died at a young age. Holden still has not gotten over this unfathomable loss. Another way the author shows Holden's depravity is by making the parents look as if they are not part of his life. H...
  • Holden Caulfield
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    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is an intriguing story. It contains marvelous character portraits, a psychological analysis of the process of growing up, and many more qualities. This book has many interesting characters and plot lines, which you will discover as you read along. The three main settings are Pencey Prep, D. B's room, and the zoo. Pencey Prep is the high school that Holden has just been kicked out of. A few of the chapters take place here. D. B's room is Holden brother's ro...
  • Holden Caulfield
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    J.D. Salinger was, and still is, one of the most dynamical and effective writers of the 20th century. With his book, The Catcher in the Rye, he practices the essence of freedom of speech, and yet, also creating a lot of controversy in the Literature world. Our reactions to his book with censoring and harsh eschew reaction leads to only one question, why and what? Why did Salinger choose this style of expression and what was he trying to express. Both of these topics will be discussed in depth in...

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