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  • Holden With A Modern Teenager
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    The Catcher in the Rye: Holden and Modern Teenagers The characteristics of Holden from the book The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, will be compared to the 'modern teenager'. The characteristics of both sets of teenagers are basically similar, but in some parts, they are different. I chose myself as the modern teenager to be compared to Holden. There will be four major subjects to be talked about in the essay. The main subjects that are going to be discussed in this essay are academics, fam...
  • 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...
  • Wrong With Holden
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    Crazy Old Holden If you really want to hear about it, there is alot of symbolism in Catcher in the Rye. This novel, written by J.D. Salinger, utilizes symbols to portray different themes. Of these symbols there are three that are strongly related to Holden. The operation, being a madman, and stepping of a curb all play a vital role in the novel by J.D. Salinger. Holden is a very disturbed individual. Every since the death of his little brother, Allie, he has been going crazy. Holden even describ...
  • Holden And The Taxi Driver
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    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a roller coaster ride through the mind of an angry, frustrated and confused teenager named Holden Caulfield. After getting expelled from Pence, Holden takes a trip to New York City where Holden keeps asking the cab drivers where all the ducks in the lagoon near the Central Park South go in the winter. This lagoon and the animals in it are constantly are used by J.D. Salinger to show Holden's rejection for adulthood. Holden's curiosity about the ducks in...
  • Holden's Problems
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    ' The Catcher in the Rye In J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden Caufield, describes in detail the parts of his life and his environment that bother him the most. He faces these problems with a kind of naivety that prevents him from fully understanding why it is that he is so depressed. His life revolves around his problems, and he seems helpless in evading them. Among others, Holden finds himself facing the issues of acceptance of death, growing up, and his o...
  • 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...
  • One Place For Holden
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    Catcher in the Rye Author Information: Jerome David Salinger was born in New York City in 1919. He attended and graduated from a military academy, then shortly attended two colleges. He has written some of the most influential American literature in the twentieth century. Some of his short stories originally appeared in the New Yorker magazine and were later published as in the book, Nine Stories. However, Salinger has not published anything since 1963. Analysis: I have chosen to do symbolism. T...
  • Holden's Conflict With Maurice
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    Violence in the Catcher in the Rye Often, simple physical conflicts are used to develop characters and to increase the suspense and action between them. In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield the 16-year-old narrator and protagonist claims to be a pacifist. Holden views the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no peace. As a sincere person living amongst phonies, he views others as completely immoral and unscrupulous. In the novel violence is used to further dev...
  • Teens Including Holden
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    Sexuality / Boy Code As a Teen Holden Caulfield, is portrayed in Catcher in the Rye as an adolescent boy struggling to find his own identity, possesses many characteristics that easily link him to the typical teenager. Holden's actions are those that any teenager can clearly relate to. The desire for independence, the sexually related encounters, and the questioning of ones religion are issues that almost all teens have had or will have to deal with in their adolescent years. The novel and its m...
  • Holden's Actions
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    Throughout life, an individual may endure several emotionally or physically straining moments. In The Catcher In The Rye, Holden Caulfield suffers much verbal abuse, as well as physical. Both forms of the abuse, combined with other factors, eventually leads Holden to suffer a mental breakdown. Holden's actions prove that "A blow from a whip raises a welt, but a blow from the tongue smashes bones". Holden experiences several fights throughout the story. Near the beginning, he begins a struggle wi...
  • One Place For Holden
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    Throughout the novel, the reader is presented with various symbols. The symbols are clearly made evident by Holden's constant repetition of their importance. The symbols are so important and their symbolism is directly related to the major themes of the novel. Allie, Holden's young brother who died several years earlier, was a key symbol throughout the story. When Holden remembers incidents from his past involving Allie, his attitude changes, such as when he writes the composition about Allie's ...
  • Point Holden
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    The setting of this story takes place in Agers town, Pennsylvania. The home of Pency boring school. Pency is one of those college prep schools that advertises only the best aspects and never mentions how much the students will hate going there. On the brochure there is an unrealistic, imaginary student that does not exist playing polo. In real life Pency, there are a couple hundred spoiled little rich students whose parents do not want the burden of raising them. The point of view in this story ...
  • 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...
  • Holden And The Girl
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    Summary 'The Catcher in the Rye' is a story of a young sixteen year old boy named Holden Caulfield. Holden is telling this story in first person. Holden is a student of Penny Prep an all boys school in Pennsylvania. The book starts in a rest home in California. Holden flashback to four days before the beginning of Christmas vacation. Holden is going to pay a visit to Mr. Spencer, his history teacher. Mr. Spencer is sick in bed suffering from the grippe. While there Mr. Spencer talks to Holden ab...
  • Insane Holden
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    Alfaris 1 The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger's book, The Catcher in the Rye exhibits a boy struggling with many adolescent problems. These problems cause much controversy, confusion, and hate. Many of these problems are personal, while some are that of an average teenager. However, the difference between an average teenager and Holden Caulfield is that Holden has let the problems take over his life. By letting all the confusion and hate become so much of whom he is, Holden has become irrationa...
  • Holden's Right Of Passage To Maturity
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    Adolescence is a complicated time in a person's life. Often, an adolescent does not know where they fit in. As an adolescent Holden Caufield is faced with the harshness and pressures of reality in growing up. A feeling of loneliness and alienation is what typical teenager's face on their passage towards maturity. Holden Caufield's psychological battle leads to his destruction amongst his relationships with other people but is really just typical teenage behavior which many feel is a "rite of pas...
  • Holden Like The Typical Teenager
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    Holden Caulfield, portrayed in the J.D. Salinger novel Catcher in the Rye as an adolescent struggling to find his own identity, possesses many characteristics that easily link him to the typical teenager living today. The fact that they book was written more than forty years ago clearly exemplifies the saying "boys will be boys... ". no matter what period of time is taking place. Holden's actions are those that any teenage can clearly relate with. The desire for independence, the sexually relate...
  • Childhood Vs Adulthood Catcher In The Rye
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    Question: Think about Holden's vision of the nature of childhood and adulthood. Are the two realms as separate as Holden believes them to be? Where does he fit in? The novel Catcher In The Rye is about a teenage boy's growth into maturity. The theme of the story is the painfulness of growing up and in it Holden's goal is to resist the process of maturing. He fears change and is overwhelmed by complexity, and because of this he invents two fantasy worlds; one for childhood, and one for adulthood....
  • Holden Caulfield's Lies
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    J.D. Salinger represents Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye as a lazy seventeen-year-old boy who is trying to figure out the world and expresses himself by lying for entertainment. Once Holden starts out by saying one lie, he keeps on lying to defend his last lie and he doesn't know how to get out of it. Many people lie when they are young and even when you are an adult but Holden does it excessively. He doesn't care who he is lying to just as long as they believe him. One of the reasons...
  • Holden's Dialogue In The Novel
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    The Catcher in the Rye Ashley Page Essay After reading the novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger, I felt sorry for Holden Caulfield, the main character, and felt a need to help him. The reason I felt this way is because the text influences you to have this point of view. The Author can portray Holden as lonely and mentally unstable very easily by writing the book in first person point of view, which Salinger did. By doing this he has access to many different techniques to write the nov...

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