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  • Catcher In The Rye Holden
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    The Catcher in the Rye In Jerome David Salinger's book The Catcher in the Rye the difficulties In Holden's life sends you through a thrilling adventure through all Holden have been through. The short story Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut also shows the drama of a little girl named Ramona. Ramona has an alcohol addictive mother who thinks Ramona is in serious trouble. Ramona's mother creates an imagery friend from Ramona to help her out with things and to keep her company while she is playing. In The...
  • Holden's Relationship With D.B.
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    Throughout "The Catcher in the Rye", Holden Cau field longs for intimacy with other human beings. One of Holden's main problems is that he sees childhood as the ideal state of being. He thinks that all adults are phonies. One of the first relationships that is mentioned in the story, is Holden's relationship with D.B., his brother. Throughout his childhood, it is obvious that Holden has idolized his older brother. Now that D.B. is a writer for Hollywood, Holden considers him a phony, and accuses...
  • True Depth Of Holden's Depression
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    Thesis: Holden Caufield is a hostile, negatively charged character that suffers from depression which stems from a desire not to grow up and a lack of closure in his brothers death". If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you " ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like... " (pg. 1) These first words that Holden Caufield communicates during his tell of events that brought him to his breakdown, show the pent up hostility that still lingers. Th...
  • Loss Of A Brother
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    Ordinary People vs. The Catcher in the Rye In this paper I intend to show how the loss of a brother can have the same effects on two different people like Holden Caulfield and Conrad Jarrett. Both of their lives are turned upside down after the difficult loss of a family member. In the book Ordinary People, Conrad Jarrett has a good life and loving family when his brother dies in a sail boating accident. Conrad feels lost and confused and he attempts to take his own life as a way out. He spends ...
  • Real World And Holden
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    In J. D Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the protagonist, Holden, goes through many hardships in his journey to self-knowledge. In the beginning, Holden has to deal with being kicked out of school and not having any place to call home. He is also struggling with the unfortunate tragedy of the death of his beloved younger brother Allie. At the same time, Holden is trying to deal with growing up and accepting the adult world. Throughout the novel Salinger addresses the conflicts faced by ...
  • Holden Needs Closure On His Brother's Death
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    In the book, Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caufield, the main character is a negatively charged person, doesn't want himself or others around him to grow up, and suffers from depression because of his brothers death. This is obviously Holden's way of alienating the entire world and delaying the consequences of facing reality. Alienation is a big theme in Catcher In The Rye, and something that Holden depends on most often. Holden Caufield is a negatively charged character as express...
  • Holden Thought
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    Holden Caulfield can be analyzed through his thoughts, actions and circumstances which surround his everyday life. Holden acts like a careless teenager. Holden has been to several prep-schools, all of which he got kicked out of for failing classes. After being kicked out of the latest, Pency Prep, he went off to New York on his own. Holden seems to have a motivation problem which apparently affects his reasoning. The basis of his reasoning comes from his thoughts. Holden thinks the world is full...
  • Holden's Corrupt Society
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    Holden is a complex person with many conflicting characteristics. He has many ambitions and desires for his life but he is faced with the basic conflict in the story, corruption. This corruption is what drives him and at the same time restricts him Holden's being surrounded by corruption disgusts him. There are a few main instances in which Holden encounters corruption directly. One type is Stradlater, the "secret slob " or Ernie, who "performs for the people". Two that affect Holden very much i...
  • Holden Leaves Pencey
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    There are six parts to a plot of a book. These are the exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. I'm sure there is no set way to diagram "The Catcher in the Rye", but I believe the following is accurate. In the very beginning of "The Catcher in the Rye", we are given some background information on the setting and situation, and of course Holden Caulfield, the protagonist. We learn that Holden attends Pencey Preparatory, an elite college preparatory school in Ag...
  • Holden's Journey Through Various Schools
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    The dawning of mourning The Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger Little, Brown, 1951 When JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye was first published, the reviews were hostile and dismissive. However, by 1953 when I, a sulky 17-year-old American, read the book, it was already a classic. I could recite whole passages by heart while looking suggestively into the eyes of my date who, like me, thought everything about the adult world was, as Holden Caulfield said, "phoney". The book celebrated the good Engli...
  • Holden's Breakdown Catcher In The Rye
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    Catcher In The Rye – Holden's Breakdown Catcher In The Rye – Holden's Breakdown Holden's Breakdown 10/1/99? It's not the last straw which broke the camel's back.? In J.D. Salinger?'s, Catcher in the Rye, the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, has many mental breakdowns. Though it may not have been one solitary event that pushed him off the edge, the one thing that started the whole ordeal was his brother Allie's death.? He's dead now. He got leukemia and died when we were up in Maine, on...

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