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  • Wonderful In Holden's Language
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    The Catcher in the Rye -- -What was He Thinking? Nash K. Burger wrote a review of the book, The Catcher in the Rye, which was published in the New York Times on July 16, 1951. In his review, Burger idolizes the book, calling it "an unusually brilliant first novel". Burger feels that this book has wonderful language and portrays the typical teenager. He thinks that Holden has a cheerful disregard and that there is nothing wrong with him. He also feels that Holden's mistakes are not caused by him,...
  • Words Holden
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    Not many great novels were produced during the post World War II era. Perhaps the greatest novel published was J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. This book, just like all other great works, was met by scathing criticism and unyielding praise. Many literary critics marveled at Salinger's genius use of language to make Holden Caulfield, the main character, unbelievably realistic. Through Holden's thoughts and dialogues, Salinger successfully created a teenage boy. Because of that The Catcher ...
  • Holden
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    The Catcher and the Rye is a very controversial book even today. Many schools and libraries across the country have banned this book for various reasons. This paper will explore some of these reasons why this book is still causing debates among educators. To first understand why this book has caused so many debates we have to look at the time it was written in, the 1950's. In the 1950's the world was just recovering from the devastations of World War II, which ended five years ago. The United St...
  • Holden's Language
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    The passage of adolescence has long served as the central theme for many novels, but The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, has captured the energy of this period of life by dramatizing Holden Caulfield's somewhat obscene language and emotional reactions. The Catcher in the Rye deals with an intelligent yet confused teenage boy struggling to see the genuineness in society. During his experiences, Holden tends to use easy, natural, but controversial language to help get his point across in an ...
  • Holden's Action
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    Since its publication in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye has received vociferous criticism because of its seeming foul language and poor role models. However, the so called foul language is only skin deep, and the importance of the issues addressed, including growing up, sex, death, responsibility for one's actions, and life in general, outweighs the negative aspects. J.D. Salinger's use foul language is more effective than plain language, and rather, helps convey Holden Caulfield's true feelings. ...
  • Celie And Holden
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    The protagonists's earch for their individual identity in 'The Color Purple' and 'The Catcher in the Rye' is conveyed through the author's portrayal of their disrupted childhood (with focus on society, sexuality and gender), emphasised by use of form, structure and language. Both novels are written in first person narrative, in order to create a bond of realism between the protagonist and the reader, providing a direct insight into the identity of both Celie and Holden. Walker employs use of the...

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