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  • Holden's Mind
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    The Catcher in The Rye By: Xiao Feng Huang (Charles) Catcher In the Rye Holden cannot accept change in his life. He wants everything to stay the same. Since his brother, Allie's death, Holden has trouble adapting to new situations. He is most afraid of adulthood. He would like to remain a child forever and be the catcher in the rye. If everything was as changeless and as pure as the exhibitions under glass in the museum, Holden would be satisfied in life. Adulthood scares Holden. He would like a...
  • Holdens
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    The catcher and the rye is about the struggle of a boy to find a point to his life. The author of this masterpiece, J.D. Salinger, gives a flawless performance of the thoughts and feelings of a skeptical teenage boy. Holden Claufield despises the world of phonies he has come to understand. He doesn't have many friends, and he is failing in all his classes. He has many problems along those lines, and some how, all of his problems can be related to his younger brother's death. Holden will come to ...
  • Holden's Phony Problem
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    What does phony mean to you? Do you consider it something that is not what it really seems? Or even something or someone that isn't normal in all ways or just in some? Phony is one of the words in the English literature that can have an endless amount of interpretations. Can be being phony possibly hinder an attempt to accomplish a task to fully function mentally? Can phony delay an individuals maturing period? In J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, Holden's 'phony phobia' restricts him from bec...
  • Sincere Things About Holden
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    Caught With Rye An optical illusion is something that appears to be one thing, but in reality is something different. Holden Caulfield is like an optical illusion; he appears to be one way but is nothing like what he appears to be. The reason for the false appearance that Holden portrays is that society has branded him with this image. He is caught in this image and he doesnt know how to escape from it. By Holden being ostracized by society no one ever learns the truth behind Him and who he real...
  • 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 Journey To Adulthood
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    The Catcher in the Rye is a story about growing up. It explores all of the obstacles that we all face while reaching adulthood. The triumphs, the happiness, the heartbreak and the sadness. We follow the main character Holden throughout his journey into adulthood. But this journey is not so much in the sense that Holden literarily grows up but he become more aware of the things that are happening around him. He doesn't mature much physically, but we witness his mind completely mature to that of a...
  • 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...

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