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Salinger's Depiction Of Holden Caulfield
827 wordsSalinger, J (e rome) D (avid) (1919-), American novelist and short story writer, known for his stories dealing with the intellectual and emotional struggles of adolescents who are alienated from the empty, materialistic world of their parents. Salinger's work is marked by a profound sense of craftsmanship, a keen ear for dialogue, and a deep awareness of the frustrations of life in America after World War II (1939-1945). Jerome David Salinger was born and raised in New York City. He began writin...
Pimp Roughs Up Holden
892 words'If you really want to know the truth, I felt sorry for the bastard. ' ; (54) This is just one of the colorful lines that is often repeated in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye. When the book was first released, it was considered highly controversial for its time. Many people tried to ban the reading of the book in schools. Although The Catcher In The Rye has very colorful dialogue, and deals with crude topics, it still sells over 200,000 copies annually. This is why. Holden Caulfield is th...
1,102 wordsOver 50 years ago, an author named J.D. Salinger wrote one of the best novels that I have ever read. This story is entitled, The Catcher in the Rye. The Catcher in the Rye is an excellent story narrated by the main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden is a confused 16 year old, who is struggling to find himself. He is a very cynical and hypocritical young man. Throughout the entire story, Holden points out all of the flaws of every person he is associated with, and actually says that he dislikes ...
Life The Other Characters
636 wordsCatcher in the Rye Catcher in the Rye by Jerome Salinger is based on a 16 year old young man. The story takes place in New York where the main character, a seventeen-year-old Holden Caulfield, has many friends. He was kicked out ofPencey Prep, along with the two other schools before that, and is afraid to go home and tell his parents. He was supposed to leave Pence Prep on a Wednesday and finish out the semester and then go home during Christmas break. Instead he leaves a few days earlier and ve...
520 wordsIf 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...
Henry And Holden
1,375 wordsCatcher In The Rye And Red Badge Of Courage - The Maturation Of Holden Caulfield And Henry Fleming The Catcher in the Rye and The Red Badge of Courage detail the gradual maturation of two immature boys into self-reliant young men. The steady speed at which Salinger and Cranes language streams enables the reader to see the independent events that lead up to the ultimate rite of passage for both Henry and Holden. Although the pinnacle of maturity Holden reached concerned his pessimistic view of th...
Subtleties Of Holden's Life In The Story
608 wordsThe whole story is based around Holden Caufield. Holden is your typical rebellious teenager: na " ive, defiant, pessimistic and indifferent to what goes on around him. He does not care about doing well in school, as proven by his lack of effort in school and his expulsions from other schools. Basically, Holden is about to be expelled from his current school, so he embarks on a bit of an "adventure" to New York. And that's basically the plot. The plot may be a bit superficial on the outside, but ...
Holden Awakens With His English Teacher
936 wordsAuthor: Jerome David Salinger was born in 1919 on New Year's Day. Growing up in New York City, he soon learned all about the bustle of the city. His parents were Sol Salinger, a wealthy ham importer, and Miriam Salinger. Salinger attended New York public high school and was considered an average student in most subjects. Most of his teachers found him to be a shy, polite, introverted boy. He flunked out of the first private school he attended- Mc Burney. Later, he enrolled in Valley Forge Milita...
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