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  • Holden's Conversation With Mr Antolini
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    The Catcher In The Rye: Book Review December 14, 1996 The Catcher In The Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, is a fictional novel that was first published in 1965. The novel takes place in New York City and in Pennsylvania over a duration of four days. This novel tells the story of an emotionally disturbed teenager who has been kicked out of a boarding school. The story is told from the point of view of a teenager who is the narrator of the story. The main character in this novel is Holden Caulfield....
  • 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...
  • Point Holden
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    Holden Caulfield In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield views the world as an evil and corrupt place where there is no peace. "His anger turned to relentlessly unforgiving social scorn". (Coles) This perception of the world does not change significantly through the novel. However as the novel progresses, Holden gradually comes to the realization that he is powerless to change this. "Holden Caulfield had much going for him-a comfortable suburban life and a privileged educational background i...
  • Peculiar Boy Without Many Friends And Phoebe
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    The Struggling Boy The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is an enthralling and captivating novel about a boy and his struggle with life. The teenage boy, Holden, is in turmoil with school, loneliness, and finding his place in the world. The author J.D. Salinger examines the many sides of behavior and moral dilemma of many characters throughout the novel. The author develops three distinct character types for Holden the confused and struggling teenage boy, Ackley, a peculiar boy without many fr...
  • Holden's Created Understandings Of Childhood And Adulthood
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    The Catcher in the Rye is the definitive novel of a young man's growing pains, of growing up in pain. Growing up is a ritual - more deadly than religion, more complicated than baseball, for there seem to be no rules. Everything is experienced for the first time". To What extent do you agree with this passage? Do you agree that Catcher in the Rye is the definitive novel of a young man's growing pains, of growing up in pain? Do you agree that growing up is a ritual? You need to identify whether or...
  • Evidence Through Her Character Of Holden's Rejection
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    Catcher in the Rye J. D Salinger's novel "Catcher in the Rye", focuses mainly on Holden Caulfield because he is the narrator and the novel is about his memory of characters and events throughout the story. These characters are more than just remembrances but actually help the reader to better understand Holden. Mr. Antolini, Phoebe, and Jane Gallagher are all characters that help fully characterize Holden. Mr. Antolini helps the reader better understand Holden's hasty judgments about characters ...
  • 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 ...
  • Society Needs Holden
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    In a perfect world, everyone would be happy with the way they are and everyone would accept the differences of others. Unfortunately, the world we live in is not perfect and not everyone accepts who they are. Is there a reason why people cannot be content with their lives or with the differences of other people The answer is yes, and the reason for the discontent is society. With society telling the masses what is, and is not acceptable, it is no wonder that people seem lost, and are desperately...
  • Example Of Holden
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    Maturity The theme of maturity shows that in order to mature, people must except change and lose their innocence. In the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" Holden Caulfield shows many times he does not like change, and neither does he want to accept it. During the story, Holden get depressed thinking of all the changes in the world. Holden tries to ignore the process of maturity, which is his one goal in the story. Holden sees childhood is just a time of innocence, curiosity, and honesty. He sees ch...
  • 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...
  • 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 Representation Of The Complex Teenage Mind
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    Happy endings offered throughout novels are results of spiritual reassessments or moral reconciliation of specific characters. Considered as a more relaxed novel, Catcher in the Rye catches the spirit of the reader with its moral reconciliation, defining the book's meaning as a whole. Holden Cau field serves as the protagonist in the novel by J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye. Holden trudges through the book lonely, making assumptions of everyone's characters. Every character in this novel accor...
  • Novel Holden
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    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger has an interesting plot behind it. The plot is set in the 1950's and is narrated by a man named Holden Caulfield. Holden is a sixteen-year old boy who is going through many mental difficulties in his life. The story introduces Holden as a drop out, due to him failing his classes, and being expelled from school. Holden lives in a dormitory, with his roommate, Stradlater who he does not get along with. He also has a neighbor Ackley who he also despises. Hold...
  • Allie Holden's Younger Brother
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    Holden Caulfield - The protagonist and narrator of the novel. When the novel opens, Holden is a sixteen year-old junior at a school called Pencey Prep; he has just been expelled for academic failure. Holden is intelligent and sensitive, but he narrates his story in a cynical, jaded voice. Though he never says so outright, he longs to live in a beautiful and innocent world, and finds the hypocrisy and ugliness of the world around him almost unbearably painful; his cynicism is his attempt to prote...
  • Christmas To Holden
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    Holden Critiques the Weaknesses of Society Holden attacks various weaknesses in our society. Many incidents in the novel portrayed Holden as a person with full of hate in society. He critiques everything that had happened to him, many of the situations that he has experienced come across in today's society. His point of view on phonies; loosing a loved one; not remembering the true meaning of Christmas, are all the weaknesses in society. As we read further, we start to understand Holden's reason...
  • Holden's Views Toward Females
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    Catcher in the Rye- Essay Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of Catcher in the Rye, written by J. D Salinger interacts with different kinds of females throughout his travels. He has normal adolescent thoughts of having sexual relations, like calling for a hooker or calling a women who is a stripper. He is also quite shallow which is apparent on his date with Sally or the blonde in the Lavender Room. He also has little respect for some women who have different ideals than him. He has no respect fo...
  • Allie And Holden
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    Allie: a character in J.D. Salinger novel, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield's younger brother and an important role in the novel. Holden had a strong bond between him and his little brother; a bond that no one can understand nor break. Holden really cares about Allie, and his life was dependent on him. Allie was not treated as a real character in the novel, but more like a symbol towards Holden, a symbol of Holden's desire to return back to his childhood. At the beginning of the novel, S...
  • 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...
  • Holden's Attachment To The Hunting Hat
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    Many authors have noted that almost every swear word in the English language is used freely in this novel except for the word "shit", which never occurs. Instead of saying "bullshit" (a word which was not uncommon in the 1950s), Holden instead says "shoot the bull". The only plausible explanation for this is simply to add to the realism of the story-Holden himself has some reservations with regard to obscenity. Holden's attachment to the hunting hat can be seen in his early description of it: "T...
  • Novel Pheobe And Holden
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    In the novel, Catcher In The Rye, Phoebe plays many important roles in Holden's life that leads her to be his ideal person. She is a major part of Holden's life, even though she is only a mere child. Actually, one of the reasons Holden likes Pheobe so much is because she is only a child. He is attracted to her innocence and youth, but at the same time to her maturity. She is the person that Holden turns to in his times of need or when he just wants to talk with someone. He confides in her and sh...

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