Essay on Analysis Of ' The Catcher Rye ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1674 Words Jun 7th, 2016 7 Pages
The lower class in the United States experiences a dissatisfaction within society due to their inability to achieve the standards set by the upper class as portrayed by American Authors, yielding an immense hatred for those above them in social ranking. American Authors feed off of angry emotions within American life and harness it to fuel their novels and increase general interest in the charecters. By painting a picture of the snobbish social elite who look down on those who do not fit their specific mold of perfection, authors use their novels to explain the hatred of the upper class. One of the most obvious example of this is in the novel The Catcher in the Rye. The narrator, Holden, comes from a wealthy family, attends swanky boarding schools, and is rarely low on cash, yet he claims to be against everything that he sees within his class. In one instance, on page 172 Holden goes on a rant about how lawyers are essentially bad people and that he never wants to be one because they do good things, but for all the wrong reasons. He detests the false morals of the upper class, and therefore loaths the upper class itself. American Authors tend to take aim at the popular elite for their false appearances and unreachable expectations. Another important form of this detestation of the social elite is when the glass ceiling effect is in occura. In the play A Streetcar Named Desire, Stanley shows his hatred of the upper class through his distaste for Blanche, saying “Till she…

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