F. Salinger Vs. Holden 's ' The Catcher 's The Rye ' Essay

1174 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
Does an author’s experience, life lessons, mistakes, theories, or morals give a controversial book value? In the story The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, a troubled teen, Holden Caulfield, sets a voice for younger generations as he struggles through the curved pathway to adulthood. Holden gets kicked out of Pencey Prep, ventures through the streets of New York, and confronts the issues of conformity in society. Author Jerome David Salinger is similar to Holden 's unconscious struggles and his literately works can be scrutinized to figure out Salinger and Holden’s similarities. In the story The Catcher In the Rye, Jerome David Salinger and Holden struggle similar life obstacles such as being placed in multifarious boarding schools, having fascination and passion for innocence within younger individuals, and ----- isolation from society.
Jerome David Salinger and Holden become unsuccessful in the completion of their education due to academic failure, which starts the chain of resemblance the reader can distinguish between the two. Salinger was not the most scholarly person; “He attended a number of private prep schools before his exasperated father sent him to Valley Forge Military Academy” (Klingenberger 18). Klingenberger stated that Salinger had a nickname “Young Sonny” because he found schooling to be uninspiring and struggled with his grades. Holden experiences the same incident when he explains to Mr. Spencer, “I can 't seem to get very interested in them,…

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