Essay on Catcher In The Rye

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                         Catcher 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 gohome and tell his parents. He wassupposed to leave Pencey Prep on a Wednesday and finish out the semester andthen go home during Christmas break. Instead he leaves a few days earlier and ventures out into New YorkCity. The story focused around thepeople he meets and the
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One critic had said, "…A human beinghad been created out of ink, paper and the imagination." He was so very well rounded andthree-dimensional. Also, with him beingthe narrator, you could tell what he was thinking at every moment. That brought to life the othercharacters. The narrator would tell hisopinions of them and then the reader could see them the same way Holden wasseeing them, not as if you were looking at them through your own eyes. The way Holden related situations and eventsto everyday things in life made things so much clearer to the reader and madeit much easier to understand why he thought they was he did on certain issues.
      The theme of Catcher In The Rye canbe stated in the following statement; life is not always fair and people arenot always fair, but you should try to make the best of everything.
Holden knew quite a few people, and some ofthem he didn't like, but he was always nice to them and never tried to do anythingto intentionally hurt them. Also, whenhe got kicked out of Pencey
Prep, he didn't get a negative attitude and turnagainst everyone. He just went on withhis life and moved on doing other things. Also, while in New York City, he wasn't able to stay in the best motelsbut he didn't complain. He tried tomake the best of the situation and stayed in the hotel room as little aspossible. Holden is the type of personthat would want to be some ones

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