J D Salinger Essay

  • J. D. Salinger Reflection

    J.D. Salinger was an author that inspired many authors and peoples. Some of the people he tried to inspire did terrible things and some did things that were awe-inspiring. However, despite creating hope and a voice for a generation J.D. Salinger did not like to stay in the spotlight and preferred a more reclusive lifestyle. In order to understand J.D. Salinger’s seclusive and private life one needs to see his life’s work and how they reflect his own views and feeling in the world. To help see Salinger 's view on the world, one must first see his comparisons to the character that he created. Salinger can be comparable to one of the many characters he created Holden Caulfield from his novel the Catcher in the Rye for , like Holden, Salinger…

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  • Holden In The Rye, By J. D. Salinger

    In the beginning of the book J.D. Salinger writes through the text of Holden 's actions with details that Holden’s confusion secludes himself from everyone and everything and shows that when he talks to Mr. Spencer and Mrs. Morrow. After Mr. Spencer was done reading Holden’s History exam and read the note at the bottom of the paper Holden put it on top of the Atlantic Monthly, “...you could see he felt pretty lousy about flunking me. So I shot the bull for a while. I told him I was a moron and…

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  • Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    Salinger The Great Is J.D Salinger possibly the best author to come out of the Beat Generation? The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger was one of the most famous book in the early 1950’s when it came out. (Need help on intro paragraph) Jerome David Salinger, also known as J.D Salinger was an American born author, born on January 1, 1919 in Manhattan, New York. He later died of natural causes on January 29, 2010 in Cornish, New Hampshire. He was the second child and only boy of…

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  • The Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    Holden remembers his take on a song, telling his kid sister Phoebe, “If a body catch a body comin’ through the rye” (Salinger 191). Holden recalls this maxim and makes it his motivation to save the young from the fall, which is representative of his Salesian Spirit and practices of Christianity, despite not being Catholic, which is greater appreciation of the faith than many people who are Catholic. His calling to be catcher in the rye is symbolic of being a savior, such as Jesus’ calling to be…

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  • Imagery In The Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    J.D. Salinger uses this first example of imagery in The Catcher in the Rye to show that the things we see in the world can change how we view the world and the people in it. “There didn't look like there was anything in the park except dog crap and globs of spit and cigar butts from old men, and the benches all looked like they'd be wet if you sat down on them” (Salinger 124). Using the park, Salinger uses imagery to show the way Holden sees the world. Through Holden’s sense of sight, he sees…

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  • Ttsd In Catcher In The Rye By J. D Salinger

    In the novel, Catcher in the Rye, by J. D Salinger there is a very definite connection with PTSD and the main character. Post traumatic stress disorder is a very severe condition that contains several different types that can affect the mind of people in distinctive ways,as shown in Holden Caulfield, and it is often treated with different types of therapy. For many people that do not have Post Traumatic stress disorder or know someone that does they don 't fully understand what it is. This…

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  • Alienation In Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    The book I read is called ‘Catcher in the rye’. It is a fiction written by J.D. Salinger. This fiction basically illustrates how a teenager’s struggle against alienation and growing up. In this novel, protagonist deals with his immateriality, alienation, loneliness and confusion of sexuality. He was trying to be true to himself while in a world of full of phonies. After realizing he is not able to deal with the real world, he starts to escape. What he should do to deal with the world which he…

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  • Analysis Of Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    D. Salinger never could escape the legacy of a book that still sells 250,000 copies worldwide per year. Published in June 1951, "Rye" gives us a 16-year-old teenager for the ages in Salinger's Holden Caulfield, a character whose observations from a California mental hospital still resonate some seven decades later. Salinger's novel polarized audiences and has continued to do so all these years since Salinger released the book at age 32. Debates have raged over symbolism and message - it's a war…

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  • Symbolism In Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger as Holden faces the pressures of parents with high expectations, as well as his own contradictions of everyday society. After Holden is kicked out of yet another private school, he refuses to face his parents and siblings and instead chooses to wander the city heedlessly while learning important life lessons. As Holden wanders the city, he continues to mention multiple symbols, which all represent his insecurities as he ponders these…

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  • Alienation In The Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    The theme of alienation is depicted through the main character Holden Caulfield, in the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Jerome David Salinger was born on January 1, 1919 (Wenke). Salinger pursued his dream of becoming a writer by graduating from Columbia University (“Catcher”). The Catcher in the Rye is the representation of Salinger’s childhood and adolescence, which he claimed “...in a 1953 interview with Shirley Blahly… ‘his boyhood was very much the same as [Holden…

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