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    Phony Catcher In The Rye

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    Holden Caulfield, the sixteen-year-old narrator in the book The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger, is protecting himself from reality and creating a “fantasy realm” for himself to dwell in. He is lost in the thoughts of growing up and having to conform to society, becoming something he hates, a phony. We learn more about the untrustworthy narrator as the story, told from his perspective, is played out in a jaded moreover, rebellious viewpoint of his life after he gets kicked out of…

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    The Catcher in The Rye is one of the most taught books in North America. Although, it has always been heavily critiqued, it still holds a special place in the hearts of many students. Ever since has been published in 1951, it is debated if The Catcher in The Rye deserves such standing as a common novel to be taught to high school students. In my opinion, this timeless piece by J.D Salinger deserves to be recognized and taught across the continent. First, the story is told using a writing…

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    Banning Catcher In The Rye

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    The Catcher In The Rye: Why Ban Such A Great Book? Bad words, explicit content, a kid who is being viewed as a bad influence. These things all correlate to the concern surrounding the book The Catcher In The Rye. According to the About Banned and Challenged Books Article, “A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials.” The article also tells us, “Books are usually challenged with the…

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    childhood, which is to him the opposite of “phoniness”. In J.D. Salinger’s, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden learns to accept the loss of innocence in him and in the children in his life by developing and growing in the phony world of adults. Throughout the novel, Holden always detects phoniness in the adults in his life but never in the children in his life. In chapter…

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    Catcher In The Rye Themes

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    Catcher in the Rye Theme Analysis The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger follows Holden Caulfield, a sixteen year old boy who was just flunked out of Pencey Prep, around New York City. The reader learns about his deep hatred for adults because they are all phonies and his love of kids because they remind him of innocence and make him “less depressed”. Throughout the book, Holden is secluded and desperate for some kind of connection, and can only seem to connect with little kids. Salinger uses…

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    J. D. Salinger’s continuous references to falling symbolize a more corrupt fall Holden fears ― adulthood. Throughout the story, Holden tries to prevent this ruinous incline, but ultimately he cannot avoid it forever. He seems to stumble right before events that introduce him to the adult world. For example, before leaving Pencey Prep, Holden “damn near [falls] on [his] head” (Salinger 46) in Ackley’s room, and as he answers the door for Sunny, he “[falls] over [his suitcase]” (93). Leaving a…

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    has to figure out plans for the rest of their life whilst balancing all the crazy mishaps life has to offer. It is a troubling, yet rewarding period of time, and in the novel “The Catcher in the Rye”, by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holden Caulfield experiences all of this within a span of five days. “The Catcher in the Rye” is quite simply the epitome of a bildungsroman, or a coming of age novel. It is the story of a teenage boy grieving over the death of his younger brother and coming to…

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    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a story about childhood, and of finding one’s self in society. It is the story of Holden Caulfield and his everyday encounters and problems with other people in society. The story depicts a week in the life of Holden, a week full of events and encounters that permanently change his life forever. In the Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger uses the character of Holden Caulfield, conflict, and setting to convey the theme that although the world may seem to be…

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    Throughout J.D. Salinger’s the Catcher in the Rye, Holden finds himself wandering towards a telephone booth, aching for a person to call. Often, he will pick up the phone, think of someone to call, and then make up an excuse as to why he shouldn’t call, hanging up. The relationship longed…

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    Innocence In his novel The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger uses the title of the novel to show the innocence of children and Holden’s need to preserve it. The author does this by showing us a song which relates to the title. It is brought up first when a child is singing on the edge of a busy street which, shows the innocence of the child. When Holden becomes aware of the child it makes him happier. When it is first spoken of with Phoebe he thinks of him saving kids from falling off of a rye…

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