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    In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, it is clear that the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, struggles to deal with a myriad of issues that weigh heavy on his mental health. Salinger utilizes cynical narration to display the difficulty Holden has blending in with a world full of “phonies” as he calls them. As the story progresses Holden’s imagination and fantasies stray further and further away from reality, to the point where he even longs to live in solitude in a cabin in the woods. Holden is also…

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    far, or distant, from other places, buildings, or people, according to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, isolation is extremely common with those who possess a mental health problems or disabilities. In the book The Catcher in The Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, the protagonist, Holden Caufield, a sixteen-year-old boy who is caught in between the transition from childhood to adulthood. After being expelled from Pencey Prep, the school Holden attended before being…

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    Julia Rosati Ms. Spano World Lit & Comp Period F 23 May 2016 Holden’s Weekend At some point in life we all face hardships that we struggle to overcome. In J.D. Salinger’s realistic fiction novel The Catcher in the Rye, the sixteen year old narrator, Holden Caulfield, is doubting life. Holden has two brothers, D.B. and Allie. His older brother, D.B., is a journalist in Hollywood, and Holden thinks he is a ‘phony’. His younger brother Allie died in 1946 of leukemia at the age of eleven when Holden…

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    point across- teenagers are at a crossroads between childhood and adulthood and are tasked with the emotional challenge of simultaneously giving up innocence and accepting maturity. This struggle is still as relevant today as it was in 1940, and The Catcher in the Rye illuminated this universal facet of human life beautifully, hence why this piece of literature is such a…

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    Catcher In The Rye Themes

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    Theme is the subject, or topic, of a piece of writing, consisting of the main idea of the story. Authors will usually make the theme of text clear and consistent throughout the story. In the book “The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger, there are a couple of different themes throughout the book. The two main themes in this novel are the feeling of exclusion and dealing with the reality of having to grow up, both in relation to depression. The feeling of exclusion is that Holden is feeling…

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    woman, who is taking a very promising path to a bright future. While Esther seems a success, both she and Holden experience traumatic events throughout their youth. Adolescence is both positive and negative experiences in life. J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar highlight how one event can lead to downhill cascade. Death, at any place or time, is a very traumatic experience for people of all ages. At a young age however, it can have drastic, life long effects…

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    making it difficult. Thus, wanting to save the children from the influence of the adults which would make them “phony”. Seng introduces Holden’s main goal throughout the novel, “Holden’s chief fantasy is built on this memory: ‘he sees himself as the catcher in the rye,’ the only adult in a world of children.” (Salinger, 206) Holden wants to save the children from falling off the cliff which is metaphoric for them growing up and being persuaded to follow society’s standards and losing their…

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    Catcher In The Rye Summary

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    1.The Catcher in the rye starts off with the protagonist, Holden caulfield, a 16 year old boy from a well off family, saying that he is in a place taking it easy after becoming “pretty run down” following events that occurred after the previous christmas. He begins the story around christmas time where, After failing four out of five of his classes he is expelled from Pencey Prep. His roommate stradlater goes on a date with jane gallagher, a girl who holden used to date. When he returns from his…

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    Catcher In The Rye Themes

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    J.D. Salinger’s classic novel The Catcher in the Rye seeks to explore the concepts of innocence and naivete, and portray how these concepts relate to the perception of growing up. Published in the early 1950s, the book marks a surprisingly interesting take on the concept of human growth and adaptability even after the wake of a second world war. Rather than focusing on the theme of death, like most other books written during this time, Salinger’s novel focuses on life itself and on the theme of…

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    drunk, Holden snekas into his apartment and wakes his sister, Pheobe. Phoebe makes Holden tell her that he has once again been expelled, but Holden attempts to defend himslef with reasons he hates school and he tells Pheobe of his dream to be the catcher in the rye, a man who catches children before they fall off of a cliff. Holden then calls his old englsih teacher, Mr. Antolini, who invites Holden to come to his apartment. Holden, unable to hide his exhaustion, sleeps on Anolini 's couch.…

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