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    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…

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    (B) Catcher and the Rye – J.D. Salinger The purpose of this essay is to show Holden’s Progression from a state of innocence to one of experience. The study guide defines a bildungsroman as “…a novel which is an account of the youthful development of a hero. It describes the processes by which maturity is achieved through various ups and downs of life. ” (Byrne et.al, 2012: 55). However Holden is an unusual protagonist because his central goal is to resist the process of maturity through many…

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    The author Salinger, makes Holden Caulfield this obnoxious, bad mouthing, cynic teenager. “...I left Elkton Hills was because I was surrounded by phonies.” (Salinger p 13). In the novel Catcher in the Rye, Holden goes through many obstacles and is trying to find himself. But during his exploration,we realize that Holden is growing up and is becoming a man. He shows this by making his own choices, by seeking advice and by the relationships he has made. First, by making his choices, Holden is…

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    Adolescence comes from the Latin world, adolescere, and is defined as “the transitional stage of physical and psychological human development that occurs during the period of puberty to legal adulthood”(Wikipedia.com). In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield, the protagonist, is a symbolic character that represents adolescence. In the novel, Holden’s true issues are not related to the “phonies”. As a matter of fact, his true issue is his inability to accept reality because…

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    The book The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is about a boy named Holden Caufield who’s 16 years old (Salinger 21), getting over the fact that he’s just been expelled for his fourth school in the past couple of years. The story takes place in the late 1940’s. The plot is the events that take place in a novel/story. The story begins with Holden just getting his bad news. He doesn’t waste anytime packing his stuff and getting off the campus since he flunked out cause he hated the school and…

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    hand in shaping a person. Nowhere else is this more evident than in, J.D. Salinger’s novel, the Catcher in the Rye. In his novel, the main character Holden Caulfield experiences painful loss during a pivotal time in his life, which shapes his personality and his outlook on the world. Holden’s loss turns him into a bitter, sarcastic teen, with a penchant for protecting the innocent. J.D. Salinger’s the Catcher in the Rye utilizes casual diction, pessimistic tone and symbols of innocence to…

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    The Catcher in the Rye is a novel written by J.D. Salinger in 1951. It is essentially an indictment and is written in a stream of consciousness in order to obtain empathy from the readers. It is the story of Holden Caulfield, a cynical teenager, who quickly becomes a symbol for rebellion due to his ability to reveal the flaws in our society. Although he is an everyman character, the emphasis of the novel is on the society we live in and the importance of understanding, loving, and educating…

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    The Theme of Teen Depression in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger This book study will explore the theme of teen depression in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. In Salinger’s novel, the main character, Holden Caulfield, is a teenager that experiences problems with depression. Holden is unable to concentrate and has vey little interest in talking with other people. These behaviors define the some of the psychological traits of depression, which prevent Holden from getting close to…

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    The Catcher In The Rye Book by: J.D. Salinger Book Report by: Isabella Melton The Catcher In The Rye is a novel set in the 1950s in New York City, narrated by the protagonist Holden Caulfield. Holden is sixteen years old, and although he seems mature at some points in the novel, he is very immature, judgemental, and rude. Despite having childish characteristics, he believes he looks much older than he actually is, because he is tall and has some gray hair.…

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    The book The catcher in the RYE is a story from the point of view of Holden Caulfield who is a teenager that is writing the story from some sort of “mental hospital” because he “got t.b” (Salinger 3). Through out the story, Holden, explains the various problems he had growing up in the 1940s and 50s such as, coping with his brothers death and having to put up with a bully/ roommate he knows as Stradlater who is dating the girl he likes. During the story, Holden is forced to hop from school to…

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