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    The Phoney in the Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye is a novel where the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, tells his story about being a normal sixteen-year-old boy struggling to move into adulthood due to being afraid of growing up. This even inspires him to want to save all the children from growing up, desiring to be the Catcher in the Rye. Holden appears to be normal, but exhibits an abundance of signs of depression throughout the story. In this book consisting of 26 chapters is Holden…

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    Holden Caulfield, a sixteen year old boy, has an intense fear of change as well as growing up; however, after this experience he is more open and understanding of the necessity it is for development. In the novel Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the pivotal moment in the psychological development of Holden Caulfield is watching Phoebe on the carousel, because it reveals the author’s message that growing up is a necessity. Throughout the majority of the novel, Holden searched for answers…

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    The Catcher in the Rye banned for “good”: Reasons why it was banned, but still is an excellent book The book The Catcher in the Rye was written by J.D. Salinger and published in 1951. This book contains several themes that include the use of profanity and the use of examples that are not that appropriate for teenagers, even though it is a teenager narrating the story. This suggests that it is a real teenager’s life with similar thoughts, and experiences, which makes it a good book to read for…

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    The Catcher in the Rye is a social commentary that criticizes the superficialness of adulthood, through the eyes of the rebellious protagonist: Holden Caulfield. Holden is an academic failure who flunked out of his preparatory school, Pencey Prep, for failing grades in all of his courses except English. Holden then continues his life, traveling around, criticizing the world around him in a cynical tone, attacking the “phoniness” and unbearable corruption of the adult world. As a result of his…

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    Lost Innocence in the Catcher in the Rye Innocence is something that is seen as a trait in children, and can even be associated with being naive. The book ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ however, shows a different side to this. It shows how a young boy named Holden Caulfield travels around New York for 48 hours, and how he sees innocence as a godsend. The book ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ uses symbols such as the idea of being a ‘catcher in the rye’, the ducks in central park, and the Museum of Natural…

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    Catcher In The Rye is a darker book, but I’m sure many people can relate to the main character Holden. Not long after you start reading the book you can tell how unstable his life and emotions are. Nearly every aspect of his life has something going wrong. But, that is something we all go through from time to time and can relate to. We might even deal with it in the same manner that he does even though we know it is unhealthy. I feel that the book explores instability in people’s lives, but…

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    older they start to lose their innocence and try hard to fit in with their peers. The Catcher In The Rye reveals many aspects of the time period of which it was written. One of the biggest coherent aspect is the idealistic nature of everything in the novel. Holden is guided through the events in his life based on ideals. He doesn't really think about what he does, but chooses based on his beliefs. The Catcher In The Rye shows several distinct beliefs about society. Salinger uses many of…

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    in Vietnamese. In my view, language and writing style is very important to make a good book or paper. That is the reason why every have to be censored before publish. Have you ever read a book which is banned? Me? Yes, I have. That book is: “ The catcher in rye”. Why did people ban it? They must have some reasons. It’s because of it language. I cannot believed it used to be banned, and how it affects to the literature theme and even people daily life in 1950’s until 1980’s. You maybe wonder how…

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    The Catcher in the Rye is a classic novel because of its complexity and characters that reveal certain facets of the antagonist Holden Caulfield’s character. Students should read this novel for an example of a seemingly simple book with many examples of symbolism throughout the novel. Also, The Catcher in the Rye is set in post-WW II America, a very important time in America’s history because of its vast economic growth and advances. This book should be read by high school students, as it does…

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    The Catcher in the Rye, a coming of age novel about a sixteen old rebellious boy named Holden, who feels that he is alienated by society, as he sees the whole society as phony and fake under its facade of friendliness. After failing all of his classes except for English in his prestigious school, he abandons his schooling in able to wander the streets of New York. What will Holden Caulfield discover in New York? How will he assess his morals? Why does he do the things that he do? My SSR novel…

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