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    Catcher in the Rye is a classic book published in 1951.The author is J. D. Salinger who is a wonderful writer who had died back in 2010 at the ripe age of 91 years old. The book got mixed reviews mostly because of its “vulgar language” because it dared to drop the “F bomb”. It ventures into the mind of Holden Caulfield who had recently gone through a death in the family. This book hits all the major points that some of the other books were afraid to dwell on. Some of these points are depression,…

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    Within Catcher in the Rye, without a doubt the theme of alienation is prominent throughout. The Webster dictionary defines alienation as “a withdrawing and separation of a person or persons affection from an object or position of former attachment”. This explanation helps the reader to set the scene for the novel and the isolated presence the main character Holden withholds throughout the course of the story. The negative energy Holden Caufield displays automatically at the beginning of the…

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    Preservation of Innocence "People never notice anything." This quote is the epitome of Holden Caulfield, the fictional teenage protagonist and narrator of author J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Holden ¨gets the ax” as he puts it, for getting kicked out of Pencey Prep. Holden roams around the streets of New York City, and try’s to take care of himself and hoping his parents get the letter, stating that he got kicked out, before he comes home for the holidays. Holden’s…

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    Catcher in the Rye: Loneliness “It is in the more muddled moments of my life, that I become painfully aware of my issues. When nothing is going right, when life gets away from me. When I feel like life is living me, instead of me, living life. It’s a difficult place to be…” ~Jaeda Dewalt Holden has had a troubled life based on the fact that his little brother died, everyone around him is living a double life, and he struggled to find his life purpose. In the novel Catcher in the Rye Holden…

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    Spencer Seton Ms. Maggert English Honors 3 01 November 2016 The Transition In J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye we follow a young teen Holden Caulfield. We follow him throughout the emotion filled process of leaving childhood and entering adulthood. Holden grew up in a time where you were either a kid or an adult, the 1950’s. There was no teenage growing period for young adults and Holden suffered greatly due to this. Holden is an immature coward who constantly lies to himself and everyone…

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    is an image of a 'perfect person'. People want to follow the social construct which leads them to act like phonies because they believe that in order to fit in society they must be dishonest, judge others, and be sophisticated. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, Holden does not want to conform to society which leads him to search for happiness and comfort by looking for others innocence and remembering his childhood. Holden was looking for happiness by looking back on his childhood. Holden…

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    Dharani Nachiappan Ms. Catenacci ENG 4U1 08 April 2015 Salinger’s Fascination of Forlornness in The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye is known internationally as an influential and analytical narrative. It follows the story of Holden Caulfield who goes through a series of events that make him feel alone and neglected in the world that he is living in. Many themes are present throughout the novel but the most recurring and dominant theme is forlornness. This is the feeling of…

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    -The story begins on a December Sunday after classes at Pencey Prep school in Argerstown, Pennsylvania -Holden gets the “ax” for failing all of his classes except for English. (He has already failed out of three other schools) -Holden is told that he is being expelled, but he 's not scheduled to return home to Manhattan until Wednesday, so he goes and visits his former history teacher who tries to give him academic advice. -Holden later returns to his dormitory where he becomes annoyed by…

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    go back and relive their childhood days over. No worries, bills, stress, just carefree living. J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, is told through the eyes of Holden Caulfield. A teenager who has had his fair share of trouble growing up, and wants more than anything is for someone to understand him. He wants to be grown, yet he hates everything about the “adult world”. Throughout Catcher in the Rye, Holden's representation of adolescence is shown through his actions, thoughts, and mental…

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    The plot of The Catcher in the Rye concerns the three-day odyssey of Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from Pencey Prep for bad grades and general irresponsibility. At the beginning of the story, Holden is in a sanitarium in California, recovering from a mental breakdown. He says that he is not going to tell his life-story but just the story of “this madman stuff that happened to me around last Christmas just before I got pretty run-down and had to come out here and take it easy”(p.5)…

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