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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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    because, they were trying to keep people from seeing one word or multiple sections that suggested offensive manner. Many people believe that the novel the Catcher in the Rye written in 1951 by J.D Salinger deserves to be banned from the public eye because of the intensity and impureness of the situations the characters of this book go through. The Catcher in the Rye is about a 16 year old named Holden Caulfield, who tells a story to the readers while held within a psychiatric institution. He…

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    We, as individuals are able to relate to both Holden from The Catcher in the Rye and Esther from The Bell Jar in a way that most people have trouble explaining. Esther and Holden exhibit similar experiences of alienation from their society because of a sense of disassociation from those around them, the need for understanding, and an assurance of morals in their life. Holden finds it hard to relate to the people that surround him. Most people he finds to be “phony” and has very little respect…

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    The Forbidden The Catcher in the Rye Controversial themes may be difficult for children to understand or take under an educational perspective. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D Salinger creates a novel that reflects upon the questionable behavior of a defiant young adult. The unorthodox ideals, inappropriate language, and mature content represented in the novel may influence younger audiences, which result in the removal of the novel. Salinger’s novel was named one of the most frequently banned…

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    2015 The Catcher in the Rye If a person had the opportunity to grow up, would they? Throughout the story The Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield goes through many challenges in the book. In the novel Holden struggles with internal conflict by seeing the adult world in its phoniness and it’s unbearable moments. Through the duration of the story what influences Holden Caulfield’s unreliability are his lies and deceits, his sexual identity, and his mental instability. While reading The Catcher in…

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    The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye is a coming of age story (Bildungsroman). Discuss Holden’s journey to maturity. By the end of the novel does Holden finally accept that growing up is part of life and give in to the process of maturity or does he continue to resist it? “The Catcher in the rye” is a bildungsroman novel written by author J.D Salinger in 1951. The book depicts the life of a character named Holden Caulfield and depressed journey through maturity. The majority of people…

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    Exploring the Parallelisms of The Catcher in the Rye J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is one of the most widely read novels in American Literature due to its highly relatable material; so relatable, in fact, the novel’s parallelisms have perpetuated since its origin. Teenagers particularly connect with the novel’s depiction of the “adult world” and also the novel’s portrayal of the transition between childhood and adulthood. In addition, the novel resonates with adults because having…

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    trying to make himself seem older even though he wants to be ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. When making plans to go to a bar, Holden says, “Hello? I made my voice quite deep so that she wouldn’t suspect my age or anything.” However, he wanted to preserve child innocence. “…I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s what I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all that.”…

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    In the book, Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is presumed to be an outcast because of his abnormal behavior according to the standards that society has set for him. However unlike him, Chris McCandless from the movie, Into the Wild film, was the definition of normal, but only till his graduation from Emory University as a top student and athlete. After graduation, Chris McCandless gave up his mortal possessions to charity, ridding himself of the constraints that life has brought him,…

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    The Catcher in the Rye Essay In the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger is about a young boy name Holden Caulfield who is struggling to let go of his childhood and refusing to enter the adulthood. Throughout the novel he struggles about not fitting in with the people in school because he was not privileged or felt “too rich” and getting kicked out, growing up to be the person he is, and seeing death from his brother, Allie. Holden faces adulthood and wants to protect the kids from…

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