Holden Caulfield

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  • Holden Caulfield Character Analysis

    longed to be preserved. Holden Caulfield who is the narrator and main protagonist of the story is the biggest contributor to this theme in the novel. Other characters, such as Allie and Phoebe Caulfield, also display the ideology that youth is precious. Holden’s little sister Phoebe is still in her youth throughout the novel. The reader observes how much Holden admires his sister and how she perceives the world around her. Phoebe is direct in her confrontation of Holden’s behavior, she states “you got kicked out didnt you?” When she addresses why Holden is back from school so soon (Salinger, 187). In…

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  • Holden Caulfield Analysis

    Holden Caulfield is the main character and the narrator in the novel “The Catcher in the Rye”. Holden tells his life story and is currently going through psychiatric care. At the beginning of his story, Holden is a student at Pencey Prep School (Private School). He is expelled for failing the majority of his classes except English. Holden visits his old teacher Mr. Spencer before he leaves Pencey. Mr. Spencer gave Holden advice but the irresponsible sixteen-year-old ignored the advice that he…

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  • Holden Caulfield Reflection

    Introduction Holden Caulfield was a mysterious and a rather inept person. It seemed that he could not function in normal life. He had an attitude that was pessimistic and unhappy. He hated most things and referred to most people as “phonies.” There was one thing however, that was expressed in the book by J.D. Salinger, that Caulfield loved. Holden cherished innocence. Caulfield represents the core of all men and women. At the bottom of every one’s heart, there is a great void; a hunger and…

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  • Holden Caulfield In The Catcher In The Rye

    where we see Holden Caulfield as a virtuous outcast is when he talks about his little brother Allie as Holden works on Stradlater’s essay, “ “(salinger ). It’s clear to see that holden is still depressed by the death of his brother. Holden is stuck in the grieving process, which allows readers to understand his position. Holden’s actions throughout the novel are motivated by his sadness and loss, which is a main example of how Holden is no “whiny brat”, but a virtuous teenager. Holden embodies…

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  • Holden Caulfield Grief Analysis

    17-year-old Holden Caulfield’s mother scheduled him for a psychiatric appointment in my office. On the phone, Mrs. Caulfield explained that everything seemed to start when Holden disappeared for 3 days, around Christmas last year, after being kicked out of his fourth boarding school. Phoebe Caulfield, Holden’s little sister, was the one that noticed his strange behavior and told her mother of these peculiarities when they started to worsen throughout the year. Holden displayed feelings of…

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  • Why Is Holden Caulfield Affect His Character

    in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character, Holden Caulfield, has many issues. He likes to push his problems onto others, judge them with his internal thought, and isn’t willing to work on any of his personal issues. Holden Caulfield doesn’t take responsibility for his actions and tends to blame society for his problems. Whenever Holden has a bad experience, he’s very quick to blame society and other people around him. For example, Holden blames the general population for “ruining…

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  • Holden Caulfield Monologue

    contained a sense of reverence, most likely for the girl, but also some seriousness. Holden Caulfield appeared to have made some big decision and this was not the way I had first heard about him. ********************************* “What do you like about him James? He sounds lazy and stupid. Your exact opposite! What about him is attractive to you?” I looked at James. He…

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  • Character Analysis Of Holden Caulfield In The Catcher In The Rye

    innocent childhood and adolescence to adulthood. The Catcher in the Rye outlines a troubled adolescent named Holden Caulfield as he makes this painful transition. The Catcher in the Rye is considered J. D. Salinger’s most successful novel. In the novel, the main character Holden Caulfield takes a two and a half day journey through New York City after he gets kicked out of his third private school, Pencey Prep. “He (Holden) represents as a spokesman for the alienated American youth”…

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  • Holden Caulfield Bildungsroman Analysis

    Angelica Latina Latina 1 Mr. Salazar Pre-AP English 4 18 April, 2016 Holden Caulfield Does Change I mentioned to one of my teachers that I was reading The Catcher in the Rye, and the first thing he most likely thought of was the main character as he said: “Holden Caulfield, a lost soul!” ...But he was only a lost soul until the end. This most well known bildungsroman by J.D. Salinger is about this identifiable character, Holden, and the…

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  • How Does Holden Caulfield Change In Catcher In The Rye

    Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger tells a story about a troubled teenager named, Holden Caulfield, who struggles with the fact that everyone has to change and grow up. Holden Caulfield has changed his perspectives in a few areas throughout the novel. He struggles with change, growing up, and expressing his feelings to other people. From the beginning of the novel, Holden isolates himself from society by ignoring helpful advice and holding on to his desire that everything in the world must…

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