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    Psychoanalytic view on Holden Caulfield The way someone is influenced is by childhood experiences and their unconscious desires. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, the protagonist in the story is a rebellious young man named Holden Caulfield who has a low self esteem and is an underachiever, which drives him into becoming depressed and trying to seek someone he can talk to. In the first few pages of the novel, you become familiar with the fact that something is wrong with Holden Caulfield. Salinger demonstrates that Holden isolates himself from the rest of society by stating, “…I was standing way the hell up on top of Thomsen Hill… You could see the whole field from there… practically the whole school except me was there…”…

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    his prevalent literary elements and give the novel a positive impact. For instance, Holden Caulfield is used by Salinger to present his hyperboles throughout the book. In this story, Holden is the main character and most ideal for Salinger’s use of hyperboles. Holden has a mental illness and does not do well in any school he attends along with not doing well with friendships. This novel is based on a three day journey of Holden and gives readers an insight to his life. J.D Salinger uses Holden…

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    Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, we see the narrator, Holden Caulfield, sink deeper and deeper into his mental instability. This began when Holden lost his brother, and went on as he started his adventure, fearing he would lose the rest of his family as well. Though this causes him not to be a very reliable source, it does make him more relatable to the book’s teenage audience. In your teenage years, you begin to question not only yourself, but the world around you,…

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    book The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield deviates from society’s expectations and feels alienation and loneliness. Salinger conveys this theme by using language patterns such as Language of depression and Name-calling through Holden has a lot of denial and anger inside of him, resulting in anger. Holden uses name calling to take out his anger on others, while he is mad at himself. Here, Stradlater gets mad at Holden for writing his composition on Allie’s baseball glove.…

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    Holden Caulfield Dynamic

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    personality or attitude.” In the book The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger portrays a story about a kid named Holden Caulfield and shows the struggles that he goes through at Pency and in New York. Because of many affect that went through throughout his entire life, he goes into many internal and external conflicts that happen during the story. For most of the novel, Holden is thinking that he needs to save all children and their innocence, he does not exactly know where he is going midst his…

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    Holden Caulfield Sexuality

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    and connection within the postmodern world. Through humanity’s desire he shows the different types of relationships and intimacy Holden attempts. Salinger also shows the role of sexuality and how Holden’s sexual relationships differ from his nonsexual. Salinger comments upon a postmodern family and its meaning to the protagonist. Salinger also shows characterization through Holden Caulfield and shows his views upon humanity. He also shows symbolism throughout the novel. One of Humanity’s…

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    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…

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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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    In the Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger uses various examples of symbolism throughout the novel to let the readers into the mind of Holden Caulfield. The red hunting hat stands for Holden's individuality and independence because he believes everyone is phony, he hates being the same as everyone else, and wants to stand out. Holden is told he needs some form of help and by the end of the book, he finds it. Another factor that plays why Holden wears the red hunting hat is because, the color of…

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    Catcher in the Rye depicts a boy named Holden Caulfield whose view of reality seems turned around. When Holden tells us what happened to him or describes someone, his description seems warped and turns out to be negative. In his mind, he never does anything wrong, and he depicts the people he likes as near perfect and everyone else like a moron. Likewise, when describing his mistakes he never does anything wrong, everyone else does. We get the unfiltered version of Holden and we need to sort…

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