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    As my heavy eyelids open, I immediately look out to identify the scenery around me. After two years of traveling, the landscapes begin to slowly blend together. The red ground tells me I’m in Arizona. No, it’s too flat. Arizona has miles of towering mountains that make you feel tiny in comparison. It must be Utah. No, there’s way too much green. Utah is so red you feel like you could drown in it. It’s New Mexico. New Mexico has seemingly endless roads of nothing that rarely lead to any place of significance, but it still manages to enchant you. If I look hard enough, I can see the peaks of red mountains off in the distance of the open road, with nothing else but dirt. I’m in the passenger seat of a beat up 1962 VW convertible. The cracked,…

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    was going to face Pencey’s very best quarterback, number 54, Tom Richards. Big deal. Selma certainly wasn’t the type of girl who gave any damn interest in these types of phoney bastards. I knew because she told me that all football jocks hanged out in cliques and treated girls like hell. I’m guessing she only came to these Pencey games, was to please her old man, being the headmaster’s daughter and all. For almost the whole bus ride, I hadn’t even asked where she was going. I didn’t really want…

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    The novel written by J.D Salinger and set in the 1950’s tells the story of 16 year old Holden Caulfield's bizarre life. Holden has experienced the death of his younger brother and failed out of multiple boarding schools already but hasn’t seeked any help to cope with what he’s been through leading to further disorders. Holden is to blame for his problems because he appears to suffer from arrested development disorder and attachment disorder due to traumatic events that he has endured and not…

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    I have no wind, if you want to know the truth. I'm quite a heavy smoker, for one thing—that is, I used to be. They made me cut it out. Another thing, I grew six and a half inches last year. That's also how I practically got t.b. and came out here for all these goddam checkups and stuff. I'm pretty healthy though.”(Hawthorne 1.1). What Holden is referring to is the professionals helping him in the mental institution open up about what happened a year ago when he was 16 and he is now telling his…

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    As J.D. Salinger said in The Catcher in the Rye, “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” This quote embodies my thoughts, to a point that it is difficult to explain. I’m ready to grow up, and grow out of the shadow that my older brother casts. To become a well working adult rather than a joking child, without actually giving up being a child forever. When I was little I was always…

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    In an article by Jennifer Schuessler called “Get A Life Holden” an argument is made stating that Holden is just a “spoiled brat”. This just proves how misunderstood Holden is, He understands that he's fortunate but he doesn't go around parading his money Holden says, “All the two of them were eating for breakfast was toast and coffee, That depressed me, I hate it if I'm eating bacon and eggs or something and somebody else is only eating toast and coffee” (Salinger 15.17). He feels guilty about…

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    In the novel, The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holden Caulfield, is a teenager who is rich but suffering from societal problems. Throughout the book, Holden struggles with the idea of children realizing that the world isn’t how they imagined it to be as they grow up. He believes that future generations of kids will grow up as he did, and lose their innocence. Holden has matured throughout the book. He has grown from an immature kid to a mature adult. Holden wanted to…

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    The catcher in the rye An individual's life is full of traumatizing events that can twist and turn one's view of the world upside down unexpectedly. The protagonist in the novel Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger is introduced as an unstable young man who is full of emotional pain buried inside him but won't seem to let it out. "I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life" (Salinger 16). Psychoanalysis theorist Sigmund Freud created the psychoanalytic theory that sets a base for Holden…

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    around you is not an easy place to live, also loneliness and oblivion are waiting for you. So you need to learn how to deal with them while trying to understand something or else you’ll go mad. Number Two Sadly, my impression of “The Catcher in the Rye” was negative. I did not enjoy this particular book as much I hoped I would. I didn’t not like the excessive amount of profanity. For example, on page one through three, Holden had already used seven dirty words. Now don’t get me wrong, I am…

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    escape uncomfortable changes. For the ducks the changes are ice and snow, but for Holden it’s the fear of what will happen once his parents find out he was kicked out of school. He is also very concerned about who is going to take care of him when it is time for him to grow up and leave the house. Much to many adults surprise turning eighteen years old doesn 't make a person ready to take care of himself. Holden realized this which helped to fuel his already growing fear of growing up. He…

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