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  • Narrative Essay On My Special Place

    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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  • Catcher In The Rye Narrator Analysis

    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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  • Holden Caulfield In The Catcher In The Rye

    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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  • Growing Up In The Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    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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  • Catcher In The Rye Character Analysis

    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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  • How Does Holden Lose His Innocence

    he wishes to escape from by preserving his and other people’s childhoods. Holden’s actions and thoughts through most of the novel are driven by his desperate need to protect his own innocence and the innocence of others which he believes is eroded by adulthood. One of the main causes of Holden’s commitment to preserving innocence is the trauma which he received during his own childhood. In beginning of the book Holden briefly informs the reader about his childhood; he describes his childhood…

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  • Holden Caulfield's Mental Illness

    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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  • Examples Of Morality In Catcher In The Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger, objects the academic and social norms of the time period. Salinger expresses his disapproval through Holden Caulfield, a reckless teenager, who feels a strong sense of hatred for adult society in the book. Holden Caulfield was also supposed to give an insight of what he thought were the right methods of dealing with children being rushed into the corrupted adult world. Holden poses as an excellent example of how children can be disturbed by the unethical…

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  • Catcher In The Rye Adolescence Essay

    Terri Apter once said that “adolescence is society 's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.” Adolescence, or more precisely the transition from childhood to adulthood, is often associated with one’s struggle to become unique and create a bright future. A stage in life full of self-discovery and an acceptance of the responsibilities of adulthood, adolescence can be a daunting, yet truly fulfilling experience. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by…

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  • Catcher In The Rye Forlornness Analysis

    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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