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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 story a year later. This quote doesn’t show his unreliability but rather what were the mental break downs that has brought him into the mental institution in the first place. In this story Holden had many scenes with him being unstable. For example when Holden was explain to us about the time his brother Allie had died he had a mental break down and punched a window. Then what Holden was telling us in chapter 24 when…

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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

    Although most children appear to want to grow up, most do not. In fact most kids are extremely afraid to grow up. This is certainly the case for 16 year old Holden Caulfield. At the beginning of the book The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden finds himself being kicked out of boarding school yet again. Instead of doing the reasonable thing, he decides to run away and roam the streets of New York City all alone. He has some wild adventures along the way. Including but not limited to;…

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  • How Is Life Gone Downhill For The Catcher In The Rye

    thinks people are phony. He also, judges people based on their actions, their words, and their knowledge. While there is a football game going on Holden is watching the game from a distance on the top of a hill; he hears everyone down at the football game cheering and yelling for their team, and having a blast (The Catcher in the Rye 3). While everyone else is enjoying the game with their friends, Holden is friendless and watching the game all by himself. Holden tries everything to land some…

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  • Similarities Between Catcher In The Rye And Dead Poets Society

    When Neil finds something that he has interest in he becomes super excited and tells his roommate, Todd. “So, I'm gonna act. Yes, yes! I'm gonna be an actor! Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to try this...my father wouldn't let me. For the first time in my whole life I know what I wanna do and for the first time I'm gonna do it whether my father wants me to or not! Carpe diem!” (Dead Poets Society). After Neil learns about “Carpe Diem,” which means to think about the present and not the…

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  • Themes In J. D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye

    I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be.” Through the use of figurative language, Salinger highlights Caulfield seeing himself as protector of the children which is a metaphor of him protecting the children from losing their innocence, this metaphor emphasises Caulfield’s obsession of keeping the younger children ‘pure’ and positions the reader to feel positive of…

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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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  • The Four Idols

    Are we there yet? What’s your name? How old are you? Why? These are all common questions that a young child would ask his/her parents. Young children are usually more susceptible to new things because they have no other beliefs on how things should be. A child is always on the go, exploring new things taking interest in learning everything he/she can. As a child gets old he/she is always on the go but for different reasons. Most children go with the flow relatively easy, but adults don’t. Adults…

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