J. D. Salinger

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  • Holden In The Rye, By J. D. Salinger

    In the beginning of the book J.D. Salinger writes through the text of Holden 's actions with details that Holden’s confusion secludes himself from everyone and everything and shows that when he talks to Mr. Spencer and Mrs. Morrow. After Mr. Spencer was done reading Holden’s History exam and read the note at the bottom of the paper Holden put it on top of the Atlantic Monthly, “...you could see he felt pretty lousy about flunking me. So I shot the bull for a while. I told him I was a moron and all that stuff.”(Salinger 12) In this quote J.D Salinger explains how confused Holden is with Mr. Spencer’s emotions with details from the text. He’s not lousy about flunking Holden, he’s lousy because Holden cannot see to get that school is important…

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  • Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    Salinger The Great Is J.D Salinger possibly the best author to come out of the Beat Generation? The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger was one of the most famous book in the early 1950’s when it came out. (Need help on intro paragraph) Jerome David Salinger, also known as J.D Salinger was an American born author, born on January 1, 1919 in Manhattan, New York. He later died of natural causes on January 29, 2010 in Cornish, New Hampshire. He was the second child and only boy of…

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  • J. D. Salinger: Character Analysis

    J.D. Salinger was an author that inspired many authors and peoples. Some of the people he tried to inspire did terrible things and some did things that were awe-inspiring. However, despite creating hope and a voice for a generation J.D. Salinger did not like to stay in the spotlight and preferred a more reclusive lifestyle. In order to understand J.D. Salinger’s seclusive and private life one needs to see his life’s work and how they reflect his own views and feeling in the world. To help see…

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  • An Analysis Of The Catcher In The Rye, By J. D. Salinger

    The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is the main character and he could be classified as being depressed. For several reasons being, Caulfield shows signs of being depressed. He is doing poorly in school, he abuses the use of cigarettes, and doesn’t ever feel like anyone can ever live up to his expectations. “As many as 8.3 percent of teens suffer depression for at least a year at a time, compared to about 5.3 percent of the general population.” (“Teen”). In the first chapter of The Catcher…

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  • Adulthood In Catcher In The Rye, By J. D. Salinger

    What is adulthood? Biologically adulthood is after a person hits puberty, yet politically it is the day one turns 18 and their parents no longer are responsible for their care. However, none of these really describe adulthood. The novel, Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger is about a rebellious prep-school teenager trying to navigate into the life of a mature adult. Like adulthood, Holden struggles to find what maturity really is. He struggles to realize that maturity is not something that just…

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  • Symbolism In Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger as Holden faces the pressures of parents with high expectations, as well as his own contradictions of everyday society. After Holden is kicked out of yet another private school, he refuses to face his parents and siblings and instead chooses to wander the city heedlessly while learning important life lessons. As Holden wanders the city, he continues to mention multiple symbols, which all represent his insecurities as he ponders these…

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  • Alienation In The Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    The theme of alienation is depicted through the main character Holden Caulfield, in the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Jerome David Salinger was born on January 1, 1919 (Wenke). Salinger pursued his dream of becoming a writer by graduating from Columbia University (“Catcher”). The Catcher in the Rye is the representation of Salinger’s childhood and adolescence, which he claimed “...in a 1953 interview with Shirley Blahly… ‘his boyhood was very much the same as [Holden…

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  • Themes Of Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    The themes Salinger displayed throughout the novel were eloquently woven into the text, and portrayed in a clear and convincing manner. Salinger conveys the theme of innocence, realism, and independence throughout the story which all send a powerful message to the reader. Salinger incorporated the themes in a way where they were felt throughout the story, from the very beginning to the very end. Essentially, the situations and conflicts Holden Caulfield encounters establish a basis for the…

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  • Character Analysis Of Teddy By J. D. Salinger

    Is it ever possible for a young child to be considered psychotic? The main character in Teddy by J.D. Salinger acts in a way that may be considered strange by many. By Western standards, Teddy is viewed as a mentally disturbed child, but through a Hindu perspective, Teddy is actually viewed as being a very spiritually advanced human being. Teddy is viewed in this way because of the way in which he chooses to act with adults, the manner in which he views life, and the feelings he has towards the…

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  • Phony In The Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

    The Catcher In The Rye is a novel written by J.D. Salinger, which digs into many controversial ideas all throughout. While the audience is being presented with one piece of evidence, there is often something that will immediately contradict this point. Often, this was due to the fact that Holden Caulfield, the main character, was questionable in his thoughts and actions. For example, throughout the book, the audience can find that he calls many people “phonies” but falls into some of the…

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