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    Joan Baez is one of the most influential folk singers, but also recorded pop, rock, and gospel music as well. Originally growing up in Staten Island, NY, her father began to work at MIT in Massachusetts, where Baez began performing in clubs with small audiences, and was only paid twenty-five dollars a week. Baez met Bob Gibson who she performed with at the Newport Folk Concert in 1959. The two of them sang a duet of “Virgin Mary Had One Son”. Soon after that performance, Joan signed with Vanguard, and recorded her first self-titled album, Joan Baez. That album was completed within four days, and had the single “El Preso Numero Nueve”. In the 60’s Baez also began recording and performing with Bob Dylan, and ended up having a romantic relationship…

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    Joan Baez is an American folk musician. Her music often contained messages of protest, calling for social justice (specifically, nonviolence, civil and human rights, and the environment). She began recording music in 1960, achieving immediate success as a folk singer, but since the countercultural movement, has diversified to rock, pop, classical, country, and gospel. Baez’s unique vocal style and political activism had a significant impact on popular music. She was one of the first artist…

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    Living in a society that equates weakness with womanhood, it is immeasurable to have fierce and talented woman, like the female artists of Rock and Roll, working to stomp this myth out: in the words of a fellow nasty women, Joan Jett, “Girls have got balls. They're just a little higher up.” Jett, along with the other female artists in Rock and Roll, have dedicated their lives to pushing this genre, and our society forward; through their songs, performances, and voices, these women remind me…

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    While trust is a somewhat common theme in modern novels, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time manages to show how this idea affects people who live under atypical circumstances. Haddon tells the story through the eyes of Christopher, a fifteen-year-old autistic boy whose view of life, as well as his understanding of the world, is drastically different from that of any other teenager. Christopher is extremely sensitive, and is only comfortable in familiar surroundings and with…

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    Tal Usvyatsky Period 2 Therapist Report Holden Caulfield’s Problems In the juxtaposition of Holden Caulfield and the average adolescent, many of Holden’s prominent traits are abnormal and rather disconcerting. Holden’s depression and fixation on innocence are byproducts of the loss of his brother, Allie. Additionally, Holden’s dislike for social standards fuels his nonconformist attitude and ultimately furthers his feelings of depression. Equally as troublesome is Holden’s difficulty in…

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    Symbolism in The Catcher in the Rye Like all great pieces of literature, J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye owes much of its fame to its ability to connect with the reader’s emotions. “Holden’s discontents and diatribes are infectious because we all have our irascibility and fastidiousness, and Salinger has managed to play on us by summoning up the perfect details” (Castronovo). The troubled teen story of Holden Caulfield depicts a young man unable to face his own reality. A struggle, many…

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    hardships she had to get through. Another major work Christine wrote was a letter to Louis de Guyenne, called Le Livre du Corps de Police. She implied many changes that were needed in France. Christine was also an anti-war activist and wrote many shorter essays calling for the cessation of the war between England and France. These included Lament on the Evils of Civil War and The Book of Peace. In many poems she gave advice for mainly women about enhancing education and social status. She…

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    The Catcher in the Rye is a novel written by J.D.Sallinger published in 1951. The story follows Holden Caulfield’s experiences in New York after leaving Pencey Prep, a boarding school he has just been expelled from. The novel explores complex issues such as isolation, alienation, innocence, loss and identity. Holden tells his story from a rest home, where he spends his days after getting tuberculosis. A psychoanalyst encourages him to write about the events which led him to getting…

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    Many books are similar because of the characters qualities and situations that occur throughout the story. In the novel Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, follows 48 hours of Holden Caulfield, a young troubled child. He goes through many mental and emotional changes throughout the novel, much like Jim Stark, in the movie, Rebel without a Cause. This movie, directed by Nicholas Ray, examines the life of a constant moving teen, and the conflict he occurs while trying to fit in. Although…

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    In J.D Salinger's novel, 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…

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