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    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 effects of adults. There are some things that he believes are satisfactory with the world, and he backs up his beliefs during the book. Salinger argues for the preservation of the purity in children, the escaping of problems by running away, and the need…

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    In the given case study, Ben’s life has been portrayed gloomy as from the childhood, he has nurtured in the unhealthy and rancorous environment as he has not gotten chances of much needed parental love. It is worth to note that, the child deprived of the maternal and paternal affection does not do well when grows up academically and socially. On this note, in the said case study, it is expressed that Ben is introvert and doesn’t like to show amicability in general. He has a lovely wife with whom…

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    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 J.D. Salinger and in the 2013 film The Spectacular Now, Holden Caulfield and Sutter Keely, two high school…

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    Jose’s Great Dilemma Literary thesis statement: In “The Challenge”, Gary Soto introduces Jose as a young boy who experiences a change in his rite of passage in his personality as he undergoes liminality. I. Prior to liminality, Jose is a teenager boy who is ingenuous and has a lack of experience to loving a girl. A. Jose is naïve because he thinks that receiving perfect test scores will make Estela notice him. 1. “But when the quizzes had been returned and Jose bragged, ‘Another A-plus,’…

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    Literary Analysis Essay contrasting Into the Wild and Catcher in the Rye with phoniness of the adult world When someone is thinking of the idea of phoniness, they might recall something like diamonds, teenagers antics, or TV shows. However, in Into the Wild and Catcher in the Rye, the two main characters Chris McCandless and Holden Caulfield think of adulthood and adult society as phony and constantly criticize it. Even though they both try to move away and not experience adulthood,…

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    institution he will learn that smoking is not the solution to problems that there are other ways to get through your pain and thoughts out . He will have to put in effort and stay positive and do what told by the people in the institution to feel better .It is all about giving it time to get better and leaves the depression in the past and focusing on the future since later one he will feel better and not want to look back at the past .On page 141 it stated”Oh, God, Phoebe, don't ask me. I'm…

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    In coming of age stories, the protagonists often experience a grave or dramatic moment in which they take a step into adulthood through a mock heroism - in this moment the reader realizes that who someone claims to be in their imagination is different from who they are in reality. In the story, The Intruder, a boy named Kenneth represents the grave moments in coming of age stories when the protagonists realize they live covered by a mask of heroism. The story starts off with Kenneth is in…

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    “ Course he ain’t mean. But he gets in trouble alla time because he’s so Goddamn dumb.” (pg. 41). Lennie Smalls, in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, is the pathos of this story. This line was said by George Milton describing Lennie, which makes sympathize him because he’s a nice person and a hard worker, but he gets into trouble a lot. Lennie’s too dumb to know what’s right and what’s wrong, he just does what he just told to do. “He ain’t bright. Hell of a good worker, though. Hell of a nice…

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    In a time when freedom isn’t an option and opinions didn’t exist, being an individual was a extensive challenge for any member of the World State. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, independence is never experienced, this is made clear through the characters Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, and John the Savage. Freedom is understood in many ways, these three characters all struggle for liberty, each of them want to feel what they believe to be individualistic, despite all wanting to be free in…

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    To start off, Holden Caulfield is still a virgin and that is a fact. He never had the guts to actually move on to the next level with a girl even though he talks very big. Caulfield says, “The thing is, most of the time when you’re coming pretty close to doing it with a girl-a girl that isn’t a prostitute or anything, I mean-she keeps telling you to stop. The trouble with me is, I stop. Most guys don’t. But I can’t help it” (Salinger 92). Salinger thinks that he wants to do it, he wants to lose…

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