Joan Didion

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  • Sherman Alexie's Indian Education

    “Little kids are just dumb, the smart ones and the slow ones. They do dumb things. They say what they think. They haven’t learned enough yet to say what they don’t really think. That comes later, when kids begin to turn into people and find out that they are alone” (LeGuin 3). As children, people lack the knowledge of what to say and what to hide. When they grow older and face reality, they become more guarded and, sometimes, bitter. In Sherman Alexie’s short story “Indian Education,” the…

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  • Character Analysis Essay On The Catcher In The Rye

    “ I kept picturing myself catching him In the act, and how I’d smash his head on the stone steps till he was good and goddam bloody” (Salinger). One one would assume this came from a violent person, a person with problems controlling their anger but no, it comes from 17 year old Holden Caulfield who just wants to be loved for once in his life. When we first meet Holden we see the dilemma that he goes through throughout the entire book. He goes on this journey, both mentally and physically, and…

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  • How Does Holden Characterize In Catcher In The Rye

    In the novel The Catcher In the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the narrator, Holden Caulfield, goes on an adventurous pilgrimage from his preparatory school in Pennsylvania to New York City, explaining many of his important thoughts and emotions along the way. Throughout his misguided trek through the big city, Holden continually has something wrong with himself and his mental state continues to deteriorate. Although the traits of unhappiness and pessimism embed in him, the readers come to appreciate…

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  • The Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Stalinger: Chapter Analysis

    Circles make up an important aspect of life. Famous uses of circles include the broken wheel symbol of Nemesis, the Greek goddess of revenge, and indignation. Pi (π) which also comes from the Greeks, is a mathematical constant of the ratio between a circle’s circumference to it’s diameter. A goddess who represents anger and resent and a never changing number represent more than just mathematics and mythology, it’s also what Holden Caulfield’s life is like. In J.D Stalinger’s novel, the catcher…

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  • How Does The Catcher In The Rye Impact Me

    «Catcher in the rye had a profound impact on me – the idea that we all have lots of dreams that are slowly being chipped away as we grow up.»- Judd Nelson. The Catcher in the Rye is a captivating and astonishing novel written by J.D. Salinger in 1951. In the first few chapters, readers know that Holden Caulfield, the protagonist, is writting this book from the mental institution about his three life-changing days spent in New York after he was expelled from an elite private high school, Pencey…

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  • Rent: Musical Analysis

    The production, Rent, is a rock musical that is based on a group of distressed artists having a hard time striving in the days of Alphabet City with HIV/AIDS constraining their lives. The original playwright, Billy Aronson, came up with the musical as a renewal of the opera La Bohemia of 1988. Aronson collaborated with Jonathan Larson, a playwright and composer, and created one of the most popular Broadway musicals to date. I watched and experienced a production of this musical at California…

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  • Essay On Holden Caulfield Phony

    In J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, almost everything Holden encounters he refers to as phony. He does not like anything fake, especially when people act like something they are really not. Holden is so confused about the phoniness that he fails to realize that he himself is just as guilty of being phony as everyone else around him. Holden desires someone to care about, but his constant lookout for phoniness in people makes it hard for him to make any sort of connection. In a world…

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  • Catcher In The Rye Point Of View Analysis

    J.D Salinger, author of “Catcher in the rye,” gives an impression of alienation, the state of being isolated about society, to a younger audience such as myself because the lack of knowledge in the “adult world.” “Catcher in the Rye” has a cultural impact on the world such as many quotes in several books, movies, tv shows, and music. The Book, “Catcher in the Rye,” should be deemed as a good book because it captures the alienation of adolescents when questioning the world magnificently as if the…

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  • Catcher In The Rye Synthesis Essay

    Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a somewhat controversial 1950’s novel about the main character, Holden Caulfield, recounting his days of adventure in New York City following his recent expulsion from Pencey Prep, a private all boys’ school. Throughout the interactive oral, it was discussed how Holden’s journey through New York was similar to the odyssey and what the writer achieved by his use of language style, among other questions like what the audience, purpose and context of the novel…

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  • Holden Caulfield Research Paper

    Holden Caulfield: Phony or Real? Holden Caulfield embodies many of the ideas from The Most Human Art. Caulfield and The Catcher and The Rye have connected many people from different backgrounds due to Caulfield ideas resonating. Caulfield embodies many ideas from The Most Human Art, but he especially allows people to see stories through his eyes, realizing the consequences of our actions and teaching us how to be human. Caulfield throughout the book allows us to experience how it is to be a…

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