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  • The Catcher and the Rye

    The Catcher and the Rye

    Love, Affection, and Adulthood In J.D. Salinger’s controversial 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character is Holden Caulfield. When the story begins Holden at age sixteen, due to his poor grades is kicked out of Pencey Prep, a boys’ school in Pennsylvania. This being the third school he has been expelled from, he is in no hurry to face his parents. Holden travels to New York for several days to cope with

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    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The novel The Catcher In The Rye, by J.D. Salinger, contains many complex symbols, many of the symbols in the book are interconnected. A symbol is an object represents an idea that is important to the novel. I believe the most important symbol in this novel is Holden’s idea of being the “catcher in the rye”. Holden Caulfield, the main character in the novel, is not the typical sixteen year old boy. Holden has

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Yan
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye In Jerome David Salinger’s book The Catcher in the Rye the difficulties In Holden’s life sends you through a thrilling adventure through all Holden have been through. The short story Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut also shows the drama of a little girl named Ramona. Ramona has an alcohol addictive mother who thinks Ramona is in serious trouble. Ramona’s mother creates an imagery friend from Ramona to help her out with

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Kevin
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    5 paragragh essay: The Catcher in the Rye From the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the youthful protagonist Holden Caufield, employs the word “phony” to describe the behavior of a number of characters including Mr. Spencer and Ossenburger, however it is not them who are“phony”, it is the young main character. First, Mr. Spencer, Holden’s ex- history teacher, is not described as phony, but according to the adolescent, his choice of words are. Secondly,

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye I chose “The Catcher in the Rye” because it has become a cult classic. It has been referred to in movies, books, music, and a comic book. It has also been shrouded in controversy ever since its publication. Mark David Chapman was carrying the book when he was arrested for the murder of John Lennon, and referred to it in his statement to police. John Hinkley, Jr., who attempted to

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Victor
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    Why is the book called ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ ? Holden is a very depressed young man who is full of hate mostly. He is emotionally unbalanced and feels like a loser on account of he is not very successful at life so far. He knows that he is yellow deep inside and also ‘lonely as hell’. In my opinion the children in the rye symbolize the successful life Holden could have had

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Max
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield has a deep-rooted desire to keep himself and the world around him from changing. In fact the novel was banned partially “based on the perception that Holden is an unregenerate, and unchanged person.” However there is evidence that Holden does change near the end of the novel. It is incorrect to say that Holden stays unchanged from start to finish, because

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    People go through depressing periods in their lives as teenagers, and some experience it more severely or for longer periods of time than others. In The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger expresses this time of dejection through the protagonist Holden’s thoughts and personal feelings. Holden’s tone reinforces a theme of suicide and depression. He is sarcastic, biter, and occasionally upbeat. Holden’s skepticism and sarcasm stem from his belief that many people are fake.

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    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Jessica
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    Final Response Journal: The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger’s American classic tells the story of a cynical and sardonic teenage boy’s journey during four particular days just before the Christmas holiday. Holden Caulfield has been expelled from his fourth consecutive private school and is wandering the streets of New York City desperately trying to find his place in society. Several different themes arise and are established throughout the novel. Holden’s main goal is to

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    Submitted: April 19, 2010 By: Max
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is set around the 1950s and is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Holden is not specific about his location while he’s telling the story, but he makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in a mental hospital or sanatorium. The events he narrates take place in the few days between the end of the fall school term and Christmas, when Holden is sixteen years old. Holden’s

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Catcher in the Rye - Book Review

    The Catcher in the Rye - Book Review

    The catcher and the rye is about the struggle of a boy to find a point to his life. The author of this masterpiece, J.D. Salinger, gives a flawless performance of the thoughts and feelings of a skeptical teenage boy. Holden Claufield despises the world of phonies he has come to understand. He doesn’t have many friends, and he is failing in all his classes. He has many problems along those lines, and some how,

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    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Catcher in the Rye - Chapter Summeries

    The Catcher in the Rye - Chapter Summeries

    Chapter 1 $ Talking about what had happened to himself last Christmas $ Brother, D.B. sold out to Hollywood $ story starts at Pencey Prep $ he was failing 4 of 5 subjects the only one being English $ he got kicked out of school $ was manager for the fencing team $ even though he hates the school he still saying goodbye to it $ he going to say bye to his history teacher

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Catcher in the Rye Analysis

    The Catcher in the Rye Analysis

    Holden Caulfield can be analyzed through his thoughts, actions and circumstances which surround his everyday life. Holden acts like a careless teenager. Holden has been to several prep-schools, all of which he got kicked out of for failing classes. After being kicked out of the latest, Pency Prep, he went off to New York on his own. Holden seems to have a motivation problem which apparently affects his reasoning. The basis of his reasoning comes

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    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Catcher in the Rye- Sally Hayes

    The Catcher in the Rye- Sally Hayes

    Sally Hayes is dim person whose phoniness blinds her from Holden’s cries for help and dismisses him when he needs her most, her phoniness changes Holden and he himself is forced into bad decisions because of it. When Holden is waiting for Sally in the lobby of New York's Biltmore Hotel, the place is filled with girls his age, and he's watching them. “[I]t was sort of depressing" (123), thinking about what's going to happen

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    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Catcher in the Rye: Growing Up

    The Catcher in the Rye: Growing Up

    Growing up poses challenges to most people at some point in their lives. 16-year-old Holden Caufield is no exception. He is an apathetic teenager who’s flunked out of many schools. Underneath the cynical exterior though, Holden is troubled. He has different methods for escaping his problems but in the end they just cause him more problems. J.D Salinger, in his novel The Catcher in the Rye shows that often times when an individual faces problems

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Catcher in the Rye: the Symbolism Behind the Book

    The Catcher in the Rye: the Symbolism Behind the Book

    The Catcher in the Rye: The Symbolism Behind the Book The Catcher in the Rye is written by J.D. Salinger. This book in particular is closely based on the life of Salinger. The symbols in this book are very highly developed and have a lot to do with the development of Holden’s character and also explain how he feels about certain things in his life. The three most important symbols in this book are ducks

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    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Catcher Inthe Rye

    The Catcher Inthe Rye

    Independent Reading Assignment Page 1: Plot The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a novel that is a flashback of the events that occur in the few days where the main character, Holden Caulfield decides to run away from the boarding school he is being expelled from. Instead of returning home to his family, Caulfield spends a few days on his own in New York City as he faces many conflicts along the

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    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: David
  • The Cathcher in the Rye

    The Cathcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is a novel whose protagonist is a 16 years old boy, Holden Caulfield, who is struggling to find his place in the world he’s living in. A world he doesn’t like but in which he has to live. By the time he tells the story he is 17. Holden , the first person narrator, represents in a certain way the figure of the adolescent that finds himself uncomfortable and not

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    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Kevin
  • The Cathedral

    The Cathedral

    HU 142 03-08-05 OUT and OUT The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood, Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it. And from there those that lifted eyes could count Five mountain ranges one behind the other Under the sunset far into Vermont. And the saw snarled and rattled, snarled and rattled, As it ran light, or had to bear a load. And nothing happened:

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Tasha
  • The Cay

    The Cay

    This book was about a boy named, Phillip who lived in Curraco. There was a war in Curraco and his mom who was prejudice wanted to leave right away. They left on the S.S. Hato and the Germans topedidoed them. Phillip got hit with a board and he became blind. Timothy, a man who was also on the Hato rescued him and took him to an island called Devils Mouth. While on the island they

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    Submitted: May 26, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Cay Timeline

    The Cay Timeline

    Following is timeline events from the book, "The Cay": Phillip tells Timothy he does not want to go on the island if there are no people on it. Phillip and Timothy land on the island. Phillip becomes angry with Timothy for taking them to an island that boats cannot easily get to because of the coral reef. Timothy builds them a shelter from palm fronds and a fire. Timothy makes Phillip a rope to get

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Chageable Nature of Life

    The Chageable Nature of Life

    Life is constantly changing, like clouds in the sky; always shifting and turning. People never really know which way life will turn next, bringing them fortune or failure. When you look at how things change it is best to compare it to something that you can relate it to. The changeable nature of life can be related to the novel “The Bean Trees.” This is a book written almost entirely on dealing with changes in

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    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Chairs

    The Chairs

    Plot Overview An Old Man and an Old Woman in their 90s, hereafter referred to as "man" and "woman," are on a semicircular stage in dim light. The man looks out the window, up on a stool. The woman tells him to close the window. She says she gets dizzy from being on their island house. She drags him over to the chairs and he sits down on her lap. She praises his intellect,

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The Chamber

    The Chamber

    1. The Chamber starts off with Sam Cayhall and Rollie Wedge planting a bomb in Marvin Kramer’s office. Marvin’s is a Jewish activist leader during the civil rights movement, and both Sam and Rollie are members of the Ku Klux Klan. The bomb goes off, killing both of Marvin’s young children and leaving Marvin as an amputee. The bomb’s publicity destroys the small town of Greenville, Mississippi. Time goes on towards Adam Hall, Sam’s grandson.

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: David
  • The Character of Hedda Gabler in Ibsen\'S Hedda Gabler

    The Character of Hedda Gabler in Ibsen\'S Hedda Gabler

    The Character of Hedda Gabler in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler The first aspect of the play that hits us, the readers, is the title. Before we even read a line of this play we notice the strangeness between the name of the title character and her name in the play. In the play Hedda is Tesman's wife, but the title suggests that she is the independent daughter of the late General Gabler. Thus, Ibsen introduces the

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    Submitted: August 11, 2014 By: jarruda
  • The Character of Michael Henchard in Mayor of Casterbridge

    The Character of Michael Henchard in Mayor of Casterbridge

    Michael Henchard possibly being the most mysterious character of the novel, “The Mayor of Casterbridge, has a complexity about him. In the beginning of the novel he is obviously an ungreatfull and ignorant young man as he believes that his wife will not actually leave him if he offers her for sale such as a horse would be. At this point in his life he is only the tender age of twenty-one which may account

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    Submitted: May 4, 2010 By: Kevin
  • The Charmer

    The Charmer

    The story happens in the 1930’s in England. It’s about a woman named Joan Plumleigh-Bruce who lives with her maid Mary in a house. Her two best friends are the single man Donald Stimpson and the married guy Major Leonard Parry. Mr Stimpson has the intention to marry Mrs Plumleigh-Bruce, so he meets her frequently. One day, Ralph Gorse come and begins to talk with all them. Ralph Gorse wants to profit of Mrs Plumleigh-Bruce.

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Charmer by Budge Wilson

    The Charmer by Budge Wilson

    “The Charmer” by Budge Wilson is a short story about a Canadian family that finds misfortune and conflict within their lives. Conflict being the predominant theme which directly affects all the participants in the family. The story is written in third person and narrated from the young girl Winifred’s point of view. Budge Wilson uses Zack’s smothered childhood, charming personality and irresponsible behaviour to create emotional conflict between members of the family. Growing up as

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Charmer by Budge Wilson

    The Charmer by Budge Wilson

    “The Charmer” by Budge Wilson is a short story about a Canadian family that finds misfortune and conflict within their lives. Conflict being the predominant theme which directly affects all the participants in the family. The story is written in third person and narrated from the young girl Winifred’s point of view. Budge Wilson uses Zack’s smothered childhood, charming personality and irresponsible behaviour to create emotional conflict between members of the family. Growing up as

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The Cheese Monkeys

    The Cheese Monkeys

    “Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs.” (Pablo Picasso, 1870) When one looks at a piece that they believe to be art, they stare, they admire, they criticize and then they move on to the next piece. Not everyone will say that the same thing is art, just like

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    Essay Length: 2,050 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Fatih
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