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  • Catcher in the Rye Archetypal Analysis

    Catcher in the Rye Archetypal Analysis

    INTRODUCTION Jerome David Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, is a work of fiction and a tragic-comedy. It is an interesting and controversial novel. Though controversial, the novel appealed to a great number of people. It was a hugely popular bestseller and general critical success. I chose this novel because of the negative status it has with parents, teachers, and school. I wanted to discover what the roots of this controversy are. The main character,

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: regina
  • Catcher in the Rye Holdens Faliure in the Journey of Life

    Catcher in the Rye Holdens Faliure in the Journey of Life

    The Catcher in the Rye, by Jerome David Salinger, reveals the hardships that teenagers endure as they mature and enter adulthood. In this novel, Holden Caulfield, a sixteen-year -old who has been kicked out of several schools, undergoes a gamut of problems. First, at the beginning of the novel, it is clear that Holden has a difficulty accepting himself and others; he constantly defines people as “phony”. Secondly, as the novel progresses it becomes

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Tasha
  • The Catcher in the Rye: Holden's Adolescent Mentality

    The Catcher in the Rye: Holden's Adolescent Mentality

    Holden Caulfield plays a timeless character in the sense that his way of life is common for the American teenager, in his time as well as now. Today parents dread the terrible and confusing adolescent years of their child’s life. In J.D. Salinger’s book, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden is in this terrible and confusing point of his life. At this point in his life, as well as in modern teenager’s lives, a transition

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    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Max
  • Literary Analysis of "the Catcher in the Rye"

    Literary Analysis of "the Catcher in the Rye"

    Shaan Mr. Senkowski Honors English 10 10-4-06 “The Catcher in the Rye”: A Literary Analysis “The Catcher in the Rye” is one of the most artistic pieces ever written by J.D. Salinger throughout his time as an author. The only thing greater then the outstanding morals are the fact that they appeal to both young and old audiences. The morals of the novel, characterized by the main character, Holden, show not only Holden’s view on

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Yan
  • Catcher in the Rye Character Anyalisis-Holden

    Catcher in the Rye Character Anyalisis-Holden

    “If you really want to hear about it, you’ll probably want to know where I was born…”(Salinger, pg.1) In the first sentence of Catcher in the Rye Holden, one of the most unordinary characters ever in American literature, shows exactly the mentality Holden has had his entire life. Holden speaks as though you do not care and he doesn’t want you to care but, at heart that is the exact opposite of what he wants.

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • 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
  • Holden’s Attempt at Isolation in "catcher in the Rye"

    Holden’s Attempt at Isolation in "catcher in the Rye"

    As humans we sometimes seek isolation rather than human interaction for fear of being overwhelmed emotionally. For some people, comfort comes with the knowledge that alone, they are the masters of their own emotions, free from the pain of the world’s occasional bitterness and sting. In the coming-of-age tale “Catcher in the Rye,” J.D. Salinger explores this phenomenon through the voice of the narrator, Holden Caulfield. Although Holden possesses a voice of intelligence, sensitivity and

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    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Steve
  • How Holden Deals with Alcohol, Sex, and Violence in Catcher in the Rye

    How Holden Deals with Alcohol, Sex, and Violence in Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, depicts how a lonely teenager, Holden Caulfield, deals with alcohol, sex, and violence. Teenagers must also deal with these problems daily. Alcohol is very predominate throughout the novel The Catcher in the Rye. Alcoholic beverages are a readily available, and relatively inexpensive for minors to get. Over the past couple of years, teenage consumption of alcohol has risen dramatically. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and

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    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Catcher in the Rye - the Influence of Allie and Phoebe on Holden’s Depression and Love for Children

    Catcher in the Rye - the Influence of Allie and Phoebe on Holden’s Depression and Love for Children

    Christina Zhang Zhang 1 Ms. Hoffman ENG2DG 21 November 2015 The Influence of Allie and Phoebe on Holden’s Depression and Love for Children In J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, misanthropic teenager Holden Caulfield embarks on a three day journey of depression and impulsivity. As both his physical and mental deterioration continues, the love of his younger siblings, Phoebe and Allie, keeps him sane. Through the guiding influence of his younger sister and brother,

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    Submitted: March 28, 2017 By: cxz2000
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    "I swear to God I'm crazy. I admit it." It is very easy to automatically assume that Holden Caulfield is crazy. It's even a logical assumption since Caulfield himself admits to being crazy twice throughout the course of the book. However, calling Holden Caulfield crazy is almost the same as calling the majority of the human race crazy also. Holden Caulfield is just an adolescent trying to prevent himself from turning into what he despises

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Social and Emotional Collapse in Lord of the Flies and Catcher in the Rye

    Social and Emotional Collapse in Lord of the Flies and Catcher in the Rye

    Social and emotional collapse in Lord of the Flies and Catcher in the Rye Several characters in both Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye fall, as a result of a breach of social codes, emotional fatigue, or a combination of the two. Both novels can be seen as a social commentary, with each author depicting the all too effective power of society to destroy the individual. In Lord of

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Bred
  • Analysis of Major Character - Holden Caulfield

    Analysis of Major Character - Holden Caulfield

    Analysis of Major Character Holden Caulfield The number of readers who have been able to identify with Holden and make him their hero is truly staggering. Something about his discontent, and his vivid way of expressing it, makes him resonate powerfully with readers who come from backgrounds completely different from his. It is tempting to inhabit his point of view and revel in his cantankerousness rather than try to deduce what is wrong with him.

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Stenly
  • 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: November 12, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Catcher in the Rye

    Catcher in the Rye

    Holden Caulfied is a young man who attends Pencey prep school in Agererstown, Pennsylvania. Holden failed four schools including Pencey. Therefore he sets off on a train to go to back to his hometown in New York where he tries to live on his own with the money he saved up. On the train, Holden meets the mother of his old schoolmate. Although he strongly dislikes what type of guy her son is, Holden makes

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Artur
  • Manic-Depressive Behavior Exhibited in the Catcher in the Rye

    Manic-Depressive Behavior Exhibited in the Catcher in the Rye

    Manic-Depressive Behavior Exhibited in The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, portrays Holden Cawfield a New York City teenager in the 1950's as a manic-depressive. Holden's depression starts with the death of his brother, Allie . Holden is expelled from numerous schools due to his poor academics which are brought on by his depression. Manic depression, compulsive lying, and immaturity throughout the novel characterize Holden. Events in Holden's life

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Steve
  • Achieving Set Goals the Catcher in the Rye

    Achieving Set Goals the Catcher in the Rye

    Everyone has personal goals, whether it is losing twenty pounds by Christmas or passing English with 80 %. Goals and expectations set by others need to be accomplished or at least attempted. People do not always live up to what is expected from them, and they must cope with letting people down. Some goals set by others may not correspond with the personal goals and expectations set by the individual. In this case the individual

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Catcher in the Rye

    Catcher in the Rye

    Jerome David Salinger was born on January 1, 1919 into a wealthy family in Manhattan, New York. His father, a successful meat importer, had high expectations for Salinger and sent him to numerous prep schools where Salinger usually failed. One school he attended was the Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania. His unpleasant experiences at the institute created a basis for his cynical description of Pency Prep in his novel. During Salinger’s brief attendance at

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Mike
  • 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
  • Use of Symbolism in “the Catcher in the Rye” and “the Great Gatsby”

    Use of Symbolism in “the Catcher in the Rye” and “the Great Gatsby”

    Use Of Symbolism In “The Catcher In The Rye” and “The Great Gatsby” There are many writers like James Joyce, Patrick Kananach and Thomas Moore who use symbolism to convey and support indirect meaning in their writings. J.D. Salinger and F. Scott Fitzgerald both use symbolism in similar ways. In both “The Catcher In The Rye” and “The Great Gatsby”, the authors used symbolism to convey emotions and reality. In “The Catcher In The Rye”,

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Top
  • Catcher in the Rye

    Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, has been a book of great controversy since its publication in 1951. To this day, the language and situations created by the narrator, Holden Caulfield, attract much attention to the legalization of the novel. “The interpretation of Catcher on which its banning was predicated, was based on the perception that Holden is an unregenerate, unchanged, blaspheming and marginally insane person. These statements are simply untrue and cannot

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Steve
  • Catcher in the Rye - Book Review

    Catcher in the Rye - Book Review

    Stepping into controversy after it was banned in America after its first publication, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, is sure to keep you thumbing through the pages. The story of a young man’s journey through life with obstacles such as: his brother dying, being expelled from numerous schools, suffering from depression, and the intolerance for the world around him; The Catcher in the Rye is told from one man’s reflection of his

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    Many people usually maintain a similar mood throughout one day. Unless something drastically happens, mostly everyone is happy, sad, or any other mood. As shown in the novel The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is different. He is sort of different, and does not “comply” with this behavior in human personalities. He is an exception. In Holden Caulfield’s world, his ideas cause him to change his moods and subjects constantly. This circumstance might happen

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Catcher in the Rye

    Catcher in the Rye

    CATCHER IN THE RYE The book, Catcher in the Rye, has been steeped in controversy since it was banned in America after its first publication. John Lennon’s assassin Mark Chapman, asked the former Beatle to sign a copy of the book earlier in the morning of the day he murdered Lennon. Police found the book in his possession upon apprehending the psychologically disturbed Chapman. However, the book itself contains nothing that might have lead Chapman

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Yan
  • Symbols on Catcher in the Rye

    Symbols on Catcher in the Rye

    Throughout the novel, the reader is presented with various symbols. The symbols are clearly made by Holden’s constant repetition of their importance. The symbols are so important and their symbolism is directly related to the major themes of the novel. Allie, Holden’s young brother who died several years earlier, was a key symbol throughout the story. When Holden remembers incidents from his past involving Allie, his attitude changes, such as when he writes the composition

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Tasha
  • The Catcher in the Rye Research Paper

    The Catcher in the Rye Research Paper

    “The Catcher in the Rye Research Paper” Childhood is one of the most critical and important times in a child’s life. Family should play a very large role in a child’s life. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a family is “the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their own or adopted children” (419). A dysfunctional family unit lacks communication, love, and happiness. The children within a family need supportive, attentive

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Max

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