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    The novel, The Catcher in the Rye, written by JD Salinger, touches on the themes of innocence, death, and the artifice and the authenticity in the world, while following the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, through his weekend trip to New York City. As the story unfolds, Holden, as narrator, becomes more vulnerable to the reader, and starts to express his feelings surrounding the death of his brother, Allie, as well as his feelings about himself. Holden is faced with a truth that has haunted him

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    Holden Caulfield

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    often judge strangers without necessarily getting to know them very well. In J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, the main character Holden Caulfield marks many people as phonies without getting to completely know them. During his trip through New York City, Holden Caulfield meets many people, and most of the people he judges right away. Holden Caulfield shows that he is very judgmental even if he does not know the person, by noticing only kids as innocent, marking most adults as phonies and trying

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    Holden as a Hero Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a story about the trials of life and the toll it can take on the psyche. I believe that Holden Caulfield is an under credited hero. He is a teenager forced to grow up in a time of turmoil with severe emotional handicaps placed upon him by family, friends and life in general. Holden is one confused kid trying to beat the Man in the 1950’s. He grew up ignored by his parents, drifting from school to school in search of a purer lifestyle. On page

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    Character Analysis of Holden Caulfield Ever since its publication in 1951, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has served as a firestorm for controversy and debate. Salinger's portrayal of Holden, which includes incidents of depression, nervous breakdown, impulsive spending, sexual exploration, crudeness, and other erratic behavior, have all ascribed to the controversial nature of the novel. Holden embarks on a journey and through every turn in the road, he deals with conflicts within himself

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    The catcher in the rye is a book written by J. D. Salinger in 1951. The book is set from the point of view of the main character, Holden Caulfield, who is sixteen at the time. Then you meet his sister, Phoebe Caulfield, and you get to see her side of the story. Once that happens, the reader notices that some of the stuff Holden has said, is not always true. When reading the book the reader learn several things about Holden. Holden is a very judgmental person of people he meets, he does not want to

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    The Complexity of Holden Caulfield

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    The Complexity of Holden Caulfield J.D Salinger writes from personal experience in his novel, The Catcher in the Rye. The American author lived in New York City and attended a Manhattan public school for most of his adolescence before attending a boarding school that he soon left. He also suffered a mental breakdown while serving in the army. His experiences were a major part in not only the plot of his novel, but in building the character of Holden Caulfield. As the male protagonist in this

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    J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye exposes the main character, Holden Caulfield, to the adult world; a world in which Holden does not want to believe in. Faced with many obstacles, Holden is forced to enter into an adult-like state of mind, something in which he can not manage on his own. Holden’s many failures, including, his relationships with others and getting kicked out of multiple prep schools greatly contribute to his longing to remain a child. Holden states once on a museum trip

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    Holden Caulfield Fear

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    In J.D Salinger’s novel The Catcher In The Rye, the outspoken protagonist Holden Caulfield lives with constant fear, which is the one factor that causes him to live a limited and isolated life, eventually leading to his downfall. This is demonstrated through Holden’s fear of confrontation, especially as he fears to face the problems in

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    Psychological Profile of Holden Caulfield Part One: The patient is Holden Caulfield, a sixteen-year-old teenage boy. Caulfield's appearance is tall for his age and surprisingly has quite a few gray hairs at the age of sixteen. Holden comes from an upper-middle class family. His family has enough money to support Holden with many luxuries including skates and expensive suitcases. It appears that Mr. and Mrs. Caulfield aren?t there to talk, care, and be there for Holden, which seems to drive

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    I have seen many disorders in my twenty years of working for the mental hospital as a psychiatrist. Mr. Holden Caulfield displays traits I have seen before. Certain tendencies and behaviors lead me to believe he might have Borderline Personality Disorder. This can include impulsivity, emotional instability, patterns of unstable relationships, etc.. At first, Mr. Caulfield continued to stay silent when asked questions by the nurses and myself. He refused to volunteer for treatments and judged those

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