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    catcher in the rye” is a bizarre ambition that encapsulates Holden’s views on adulthood and youth.”. Throughout the book, Holden only connects with children-people who are not “phony” in his mind. He thinks of them as the only sources of purity and innocence in a world full of phony adults and his descriptions of adulthood prove that he idealises childhood. The idea of being “the catcher in the rye” enters Holden’s mind from the poem by Robert Burns, “Comin’ Thro’ the Rye”. The first instance

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    Catcher in the Rye”, to Kendrick Lamar’s personal pilgrimage leading up to the creation of his latest album, “To Pimp a Butterfly”. Specifically, I will be talking about how the titles of their works are both metaphors for the shedding of ignorance and innocence in their respective journeys to adulthood, how their coming of age journeys are shown using different media and how the novel and album have similar conclusions. Holden Caulfield interprets the title, “The Catcher in the Rye,” in a very unique

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    1. The Quest: Foster’s characteristics of the QUEST are the quester, the destination, the purpose, the challenges along the way, and the reason behind going to the destination. In The Catcher in the Rye Holden is the quester who begins his journey by being kicked out of Pencey Prep. He decides to go on a trip instead of going home and revealing to his parents that he has been expelled. Staying around New York is a challenge in itself, and by the end of his trip Holden realizes more about himself

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    inspection. It first appears in Chapter 16, when a kid Holden admires for walking in the street rather than on the sidewalk is singing the Robert Burns song “Comin’ Thro’ the Rye.” In Chapter 22, when Phoebe asks Holden what he wants to do with his life, he replies with his image, from the song, of a “catcher in the rye.” Holden imagines a field of rye perched high on a cliff, full of children romping and playing. He says he would like to protect the children from falling off the edge of the cliff by “catching”

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    Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 1 I don't even know what I was running for - I guess I just felt like it. ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 1 It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road. ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 1 People always think something's all true. ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 2 People never

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    Levels of Meaning in The Catcher in the Rye Protected by a cocoon of naiveté, Holden Caulfield, the principal character in the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, therapeutically relates his lonely 24 hour stay in downtown New York city, experiencing the "phony" adult world while dealing with the death of his innocent younger brother.  Through this well-developed teenage character, JD Salinger, uses simple language and dialogue to outline many of the complex underlying problems haunting adolescents

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    The Catcher in the Rye (J.D.Salinger) Question asked: The title of the novel is taken from a poem by Robert Burns. Read this passage carefully and write an essay in which you explain how this poem sums up Holden’s deepest desire, and how this theme is developed in the novel. Write between two and three pages. Introduction: Holden Caulfield a 17 year old teenager is the narrator of the book “The Catcher in the Rye” J.D Salinger illustrates in his book “The Catcher in the Rye” of a teenager's dramatic

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    Holden's Seperateness in Catcher in the Rye In ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ Salinger sets about making Holden appear separate from everyone else. He does this through a variety of methods. One of the ways in which Salinger shows this separateness is through Holden’s relationships and encounters with his family and friends. Another method that Salinger uses is that usually whenever Holden attempts to contact someone they are either not there or don’t answer the phone, this give us the feeling

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    Before this book was written in it's time frame, Holden deals with some struggles that change and impact his life quite a bit. The author portrays Holden's personality through his actions for the audience to understand him. Some of the actions are going back to visit the museum, calling and visiting Phoebe at home, visiting the park, keeping Allie's baseball mitt, wearing the red hunting hat, and asking about the ducks. These examples all play a part in showing that Holden is afraid of change. Holden

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    it is different for everyone. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. Holden is a sixteen year old boy struggling to let go of his innocence by experiencing a weekend in New York City dealing with getting kicked out of another private school. By trying to control people and events around, it exhausts him leading to loneliness in the city. J.D. Salinger symbolizes the pain of growing up through the Museum of Natural History, the Comin thro’ the Rye poem, and Holden’s red hunting hat, and to show

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