D. Salinger

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  • J. D. Salinger

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    J. D. Salinger Biographer Ian Hamilton notes that J. D. Salinger has been notoriously "famous for not wanting to be famous" (4). Born in New York in 1919 and still living today, Salinger leads a rather reclusive lifestyle, choosing to avoid the general attentions of the press, and thus making his life a difficult subject for study. His work, however, has been cherished and studied for many years. He has published many works of fiction both in book form and in magazines such as the New Yorker

  • J. D. Salinger

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    J. D. Salinger J. D. Salinger "The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it." -James Bryce* In 1945, a novel was published that would forever change the way society views itself. The book, entitled The Catcher in the Rye, would propel a man named Jerome David Salinger to fame as one of the most famous authors of the twentieth century. This same man, not ten years after the publication and while still in the peak of his career, would depart from this society- the

  • Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

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    person has is built upon what they do for others. This has caused many people to stop doing things out of the goodness of their hearts and instead start doing them for publicity. The American classic, The Catcher in the Rye written by author J.D. Salinger, truly analyzes the mysteries of human nature. What begins as a boy’s harmless hiatus from school slowly develops into overarching themes of society and its faults. The main character Holden Caulfield is filled with immaturity and hypocrisy; naturally

  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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    people about it. About all I know is, I sort of miss everybody I told about. Even old Stradlater and Ackley, for instance. I think I even miss that goddam Maurice. It's funny. Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody”(Salinger pg 214). Sometimes the only thing that brings comfort to adolescents is the thing that they kept in the past. Holding on to that past makes it seem like they have memories, but for Holden, he finally acknowledges the truth behind his meaning of life

  • Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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    Holden Caulfield, J. D. Salinger’s protagonist in the novel “Catcher in the Rye”, is a seventeen year old experiencing that period of life between childhood and adulthood, often referred to as "years of teenage angst”. Caulfield says in the novel “You had to feel a little sorry for that crazy sonuvabitch”, which is exactly how I feel towards Holden (Salinger 39). The use of vulgar language and taboo subjects has made this novel a main concern in the censorship debate for over sixty years. Thankfully

  • Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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    Catcher in the Rye is one of the most famous books in American literature. Written by J. D. Salinger, it captures the epitome of adolescence through Salinger’s infamous anti-hero, Holden Caulfield. Holden Caulfield learns about himself and his negative tendencies, and realizes that if he does not do something to change his perspective, he may end up like his acquaintance James Castle whom he met at Elkton Hills. Holden tries to find help to mend his outlook on life through Mr. Antolini so he does

  • An Analysis Of Daring Greatly By J. D. Salinger

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    children have been introduced to vulnerability by author J. D. Salinger. Salinger was vulnerable to rejection, criticism, failing. His novel, I’m sure you know it, “The Catcher in the Rye” was rejected 15 times. One editor tossed it aside as juvenile. Perhaps you remember the book’s last lines: “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you’ll start missing everybody.” Sure Holden Caulfield put up a tough front but the character created by Salinger is endearing and enduring even to this day – in large

  • Arrogance in The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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    social-climber, a name dropper, appearance-obsessed, a secret slob, a private flit or a suck-up” (para. 8). When reading the novel, the word “phony” constantly pops up. Holden refers to almost every other character mentioned in the story as a phony. Salinger (1979) wrote “It was very phony - I mean him being such a big snob and all” (p. 110). Holden arrogance can be seen here because the amount of times Holden calls another person a phony is overwhelming. People talk bad about others, but Holden does

  • Symbolism In The Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Salinger

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    persona. In J.D. Salingers “The Catcher in the Rye”, Salinger uses symbols such as a red hunting hat to represent comfort and protection against the cold winter weather and judgment from his grey hair. Furthermore, the carousel represents happiness and innocence because it is the only time in the book Holden is happy; when Phoebe is riding the carousal. Lastly, Allie’s baseball mitt represents Holden 's love for his deceased brother as well as Allie 's authentic uniqueness. J. D. Salinger uses symbolism

  • Depression In Catcher In The Rye By J. D Salinger

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    drown a person to oblivion if they have nothing to cling onto. This sea of confusion swirls in an endless tsunami of despair whose only savior is love, for its intensity shines through the storm and calms the sea. Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D Salinger, explores this emotion through Holden Caulfield. Adolescence is often a time of confusion and yearning to find a place of belonging; this is no exception to Holden who seeks connection with other people and struggles to understand the changing world