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    I'm Not Crazy

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    wake up feeling like a brick is on my chest. My ribcage is bandaged like a mummy and a sickbay gown hangs loosely on my scrawny shoulders. I look like a vampire… And not the kind from twilight that girls swoon for. I’m talking about real vampires. Pale, bony and sickly. The doctors say I’m lucky to have escaped with a shot right to my stomach. A few inches up and I would’ve died with a hole in my chest. A few inches down and I would’ve been singing soprano in the local boys choir. On my hospital bed

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    Does one really know the definition of psychological instability? Perhaps it has an existence at the mental institutional treatment sanitarium here in southern California. The patient of evaluation, Holden Caulfield, a seventeen year old Caucasian male, weighs approximately 120lbs with a skinny, lanky stature and is 6 feet and 2.5 inches tall. Caulfield has crew-cut hair that is graying on the right side. The patient was an occasional drinker and smoker but has now cut cold turkey due to being institutionalized

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    Themes of Society and Growing Up in The Catcher in the Rye In reading J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye, one is compelled to have a very strong reaction to the contents of the book.  Whether that reaction is negative or positive, it is unquestionable that the reader will give the novel a second thought after reading it.  There could be many reasons why this novel has such an impact on the readers.  It may be the use of Salinger's catchy slang phrases, bitingly sarcastic and usually

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    The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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    Holden’s loneliness and lack of love continues throughout the novel. Holden has been wearing a red hunting cap every day, asking the cab driver what happens to the ducks in the central park lagoon during the winter and even attempting to pick up girls. As part of picking up girls, Holden meets a young lady named Sally Hayes. As he wanders around town, a boy coming out of church is singing “If a body catch a body coming through the rye” and Holden stops and wonders what that could possibly mean. Later

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    The Catcher In The Rye

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    In J.D. Salinger's brilliant coming-of-age novel, Holden Caulfield, a seventeen year old prep school adolescent relates his lonely, life-changing twenty-four hour stay in New York City as he experiences the phoniness of the adult world while attempting to deal with the death of his younger brother, an overwhelming compulsion to lie and troubling sexual experiences. Salinger, whose characters are among the best and most developed in all of literature has captured the eternal angst of growing into

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    hanging around for, I was trying ... to feel some kind of good-by. I mean I've left schools and places I didn't even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don't care if it's a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I'm leaving it. If you don't, you feel even worse”

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    In J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, is a rather negative teenager who has been kicked out of yet another boarding school. Set in the late 1940s, he decides to leave his school, Pencey Prep, early and takes a trip to New York City. As Holden adventures through New York City, he seems to have a fixation on his brother, Allie’s, death. Allie dies a few years prior to the novel, and this tragedy has seemed to leave a long-lasting, negative impact on Holden

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    Imagine, a character so unique, so different, that everyone seems to find familiarity with him. The fact that this character is so different is what drives the reader towards him, and ultimately calls to the outcast within us all. Holden Caulfield was originally imagined to be a completely new idea, from the mind of J.D. Salinger. He wanted to call back to the thoughts of his youth, in hopes that readers could take a trip into his mind. What he didn’t expect, however, is that the trip readers were

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    It is all Fun and Games until Someone Looses a Rye Once is a generation, a book is written that transcends reality and humanity .The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger, combines a unique style, controversial theme, and thought provoking main character in this perceptive study of the human condition. This postwar novel protests against the loss of innocence and hypocrisy of the era and is the definitive coming of age novel. Salinger constructs a shocking reality, populated by ‘phonies’ and bursting

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    Within the past few years, teenage depression is a growing issue in society. According to a recent study by Suicide.org, approximately 20% of teens experience depression before they reach adulthood. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, features a 16 year old boy named Holden Caulfield. After the death of his brother, Allie, Holden seeps into depression. He repeatedly get kicks out of school and on his fourth time he decides to spend a few days in New York City by himself. Throughout the days

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