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    Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Huck and Holden go through a series of events from which they are able to learn and grow from. They are able to develop opinions that they did not hold at the beginning of the novels but that they have formed from their travels, and both Huck and Holden are changed by the end of each novel. Although both Huck and Holden’s growth is addressed in the endings, both novels fail to provide a definite future

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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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    I AM NUMBER FOUR FILM CRITIQUE Imagine a number, what if your number was next? The book, I am Number Four was written by Pittacus Lore and the movie was directed by D.J. Caruso. The main character is named Four but goes by the alias John Smith. Four’s planet (Lorien) and people were destroyed by the Mogadorians all except for nine Guarde and nine Cepan. The Mogadorians are aliens that go from planet to planet and take over until they have completely drained the resources and polluted the planet

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    Catcher In The Rye

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    From the Outside, Looking In Despite the debate that may wage on regarding the status to be afforded J. D. Salinger's writings, the author's books have not quietly faded into obscurity. Although published almost a half-century ago, the author's most famous work, Catcher in the Rye, enjoys almost as healthy and devoted a following today as the book did when it was first published. Because of a self-imposed exile that began almost at the same time the Salinger's career was just taking off, much

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    The Catcher In The Rye

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    J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is the quintessential coming-of-age novel. The novel’s protagonist, Holden Caulfield, is a troubled seventeen year old boy with an exceptional tendency to judge others. He struggles with growing up, as all teenagers do, especially as he becomes cognizant of the hypocrisy of the adult world. As Holden ventures into adulthood, critics encounter numerous symbols strategically placed by Salinger. In The Catcher in the Rye, the golden ring and carousel are representative

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    Emotional Damage, Hidden Truths, and Accepting Responsibility in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye When one finds themselves in a reader’s position, they search for things in the novel that they can relate to. J. D. Salinger wrote a story that contained countless topics that people, past, present and future, can relate to in several ways. The novel follows the story of a troubled boy named Holden who leaves school due to his poor academic performance, an altercation with his roommate, and complications

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    many take it too far. From sharing their opinion when unnecessary to making rude comments towards another with no lack of remorse, people fail to realize the effects that judging others can have on their behavior and emotions. Holden Caulfield, from J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, underscores this concept. Throughout Salinger’s novel, the reader obtains the conclusion that Holden is extremely judgmental of those around him. Holden’s critique of others is a defense mechanism based on fear because

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    novel by Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, where the title character's melancholy journey starts at birth. 2.) One possible reason the author of Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger, chose to use this literary term was to show the contrast between the main character, Holden Caulfield, and other book characters. Another likely reason Salinger used this quote was to allude to the popular character, David Copperfield, in an attempt to catch the reader's interest at the beginning of the novel. 3.) The Catcher

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    The Catcher in the Rye Banned Essay “I HATED the Salinger story. It took me days to go through it, gingerly, a page at a time, and blushing with embarrassment for him every ridiculous sentence of the way. How can they let him do it?" (Elizabeth Bishop, American writer and Pulitzer Prize winner, on The Catcher in the Rye, 1956). This is one of many perspectives of Salinger's novel, making it to the list of America’s banned books. However, in order to have a deeper understanding of the book and

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    Themes and Characters in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Since the beginning of time there have been billions of books written. From those books have come novels. From the novels have come masterpieces. From the masterpieces have come critically acclaimed titles. From those critically acclaimed titles have come classics. Classics represent the highest acknowledged standard of writing. The ingenuity of their literary elements is impeccable. A classic will inspire, intrigue, enlighten

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