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    A closer look inside Salinger's eyes

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    while the other was Catholic. With Holden’s father being Catholic, it raised some hardships in Holden’s life when he was questioned about his religion because of his last name being the same as his fathers. Salinger writes, “HE QUIT, THOUGH, WHEN HE MARRIED [HIS] MOTHER” (112). Holden wasn’t pleased with others asking him about his last name, as he began to question his acceptance towards Catholics. He thinks about himself and his sister as atheists, WHICH MOST LIKELY STEMS FROM HIS PAREN’TS RELGIOUS

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    Holden Caulfield - A Nice Kid in a Cruel World Over the years, members of the literary community have critiqued just about every author they could get their pen on.  One of the most popular novels to be critiqued has been J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye.  In favorable critiques, Holden Caulfield is a good guy stuck in a bad world. He is trying to make the best of his life, though ultimately losing that battle. Whereas he aims at stability and truth, the adult world cannot survive without

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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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    Catcher In The Rye

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    Catcher in the Rye Essay "I keep picturing all these kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody''s big but me. And I''m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff -What do I have to do, I have to catch them. I mean their running, and they don''t look where their going, so I must come out of somewhere and catch them."(Salinger,173) J.D. Salinger, in his timeless classic, The Catcher in the Rye, a novel depicting the complications of life as an adolescent

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    From Innocence to Adulthood in The Catcher in the Rye Adolescence is a time of existence in two worlds. One world having the desire to be in the adult world, which is filled with all the unknown wonders of the world. The other world is the world of childhood which is comfortable and protected from all the impurities in the world.  This sort of tug of war between the two worlds is not only mentally imposed on a being, but physically, socially, and morally as well.  With all

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    Catcher In The Rye - Holden Caufield Holden Caufield was a high school student at a boy's academy by the name of Pency Prep.  He feels as though he had fought the world and lost, everyone is against him and that little can bring him joy.  He had lost his innocence, and saw himself as a "catcher in the rye", trying to save children from his fate. Holden is quite the eccentric individual.  I say this because of the incident with Sally Hayes where he proclaims his love for her and how

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    everything is perfect the way it is where he lives right now. When Phoebe rode the carousel, Holden couldn’t help be crying because she was the house and landscape Holden has been trying to create. She may be getting older, as well as him, but she is the last drop of hope for Holden’s dreams. Holden found out that he shouldn’t try to forget about the horrible things in life, but accept it for what it creates as a guideline of growing up. Works Cited Salinger, Jerome David. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston:

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    Divya Yagnamurthy Mrs. Cangialosi English 10-H 3 April 2014 Holden and the American Teenager In the 19th century, America consisted of only two phases of life: childhood and adulthood. Children struggled to enjoy their youth and at the same time prepared for the trials and tribulations of the next phase of their lives. The amount of time children spent in school also increased, and parents were waiting a longer time to marry off their children rather than pushing them away at the mere age of sixteen

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    The Complexity of Holden Caulfield

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    novel, Holden Caulfield deals with a complex variety of emotions that lead to a mental breakdown. In the beginning of the novel he introduces his story as a series of past events. “I’ll just tell you about this madman stuff that happened to me around last Christmas just before I got pretty run-down and had to come out here and take it easy.” (Salinger, p. 1). By the end of the novel the reader can assume he is revisiting the events from a mental institutio... ... middle of paper ... ...Web. 22

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    The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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    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 in that day the date did not go so well and Holden decides to

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