Catcher In The Rye Archetypal Analysis

  • Catcher in the Rye

    In the novel, "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D Salinger, the main character, Holden, is a teenager who refuses to grow up because he is naively fixated on childhood. Throughout the novel, Holden struggles through teenage life because he cannot accept the given responsibilities that come with growing up. Holden is obsessed with childhood because he chooses to be wedged between a world of the innocence of children and the complex world of adulthood. Holden deities his two younger siblings as if they're

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    being has a different view of the world, a different view of those around him or her. Some may have a positive view, while others may think oppositely and have a negative view. Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1951) is a peculiar teen boy with a pessimistic view on life, who sees other people in the world as “phony”. He goes through his life judging others, putting himself above them by distancing himself and

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    Multiple Critical Perspectives ™ Teaching J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye from Multiple Critical Perspectives by Stephanie Polukis ™ Multiple Critical Perspectives The Catcher in the Rye General Introduction to the Work Introduction to The Catcher in the Rye S ince The CaTCher in The rye was published in 1951, the book has received mixed reviews. While sev- eral critics commend Salinger’s thorough development of the narrator, the realistic use of

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    The Catcher In t he Rye Dialogue Journal                                                                By Mary Katongole     What the Book Says                       | Character Analysis / Holden | Chapter 1“If you really to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know…and what a lousy childhood was like, ………but I don’t feel like going into it, if you’ll want to know the truth.”      (Salinger 1.)  |  I can tell this novel is going to be in first person. From what I can tell

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    Ena Mišković Leonarda Lovrović Modern English Practice 1 15 January 2013 J. D. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye is a novel written by the American author Jerome David Salinger. From its first publishing the novel has arose a lot of controversy. Salinger wrote his novel in the first person, addressing the readers in its very beginning, so the readers have a feeling that he speaks directly to them. Furthermore, sequences follow the exact thought processes of the main character

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  • Catcher in the Rye Essay

    Holden Caulfield is the protagonist in the novel the Catcher in the Rye. The 16 year old boy writes of his journey through a personal period in his life. He is alone and desperate for relationships. He feels as if everyone despises him and he fears the idea of growing up and becoming a “phony.” He is also afraid of death, mainly because of his experience with the death of his little brother Allie. Through his journey he goes from a lonely secluded boy who has nothing figured out to a young adult

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  • Catcher in the Rye Closed Analysis 183-186

    Catcher in the Rye – closed analysis With close reference to pages 183-186 analyse Salinger’s use of language and structure, exploring Holden’s contradictory view of the word Holden is an adolescent struggling against the unfair, sometimes cruel nature of the adult world and sees the hypocrisy and attempts to flee it. Salinger uses Holden’s character to express his views on the 1950’s America and gives us as readers an insight through the first person narrative to the average American boy’s life

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    Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)." Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness Find a Therapist. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Sept. 2013. "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)." NIMH RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Sept. 2013. Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown, 1951. Print.

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  • A Catcher in the Rye

    A Catcher in the Rye: Essay!!! Feelings are difficult, everyone who has ever experienced; love, pain, rejection, happiness etc. honestly doesn’t know what is causing that feeling or why they feel that way. We react to events with things called emotions, which are types of feelings; they are pretty different from things that happen to you physically. They can make you feel empowered, beat up, stupid, important and many other things. Physical feelings basically go just as fast as they came. Whereas

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    Catcher in the Rye is a coming of age story that tells the tale of Holden Caulfield, a troubled young man who throughout the novel, is presented with various symbols. The symbols are clearly made evident by Holden’s (J.D. Salinger's) constant repetition of their importance. The symbols are so important and their symbolism is directly related to the major themes of the novel. Three symbols seemed to have a higher president over the others, those are the central park ducks, the museum of natural history

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  • Catcher in the Rye Thematic Essay

    In The Catcher and the Rye, written by J.D Salinger, we are introduced to Holden Caulfield , the 17 year old narrator and protagonist of the novel. In the beginning of the story Holden is at a resting home in California. Holden tells the readers what happened to him over a two day period in the previous December. In this essay I will identify a theme from this story and explain how it is developed in the novel. In my opinion an important theme of the Catcher in the Rye is the painfulness of growing

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  • The Catcher in the Rye Analysis

    Change Everybody has a hard time dealing with change. It’s no joke. Some go to the extreme to try and not make things change; others just cannot accept that it happened, while some people choose not to move on from it. In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye the main character Holden Caulfield, a troubled young man, is going through a tough time in life where everything is moving so quickly. He cannot accept the fact that he is becoming an adult and needs to start behaving as well as act like one

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  • Yr11 Catcher in the Rye Speech

    How could this everyday phenomenon, which drives our will to live and excel, be so simple? “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger and “The Dark Knight” directed by Christopher Noland are my chosen examples to explore themes such as hatred, mortality and deceit, which consist of various factors affecting relationships like self-isolation, our psychological health and propaganda. “The Cather in the Rye” explores these themes in a Dark, cynical but somewhat compassionate tone, accompanied with moments

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     The Catcher in the Rye is a 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger. Originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. It has been translated into almost all of the world's major languages. Around 250,000 copies are sold each year with total sales of more than 65 million books. The novel's protagonist Holden Caulfield has become an icon for teenage rebellion. The novel was included on Time's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language

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    J. D. Salinger's notable and esteemed novel, Catcher in the Rye, reflects the hypercritical views of a troubled teenager, Holden Caulfield, towards everyone around him and society itself. This character has a distinguished vision of a world where morality, principles, intelligence, purity, and naivety should override money, sex, and power, but clearly in the world he inhabits these qualities have been exiled. Holder desperately clings to and regards innocence as one of the most important virtues

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  • Catcher in the Rye Timeline

    Title: Catcher in the Rye Author: J.D Salinger SATURDAY New York City Goes to New York City for fencing match Leaves the fencing equipment on the subway. Holden buys the red hunting hat. Pency Prep. Agerstown, Pennsylvania Returns to Pency Stands on Thompson Hill Visits Mr. Spencer to say goodbye. Spencer lectures him. Returns to dorm. Conversations with Ackley and Stradlater Goes into town with Brossard and Ackley Returns to the dorm to write Stradlater's

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  • The Catcher in the Rye: a Hint to the Past

    culture and events. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is set in the late 1940s, early 1950s. Salinger paints an image for the readers, giving hints to let them figure out the time setting on their own. He mentions events just a few years past, references things that only would make sense in such a time, and goes even deeper, writing characters that most plausibly would have existed in such a culture, in such a time. When examining the historical aspects of The Catcher in the Rye, a reader can see

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  • The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 25-26 Analysis

    The Catcher In The Rye - Chapter 25-26 NB: I’ve chosen to write about the last two chapters of the novel, as the last chapter is only nearly a page long. In chapter 25, Holden is on the very edge of breaking down. In the beginning of the chapter, Holden feels surrounded by ugliness and falsehood. Shallow people and profanity all over the walls, vulgar tree deliverymen, the empty feeling of Christmas, and the interactions with Phoebe and Mr. Antolini, combined, makes him feel very lonely. When

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  • Catcher in the Rye Essay

    ‘THE CATCHER IN THE RYE’ AND ‘IGBY GOES DOWN’ – NON-CONFORMITY Both J.D Salinger’s 1951 Bildungsroman novel The Catcher in the Rye and Burr Steer’s film Igby Goes Down, demonstrate that regardless of context, the youth will choose not to conform to socially held values. We can see that this is the manifestation of the vulnerability and hesitation experienced as adolescents like us grow up. Ultimately both these texts explore the search for identity and individualism as a cause for non-conformity

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    Title: The Catcher in the Rye Author: J.D. Salinger Setting: Time: A long weekend in the late 1940s or early 1950s Place: Holden begins his story in Pennsylvania, at Pencey Prep. He then recounts his adventures in New York City. Themes: Alienation as a form of self-protection; the painfulness of growing up; the phoniness of the adult world Characters: • Holden Caulfield- he protagonist and narrator of the novel, Holden is a sixteen-year-old junior who has just been expelled for failing

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  • My Catcher in the Rye

    What does it mean to grow up? To Holden, of The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, growing up means having to lose your freedom and becoming ‘phony’. J.D. Salinger also explores other aspects on what it means to grow up, including the many trails one must go through in order to become an ‘adult’. Although Holden explores the idea of growing up, he doesn’t actually change throughout the novel. The Catcher In The Rye is a tragic hero novel because Holden never actually changes even though he has

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  • Holden Caulfield's "Catcher in the Rye" Fantasy

    Holden Caulfield's “Catcher in the Rye” Fantasy Growing up, we have all experienced a particular desire to achieve something; an ambitious state of mind that gives us meaning to life. Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, has a primary ambition - to become the Catcher in the Rye – the protector of the young and innocent, as stated in his conversation with Phoebe (Salinger, 191). Completely imaginary and a hopeless fantasy, this passage underscores what is prevalent throughout

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    at the bar with Carl Luce. He wanders through Central Park and decides to visit his sister Phoebe. 11. Phoebe finds out that Holden was kicked out of another school and she is disappointed. Holden tells Phoebe about his dreams of becoming a catcher in the rye and he gives her his red hunting hat. 12. Holden leaves his home before his parents catch him and he goes to stay with Mr. Antolini. When Holden wakes up, he finds Mr. Antolini petting him, thus he leaves. 13. The next day, Holden writes a letter

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    months, and as a result, the death rate of patients fell from 40 to 2 percent. Upon her return from the Crimean War, she devoted the next few years the Royal Commission investigating health in the British Army. Nightingale’s statistical data and analysis strongly influenced the commission’s findings, which resulted in great public health advances in the British Army. It was her discussions with Queen Victoria on the conditions of the camp hospitals that sparked the commission’s formation. Through

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    In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Mr. Antolini (an English teacher) tells the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, "I have a feeling that you're riding for some kind of terrible, terrible fall" (pg. 168). This quote is terribly reflective of and true to Holden's experiences that he accounts in the novel. The entire novel is essentially Holden's account of the time between leaving Pencey Preparatory School and his institutionalization (which is revealed at the end of the novel). We can

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    Catcher in the Rye Essay Innocence Themes in literary works are recurring, unifying subjects or ideas, motifs that allow us to understand more deeply the characters and their world. In The Catcher in the Rye, the major themes reflect the values and motivations of the characters. Some of these themes are outlined in the following sections. As its title indicates, the dominating theme of The Catcher in the Rye is the protection of innocence, especially of children. For most of the book, Holden

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  • Bibliography Catcher in the Rye

    Raul Madrigal Professor Hendricks English Composition 2 1 December 2014 Bibliography Salinger, J.D. “The Catcher in the Rye” Little, Brown and Company. Boston: 1945. This source is the actual book The Catcher in the Rye which was written by J.D. Salinger. He writes of a boy, Holden Caulfield, the narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is a troubled teenager who switches between having a pompous attitude and feeling as if he is superior to others and then being aware of being alienated from

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    In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Holden experiences difficult challenges in his daily life. He has no friends and thinks that the exhibits are humans. Holden enjoys seeing the exhibits and it would be the one place for Holden to go if he wanted everything the same during his childhood. That is what makes it so strange. The museum never changes and helps Holden escape from his reality life. “You could go there a hundred thousand times, and the Eskimo would still be just finished catching

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  • A Literary Analysis on Catcher in the Rye and Igby Goes Down

    J.D. Salinger’s novel entitled Catcher in the Rye and Burr Steer’s movie called “Igby Goes Down” are always being compared for both possess the theme of youth and its attendant angst, rebellion, non-conformism and selfishness. In the Catcher in the Rye, our protagonist is Holden Caulfield,a 16 year old lad who ran away from prep school after he has been expelled. The book mainly revolved about his endless narrative and commentary of all the people he had encountered since he ran

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  • Catcher in the Rye- Ducks

    Rita Acosta Advanced U.S. Literature B 26 January 2015 Krueger Catcher Essay In The Catcher In The Rye By J.D. Sallinger, a young Holden Caufield is refusing to grow up. There are many symbols of his youth throughout the book, such as his curiosity about ducks. "I was thinking about the lagoon in Central Park, down near Central Park South. I was wondering if it would be frozen over when I got home, and if it was, where did the ducks go. I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon

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  • Cherished and Cursed: Toward a Social History of the Catcher in the Rye

    4141- 4141--- Cherished and Cursed:Towarda Social History of The Catcher in the Rye STEPHEN J. WHITFIELD THE plot is brief:in 1949 or perhaps 1950, over the course of three days during the Christmas season, a sixteen-yearold takes a picaresque journey to his New YorkCity home from the third private school to expel him. The narratorrecounts his experiences and opinions from a sanitarium in California. A heavy smoker, Holden Caulfield claims to be already six feet, two inches tall and to

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    The Catcher in the Rye, a novel written by J.D Salinger, is about a sixteen-year-old boy named Holden Caulfield who is troubled and misunderstood. He is critical and skeptical about the world he lives in, and only respects his deceased brother, Allie, and his younger sister, Phoebe, because of their innocence. Phoebe isn't “phony” like everybody else is to Holden, and because of this he truly admires and trusts her with his inner thoughts. In a way, Holden and Phoebe are each other's heroes without

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  • Catcher in the Rye Essay

    Catcher in the Rye essay After reading “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger, it is clear that the main character, Holden is a “phony” himself and his negative attitude reveals his psychological problems. In the story, whenever Holden sees a person he doesn’t like that makes themselves out to be something they’re not, he calls them phonies. He strongly dislikes phonies and despises any type of interaction with them. Holden continues this negative attitude towards everything in his life revealing

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    Should the Catcher in the Rye continue to be read in schools ? The Catcher in the Rye should continue to be read in certain schools, it shouldn’t be a problem reading that type of book in high school because that is when young teens should becoming more mature and young teens can relate to this type of book. Most teens are matured by the time they go to high school, because when they are young they can learn from all

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    Catcher in the Rye: FLE In J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield expresses his love of innocence as he sees it in others, in numerous ways. He demonstrates this through the way he talks about others and the way he acts around them. We learn that Holden lost his own innocence at an early age after his “perverty” (193) encounter with Mr. Antolini. Because of this, he cherishes, and wants to protect innocence in others. This is really a reflection of his desire to be innocent

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    Good 1 Mrs. Thomson ENG3UI-01 May, 25/2015 In the film Dead Poets Society (DPS) directed by Peter Weir there are constant similarities in characters actions and issues to the novel The Catcher In The Rye (TCR) written by J.D Salinger. Holden Caulfield is a young man in the novel TCR who experiences a lot while he is in New York after being kicked out of boarding school for flunking four out of his five courses.The boys in the film DPS are experiencing

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  • Catcher and the Rye Motif

    In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, J.D Salinger portrays a lost and confused teenager named Holden Caulfield; who is trying to find his place in life after getting kicked out of school. After going to New York to escape his annoying peers; he meets a series of people in the city that helps him find his goal in life.  His dream was to be the Catcher in the Rye and preserve childhood innocence, but this dream was later destroyed with the realization that children must lose their innocence in order

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  • Outside Influences in Catcher in the Rye

    as it can help us mature and better ourselves. However, when the hardship comes from several different sources, it becomes hard to learn form the many experiences. This is demonstrated throughout the narrator’s life in J.D. Salinger’s, The Catcher In the Rye. It is shown that: poor relations between an individual and their family impacts the individual’s ability to make good decisions. Secondly, when an individual is surrounded by deceiving people, their ability to socialize and network is hindered

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  • Catcher in the Rye Book Report

    THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. SALINGER I. Content of the Book Holden Caulfield is a very weird and interesting young man who likes to do things on impulse or because as he said 'he got such a bang out of it'. He has a brother, D.B. who is a writer in Hollywood, a little sister named Phoebe and another brother Allie, who has already died before the story even began. In the beginning of the story Holden narrates that he'll be leaving his school, Pencey Prep (a school full of Phonies from Holden’s

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    Genuine Throughout the book, The Catcher In The Rye written by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holding, is Genuine. To start off with, on page 62 he says, “I think if you don’t really like a girl, you shouldn’t horse around with her at all.” This is showing that he cares about girls and their feelings. He is not the type of guy to play a girl and actually takes them into consideration, along with their emotions. Not many guys would do this. They would just want to do things and move

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  • The Catcher in the Rye Theme Essay

    Berendes-Dean Schaefer English 10A, Pd. 3 15 October 2015 Fearing Maturity Incites Internal Struggles Throughout the generations, all adolescents have had to deal with the internal struggles while coming of age. J.D Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, applies literary devices and language patterns to develop the main character, Holden Caulfield, and his internal struggles and conflicts of maturing into adulthood. Salinger effectively uses Holden’s lies, language of depression, and flashbacks

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    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, like many other great works, was met by scornful criticism and unyielding admiration. However, many literary critics also admired Salinger's use of language, which is used to make Holden Caulfield, the protagonist, extremely realistic. Such language includes repetition of phrases, blatant cursing, and bold statements in order to capture the informal speech of the average, northern American adolescent. Through Holden's thoughts and dialogues, Salinger successfully

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  • The Catcher in the Rye Themes

    Question 3 Author J.D. Salinger’s novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, takes up a bildungsroman or coming-of-age genre throughout the story. It is known that novels that take up the bildungsroman genre mainly focus on the protagonist of the story developing from their youth to adulthood in a psychological and moral way. Displaying the character changes and development throughout the plot is essential in this sort of genre. A sensitive and emotional protagonist in search for answers

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  • Pheobe and Jane in Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye: A Struggle to Preserve Innocence Adolescence is a crossroads for many, there is the natural gravitation toward adulthood as that is the next logical step in life, or for others, like Holden Caufield, it is means never growing up. William Faulkner once said ‘The only thing worth writing about is the human heart in conflict with itself.’ This applies to Holden at his core. He is a teenager struggling to balance his need for preserving childhood innocence and his desire to become

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    Tyler Ryan Professor Wheeler English 101 April 22, 2015 Catcher in the Rye Jerome David (J.D.) Salinger was born on New Year’s Day in the year 1919, in New York City, “the second and last child of Sol and Marie (Miriam) Jillich Salinger” (Alexander 1). As a young boy, Salinger was interested in theatre and dramatics. Growing up, he attended a public school on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. He was always a very quiet and polite young man. His parents, Sol and Marie, thought he would fit in

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

    Reading Response to "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger Dear Mr. /Mrs. I have read the book ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ that expresses its content in a total of 214 pages. The book, authored by J. D. Salinger, represents the coming-of-age genre which compares to the traditional period literature such as Mark Twain’s ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Indeed, the two texts tend to feature naïve and adolescent runaways as the spectators. Also, they both comment on the problems that existed

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    T he Catcher in the Rye is set around the 1950s and is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Holden is not specific about his location while he’s telling the story, but he makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in a mental hospital or sanatorium. The events he narrates take place in the few days between the end of the fall school term and Christmas, when Holden is sixteen years old.As Holden goes out to the lobby, he starts to think about Jane Gallagher and, in a flashback, recounts

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  • Catcher in the Rye Comparison Essay

    COMPARISON ESSAY CATCHER IN THE RYE & HIGH FIDLEITY By Monica Urbina “The Catcher in the Rye” and “High Fidelity” feature protagonists facing uncertainty. Both Holden’s and Rob’s story is told through their own distressed minds, which often misrepresents the experiences. Their insecure and ‘hot-headed’ personalities lead each character to produce an unreliable first person point of view. Holden and Rob outline their unreliability through their identity issues, their chosen isolation from

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    Holden Caulfield can be described as a tragic hero in the novel, The Catcher in the Rye. He has the potential to do something with his life, but fails due to his rejection of life for what it is and hesitation of growing up. He is caught in a downward spiral with his great adventure during the holiday season. He is put through a series of unfortunate events and must accept his fate. His adventure begins when he flunks four out of five of his courses at Pency Prep, a prestigious private school for

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    Cameron Fattore The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger has many motifs that run through and play a big part in the novel. A very important motif would be Holden’s old time friend Jane. She runs through the story, yet Holden never talks to her. “[He] got old Jane Gallagher on the brain again” (76). Holden always thought about Jane. Holden and Jane had a lack of communication where they would never talk face to face. He is always thinking about calling her and seeing how she has been,

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