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Analysis on Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye
Analysis on Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye
Thesis statement: Holden Caulfield is in many ways a typical teenager of the complicated and paradoxical youth. He has a naïve and kind heart with a great ideal, and he is willing to pursue the wonderful life. He only wants to be a catcher in the rye to be the guardian of innocence and the protector of innocents. I demonstrate his honesty, generosity, and kind from the descriptions and the incidents in some chapters. Outline

Ⅰ. Introduction
Ⅱ.The personality of Holden Caulfield
Brief introduction to the prospectus of The Catcher in the Rye A. Holden’s honesty and sincerity
1. His thoughts on Selma Thurmer
2. His deeds to others
3. His deeds comparing with that of the adult
B. Holden’s generosity
1. Contribution of his time to accompany others
2. His tendency to try to find some good in most people
3. His donation to the nuns
C. Holden’s kindness
1. Consideration for others
2. His unwillingness to make life difficult for people
3. His desire to protect the children
Ⅲ. Conclusion
Analysis on Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye
This paper analyses the personality of the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, who is a controversial character. In this paper, the author mainly figures out the positive character of Holden Caulfield. Then the author analyses the personality of Holden Caulfield from three aspects: ⑴ Holden Caulfield himself is a sincere person, and he tends to espouse is authenticity, disgusting falsehood. ⑵ Holden Caulfield can not help being generous. ⑶ Holden Caulfield is a very kind boy.  Key Words:  honesty, sincerity, generosity, kindness

本文主要对《麦田里的守望者》一书中的主人公霍尔顿•考尔菲德这一人物性格进行分析。这是一个颇具争议的人物,本文主要从正面理解的此人物。首先大致介绍当时美国的历史背景以及作者J.D.塞林格本人的生活经历。接下来本文从三方面分析阐述霍尔顿•考尔菲德的性格:一是霍尔顿•考尔菲德他本人的正直和他对真实的追求和对虚伪的厌恶。二是霍尔顿•考尔菲德帮助他人的慷慨大方。三是霍尔顿•考尔菲德发自内心的善良。 关键词:正直, 真实, 慷慨大方, 善良

His creator is not without his legend either. Jersome David Salinger, man of mystery and conscientious alien from all things connected with the society that his youthful hero laments over, has progressively withdrawn from the company of all but a select few of his fellow human beings, and upon these he appears to have imposed a vow of silence. The facts of his earlier years, consequently, heavily outweigh the information we have later. He was born in 1919 to a well-to-do merchant family in New York City. The only other child in his family, a sister, was eight years older than he. His father was a prosperous meat importer who tried unsuccessfully to groom his son for the trade. An average student with an average I.Q., Salinger attended both public and private schools in Manhattan. Finally he was sent off to a military academy in Pennsylvania—perhaps a partial model for Holden Caulfield ’ s Pencey Prep—where he receive his only diploma. Aside from the typical extra-curricular activities, at school and at a Maine summer camp, such as acting, fencing, writing for the yearbook and the like, he was remembered for no dramatic escapades of the kind that characterize Holden Caulfield, and left no record of unusual accomplishment. After putting in his time in the military academy he spent less than a month trying out college at New York University and completed his academic career taking a short-story course at Columbia University. This course, given by the editor of Story magazine, resulted in the publication of his first short story in the same magazine in 1940. Drafted in 1942, Salinger spent the next four years in the Army. Apparently the young Salinger never stopped writing, since he is described by himself and others as writing in hotel rooms during weekend passes, in tents by flashflight, and even, if we can accept the more amazing aspects of the legend, in the foxholes. Certainly, if he was not writing all the time, he was alert to the artistic possibilities of his experiences, for many of them turn up in...
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