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  • Pleasantville vs. Catcher in the Rye

    instance‚ looking at the novel The Catcher in the Rye‚ by J.D. Salinger‚ and the movie Pleasantville‚ directed by Gary Ross‚ several similarities can be called out. Throughout the book‚ sixteen year old Holden Caulfield displays what his life is like after being kicked out of boarding school. He often speaks of people’s phoniness and how he dislikes it. In Pleasantville‚ a teenage boy named David and his sister Jennifer are put into a TV show called Pleasantville and are transformed into a 1950s character

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  • Catcher In the Rye

    characters as symbols to aid in thematic development. Using Catcher in the Rye show how J.D. Salinger uses symbols to develop a theme. In the novel‚ The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger‚ words and objects are used as symbols to aid in thematic development. Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work‚ through the use of symbols‚ the painfulness of growing up‚ is developed in The Catcher of the Rye. Symbols are objects‚ characters‚ figures‚ and colors

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  • The Catcher and the Rye

    Topic a.) Catcher in the Rye Essay The fantasy and the desire of a teenage boy lost from reality In this essay I will explain a quote which is linked to the title as well as to the main character Holden Caulifield’s desires and in turn the themes that are in the book which also represent the quote. “The Catcher in the Rye” is an important saying that will tie the book together. Holden is a boy that is depressed‚ sick and he is really confused about his life. The one person he always wants

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    ran away from home‚ and is now all alone in life. In the book The Catcher in the Rye‚ written by J.D. Salinger‚ the protagonist Holden Caulfield is going through terrible experiences in his life. He does not want anyone else to have to go through what he is experiencing. Holden’s dream job is to catch children from falling off a cliff in a field of rye. He received this idea from a poem by Robert Burns called Comin Thro’ the Rye. This symbolizes him saving the children from going through adult experiences

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  • Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is written in a subjective style from the point of view of its protagonist‚ Holden Caulfield‚ following his exact thought process (a writing style known as stream of consciousness). There is flow in the seemingly disjointed ideas and episodes; for example‚ as Holden sits in a chair in his dorm‚ minor events such as picking up a book or looking at a table‚ unfold into discussions about experiences. Critical reviews agree that the novel accurately reflected the teenage colloquial

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  • Catcher and the Rye

    Rob Ferrara Ms. Groark English II Honors 26 February 2009 A World of Poor Choices The exciting novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger expresses the free will of choice. Salinger cleverly conveys how decisions can alter a person’s perspective of their peer. Holden Caulfield‚ the protagonist‚ is a young teenager who has emotional instability and behavioral concerns. Holden acts immaturely extensively throughout the book. Holden invents a world where adulthood is the emblem of superficiality

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  • Catcher in the Rye

    Response paper on The Catcher in the Rye The novel The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D Salinger is one of the most discussed novels in American literature. The Catcher in the Rye is J.D Salinger ’s landmark novel‚ it set a new course for literature in post-WWII America and vaulted him to the heights of literary fame. The book mostly focuses on the period of time when a young teenage boy named Holden Caulfield gets expelled from his high school and how he sees‚ feels things and people around

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  • The Catcher in the Rye

    Falling Out of the Rye In the book The Catcher in the Rye‚ a character named Holden Caulfield who appears to be your everyday character‚ that is‚ until you realize that he is in some kind of mental institution and only sees people’s flaws‚ and it drives him to near insanity. Throughout the book‚ you realize that Holden is a very lonely character and somewhat depressive to the point where he thinks about committing suicide. It also seems that Holden is in the dark at times‚ he doesn’t have a lot

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  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye In J.D. Salinger’s‚ The Catcher in the Rye‚ the main character‚ Holden Caulfield‚ struggles to find his place in life. As an adolescent‚ he finds no good left in the adult world that soon will face him. Throughout his struggles‚ he realizes that people are nothing more than phonies‚ money worshipers‚ and egocentrics. People in the world become satisfied with money and material objects‚ while Holden finds anger in such things. Although it is hard to see‚ he does find happiness

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  • The Catcher and the Rye

    The Catcher and the Rye Benjamin Lynch 4/6/2012 Thesis Statement: Outline: * Intro * Tropophobia * Suicide * Withdraw himself from society * Incapable of recognizing the beneficial aspects in life * His fear of growing up and projecting others from it as well * Symbolism * Conclusion 1st Draft: The Biographical Lens applied to The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger expresses his view of society in his novel‚ The Catch in the Rye. His viewpoints

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