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The Catcher In The Rye Isolation For Self Protection

Catcher in the rye - Theme on Isolation A novel in which a character is shown to be isolated isCatcher in the rye ‘ by JD Salinger.The author portrays the main protagonist, Holden Caulfield, to be a troubled, confused and unreliable individual who struggles through much turmoil. This state eventually climaxes when Holden suffers a physical and emotional collapse caused by his resistance to change, the alienation he suffers and to a great extent by the isolation he experiences during the course...

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Catcher in the Rye

Period 4- English 10/31/12 The Catcher in the Rye Martha Beck once said, “If you want to end your isolation, you must be honest about what you want at a core level and decide to go after it.” Isolation throughout one’s life, whether hidden or manifest, proceeds to deeper perspectives and interpretations of certain aspects. Throughout the classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye, a troubled teenage boy seems to be excluded and alienated from his surroundings. Holden...

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Catcher in the Rye

Research pap. Catcher in the Rye is a book of many themes of many different types of different things. The main character of the book is Holden Caulfield, this guy has major problems. He’s alone and he knows it, he hates everyone and judges them too. Some themes of this story are the sadness, the lies and deceit, and Holden’s youth. Every one of these themes describe Holden in different ways, mostly it describes what he’s like. SADNESS Sadness permeates The Catcher in the Rye. Main character...

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The Catcher in the Rye

Sabrina Huwang Mr. Maiore AP English Language 9 June 2014 Alienation as the Embodiment of Self-Preservation in The Catcher in the Rye Written in 1951 during Post-World War II America by J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye details the deteriorating psychological state of the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, a pessimistic misanthrope who is convinced that the adult world is spurious and full of “phonies.” Throughout the bildungsroman, Holden’s various interactions with incommensurable individuals...

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Catcher in the Rye Essay

‘The Catcher in the Rye’ - Essay ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ was written by American author, J.D. Salinger in 1951. The book was an instant success on publication, and still today, over sixty years later, the novel still sells around 250,000 copies each year. The author, J.D.Salinger, was born in New York and was a recluse from the army. After the success of the novel, J.D. Salinger cut himself off from society, and idea expressed many times by the main character, Holden Caulfield, in the novel...

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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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Catcher in the Rye Songs

Form of Self-Protection Throughout the novel, Holden seems to be excluded from and victimized by the world around him. As he says to Mr. Spencer, he feels trapped on “the other side” of life, and he continually attempts to find his way in a world in which he feels he doesn’t belong. As the novel progresses, we begin to perceive that Holden’s alienation is his way of protecting himself. Just as he wears his hunting hat (see “Symbols,” below) to advertise his uniqueness, he uses his isolation as proof...

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Catcher in the Rye - Personal Response

Title: The Catcher in the Rye Author: J.D. Salinger Text type: Extended written text – novel In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, I found the idea of self-isolation from human relationships that was portrayed through the protagonist Holden Caulfield very interesting. While over the course of the novel, which is set into a timeframe of three days, Holden interacts with many others, we see that he does not have a close relationship with any of these people other than his...

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Catcher in the Rye

identity highlighted in the book The Catcher in the Rye? Identity is personal attributes and characteristics that contribute to an individual’s personality and sense of self. In the book The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger has deeply explored the concept of identity in the main character Holden Caulfield. Through the use of jargon, symbols, themes and motifs, J.D. Salinger highlights how Holden is shown to be struggling with his own identity and sense of self. To begin with, Holden uses jargon...

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The Catcher in the Rye: Brief Description

and because there are many things he does not understand. Holden’s deep emotional turmoil as he tries in vain to come to terms with his coming adulthood is evidence of the theme of how painful growing up is in The Catcher in the Rye. Self-protection through Isolation Holden, who is self-conscious of himself, afraid of those around him, and who does not understand the life around him, isolates himself on the pretense that he believes he is above everyone else around him, is better than them, and...

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