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The Catcher In The Rye

Hoffman The Catcher in the Rye Symbolism Many teenagers around the age of Holden Caulfield, main character from The Catcher in the Rye, get worried and scared of growing up. Many children struggle with not wanting to grow up and the painfulness of it. J.D Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye, uses symbolism to create a theme. He uses the symbol of the catcher in the rye to develop the themes of the innocence of children and the phoniness of adulthood. The catcher in the rye first comes up...

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Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield in, The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, lives a troubled life of not really caring about the repercussions of his actions. Holden’s beliefs on life are very narrow minded and he is very judgmental of everyone around him. Holden also has a strong belief that mostly everyone in the world is a phony. This ties into Holden’s wants of becoming a catcher in the rye when he is older. In the future Holden wants to become the catcher in the rye to...

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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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Comparative Essay: The Catcher In The Rye and Igby Goes Down ❑ Make a title by finding a quotation from The Catcher In The Rye that could apply to Igby Goes Down also. Make it big, or bold, or underlined, or in a cool font or something. ❑ Put “[your name] and Mike Moore” in small, classy letters right under that, without putting “by” before the names. ❑ Introductory paragraph (setting up the essay and letting the reader know what your point is and how you will explore it): ...

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The Catcher in the Rye Like any good artist, authors must leave room for interpretation in their work. Symbolism provides readers with a chance to read between the lines and further interpret the literature. J.D. Salinger creates depth in his novel, The Catcher in the Rye, through the use of symbolism. By looking deeper into the symbols of the novel readers understand the true message he wishes to convey. The novel contains many symbols which give insight into Holden's views and feelings; these...

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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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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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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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Professor English 101 14 April 2014 The Catcher in the Rye Controversial Classic The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger has been one of the biggest sources of contention in American literature since its first publication as a novel in 1951. The author himself has proven to be an elusive creature, not writing much of lasting value after the publication of his first novel, granting interviews extremely infrequently, and eventually allowing himself to fade away from the public eye. Yet the spirited...

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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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