"The Catcher In The Rye" Essays and Research Papers

1 - 10 of 500

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...

Premium Fraud, The Catcher in the Rye, Symbol 620  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

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...

Premium 517  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

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...

Premium J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Boy 724  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

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...

Premium Fraud, Joan Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye 776  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Catcher and the Rye

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): ...

Premium Novel, Gore Vidal, Last Day of the Last Furlough 1138  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

The Catcher in the Rye

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...

Premium Symbol, Pastrami, Fiction 636  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Catcher in the Rye

Why be the Catcher in the Rye if He Can't Catch Himself? People who grasps important moments in their lives, and remember them, would want those moments to last forever. However, things would gradually change, so those moments would not last forever, similarly, to the character Holden in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Holden's dilemma is that he wants things to stay the way they are forever and also save the innocent people around him; he realized that it's not possible. Near the end...

Premium 840  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

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...

Premium Meaning of life, Holden Caulfield, Suicide 882  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

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...

Premium Novel, Last Day of the Last Furlough, J. D. Salinger 1815  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

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...

Premium Adult, Coming out, English-language films 1371  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free