J. D. Salinger Essays & Research Papers

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  • J. D. Salinger and Catcher
    The Catcher in the Rye went into 14 printings within a year of publication and continued to have a large sale. The book had been translated into 30 languages and had sold more than 65 million copies. After his divorce with his second wife, Claire Douglas, he went to New Hampshire to be alone and be isolated. He stopped writing books and cut off most public contact. He would only write in private and enjoyed his time alone. Salinger died on January 27, 2010, of natural causes at his home in...
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  • An Analysis of A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J. D. Salinger
    J. D. SALINGER A PERFECT DAY FOR BANANAFISH The aim of the lesson is to teach you to see the details that help the author to intensify the dramatic effect and to evaluate the philosophical background of the story. 1. Some critics consider that Salinger wrote his Nine Stories within the paradigm of traditional Indian poetics, one of the main conceptions of which is that the genuine value of a literary work consists in the implications created by associations a word gives rise to. Only a...
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  • J. D. Salinger: the Catcher in the Rye - Albert Camus: the Stranger Comparison
    J. D. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye - Albert Camus: The Stranger /comparison/ Albert Camus’ The Stranger and J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye are both among the most important and innovative novels of the twentieth century, however it is not the only similarity shared in common by these two masterpieces. The modern world’s general moral change and the individual’s alienation from the society serve as the main, basic topic for both novels. The most visible and outright similarity...
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  • Lexical Pecularities and Translation Difficulties in ”the Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger.”
    Ministry of Education and Youth of the Republic of Moldova Cahul State University ”B. P. Hasdeu” Phylology and History Faculty English Philology Departent Research Paper Theme: „Lexical Pecularities and Translation Difficulties in ”The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger.” Cahul 2010 Content Introduction……………………………………………………………..............................3 Chapter I The Modernist Literature 1. The literature in the 19 century……………………………………...............................6...
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  • Jd Salinger - 2456 Words
    J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye Miranda Hensley p.6 Term Paper 1 One of the most controversial yet influential authors of the 20th century, J.D. Salinger, led an intriguing life to say the least. His...
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  • JD Salinger - 1262 Words
    The Effect of J.D Salinger’s Writings Jerome David Salinger, born on January 1, 1919, was an American short story writer and novelist. Salinger is considered one of the most influential 20th century writer’s despite having a very shallow body of work. Early in his career, Salinger wrote many short stories that made it into big publications such as Story Magazine, Collier’s, and even The Saturday Evening Post. Some of these short stories, A Perfect Day for a Bananafish and Uncle Wiggly in...
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  • Jd Salinger - 815 Words
    Salinger, J(erome) D(avid) (1919- ), American novelist and short story writer, known for his stories dealing with the intellectual and emotional struggles of adolescents who are alienated from the empty, materialistic world of their parents. Salinger's work is marked by a profound sense of craftsmanship, a keen ear for dialogue, and a deep awareness of the frustrations of life in America after World War II (1939-1945). Jerome David Salinger was born and raised in New York City. He began...
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  • J.D. Salinger - 611 Words
    Emily Flores Mr. Kelly English 12 10/17/14 Often regarded as a mystery to literary world, J.D Salinger is recognized today for his work on his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye. Although Salinger had made use of his time writing short stories that were sometimes published in the magazines, his novel was his first and only work to face such recognition. Perhaps it was because many found the main character, Holden Caulfield, so relatable, but it was probably Salinger himself who related most...
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  • The Laughing Man by J.D Salinger
    'The Laughing Man' By J.D. Salinger I. Introduction Context and Environment The Laughing Man is one of the J.D. Salingers stories which was published in The New Yorker on March 19, 1949 , and its included in his book called Nine Stories, his second book(Salinger, Jerome David 1953).Nine Stories was the collection that introduced and killed Seymour Glass-the brooding figure that gave rise to the Glass family dynasty, the fictional subject that held Salinger's attention...
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  • Jerome David Salinger - 1753 Words
    Jerome David Salinger The famous American writer Jerome David Salinger is a representative of the existentialism and neo- realism styles in the literature. Existentialism is a term which has been applied to the work of a disparate group of late nineteenth and twentieth century philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject - not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual....
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  • J.D. Salinger Research Paper: Salinger V. Caulfield
    Mikahla Denney Mr. Snow English II PAP- 3 12 March 2012 The Catcher in the Rye: Salinger v. Caulfield During World War II and the post war era after, many peoples’ lives went down paths that lead their sanity to meander, just like that of J.D. Salinger. Salinger grew up as a very bright child, yet his work effort lacked great stamina which caused him to flunk average school, requiring a military academy. Once Salinger reached adulthood, he became lost in his paranoid thoughts and secluded...
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  • J.D. Salinger Biography - 329 Words
    J.D. Salinger J.D. Salinger died on January 27th of 2010 at 91 years old. The author arises on the 1950’s when he wrote The Catcher in the Rye a book that has marked a generation of youth ever since, his success has been due to his shorter stories that shared about religious and philosophical territory and that is what he was good at. He was born on January 1st of 1919 in New York that means success came to him at a young age and was recognized as one of the most...
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  • Jerome David Salinger Report
    Jerome David Salinger was one of the most prominent writers of the 20th century. His crowning achievement was The Catcher and The Rye. Along with this he also boasted A “Perfect Day for Bananafish”, For Esmé – with Love and Squalor, and the Glass family novellas, to name a few. Most of his works involved adolescent youths growing up and loss of innocence in harsh times. This is probably to his rough early years, his involvement in WWII, and the myriad of his relationship and religious changes....
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  • Franny vs Holden (J.D. Salinger)
    Holden as a foil ti Zooey By: E.S. Although they are the protagonists from two separate books, Franny Glass, a teenage girl in J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, and Holden Caufield, a young man in Salinger's novel Catcher in the Rye, serve as foils to each other. Both suffer unnecessarily due to their interaction with those whom they are close to, due to their relationships with themselves, as well as due to their views on the world. In the end, however Franny and Holden change their...
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  • Where Are Uganda S Salingers And Harpers
    Danny Kajura’s Simple Minds. Where are our Lee Harpers or J.D Salingers? A fortnight ago I was honored to attend the Pantomime of the Kampala Amateur Dramatics society’s Treasure Island at the National Theatre. To purport that Robert Louis Stevenson would ever envision his riveting classic mould into an impeccable spectacle of the proverbial British humor in Uganda’s National theatre would be unfathomable ; more so with Writer Chris Carruthers seamless inclusion of...
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  • J.D. Salinger Biographical Comarison to Catcher in Ther Rye
    In many works of fiction, the life experiences and views of the authors are often reflected in their work creating captivating novels. Jerome David Salinger or J.D Salinger as he is better known became one of the most interesting authors in American literature, along with his famed character Holden Caulfield from the famous novel Catcher in the Rye published on July 16, 1951 (French 16). Like many authors, J.D. Salinger incorporated main parts of his autobiography into the life of his novel’s...
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  • The Praises and Criticism of J.D. Salingers the Catcher in the Rey
    The Praises and Criticisms of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye Ever since its publication in 1951, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has served as a firestorm for controversy and debate. Critics have argued the moral issues raised by the book and the context in which it is presented. Some have argued that Salinger's tale of the human condition is fascinating and enlightening, yet incredibly depressing. The psychological battles of the novel's main character, Holden Caulfield, serve...
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  • "The Catcher in The Rye" by J.D. Salinger: The Tendency to Judge Others and its Detrimental Effects.
    Mother Theresa said, "do not judge people, for you will have no time to love them". One of the most important themes in "The Catcher in the Rye", is the tendency people have to judge one another. The narrator, Holden Caulfield, is not only judgmental of the people he meets, but of society as a whole. Throughout his experiences, he criticizes the phoniness and shallowness that he encounters in the world around him. One sees, that while Holden spends much of his time judging the actions and...
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  • The Catcher in the Rye Is a Novel Which Evokes Hope and Despair for Holden Caulfield. Which Techniques Does Salinger Use to Do This?
    Q: The Catcher In The Rye is a novel which evokes hope and despair for Holden Caulfield. Which techniques does Salinger use to do this? JD Salinger uses a variety of techniques to evoke both hope and despair for Holden Caulfield. Hope is explored as an emotional state where one believes in a positive outcome, whereas despair displays a complete lack of positive belief. J.D. Salinger uses such techniques as narrative style, symbolism and foreshadowing, in his novel The Catcher in the Rye....
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  • "Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day." Critical Lens on Nine Stories and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    As people grow up they are faced with more challenges than when they were children. Milton said, "Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day." If one's childhood is full of poverty and disdain then their adult hood will be prosperous and loving. J.D. Salinger's book Nine Stories shows that this quote is true in the story Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut. Eloise is forced to face the fact that she is stuck in her past when she was happy, before she met her husband Lew. In another J.D. Salinger...
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  • "Good people...are good because they come to wisdom through failure." analysis of the quote using two novels: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    "Good people...are good because they come to wisdom through failure." According to William Saroyan, this means that a person can learn from mistakes and become a better person. This statement is confirmed in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and William Golding's The Lord of the Flies. J.D. Salinger's Holden is constantly trying to preserve the innocence in children throughout the novel. In addition Holden also attempts to keep his brother Allie, alive in his thoughts and actions. William...
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  • Materialism: a Growing Epidemic
    Can self-indulgence and materialism lead to social chaos and self-destruction? In “Teddy” and “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” J.D. Salinger reveals that the ostentation of society results in the downfalls of the protagonists. Both Seymour Glass and Teddy McArdle feel embarrassed and uncomfortable because of their distinctions from the majority of the people they are surrounded by. Seymour suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome as an affect of the war, and Teddy retains the mind of a child...
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  • Perks of being a wall flower
    The book begins with 15 year old boy named Charlie writing letters to an unknown recipient about his life. He discusses how he is beginning high school and his fear of it because his only friend, Michael, committed suicide the year before. Charlie is a wallflower and he is befriended by a senior named Patrick. Patrick is gay and is dating a football player secretly. Patrick introduces Charlie to Sam, Patrick's step-sister. Charlie is attracted to Sam, but says nothing for a while. He is...
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  • Catcher in the Rye Abstract - 1358 Words
    Caleigh Beverly Mrs. Lehman AP English, 1A 1 October 2012 Novel Abstract: Catcher in the Rye Novel Title and Author: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Author’s Background: J.D. Salinger was born on January 1, 1919, in New York City, New York. Jerome David Salinger was born to Sol Salinger and his wife Miriam (J.D. Salinger). Though he was a bright young man, when he attended McBurney School, he ended up flunking out and was soon after sent to Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne,...
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  • Franny and Zooey and Catcher In the Rye
    Madelyn Crowther ENG 3U0 Mr. Mehrotra 445698 12/16/2013 English ISP Formal Comparative Essay Negativity Can Be An Awful Thing By: Madelyn Crowther In life, we are often not able to feel happier or understand things better if we constantly think negatively. In the books Franny and Zooey and Catcher in the Rye written by J.D Salinger, the author demonstrates how both Holden and Franny are not able to find the happiness they wish to have because they are constantly thinking...
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  • Comparison of Child Characters in Salinger's "Teddy" and "A Perfect Day for Bananafish"
    In J.D. Salinger’s Nine Stories there are many tales centered on children, who are often depicted as a symbol of hope and connected with the values that stand in contrast to the ones typical of the adults corrupted by materialism. In my essay, I would like to concentrate on the portrayal of children in “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” and “Teddy”. Even though the way these characters are depicted is similar, a child protagonist in each of the stories is representative of different things. While...
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  • Catcher in the Rye Book Review
    Stepping into controversy after it was banned in America after its first publication, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, is sure to keep you thumbing through the pages. The story of a young man’s journey through life with obstacles such as: his brother dying, being expelled from numerous schools, suffering from depression, and the intolerance for the world around him; The Catcher in the Rye is told from one man’s reflection of his place in society and the world around him. Holden Caulfield,...
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  • Nine stories - 984 Words
    Could Not Express Children often have trouble expressing their emotions, resulting in disorientation and often find ways to output their repressed emotions through physical means. However, most children grow up to be confident and capable of maintaining their composure. There are still some unfortunate adults who never gained the capability to communicate their true emotions and live a false and fruitless existence. In Eudora Welty’s “Threads of Innocence”, Welty claims that “the crazy...
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  • Catcher in the Rye - 1601 Words
    Innocence, Compassion, and some ‘Crazy' Cliff A novel, which has gained literary recognition worldwide, scrutiny to the point of censorship and has established a following among adolescents, The Catcher in the Rye is in its entirety a unique connotation of the preservation of innocence and the pursuit of compassion. With certain elegance the writer J.D. Salinger, substantiates the growth and perils, which lie between childhood and adulthood. Embellishing the differentiation between innocence and...
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  • Review of "The Catcher in the Rye"
    TThe Catcher In The Rye By J.D Salinger The Catcher in the Rye was written by J.D salinger and published by Little, Brown and Company in 1951. Originally intended for adults, the novel has in time become very popular with younger readers as well. His portrayl of alienation and difficulties with growing up has both been very influentional and sparked debate. The novel remains well-recognized selling more than 250 000 copies a year. Jerome David or “J.D.” Salinger was born on January 1th...
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  • The American Literature - 3347 Words
    Georgi Vasilev English Philology 4th year/100304104 Part II - American Literature Topics: 2,44,55 SECTION ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION Among the most celebrated and enigmatic twentieth-century American writers, I choose J.D. Salinger as my main author because is best known for his first and only published novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as for him being a short story master, a defining portrait of adolescent in postwar American society. The novel's disaffected hero, Holden...
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  • laughing man - 504 Words
    "Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you're in diapers, the next you're gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul." - from The Wonder Years In other words this quote means that in a blink of an eye you grow up but you will never forget the moments in time that define your life. In the short story The Laughing Man, by J.D. Salinger, the narrator is reminiscing about his childhood and the story his chief told him. Also in the poem Mandarine Oranges, by Katha...
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  • The Catcher In The Rye - Analysis - 2466 Words
     The Catcher in the Rye – Analysis and Summary Name of the book: The Catcher in the Rye Writer: J. D. Salinger. His complete name is Jerome David Salinger, and he was born the first day of 1919 in Manhattan, New York. He started writing early in secondary school, and he had published several stories before getting interrupted by the Second World War in 1940. In 1951 he published his most successful, and only, novel The Catcher in the Rye that became an immediate success among its...
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  • Anthonlogy J.D Sallinger - 991 Words
    Anthology: J.D. Salinger Jerome David Salinger was famous for his writing skills and known from his famous novel, The Catcher in the Rye. However though, before becoming a successful man, he faced numerous problems and struggle in life. For example, he wasn’t much of a student and struggled to stay in school. Salinger’s parents was forced to send him into a military school, Valley Forge Military Academy, in Wayne, Pennsylvania after getting kicked out of Mcburney School in New York. In...
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  • Character Analysis: Catcher in the Rye
    In The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger there were many different ways that the main character, Holden, was trapped. He was trapped by his own assumptions, by his own actions, and his own mind psychologically. The first way Holden was trapped was by his own assumptions. Because his personality was to lie, he was trapped in a world of lies. This makes him a very negative person. Having a negative attitude can lead to making bad decisions and it traps him. Holden is also trapped by...
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  • Catcher In The Rye - Point Of View
    What a Difference a View Makes Who is telling us the story of The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger? Holden Caulfield tells it to us, the readers, through his point of view. His point of view, literately speaking, is called first person. We get the facts through his recollections, with his opinions and bias. Did you ever wonder what The Catcher in the Rye would be like if it were in a different point of view? It would be very different if it was told in third person dramatic, third person...
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  • Hero - 1432 Words
    A Perfect Day for Bananafish Endi Murataj 1. Muriel portrays herself a self-interested woman who lives in her own superficial and materialistic world. She places great importance on her appearance, “She washed her comb and brush. She took the spot out of the skirt of her beige suit. She moved the button on her Saks blouse. She tweezed out two freshly surfaced hairs in her mole”. 2. Intelligent but psychologically damaged form the war, Seymour has lost his footing in accepted adult...
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  • English - 349 Words
    Author: J. D. Salinger. Important points: * Jerome David Salinger was born in January 1st in New York in 1919 and he died in Cornish New Hampshire in January 27 of 2010. * Raised in Manhattan, Salinger began writing short stories while in secondary school, and published several stories in the early 1940s before serving in World War II. * In 1951 Salinger released his novel The Catcher in the Rye, an immediate popular success. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of...
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  • The Catcher in the rye book review
    The Catcher in the rye, is one of the most successful and controversial works of Jerome David Salinger also known as J.D Salinger. He was an American writer who won acclaim early in life. Very private for more than a half-century thereon, he last published an original work in 1965 and gave his final interview in 1980. Raised in Manhattan, Salinger began writing short stories while in secondary school, and he had several published in Story magazine in the early 1940s before serving in World War...
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  • Franny and Zooey Character Analysis of Franny
    Gökçe Ayşen Akpınar 05.11.2012 Is Love for Yourself Possible? In J.D. Salinger’s book “Franny and Zooey”, the character Franny is a 20-year-old college girl who comes from a very loving and intellectual family. She has a boyfriend who is handsome and in love with her. Moreover, she used to act in a TV show named “It’s a Wild Child” with her siblings when she was a child. To put it in a nutshell, it can be thought that she is supposed to be a very happy young lady; however, she is not....
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  • A Perfect Day for Bananafish - 605 Words
    A Perfect Day For Bananafish By J.D. Salinger A Perfect Day For Bananafish was written in 1948 by the American writer Jerome David Salinger. This was just three years after the ending of World War II, where Salinger was stationed in Berlin, Germany. From further analysis of the short-story I have come to the conclusion that Seymour is Salinger's role model. Seymour has just returned from World War II, as well as Salinger had when he wrote the story. Seymour returns to his native country very...
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  • Theme Comparison of the Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey
    The world today is very deceptive and phony. J.D. Salinger’s well known novels, The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey attack this fake and superficial society which is evident through the lives, ideas, actions, and words expressed by the characters in these literary pieces. The transition from childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood is inevitable. The protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield goes through this stage and finds himself in a crisis. He alienates...
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  • ENG1501 the CATCHER IN THE RYE - 68555 Words
    J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century classic. Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, an angry young man who articulates the confusion, cynicism and vulnerability of adolescence with humour and sincerity. This guide to Salinger’s provocative novel offers: • an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The...
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  • Catcher in the Rye - 3014 Words
    Individuality in society is what makes our culture exist. Each person seems to be opposite of the next in their choices and their preferences. What makes one person happy, make not even bring a smile to the next. The one thing that each individual does have in common is the fact that to gain happiness, one much search for it. This quest may involve many different characteristics. Some battle the quest for happiness with the company of others, and some battle the quest for happiness alone....
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  • Catcher In the Rye - 724 Words
    Works of literature often use objects and 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....
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  • John - 933 Words
    J.D Salinger Michelle Sun Per 6 J.D Salinger is one of the most mysterious authors in the world. J.D Salinger is known to be a influential writer and is famous for his, “Catcher in The Rye” novel. He has garnered much attention with that novel. When hitting his peaks of success, J.D Salinger declared reclusion during his career. Which fumed up the curiosity of many readers. Many readers notice that much of his books are based on one central theme. When one’s innocence is lost and is...
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  • Nine Stories - 2217 Words
    Analysis: Nine Stories by JD Salinger For those like me who couldn't find any insightful analyses about this collection on the Internet: You're welcome. I have finally figured out what this is about (I think). So the fancy book club met a couple weeks ago to discuss Nine Stories by JD Salinger. Much despair was had because of our varied and confused insights into Salinger's stories. Was Seymour a pedophile? What's up with the random last line in "Just Before the War with the Eskimos?" How...
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  • Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut - 1807 Words
    Love, Death, and War in J.D Salinger’s “Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut” J.D Salinger was best known for his portrayal of isolationism and the loss of innocence in his literary works. Like many Modern artists of the 1950’s, such as his good friend Ernest Hemmingway, Salinger was highly interested in reflection of the individual as well as the disconnectedness between adults and children (Calloway 3). In his short story, “Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut”, Salinger uses...
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  • Doogasas - 997 Words
    Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Marukami The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Marukami Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Life of Pi by Yann Martel On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom Facts about the Moon by Dorianne Laux Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann What is the What by Dave Eggers The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Milke White Oleander by Janet Fitch Leaves...
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  • The Catcher in the Rye- Sally Hayes
    Sally Hayes is dim person whose phoniness blinds her from Holden's cries for help and dismisses him when he needs her most, her phoniness changes Holden and he himself is forced into bad decisions because of it. When Holden is waiting for Sally in the lobby of New York's Biltmore Hotel, the place is filled with girls his age, and he's watching them. "[I]t was sort of depressing" (123), thinking about what's going to happen to most of the girls he sees. They're all going to have conventional...
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  • A Perfect Day for a Bananafish - 1200 Words
    A Perfect Day for Bananafish; Stuck in the Bananahole J.D. Salinger’s short story, A Perfect Day for Bananafish, reveals the story of Seymour Glass, a veteran solider from WWII, who, upon returning home to America and his family, feels isolated and is unable to communicate and connect with his adult peers. After having trudged through his war experience, Seymour was subsequently forced to step back and see the shallow materialism in his surrounding world. This constrictive world traps him and...
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  • Catcher in the Rye Thesis Essay
    Catcher in the Rye Thesis Essay The novel "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger is very interesting novel in which the main character, Holden, intrigues the reader with his unpredictable actions and upfront judgments of his surroundings. Holden alienates himself to try and help protect him from the outside world and conserve his innocence. He constantly proves this to reader many in times in the novel by, telling characters he feels different, wearing clothing that makes him stand out even...
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  • Red Hat - 555 Words
     In J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in The Rye Holden uses his red hat as a form of protection and comfort as well as a distinguishing characteristic. Holden struggles toWhen Holden goes back to his room after talking to Old Spencer he begins to think about the red hat he purchased in New York City that he is wearing. He states, “just after I lost all the goddam foils…..The way I wore it, I swung the old peak way around to the back very –corny, I’ll admit it but I liked it that way. I looked good in...
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  • A Literary Analysis of the Glass Family
    A Literary Analysis of the Glass Family: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness American Writer J.D. Salinger is most well known for his 1951 work of Catcher in the Rye. Barring public opinion, and relying on my own, Salinger’s best work was his creation of the Glass family. Giving birth to this fictional family with the introduction and sudden suicide of the eldest member of the Glass family, Seymour, Salinger continued publishing stories about the Glass until 1965. The story of the...
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  • Catcher in the Rye Word Choice
    Word Choice in The Catcher in the Rye By Tom Condon Word choice is a crucial element in a well-crafted story. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is about a 16-year-old in New York in the 1950's named Holden Caulfield. The book is about his exploration in the world as he suffers from severe mental trauma from his point of view. J.D. Salinger uses word choice for realism, theme, and depth of character to make the story relate to the reader and add dimension. The Catcher in Rye contains...
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  • Book Report on the catcher in the rye
     Book Report for the Catcher in the Rye By Jerome David Salinger Amy Zeng Mr. Poldiak 05/27/2013 Author Introduction The author of the Catcher in the Rye, Jerome David Salinger was born in New York in 1919. He is the son of a wealthy cheese importer. He grew up in a fashionable neighborhood in Manhattan. He graduated from Valley Forge in 1936 and attended different colleges. He published his first short story in...
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  • Sylvia Plath Theme of Honesty
    Jade Bevan Word count: 2821 ‘Plath uses honesty in the character or ‘Esther’ to reflect her personal anxieties’. Explore the theme of honesty in ‘The Bell Jar’ by Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson’s ‘Selected Poems’. In the course of your writing show how your ideas have been illuminated by your response to ‘Catcher in the Rye’ by J. D. Salinger and other readings of both texts. The theme of honesty is one that is echoed throughout all three of the authors writing, but is expressed in...
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  • Book Review on the Catcher in the Rye
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  • The Catcher and the Rye - 268 Words
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  • Summary: The Catcher in the Rye
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  • A Perfect Day for Banish - 537 Words
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  • Catcher in Rye - 752 Words
    In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Holden feels isolated, even in crowded situations and in turn isolates himself even more. Holden isolates himself subconsciously because he does not want to get hurt again like he did when his brother, Allie died. However, no matter how much Holden isolates himself he ends up getting hurt one way or other. In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, he uses the isolation to say that people try and isolate themselves that way they...
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  • Catcher And The Bell Jar - Two Coming Of Age Novels
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  • Comparison/Contrast Essay For Catcher in the Rye and Stand by Me
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  • Catcher and the Rye and Siddhartha - 986 Words
    The novels Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger show many similarities. One of the major themes in both novels consists of the main characters finding their self and journey through life. Their similar experiences consist of the relationships they go through, as well as the different people they meet in life and their personal views on society, which let the audience distinguish the affect on similar situations. Siddhartha's dream throughout the entire novel...
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