Analysis Of Holden Caulfield 's ' The Catcher Rye '

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Alexandro Garcia Mrs. Kehrmeyer AP Language, Period 1 9 March 2017 The Brain is Wider than the Sky The world is not always a fair, but some are able to emerge out of the ashes with nothing more than a scratch, while others perish into the rubble. The same can be said for Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, a teenager that suffers and wallow in his misery behind the scene’s, yet lives a life of luxury and debauchery for all to witness. Psychoanalytical theory operates as a catalyst in analyzing and understanding Holden Caulfield in the narrative of The Catcher in the Rye. Holden is introduced as a defeatist, juvenile youngster that has just failed out of another highly prestigious, private…show more content…
Salinger would meet his first wife Sylvia, a German and possible former Nazi, yet they would divorce eight months later. He would later go into isolation after he gained fame for his hit novel The Catcher in the Rye. In the story Catcher in Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character of the story Holden Caulfield takes a lot of the characteristics of the person who created him. The first instance of this connection between the two is that they both despise the movies. Salinger despises the movie’s because he made “My Foolish Heart, a film adaptation of Salinger’s story “Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut,” premieres. The movie is ripped apart by critics. Salinger finds the experience so miserable that he never formally authorizes another film version of his work” ( PBS). This hatred of the movie is then shown in Holden when he says “If there’s one thing I hate, it’s the movies. Don’t even mention them to me” (14). Another connection of these two individuals is that they both were kicked out of prestigious schools. Salinger was kicked out of McBurney for having subpar grades to able to stay, while Holden is getting kicked out Pencey for having subpar grades has well. Salinger makes references to old school when Holden says “ We’d gone in to New York that morning for this fencing meet with McBurney School” (3). Salinger and Holden also share a lot personality traits as well as being deadbeats. One of these similarities
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