Analysis Of The Book ' The Catcher Of The Rye '

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Ackley is a minor character in the novel “the Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger. One of Ackley’s main attributes is his rudeness because “He was exactly the kind of a guy that wouldn’t get out of your light when you asked him to,” (Salinger, 21). He (Ackley) is also nosy; “He always picked up your stuff and looked at it,” (Salinger, 20). A few other attributes of Ackley’s are his unhygienic persona that has “… a lot of pimples. Not just on his forehead… but all over his whole face. And not only that, he had a terrible personality,” (Salinger, 19). Ultimately Ackley deeply despised Stradlater and “was always keeping tabs on Stradlater…even though he hated Stradlater’s guts,” (Salinger, 23).
The Cather in the Rye is written in first-person and second-person point of view. The narrator starts of the story with this: “IF YOU REALLY want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.”
Here, the narrator, also known as Holden Caulfield, uses words like “I”, and “my” which coincide directly to that which defines what first-person point of view is but also uses words like “you”, indicating the narrator is speaking directly to the reader, which also defines the definition of second-person point of view.
Phoebe is Holden Caulfield kid sister. “She [Phoebe] has this sort of red hair…that was very short…
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