Analysis Of The Movie ' The Catcher Of The Rye '

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Yana Gevorgyan
Elliott
English Literature AP 5
30 October 2015
The Catcher in the Rye
As a timeless work, JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye continues to serve as a voice of the special snowflake syndrome of the younger generation. As a comparative reflection of the issues facing Holden’s generation, specifically the struggles faced by those who do not conform to society in a time when it was the norm, the novel is an intriguing and accurate portrayal of a young man’s struggle to stay true to himself and the consequences he faces for this. It is a worthwhile read relevant to any time period, especially for the so called generation X that highly values individualism. The novel deals with universal themes of social acceptance it should be considered a classic to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Set around the 1950s, The Catcher in the Rye is the story of a youth named Holden Caulfield, The events of the story take place when Holden is sixteen and is at the end of his fall school term. The novel is a loosely strung set of events that play out over the course of four days in the life of Holden. The psychological aspects of these events and how they affect the hero 's mind are the focus of the story which is often supplemented in the form of flashbacks which reveal even more about various characters, especially Holden himself. He faces school expulsion and his parents’ reaction to this, since he 's already been expelled multiple times from other schools. He is beaten up by…
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