“It killed me, it really did.” Remember this phrase from somewhere? It’s the line Holden Caulfield says every time in the iconic novel; The Catcher in the Rye. Since the book was published in 1951 by J.D. Salinger, many people from all over the world have loved it. This book was even carried by the killer of John Lennon, and was banned in the past. The protagonist Holden Caulfield is a 16-year-old boy who has just gotten expelled from his Prep school. And until the end, the story is has been about
The Catcher in the Rye To truly understand The Catcher in the Rye and the effect that it has had on the world, one has to look at the man behind the curtain, Jerome David Salinger. Salinger was born in the Big Apple in 1919 and was part of a wealthy family. Because of this, and because wealthy families enjoy not caring too much about their son, they shoved him into various prep schools around the US before he settled down in Valley Forge Military Academy at age 15. Because of the high reputation
possess. An even deeper meaning to this would be the overall fact that students come already equipped with these argumentative intellectual skills. Graff even shows that he agrees with another author named Meier, who believes students should “fight with ideas” instead of “fighting with fists”. This being another point that Graff makes that I would agree with. This being because I use argumentative skills constantly within my own life. Within my family, we often discuss various topics which causes arguments
to turn into a long-term project. In high school and my first semester of college I have been exposed to more different styles of writing both through the given writing assignments and the books I have read. One of my biggest struggles when writing essays is making them compact, concise, and on topic.