Catcher In The Rye Critical Response

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Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger, takes place in New York, New York in the year 1950. 1950 is a critical point in United States history, because it is the post-World War II era. Many of the events that took place in World War II impact the novel and its outcome. The narrator does not give many details about his past, but we are told that he is currently writing this story from some type of mental hospital as he undergoes treatment. The main protagonist of the novel is Holden Caulfield. He is the narrator of the story, and he tells what happened when he was 16 during Christmastime. His cynical and critical views of the world create the major theme of the insightfulness that is prevalent throughout the book. His sexual desires/exploitations
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