Compare And Contrast In A Far Country And The Catcher In The Rye

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From the very start of this essay, it is quite clear that the narrative perspective in Jack London’s “In a Far Country” is very different than the one in J.D.Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye”. Both authors have managed to catch the reader’s hearts, but each of them through their specific, unique way of storytelling. Jack London has shown us the beauty and the cruelty of nature through his mesmerizing descriptions of the Great Wild, while Salinger had his own way of showing us that adulthood shouldn’t stop us from being the children we’ve hidden because of the responsibilities and problems life has brought unto us. In a Far Country is a short story about two men, left in the middle of the Wild, in a cabin, who are faced with the problem of surviving and living with each other. On top of that, there is the Fear of the North. ” This Fear was the joint child of the Great Cold and the Great Silence, and was born in the darkness of December, when the sun dipped below the horizon for good. It affected them according to their natures.” (London) Therefore we have two main characters whose actions and even thoughts are observed by an objective narrator.... In J.D.Salinger’s “The catcher in the rye”, the situation is different due to the presence of a subjective…show more content…
Because of this, we don’t have the chance to guess what kind of persons they are .Holden doesn’t seem to give much attention except for a few characters, like Stradlater. In the book he describes his roommate as being “more of a secret slob. He always looked all right, Stradlater, but for instance, you should've seen the razor he shaved himself with. It was always rusty as hell and full of lather and hairs and crap. He never cleaned it or anything. He always looked good when he was finished fixing himself up, but he was a secret slob anyway, if you knew him the way I did.” (Salinger

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