Examples Of Catcher In The Rye

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The Different Viewpoints of Catcher in the Rye It is no surprise that the Catcher in the Rye, a rather prominent and popular novel written J.D Salinger, has many different viewpoints and evokes different opinions from the reader. The novel is about a young man by the name of Holden Caulfield where everything seems to be toppling upon him; stress, growing up, making critical decisions. Holden travels through an arduous journey which is not kind to him, however it does make him open his eyes to the world around him. As such an example of disagreement is “J.D Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, Aging Gracefully”, written by Jonathon Yardley. The author has mixed feelings about the novel throughout his writing; Yardley seems to have a soft spot for the book, but also criticizes it for poor word choice/writing and the seemingly cheap way of pulling the reader’s emotions. Yardley does a decent job of backing up his own claims, but does he go the extra yard to make readers agree with him? One excellent and agreeable point made by Yardley in “Aging Gracelessly” is the fact that the novel “touches adolescents’ emotional buttons without putting their minds to work” (2). The Catcher in the Rye makes a very special and noticeable connection to students for a good reason; students can relate to Holden Caulfield. Making a relatable plot and character is the key to catching the attention of younger readers because it gives them the feeling that they are not alone in the struggle. One of the
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