Literary Analysis Of ' The Catcher Rye '

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Carla Campbell Campbell 1
English 150
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Literary Analysis The Catcher in the Rye

Catcher in the Rye starts with the main character Holden Caulfield telling us about his life. It seems that Holden is a very troubled individual that is having problems dealing with the past and perhaps the prospect of growing up. He wants to talk but not sure anyone cares to listen.
He eludes to the fact that he is in an institution of sorts in California getting help and some much needed rest. He talks briefly about his older brother D.B., whom he believed could have been a great writer but instead moved to Hollywood to become a writer for movies. Holden hates that his brother is a screenwriter believing he could have done better with his life. He begins the story being kicked out of Pency Prep a fancy private school that he attended in Pennsylvania this is the fourth school he has been kicked out of for not applying himself. He shows some form of contempt or judgment about everyone he talks about except his younger brother and sister. In the second chapter he talks about Mr. and Mrs. Spencer. Mr.
Spencer being one of his teachers that flunked him but sent him a note to come and see him before he leaves Pency. Mr. Spencer seems to be a tough teacher but perhaps he is just trying to figure out how to help Holden to understand that he has to apply himself and…
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