most famous and innovative novel, The Catcher in the Rye, set a new course for literature in post-WW2 America and vaulted Salinger to the heights of literary fame. JD Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, the main character of his novel, is to the 20th century the unforgettably haunting voice of the adolescent at odds with a very troubling world. Holden is an unhappy, rich and lost boy who has done a bunk from his posh secondary school, Pencey Prep, in Agerstown. Holden begins his first-person narrative.
of my portfolio are the Catcher in the Rye essay, the American rebels powerpoint, the Streetcar Named Desire essay and the Catcher In The Rye fishbowl. I chose to include the Catcher in the Rye essay because it showcased my ability to explain in detail quotes from the book and expand on one idea. I also chose this essay because I got an 82% which I believe is a good grade for a hard essay topic such as the symbolism of the ducks. In addition, I chose the Catcher In The Rye fishbowl because it showed
The chart shows the macro sequence(s) of The Catcher in the Rye. One deals with the main character Holden Caulfield and there are secondary story line of Phoebe, Mr.Antolini, Mr. Spencer, and Jane Gallagher too. Further story lines of Ackley, Stradlater, and Sunny can be traced also. An analysis of these story lines shows that though their respective stories move in their respective orders; they are often embedded and joined with other story lines. They often crisscross one another and are finally
Character Comparison of The Catcher in the Rye In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield and Phoebe Caulfield are siblings that are unmitigated opposites. Yet somehow, Phoebe seems to be exactly what Holden needs, and Phoebe loves Holden unconditionally. Their differences are presented in a variety of ways, from their outlook on life, to how they react to situations, to their physical appearance and the role they play in the story. Each of their actions and reactions
adversity throughout their life or at some point and relating them to our society we live in at this time period. The four texts I have used were Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Gandhi: Naked Ambition, a biography written by Jad Adams, The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger and the oral documentary, Kevin’s Sentence by Bob Carty. Across these texts the main theme of ‘facing adversity’ was portrayed through characters, language and how the authors/directors/playwright presented their work to the
occasional bitterness and sting. In the coming-of-age tale "Catcher in the Rye," J.D. Salinger explores this phenomenon through the voice of the narrator, Holden Caulfield. Although Holden possesses a voice of intelligence, sensitivity and insight he is also bitter with the hypocrisy and ugliness that he perceives in the world around him. The vividness with which he expresses his discontent is seen manifested in the criticisms that Holden aims at various characters throughout the story. As the
Identity is an essential concept in literature. It defines a character’s characteristics and values, forming their overall unique and distinct presentation. Their experiences throughout their journey in the story, the decisions they make, is what make up who they are and how the reader and other characters identify with them. From the merciless villains to the righteous heroes, all of which have an identity influenced by society and the status that is laid upon them. Characters as old as Beowulf