The Catcher Of The Rye By F. D. Salinger

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During the 1950’s, literature underwent a tremendous change in structure as well as philosophy. J. D. Salinger’s book The Catcher in the Rye helped contribute to this revolution by highlighting new philosophies in literature. This is evident in pre-1950 writing as well as the changes that persisted through the remaining part of the decade, especially in the writing style popularized during the Great Depression. The Catcher in the Rye also contributed to a change in conflict. This conflict started as an external object to overcome, but after the release of this book and others, the conflict changed from external to internal and became a moral or philosophical struggle to be thought about rather than something to overcome. Jerome David Salinger began his life on January 1, 1919 in New York, New York. Salinger was born to Sol and Miriam Salinger, and he was the younger of two children. Salinger’s father was a rabbi who ran a successful ham and cheese import business. Salinger mother was Scottish-born and non-Jewish, but mixed marriages were looked at crudely. So Miriam decided to hide her heritage from almost everyone and it was only after Salinger’s bar Mitzvah that he found out about his mother 's heritage. Salinger was shipped to Valley Forge Military Academy after flunking out of McBurney School, even though he is intelligent. Valley Forge Academy was also some of the first exhibition writing Salinger participate in, This included being editor of his school Yearbook
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