The Contemporary Age Of A Novel Written By J. D. Salinger

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The Contemporary Age began in the mid 1940’s and is still continuing today. This age was different from the previous ages, but like all ages before it, it had its successes and problems. The Contemporary age has been characterized by wars or the threat of war. This left the American civilians feeling scared. This fear and the life of the American civilian during the Contemporary Age were captured in a novel written by J. D. Salinger. Jerome David Salinger, prompted mainly by his desire to become wealthy, wrote a novel that would cause mass controversy and eventually lead American authors into a new style of writing. The United States changed dramatically during the Contemporary Age. The Contemporary Age began around the time that World War Two began. The war had a tremendous impact on the life of the American people. They had to ration for their country. They gave up many things so that their soldiers could be more successful during the war. Car manufacturing plants changed and began to make tanks and airplanes for the war. Food, clothing, and other items were rationed so that an adequate amount could be sent to the soldiers. Although this was inconvenient for people, they gladly did it. The American people had a very immense amount of patriotism. They believed in their country and wanted it to succeed in everything that it did. As these changes in the United States occurred one major change was continuing to develop. The role of the woman changed more during World War…
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