What Is The Similarities Between Catcher In The Rye And Persepolis

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A language of mysteries
Symbolism is the language of the mysteries, as the famous Canadian writer Manly Hall once said. This mystery language can be found today in some particular novels like Catcher in the Rye and Persepolis. Catcher in the Rye was written by J.D. Salinger and was published in 1951. The novel is about Holden Caulfield telling his story from a rest home while he is recuperating from a mental illness. The reader gets a peak in his life and sees how Holden Caulfield, as a teenager, struggles with many aspects of life. Persepolis is a graphic novel which was written by Marjane Satrapi and published in 2000. The story is an autobiography about Satrapi who grows up in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war, she has to encounter so much
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The structure of The catcher in the rye is very chaotic, it is all over the place. There is no clear framework. This structure symbolises the atmosphere of the story, Caulfield who always deviates from the story he is telling. This might sometimes make it hard for the reader to understand, however this is exactly how Holden feels, he feels lost and does not know what to do with himself anymore. Furthermore the novel is called a bildungsroman, which is a novel in which the character grows. While at first, you might think Holden Caulfield does not change at all, instead he does everything he can to resist change. On the other hand, the fact that Holden is able to talk about his story in the rest home, the fact that he is able to talk about his brothers dead, does show he changed. This chaotic bildungsroman symbolises that Caulfield is chaotic himself, in a chaotic city with a chaotic atmosphere. However in the end, Holden experienced personal growth and this symbolises for a more calming atmosphere. Persepolis' structure consists of many flashbacks, this shows that Satrapi has a lot of vivid memories from her past, it almost seems that she still lives in the past. Persepolis is a bildungsroman as well, since Satrapi grows insanely much as a person, she goes through a lot of pain and sees a lot of horrors from the war. The structure of this novel symbolises the fact that war made her change, but that war keeps reminding herself of the past years as

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