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Why Was Catcher In The Rye Banned

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The main reasons why Catcher in the Rye was banned in the mid-late 20th century was, not only because of language and sexual situations, but also because of Holden’s possible bad influence on readers. Parents were worried that their children could end up like Holden: kicked out of schools, smoking, depressed, and angry. But, in reality, all teenagers will go through a kind of “rebellion” stage, just like Holden. Readers are able to sympathize and identify with Holden’s rowdy behavior: making immature decisions, breaking relationships, and wanted to act more like an adult. Because of this, the audience recognizes Holden as a speaker for the young generation, no matter what year. Moreover, Holden represents the teenage rebellion and angst that
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