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    Holden Caulfield

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    “The catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger is a novel narrated by a young teenage boy named Holden Caulfield. Holden insinuates that the location he was writing takes place in a mental institute where he is undergoing treatment for his breakdowns. The story begins in Pennsylvania at Pency Prep, the school he had been expelled from. He then recounts his adventures in New York City. Holden’s nature is viewed as anomalous due to his judgmental and critical personality. He enjoys philosophizing people

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    Holden Caulfield Selfish

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    Catcher in the Rye”. However, what makes this quote so interesting in this novel is that, for many people over the past 60 years, J.D. Salinger is that author to them when they read his novel. To everyone who has read the book; the main character, Holden Caulfield, is a character we can relate to on a spiritual level. Anyone can understand Holden’s thoughts and actions because the character talks directly to the reader. Unlike some other stories, when reading “The Catcher in the Rye”, the reader doesn’t

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    Holden Caulfield Change

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    difficulty to the idea of change, and takes part in his mental breakdown that impacts his life for the worse. Holden Caulfield goes through life mourning the death of his younger brother, Allie, who passes away from Cancer. In this state of depression, Holden learns more about how his life was very affected from the loss of someone so important to him, even though he doesn't admit it. Holden, at a point of his story, talks about a special baseball mitt that his brother, Allie, had used before his

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    Holden Caulfield Flaws

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    years old. Well in the novel, Catcher In The Rye, the protagonist Holden Caulfield tells a story of when he was sixteen years old from a mental hospital. J.D Salinger gives his outlook of the world through the main character of the book; Holden Caulfield. The book was first released to be a book for adults, but over the years has become common throughout young adults and teens. The main character and narrator is Holden Caulfield. Holden is a sixteen year old who is expelled from his four schools, due

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    read Salinger’s story of a relatable, alienated, American teenager. The events Salinger describes in The Catcher in the Rye occur in the 1950’s. The author narrates the story through an unconventional New York teen named Holden Caulfield. Over the course of the novel, Caulfield describes various impulsive and self-destructive decisions he has made while experiencing symptoms of unexplained depression and emotional distress. J.D. Salinger uses multiple symbols throughout the text prompting the reader

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    Holden Caulfield Identity

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    In the words of Louis L’Amour, “When a man is one of a kind, he will be lonely wherever he is.” I ask you this, wasn’t Holden Caulfield notorious for being lonesome? It was because he was such a uniquely complex character, people could never completely understand him. J.D Salinger created a persona that was entirely emblematic and unalike the majority. The novel, The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger touches upon issues that adolescence commonly experience, which allows the novel to remain

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    Holden Caulfield Phony

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    examples of phonies in the novel, such as Sally Hayes, Stradlater, and even Holden Caulfield. Holden appears to be the biggest phonie of them all. Holden Caulfield is by far the king of all the phonies mentioned in the novel, The Catcher In The Rye, for he lies, is a hypocrite, and adjust his outside image. Being a liar is one form of deceiving the world of what you truly are, and this is one thing that Holden Caulfield isn't even shy about doing, nor admitting to. He uses lies to deceives his true

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    know a teen in their life. How to describe the young adult is probably somewhere along the lines of : spry, affectatious, impetuous, etc. The novel The Catcher in the Rye is about a teen named Holden Caulfield who experiences his brother’s death, drops out of school, and does spontaneous adult activities. Holden goes through situations that cause unstable emotions which lead him to want to grow up fast as do teenage boys today. During Holden’s years as a teenager, he undergoes a traumatic experience-

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    innocence is conveyed throughout the text. In the book, Holden Caulfield, a sophomore in high school is expelled from Pencey Prep because he has failed most of his classes. He travels to New York City to attempt to waste a couple days before he must return home. Holden Caulfield is a relatively innocent character, he is confused about sex and contains a childlike curiosity about the world, especially concerning ducks. In the book, Salinger shows how Holden must face his fears of the loss of innocence innocence

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    Holden Caulfield is a character in J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye he’s a teenager but not like any kind teenager, he shows a lot of different emotions throughout the especially curiosity and confusion just like most teenagers when their growing up.We can see that holden acts out a lot through the story because of his issues just like how us teenagers do.Many teens i believe can reflect with Holden and many different levels especially because it puts holden in many different situations. The

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