Essays Tagged: "Pencey Prep"

Comparison of "Catcher In The Rye" by Salinger And "The Adventures of Huck Finn" by Mark Twain

tury. The Catcher In The Rye is a novel about a young man called Holden Caulfield, who travels from Pencey Prep to New York City struggling with his own neurotic problems. These two novels can be comp ... s journey down the river on his raft. In The Catcher In The Rye, Holden's Road of Trials takes from Pencey Prep to New York City. Holden deals with his own mental hallucinations, cognative disotience, ...

(5 pages) 119 0 3.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

The journey of discovery of Holden Caulfield in the novel The Catcher in the Rye.

r-" Ackley did not want to talk to him, he just wanted Holden to leave. This pushes Holden to leave Pencey right away and go into the real world.Holden crosses The Threshold when he leaves Pencey Prep ... nother dimension. The Unknown usually has a characteristic of being strange. The Known to Holden is Pencey Prep because everything there is familiar and paid for. Holden goes into the Unknown, New Yor ...

(8 pages) 57 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The catcher in the rye" - JD Salinger.

he book, The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. This story took place at Holden's former school, Pencey Prep in Agerstown Pennsylvania and in his hometown New York City. It covers the forty-eight h ...

(4 pages) 32 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger.

Holden succeeds in making us perceive the world how he sees it: crazy. Shortly after Holden leaves Pencey Prep he checks in to the Edmont Hotel. Here, Holden's turmoil begins. He spends the following ...

(5 pages) 56 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Catcher in the Rye" by Holden.

entions his brother, D.B., who is nearby in Hollywood "being a prostitute." Holden was a student at Pencey Prep in Agerstown, Pennsylvania, and he mocks their advertisements, which claim to have been ... ring the Saturday of the football game with Saxon Hall, which was supposed to be a very big deal at Pencey. Selma Thurmer, the daughter of the headmaster, is at the game. Although she is unattractive ...

(45 pages) 205 3 3.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Book review of "Catcher in the Rye" by Holden.

f his inability to adjust to institutional life and the world in general. His recent expulsion from Pencey Prep and a series of other traumatic experiences lead him to an inevitable emotional breakdow ... December just before school closes for Christmas break. He has been informed of his expulsion from Pencey Prep School. What worries him most about being kicked out of school is his parents' reaction, ...

(3 pages) 95 1 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

What's wrong with Holden Caufield?He has ODD,diagnoses of main character from Catcher in th Rye,by J.D Salinger

easant way. Holden has many acquaintances. These include Ackley who is theannoying upperclassman at Pencey Prep and Luce who Holden knew from WhootonSchool and had fabulous sex talks with. Holden also ... unger he went to a normal schoolwhich his little sister now attends. Holden most currently attended Pencey Prep, aboarding school in Pennsylvania. He doesn't a very good relationship with schools.Hold ...

(6 pages) 29 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Catcher In The Rye By J.D Salinger - Ostracization and Hipocrisy

isn't really able to identify with Spencer either because of their age difference.The headmaster of Pencey Prep, Mr. Thurmer, had a very benign façade because on Saturday nights, they always ha ...

(4 pages) 28 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The catcher in the Rye.

The plot:Holden's story begins on the Saturday following the end of classes at the Pencey prep school in Agerstown, Pennsylvania. Pencey is Holden's fourth school; he has already fail ... town, Pennsylvania. Pencey is Holden's fourth school; he has already failed out of three others. At Pencey, he has failed four out of five of his classes and has received notice that he is being expel ... radlater. Stradlater pins Holden down and bloodies his nose. Holden decides that he's had enough of Pencey and will go to Manhattan three days early, stay in a hotel, and not tell his parents that he ...

(7 pages) 30 1 4.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The insensitivity/cruelty of the modern world.

am members on the train. It is important to notice that when Holden flashes back to the day he left Pencey Prep; he is pictured alone, standing on top of a hill. The reason he was standing way up on h ... , he was unable to do that. He goes back and forth, going to different schools, only to fail again. Pencey is the third school Holden is flunking out of. Not only in school, but in general Holden has ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The disillusioning stage between childhood and adulthood: "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

a young boy, Holden Caulfield. The events depicted in this novel follow Holden from his dropout at Pencey Prep Private School, to his adventures in New York City, to becoming hospitalized. Throughout ... .Staying in school is difficult for Holden as he is constantly kicked out of school. Holden attends Pencey Prep school, which he also gets kicked out of for failing most of his classes, and not applyi ...

(11 pages) 45 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Moment in Time: "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

e is one person in whom Holden confides. This man, Mr. Antolini, was one of Holden's instructors at Pencey Prep prior to his expulsion. Holden visits Mr. Antolini quite habitually when there are many ... there are many problems happening in his life. Take for instance, the time Holden was kicked out of Pencey for incompetent behavior and minimal efforts in improving his grades. Holden sought out Mr. A ...

(4 pages) 29 1 4.3 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Holden Caulfield's State Of Mind-Catcher In The Rye

many factors which contributed to Holden's state of mind such as Allie's death, his expulsion from Pencey Prep school and the incident with Mr. Antolini. These incidents all contributed to Holden's e ... You can see Holden doesn't have many close relationships, not even with his friends or roommate at Pencey Prep.I believe when Holden was expelled from Pencey Prep it really hurt him even though he di ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay on "The Catcher in the Rye"

with hotshots like Stradlater. He has already been kicked out of other boarding schools other than Pencey Prep. Furthermore, he cannot participate in violence due to his injured hand after punching w ...

(2 pages) 921 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Catcher and The Rye"- An Insightful Plot Analysis

thers to be “phony”. But by being so immensely different from both his fellow students at Pencey as well as the myriad of people he encounters, Holden provides a fresh and somehow revitalizi ... rent places in which Holden travels are both symbolically and plainly interesting. He starts off at Pencey Prep., an ironic beginning in itself since this is the last place you would expect to find a ...

(5 pages) 23 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

ption of him, but he also has antipathetic views toward institutes of learning, such as his school, Pencey Prep. He expresses hostility and annoyance when he speaks of Pencey Prep’s ads, “Th ... noyance when he speaks of Pencey Prep’s ads, “They don’t do any more damn molding at Pencey than at any other school. And I didn’t know anybody there who was splendid and clear-thi ...

(4 pages) 2278 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Lifes Many Obstacles - Catcher

cious decision to deceive, but rather to lend emphasis to facts he is unsure of as when he states, "Pencey Prep advertises in about a thousand magazines." However, Holden also has no convictions again ...

(3 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Holden Caulfield - Discontent Teen

grow increasingly disheartened as the novel progresses. After a fight in his dorm before he leaves Pencey Prep, he says, ?I felt so lonesome, all of a sudden. I almost wished I was dead? (48). He con ...

(4 pages) 2213 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catcher in the Rye: NOT a Bildungsroman An Analysis of the Development (or lack thereof) Of Holden Caulfield Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger

roman?The novel opens with Holden carelessly tossing around the fact that he has been expelled from Pencey Prep (page 2). Though Holden has previously been kicked out of three other prestigious school ... judging everyone he comes into contact with. He speaks about Mr. Spencer (page 10), a professor at Pencey Prep, in the same patronizing tone that he describes a particular psychoanalyst with (page 21 ...

(2 pages) 3851 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

himself due to his insecurities. He is expelled for his academic failure, and claims that he abhors Pencey Prep. Caulfield is a pessimistic character, who views the world around him as “ugly. ...

(2 pages) 570 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers