Essays Tagged: "phoniness"

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

s climax in Chapter 25. As the chapter begins, Holden feels surrounded on all sides by ugliness and phoniness?the profanity on the walls, the vulgar Christmas-tree delivery men, the empty pomp of Chri ...

(3 pages) 46 1 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

e hill, Holden sets himself "above the rest" and apart from those he thinks he is better than. The "phoniness" of his peers' lives disgust him and he is avoiding their presence. In a way, it seems as ...

(4 pages) 44 0 4.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay is entitled "the search for self-awareness". it is an essay about the book "the invisible man" and how the author's views change once he reaches self-awareness.

emselves, let alone to other people. However, human awareness allows you to see past their mask and phoniness. In this book, when the narrator recognizes how he has reached self-awareness, he is final ...

(6 pages) 86 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analyzing Holden Caufield and his characteristics from "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D.Salinger

een years old teenager who goes to Pencey Prep School. He rebels against society to fight back with phoniness and adults. He couldn't deal with change, and he wants everything to be retained. Holden l ... erything to be retained. Holden loves children, because they are pure and not infected by society's phoniness. He especially loves Phoebe, his 10 years old sister. He founds that he is totally separat ...

(3 pages) 49 1 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catcher In the Rye (Context and Analysis)

ple as either 'phony' or pure. He is convinced of the fact that the world's biggest problem is its 'phoniness' and that now it is so full of phonies that he is disgusted to be a member of it (the soci ... ebe and the two nuns that he met at the station. Everyone else he meets has atleast some traits of 'phoniness' in them. He is shattered by the very thought that a terrible phony like Stradlater could ...

(7 pages) 42 0 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The following is a compare and contrast essay between the novels "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain and "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger.

r. For instance, Huck is escaping from the comformity of his life while Holden is escaping from the phoniness of the world. Although both boys are escaping to find freedom and live the way they want t ... s that everyone in his school is phony, even the teachers. He does not want anything to do with the phoniness of people, even if it means not going to school at all. In Huck Finn, Mark Twain portrays ...

(5 pages) 27 0 1.0 Nov/2004

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

Holden's Character Analysis and reasons for his emotional breakdown in the book,"Catcher in the rye" by J.D. Salinger.

hinking and behaving. Holden creates his own theory that adulthood is a world of superficiality and phoniness, while childhood is a world of honesty and innocence. In fact, "phoniness," which is proba ... ess," which is probably the most famous phrase in the novel, is one of Holden's favourite concepts. Phoniness becomes a phrase that Holden uses to describe the hypocrisy of adults. However, the critic ...

(6 pages) 33 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Catcher in The Rye" by J.D. Salinger: The Tendency to Judge Others and its Detrimental Effects.

al of the people he meets, but of society as a whole. Throughout his experiences, he criticizes the phoniness and shallowness that he encounters in the world around him. One sees, that while Holden sp ...

(2 pages) 42 1 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of J.D. Saligner's "Catcher in the Rye". Emphasis on the confused charector Holden Caulfield.

's way of critiquing the culture. The time period in which Holden grew up was full of hypocrisy and phoniness, which Holden saw right through. He didn't but into this theory, and thus, it made him dif ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

omeone who is dishonest and cannot be trusted. Lying and deception are the most evident elements of phoniness. Ironically, Holden may be seen as a phony character through his lying and deception which ... y childish as he lies to her about her son and why he is leaving school. Holden's lying reveals his phoniness to the reader which he refuses to acknowledge. It is said that, "The chastity of adolescen ...

(11 pages) 45 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Discuss the themes of "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D Salinger.

sses a number of important themes present in today's society, namely isolation, growing up and the "phoniness" of adulthood.Throughout the novel, it seems as though Holden Caulfield is excluded from a ... owledging that the idea of adulthood terrifies him, invents a fantasy that adulthood is a world of "phoniness", while childhood is a world of innocence, curiosity, and honesty. This is demonstrated wh ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Salinger’s Development Of Holden’s Character In

e hill, Holden sets himself "above the rest" and apart from those he thinks he is better than. The "phoniness" of his peers' lives disgust him and he is avoiding their presence. In a way, it seems as ...

(4 pages) 4 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Franny and Zooey" by JD Salinger - Fifty Years Later

me wrapped in an afghan in her families New York apartment. Franny is upset by what she sees as the phoniness of the people she knows and the college she is attending. She is searching for spiritualit ...

(4 pages) 1770 0 4.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catcher in the Wry

int of view C. Formal/Informal V. Attitude/Tone A. Phoniness B. Characters 1. Holden 2. ... al four to seven pages. It could also be said that due to the controversy in the novel according to phoniness, a severe amount of detail would be required. By making the book as realistic as possible, ...

(10 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The catcher in the rye is hold

eople. He doesn't like how Catholics stick together and he doesn't like intellectuals. He hates the phoniness of people and says, "it drives me crazy. It makes me so depressed I go crazy. He calls the ...

(5 pages) 492 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Truman Show

e recognition that they're living in an illusion, and are unable to emancipate themselves from this phoniness, are thought to being living in the ethical stage of life. Kirkegaard considers humans, wh ...

(6 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Phoniness in Catcher in the Rye

olden Caulfield thinks everyone and everything is phony in one way or another. He is "surrounded by phoniness because that is the word he uses to identify everything in the world that he rejects" (www ... ister Phoebe. Phoebe is his favorite person who is still living. She is one person that he finds no phoniness in, whatsoever. He really looks up to her in a weird sort of way. He is fascinated by the ...

(4 pages) 855 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Phoniness and Innocence in The Catcher in the Rye

nt use of the word has a deeper meaning than it might appear at first look. Holden's obsession with phoniness demonstrates his conflict with the hypocritical adult world.The word "phony" has a unique ... ie, or the expression "grand", he classifies them into the category "phony".Holden's hatred towards phoniness is closely connected with his protecting nature. In his mind, phoniness is an element of a ...

(3 pages) 4753 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American