Essays Tagged: "phony"

Holden Caulfield 's "Catcher in the Rye"

d who can always find a way to get himself into trouble. Holden constantly talks about how he hates phony people and phony words. He complains of how the head master Thurman of Pency Prep is a phony p ... ur parents when they visit. Holden basically decides that almost everyone he meets in his life is a phony. He even gets disgusted with the advertisement for Pency Prep. The picture of the horse jumpin ...

(3 pages) 59 1 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The essay "Values Vanish Into Thin Air" is based on the book "The Catcher In The Rye"(J.D. Salinger) and analyzes how Holden Caulfield criticizes the modern society in different ways

ty very nearly lost both its idealsand its sense of direction. We have developed into a society of "phony" philistines.All of society is based on a superficiality which makes it impossible for Holden ... meaning of life, while having any fun and joy have become secondary. Holden calls almosteveryone a "phony" because he completely distrusts society. As a result of that he evenwanted to be deaf-mute ra ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

My Characterization of Holden Caulfield from "The Catcher in The Rye".

comes across as a witty individual because of the way he makes fun of, as he likes to call it the "phony" people in society he comes across with in the novel. He is from a family formed of two paren ... people's loss of values. Because of other peoples values he gets frustrated and thinks people are "phony". Holden seems to be a rather mean person as you read his feelings and how he feels towards p ...

(2 pages) 37 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Symbolism in "The Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. salinger

ing all of the windows after Allie died. He feels that Allie was one of the few people who were not phony in a world full of phonies. More importantly, Allie represents the innocence and childhood tha ...

(2 pages) 51 0 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

of innocence and childhood. Allie, Holden's younger brother is one of the few people who were not 'phony' in a world full of 'phonies'. More importantly, Allie symbolizes the innocence and childhood ...

(6 pages) 110 1 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison between "Lord of the flies" and "Catcher in the rye".

lling off. The rye symbolizes childhood and innocence, but falling off would mean falling into the "phony" world of adult-hood. Holden wants to keep the kids on the rye preserving their innocence. In ...

(4 pages) 69 0 4.8 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

found. As an adolescent, he tries to prevent himself from turning into what he despises the most, a phony. Holden's perception of the surrounding world does not change significantly throughout the nov ... sitively and uses an optimistic judgment. Instead of immediately condemning Mr. Antolini to being a phony, he analyses the situation and tries to avoid coming to rushed conclusions about what happened ...

(5 pages) 56 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Catcher in The Rye. A book report on Holdens link to his childhood.

is childhood and become an adult. Holdenbelieves that everyone in the adult world is a "fake" or a "phony." He alsobelieves that the only way to survive in the adult world is for someone tobecome corr ... r lack of knoledge, heavens no, but because suddenly he realized that allthe folks around him were "phonys" aloowing him the descision to leave.Holden respects children very much, as the only people h ...

(6 pages) 56 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


s flames inside of pumpkin heads and impelspranks involving soap, decorates the halls with boughs ofphony human bones and garlands of fake cobwebs and inspiresparties based on the idea of hiding our r ...

(7 pages) 171 1 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Analyzing the characters in the movie 'Ghost'. What do the artifacts and clothes they own say about them.

can be told about the characters, Sam and Oda Mae, just by looking at their belongings.Oda Mae is a phony psychic that owns a lot of voodoo materials in her place of business. What this portrays about ...

(2 pages) 25 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Cheerleader (What activity or program is most meaningful to you and explain your reasons sor involvemnet.)

walks around in a short skirt, with her pony tail bobbing from side to side, and a grin that is as phony as her attitude. An airhead whose only response is "Ready?", "Okay!"; whose only physical coor ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Introducing Constance - an essay on Ann-Marie MacDonald's Goodnight Desdemona (Goodmorning Juliet)

other words, is alchemy a transformation of base metals into gold, or just the trick of a fraud or phony? Can such transformation exist, not just in the mind, but also in reality? Such a statement in ...

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Changes of Holden Caulfield

and that he is protecting everyone's innocence from escaping into the harsh world where everyone is phony and fake. He soon begins to realize that you cannot hide from change.Holden is fond of the Mus ... ildhood forever because he doesn't want to expose them out into the adultworld, where everything is phony and fake. Holden thinks that kids are real, that they are flawless and uncorrupted by the worl ...

(5 pages) 39 2 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Symbolism in "The Catcher in the Rye"

olism; Holden Caulfield is not just a name. Because of his perspective of life where everyone is a "phony," the name Holden seems to show that he is 'holden' back, not allowing himself to be absorbed ...

(7 pages) 182 2 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The red hunting hat used as a symbol in "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

bought the hat is to use it as an act of defiance against the fencing team. He doesn't want to seem phony like the rest of the team, so he retaliates by wearing the hat everywhere. On the other hand, ... e doesn't want to be noticed, Holden takes the hat and shoves it in his pocket. By trying not to be phony, Holden turns out to be the people he hates when he wears the red hunting hat.Since Holden vie ...

(2 pages) 12020 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catcher in the Rye and A soldier of the Great War

elf and other children from the rest of society. He considers society to be extremely perverted and phony. No one seems to view the world the same way he does, and this accounts for his urge for isola ... as his father and brother that brought a sense of despair into his world. He could not tolerate how phony they were, ?I mean they?re all right if they go around saving innocent guys lives all the time ...

(6 pages) 24 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Holden, Charlie, and Devon: An Analysis of the Psychological Disorders in Three Characters INCLUDES OUTLINE AND WORKS CITED PAGE!

I. Causes2. Holden and MDDI. Tendenciesa. Feeling that everyone is "phony"b. Suicidal thoughtsII. Examples found in text3. Holden and Schizophre ...

(7 pages) 112 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Catcher In the Rye (Context and Analysis)

es not wish to become an adult in the sense that he does not want to work and earn money and live a phony existence but, he does want to become an adult to drink, smoke and get "laid". For Holden the ... this fear to be a responsible member of the society.Holden sees the world and all people as either 'phony' or pure. He is convinced of the fact that the world's biggest problem is its 'phoniness' and ...

(7 pages) 42 0 4.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

tickets, so then Charlie gives up hope. Later on, he read in the newspaper that the last one was a phony. That means there was one golden ticket left. Charlie obviously wanted it but there was no hop ...

(3 pages) 50 0 4.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger The Mysterious Holden

her away from society. Holden has the attitude that everyone in the world, outside his family, is a phony, which does not allow him to really form lasting, meaningful relationships. Holden often feels ... ssible cause of his problems. Although he feels that no one understands him and that everyone is a "phony", Holden's real problem is that he alienates himself from society.Despite Holden's craving for ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American