Essays Tagged: "Salinger"

Catcher In The Rye Response by J.D Sallinger

the dark kind of novel. Not because the storey takes place at night or in a dark place, but because Salinger (the author) never really tells you were the main character 'Holden' is speaking to you fro ... t of that awful state of affairs. From what I have read of the book so far I think that when Salinger wrote this novel he had kind of a kind hearted sympathetic read in mind. He tried to mould ...

(3 pages) 113 2 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

"The Lost Shepherd." This Essay examines the prevalent theme of Holden Caulfield as a protector of innocence in "The Catcher and the Rye."

hing a group of children playing on a cliff; he alone can save them from plummeting into the abyss (Salinger 173). At this point it becomes apparent to the reader that the title The Catcher in the Rye ... stitute" for going out to Hollywood to write scripts rather than continuing to write short stories (Salinger 2). D.B. gave up pure art in a simple form, writing short stories, in order to conform to a ...

(8 pages) 125 0 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

vening in this hotel filled with "perverts and morons. (There were) screwballs all over the place" (Salinger 61). His situation only deteriorates from this point on; the more he looks around this worl ... emptiness that can be shown in humans. "..but people never notice. People never notice anything," (Salinger 9). These convictions that Holden holds waver momentarily during only one particular scene ...

(5 pages) 56 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

merican classic, The Catcher in the Rye, although simply written, had quite sophisticated meanings. Salinger used seemingly inconsequential details of the novel as hidden metaphors to help carry out t ... he's been through. Although Holden vows in the beginning that he won't talk about his adolescence, Salinger lets several of his disturbing occurrences slip through as Holden is reminiscing. "Througho ...

(4 pages) 44 0 4.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Accepting the World in "Catcher in the Rye".

Accepting the World in Catcher in the RyeIn Salinger's Catcher in theRye, the reader is taken through ajourney of a boy who has yet to becomea m ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

turn the favor. Holden had ayounger brother named Allie but he died when Holden was 13 fromleukemia(Salinger,39).This tragic event was hard for Holden because they were close and he dealt with itin an ... 4out of his 5 classes at his last school, Pencey Prep, and has been kicked out of at least 3schools(Salinger,4). Holden also has what you could call an obsession with phoniness.This distorts the way h ...

(6 pages) 29 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

JD Salinger: Voice of American Youth

rugs and sex, but also deeper meanings, such as why we, as human beings, are here. J(erome) D(avid) Salinger wrote this novel not only to entertain, which is certainly does, but to inform the adults o ... es (until the ending), the way that it is written is what really gives the novel its staying power. Salinger uses several methods to make the story worth reading. First of all, the issues he deals wit ...

(5 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut

In "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" Salinger presents us with a woman, Eloisa, who seems careless because she did not marry Walt, the ma ...

(6 pages) 24 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Literary Analysis of Catcher in the Rye. How Overanalyzation leads to rationalization.

her parents always come home at the wrong time...there's always somebody's date in the front seat" (Salinger 92). By saying always, it appears as if he has been foiled every single time he has tried, ...

(3 pages) 21 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

In Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye", Holden, the novel's protagonist, is a character that is g ... ibes his parents. "Grand. There is a word I hate. It's a phony. I could puke every time I hear it" (Salinger 9). He then points out the deceitfulness of adults as he talks about Mr. Ossenburger, a wea ... probably shoves them in a sack dumps them in the river...I could just see that big phony bastard" (Salinger 16 - 17). Perhaps the most powerful example of Holden's vision of the nature of adulthood i ...

(6 pages) 33 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Catcher in the Rye" vs. "About a Boy"

from New York with the fencing team......I left all the foild and equipment on the goddam subway" (Salinger page 2); this quote shows that Holden Caulfield physically isolates himself, and his feelin ... her to forget about the matinee.....She gave me a pain in the ass, but she was very good-looking" (Salinger page 106). The soliloquies are quite descriptive, but very bias because Holden rants about ...

(3 pages) 22 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

Holden can be seen as a by-product of that, not as the classic "oddball" he is depicted as. This is Salinger's way of critiquing the culture. The time period in which Holden grew up was full of hypocr ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

Modern world is a hazardous jungle for a little monkey. Salinger in his work ‘Catcher in the Rye’ tells us the story of the young Holden who lost ... orld, and thinks no one likes them.Depression is the worst bacteria of the modern era. In his work, Salinger depicts Holden’s depression –sometimes in a humorous way- but never denies it is ... , they come to an end and things go really serious for them and the collapse like Holden in the end.Salinger significantly manages to reflect an innocent modern problematic teenager in ‘Catcher i ...

(2 pages) 21 1 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Salinger’s Development Of Holden’s Character In

merican classic, The Catcher in the Rye, although simply written, had quite sophisticated meanings. Salinger used seemingly inconsequential details of the novel as hidden metaphors to help carry out t ... he's been through. Although Holden vows in the beginning that he won't talk about his adolescence, Salinger lets several of his disturbing occurrences slip through as Holden is reminiscing. "Througho ...

(4 pages) 4 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Catcher In The Rye

What does it feel like to always be confused and second-guessing yourself? In Salinger's Catcher in the Rye there is somebody who does know. This very same cloud of uncertainty h ... he whole team ostracized me the whole way back on the train. It was pretty funny, in a way." (Salinger 3). By saying this, he wants to make himself feel better so he tries to excuse what people ... very big issue. He never tried at things so he did not even give himself the chance to succeed. "In Salinger's day, Charles Dickens's David Copperfield was still the measure of how the story of a life ...

(8 pages) 30 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catcher In The Rye

Salinger uses the conflict between Slagle and Holden to suggest that class differences separate peop ...

(2 pages) 1382 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Franny and zooey: franny

Young adulthood is often a time for maturing spiritually. Franny Glass, the protagonist of J.D Salinger's novel, Franny and Zooey, began to question her religious beliefs, during this time of spi ... of the college experience. She decided that college was "one more dopey inane place in the world." (Salinger, 146) She failed to see college as a place that allows one to increase his or her knowledge ...

(2 pages) 769 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Shoeless Joe

to help him fill the void left between him and his father. A famous, though troubled writer, Jerry Salinger, wants to renew his flare for writing and break his writer's block by tagging along with Ra ... s second chance to erase his failure to do something right for his brother and father. Jerry Salinger is looking for a second chance at fulfillment as a writer. He has become disillusioned with ...

(5 pages) 11 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Shoeless Joe

to help him fill the void left between him and his father. A famous, though troubled writer, Jerry Salinger, wants to renew his flare for writing and break his writer's block by tagging along with Ra ... s second chance to erase his failure to do something right for his brother and father. Jerry Salinger is looking for a second chance at fulfillment as a writer. He has become disillusioned with ...

(5 pages) 1899 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Catcher In The Rye

n the other side, where there aren't any hot-shots, then what's a game about it? Nothing. No game" (Salinger 8). This clearly shows his lack of communication towards adults and his avoidance of confro ... that he slept in the garage the night he died and broke all the windows "just for the hell of it" (Salinger 39). It is obvious his brother's death was traumatic for him, and he did not break the wind ...

(6 pages) 431 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American