In “The Catcher in the Rye”, the abundant words of foul language, sex and drugs, make Salinger’s main character, Holden, a pathetic man to some, and an admirable man to others.
: we think the real ending of Catcher comes not at the actual end of the book, when Holden brings us back to wherever he is in his present, but at the end of the second to last chapter, when Holden watches Phoebe go around on the carousel:
The Catcher in the Rye focuses on Holden Caulfield, a socially inadequate, sixteen year old boy who distances himself from others as a display of mental superiority driven by the idea he possesses that everyone is a phony, while he appears to be the only one who has remained genuine and authentic in today’s society....
Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield, is merely the average teenager, although he seems to think about sex and women quite a lot for his age of sixteen.
In contrast to all adults whom sees as riddled with flaws and phoniness, he sees children as pure, gentle, innocent, and perfect. The characters he speaks most fondly about in the novel are all children: , , and the poor boy he hears singing the song about the "catcher in the rye." He constantly dreams up schemes to escape growing up, such as fleeing to a New England cabin or working on…
Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, the motif of the Museum of Natural History is the main object that helps to develop the theme of Holden’s fear of change, and it is obvious that he fears change and complexity more...
The Catcher in the Rye, written by Jerome D. Salinger in 1951, is one of the greatest pieces of American literature. Its main themes are teenage alienation and angst, as well as the issues of identity, connection, belonging, loss, purity, and innocence. The main character of the novel is a teenage boy who struggles while going through his adolescent years. His name is Holden Caulfield, and he can be called sullen by some people. He tells about several days of his life and shows his attitude to others. There is a subtle but a significant pattern an attentive reader can notice. While Holden manages to rescue others, he fails to rescue himself.
While the vulgarity and adult themes in The Catcher in the Rye are indeed inappropriate for adolescent students, ultimately its underlying themes of self discovery and possessing moral values provides life and ethical lessons that can be applied in the classro...
When one day Phoebe inquires Holden what he would like to do, he replies that most of all he wants to become a “catcher in the rye” to save children from falling off the cliff. This aspiration of the young man manifests his desire to help the innocent. He believes that one can find purity only in a small innocent child. Therefore, he wishes to rescue Phoebe and other children from misfortune. In the meantime, Holden believes that his own innocence has been lost and he can do nothing to save himself. For this reason, he dreams about saving children in the rye field and protecting them because their lives have not been marred by phoniness, graffiti, and death. By doing this, he thinks that he can preserve the purity in this world.
Salinger, , Chapter 22
"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be." ~J.D.
Salinger, , Chapter 21
Holden: "You know that song, 'If a body catch a body comin' through the rye'?..."
Phoebe: "It's 'If a body a body coming through the rye'!...
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The “Catcher in the Rye” written by J.D Salinger, narrates on the main character Holden Caulfield, a hostile and negative person, who suffers from severe depression....