But despite its gazillions of sales, there are plenty of people - teenage and adult - who just cannot understand what the fuss is about.
In fact, it helps us accept that the base of human nature is essentially the same no matter where it is dated, and this is of fear. If you want a good story, or need entertaining read pulp. Maybe Holden has good reason to respect boundaries.
I think the text is a work of genius.
A lot of old friends ditched everything they ever were to be accepted by a bunch of people who had done the same, yielding to an imaginary pressure. He has not published since the s, nor given an interview since the early s.
If you want a commentary on the human condition then in Catcher there is no better. In fact, you could even argue that Salinger made Holden too emotionally mature—that a real sixteen-year-old would never have this level of wisdom, even if he thought he did. So I ended up not calling anybody.
But why does he have this fantasy in the first place? Was Holden just born this wayor can we blame some sort of trauma for his obsession with phonies, morons, and—yep—death? Although I initially hated the book, I found it dull and uneventful, I grew to love it through the in-depth analysis we did in class.
Holden finds any semblance of normal adult life to be "phony. Despite his Judgy McJudgerson exterior, Holden just wants to make friends—like a cute little puppy who keeps on trying.
After all, he does maybe experience a come-on at the hands of his former teacher, and he did maybe have "perverty" stuff happen to him "about twenty times since [he] was a kid" It is now one of my favourite books.
Holden hates everything that pretends to be authentic.
I thought of high school as a waste of my time. Andy Feast, Manchester, UK I read Catcher simply to see what all the fuss was about like the vast majority of others who have read it I would imagine.
This story is written in the first person which must have been challenging but it is done in a way that the reader is captivated. At first I hated it because the "hero" is so unlikeable. If I want to hear a teenager moan, I ask my son to do the washing up!
This book was originally published in and is still highly in demand. Sharon Frances, Glasgow The book really speaks to the confused outsiders that are Holden-like in their thoughts and behaviour.
I agree that this book can be a ray of hope for teenagers who believe it is the end of the world after difficult situations but this book also comprises concepts that are misleading for the young audience.
This is the text that defines the 20th century along with Ulysses, and will be a point of reference for ages to come when they look back on history of what went wrong in society.His character is described as a confused, stressed, troubled teenager, which I believe is the representation of teenagers in general.
This book was originally published in and is still highly in demand. Troubled Teenager Catcher And The Rye In this novel Holden not only demonstrates dishonesty by repeatedly lying in various occasions but also shows to be confused as of what he really is.
It is also proven that he is a hypocritical person that is just looking to keep his image well even if he has to lie.
The Catcher in the Rye: Holden and Modern Teenagers The characteristics of Holden from the book The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, will be compared to the "modern teenager".
The characteristics of both sets of teenagers are basically similar, but in some parts, they are different. I chose myself as the modern teenager to be compared to.
Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, died Wednesday at the age of less Copies of J.D.
Salinger's classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye" are seen at the Orange Public Library in Orange Village, Ohio on Wednesday, Jan. 28, The Catcher in the Rye is an intriguing novel involving the life of a troubled boy named Holden Caufield. The book is written as though Holden is telling the reader his life story.
The reader will be able to come to the sad conclusion that Holden is in a. The Catcher in the Rye: Story of a Troubled Teen Words 4 Pages J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher In The Rye, attempts to show the reader the life of a regular boy with troubles on his mind.Download