Essays on Catcher in The Rye

Sexism And Homophobia In Catcher In The Rye

The infamous book The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D Salinger in 1951. During the book, Holden expresses his feelings between the equality of men and women. Explaining how men are superior to men. Seeing them just for their curves and good looks, more-so as an object rather than a person. Not having really...
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J.D Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye: Through The Feminist Lens

In J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye female characters, that are above the age of sixteen, are portrayed in a stereotypical manner. As the main character Holden Caulfield travels through New York he has many interactions with different female characters, all of which are either portrayed or described negatively when viewed through the feminist...
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Symbolism In The Catcher In The Rye

Holden Caulfield isn’t like an ideal teenager. He does things other teenagers will never think of doing at a young age, like smoking and drinking. Throughout the book, Holden mentions many things that represent something to him. He also mentions the fact that he does not want to grow up. The museum, the carousel, and...
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Holden’s Inability To Come Of Age

The bildungsroman tradition began discussing the central character, in this case Holden Caulfield, transition from childhood to adulthood. This transition is typically marked by a significant moment of realization that provides the protagonist a clearer understanding of the world around him. In Salinger’s novel, Catcher in the Rye, Holden explains the narration of his traumatic...
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Comparison Of The Presentation Of Female Characters In 'A Streetcar Named Desire' And 'The Catcher In The Rye'

The presentation of female characters varies throughout American literature due to influential events such as Feminism, the First World War as well as the Second World War; however, what slightly hindered these potentially great changes was a patriarchal society which still oppressed women. Both of the World Wars would have a significant effect on the...

Catcher In The Rye: The Problem Of Depression

Depression. A common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at...
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Catcher In The Rye: Holden Caulfield A Misunderstood Teen

Holden Caulfield a Misunderstood Teen Have you ever seen yourself through the character of a novel you are reading? I’m sure many of you can relate to the character of Holden from J.D Salinger’s Bildungsroman novel Catcher in the Rye. The novel written in 1950, explores through first person narration, the life of Holden Caulfield...
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