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The Catcher in the Rye

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 03:05 AM
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      The Catcher in the Rye is a story of an emotionally disturbed young sixteen year old boy named Holden Caulfield. At first, I expected something totally different from what I got. It tells of an upper-middle class boy his age encounters while on the way home from school. He is an average adolescent with an attitude and sarcasm that fits him. He is uncomfortable with his own weaknesses, and at times shows as much phoniness, meanness, and superficiality as anyone else in the book does.

Holden finds himself getting kicked out of private school and on his way home. He meets up with many different people that in some way have an impact on his life. Holden is telling this story in first person, although the whole thing is all one big flashback. He is trying to grow up in an Adult world, and trying to show that he is an Adult. As. Holden, being the Idealist that he is, searches to find everything that needs to be changed, but never gives an alternative to the situation or thing.

      He takes this journey which at the end leaves him in a mental instution. Holden ends his story   here. He refuses to tell what happened next and how he got sick, and tells how   people are concerned about whether or not he will apply himself next year. He ends the story by telling that he misses the, boys from his school, Stradlater and Ackley and even Maurice. It ends there, leaving you curious on what was to come of Holden. I personally enjoyed this book.


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