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Category: Catcher in the Rye

Controversy in Catcher in the Rye

In this novel, the author creates Holden Caulfield, a boy that is the world’s punching bag’, and illustrates his difficult life through presenting his failures clearly to the reader. Salinger shows that Holden has had a ‘deprived’ childhood by explaining to the reader that Holden’s beloved brother Allie died at . . . Read more

Sexuality in Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger’s most great masterpiece of his writing career, The Catcher in the Rye, explores the hypocrisy and the ugliness of the adult world. As written in the 1950s, the story relates to the post-World War II time and to Salinger’s mentally complicated life when he was growing up. The . . . Read more

Salinger’s Method of Expression

J.D. Salinger was, and still is, one of the most dynamical and effective writers of the 20th century. With his book, The Catcher in the Rye, he practices the essence of freedom of speech, and yet, also creating a lot of controversy in the Literature world. Our reactions to his . . . Read more

Catcher in the Rye Look at a Universal Problem

In J.D. Salinger’s brilliant coming-of-age novel, Holden Caulfield, a seventeen-year-old prep school adolescent relates his lonely, life-changing twenty-four-hour stay in New York City as he experiences the phoniness of the adult world while attempting to deal with the death of his younger brother, an overwhelming compulsion to lie and troubling . . . Read more