Catcher In The Rye Response By J.D Sallinger

755 words - 3 pages

- -THE CATCHER IN THE RYEPersonal Response The Catcher in the Rye is the kind of novel that you might refer to as a 'perplex' in the dark kind of novel. Not because the storey takes place at night or in a dark place, but because Salinger (the author) never really tells you were the main character 'Holden' is speaking to you from. This leaves the storey open to all kinds of imaginative thoughts as to where he is.The novel starts off with Holden filling you in on all the strange happenings leading up to his present situation. On the first page Holden says, and I quote 'I'll just tell you about this madman stuff that happened to me around last Christmas just before I got pretty run-down and had to come out here and take it easy.' For as far as I have read they don't tell you where it is he had to go and take it easy but from what I think and what I have talked about with others who are reading this novel, my impression is that at the present time Holden is in a insane asylum.I have found that at times the author has put in events that really have no di-rect impact on the storey line. Just as I start to think that I can understand what Holden has gone threw he tells us of another happening in his life and I am thrown off.I have come across things in the novel that I can totally relate to. For exam-ple he went to a private school which he did not like in the least. Do to the fact he didn't like where he was he kept fowling up and getting bad grades. I was the same way, I went to a private school where for the first couple years I didn't like it and too my grades were not the greatest. So I can relate to some of his happenings. It is great that Holden has a brother to love him and care for him as much as he does.I get the impression that Holden doesn't like his brother to have to see him in the circumstance that he...

Find Another Essay On Catcher In The Rye Response by J.D Sallinger

"Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

729 words - 3 pages In these latter chapters of the book Holden carries himself further and further towards his impending breakdown, but I think begins to realize what he is doing to those around him. I found these chapters really quite sad and depressing.Holden's breakdown reaches its climax in Chapter 25. As the chapter begins, Holden feels surrounded on all sides by ugliness and phoniness?the profanity on the walls, the vulgar Christmas-tree delivery men, the

Holden in The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

1183 words - 5 pages In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the protagonist, a 16-year-old boy named Holden Caulfield who lives in the 1940s, struggles to concur with the views of his society. After getting kicked out of boarding school once again, Holden runs away to New York. He decides to have an adventure of his own, instead of returning home. Holden's experiences in New York lead to further disruptions in his life, which eventually cause him to be put in

Depression in The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

1367 words - 5 pages an everyday normal life. 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. Teenage years are, without argument, the most confusing and difficult years of a person’s life as they prepare to go into adulthood. A wave of anxiety filled teenage year’s leads to an anxiety filled adulthood, following with a variety of prescription

Mental Illness and Death in The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Sallinger

993 words - 4 pages illness affects teenagers can be seen in the main character, Holden Cauffield, of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. Holden's erratic behavior is a result of the mental illness Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, resulting from his brother's death. This can be diagnosed because of how tragic his brother's death was and because Holden displays main symptoms of the illness. The death of Holden's brother Allie makes him very vulnerable for Post

Analysis of The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

678 words - 3 pages In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield struggles to avoid "falling down" into the corrupt adult world. Holden views adulthood as a dishonest world while children are blameless and sincere. Corrupted with this mindset, he wants to act as the "catcher in the rye", to "catch" innocent children before they "fall" down the path of adulthood. In Holden's attempt to do so, he realizes that everyone must eventually take the "fall

Holden’s Psyche in Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

659 words - 3 pages The novel The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger, depicts a boy named Holden Caulfield whose psyche ultimately impacts his mental state. Throughout the novel Holden’s mental state gradually becomes affected by this damaged psyche. He either demonstrates the id or the superego, and rarely his ego. Holden’s psyche appears in the id, superego, and ego forms. The id, acts on impulses and wants instant gratification. This occurs when Holden

"The Catcher In The Rye" By: J.D. Salinger

664 words - 3 pages SYOPSISThe Catcher in the Rye takes place mostly in New York. The protagonist, Holden Caulfield, finds himself in a chain of events while he is running away from his home that all end up to his isolation from the world. Time after time he finds himself abandoned by the people he believed in most, he comes closer to his fate. Even his English teacher, Mr. Antolini, the man he confided in most, let him down. The novel ends in tragedy for Holden

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

610 words - 2 pages Most teens that are growing up today often wonder about the many complexities of life, and what lies ahead of them. Many of them fear the future and their insecurities. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, profoundly presents the various themes and ideas touching upon prevalent aspects of a typical teenager’s life. As a teen myself, I can relate very well with the protagonist in this story, Holden Caulfield. In this classic, Holden

The Theme of Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

768 words - 3 pages The Theme of Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger In the novel Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the protagonist Holden Caulifield views the world as an evil corrupt place where there is no peace. Holden has a phony phobia that restricts him from becoming a fully matured adult. In Holden's attempted journey in becoming a fully matured adult, he encounters many scenarios involving friendship, personal opinions, and his love of children. His

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

1663 words - 7 pages The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger is one of the most controversial and timeless books written in our history. A “catcher in the rye” is someone that’s stands at the edge of a rye field and saves children from falling over a cliff. Holden Caulfield, a troubled young teenager and also the main character of the novel, pictures himself as being this “catcher in the rye” protecting all children from losing their innocence. Towards the

"The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

951 words - 4 pages The Novel "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger is thought to be a controversial book by many, but at the same time has appealed to a countless number of readers in the past fifty years. Holden Caulfield, the narrator and protagonist of the story, brings the reader to experience the world through his eyes. Although Holden is extremely cynical and judgmental of nearly everything and everyone, there is much value in what he has to say. Holden

Similar Essays

Catcher In The Rye By J. D. Sallinger

1565 words - 6 pages through the Rye”(115). Holden is unrealistic about trying to save all the children, prevent them from adults corruption. He wants to be The Catcher in the Rye, preserve their innocence, to try but even “if [he] had a million years do do it, [he] couldn’t rub out even half of the “fuck you” signs in the world”(202). HC wants to protect innocence, but doesn’t want to lose his. He thinks hes invincible and mature, but “the mark of the immature man

"Catcher In The Rye" By J.D. Salinger

973 words - 4 pages schools, one would think that Holden would become more devoted to improving his future life, but by the quote "Oh I feel some concern for my future, all right. Sure. Sure I do. But not too much, I guess. Not too much, I guess." (Catcher In The Rye, J.D. Salinger, Little, Brown and Company Books, 1945) it is easily understood that Holden does not realize what he is doing to his future.In this story, Holden Caulfield is the protagonist and narrator

"Catcher In The Rye" By J.D. Salinger

1294 words - 5 pages the rules; what can he do but blindly play the game in the rye field, right beside his cliff of sanity.Work Cited1. Gwynn, Frederick L., Joseph L. Blotner. "The Catcher in the Rye" The Fiction of J.D. Salinger. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 19582. Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1951

"Catcher In The Rye" By J.D. Salinger

560 words - 3 pages Catcher in the ryeCatcher in the rye should no longer be included in high school cirriculum. This book is about a teenager named Holden and what kind of absticles, struggles and emotions teenagers come face to face whitin daily life. Catcher in the rye is not only a waste of students time but also a waste of the teacher who have to teach it.Holden Caulfield is a seventeen year old boy who was brought up in upper class New York. Holden managed to