An analysis of the controversial book the catcher in the rye by jd salinger

After smoking a couple of cigarettes, he calls Faith Cavendish, a woman he has never met but whose number he got from an acquaintance at Princeton.

Holden thinks he remembers hearing that she used to be a stripper, and he believes he can persuade her to have sex with him.

That is to say, he has done nothing. The most likely explanation for why criminals are inclined to enjoy this book is because it puts their words on paper; it lets them believe someone else out there understands them. Holden Caulfield, the main character, describes his journey away from the comfortable life he lives attending private school and into the lonely world all on his own.

He was soon to move to Cornish, New Hampshire, where he became ever more reclusive. As Holden goes out to the lobby, he starts to think about Jane Gallagher and, in a flashback, recounts how he got to know her. After forfeiting a fencing match in New York by forgetting the equipment in the subway, he is invited to the home of his history teacher, Mr.

He impulsively invites Sally to run away with him that night to live in the wilderness of New Englandbut she is uninterested in his hastily conceived plan and declines.

Holden Caulfield has a complicated relationship with women, too: Back in the dormitory, Holden is further irritated by his unhygienic neighbor, Ackley, and by his own roommate, Stradlater. Since Ackley and Mal had already seen the film, they end up just playing pinball and returning to Pencey.

Salinger's adolescent antihero, Holden Caulfield. They met while spending a summer vacation in Maine, played golf and checkers, and held hands at the movies. Plot[ edit ] Holden Caulfielda teenager, is living in an unspecified institution in Southern California near Hollywood in Stradlater teases Holden, who flies into a rage and attacks Stradlater.

Each Caulfield child has literary talent. Fed up with the so-called "phonies" at Pencey Prep, Holden impulsively decides to leave Pencey early, sells his typewriter to earn money, and catches a train to Penn Station in New York. When his mother returns home, Holden slips out and visits his former and much-admired English teacher, Mr.

Falling off the cliff could be a progression into the adult world that surrounds him and that he strongly criticizes. After forfeiting a fencing match in New York by forgetting the equipment aboard the subway, he is invited to the home of his history teacher, Mr. Unless of course, you were amongst a selected group of students known as the Advanced Placement, then you were permitted to read.

From his room at the Edmont, Holden can see into the rooms of some of the guests in the opposite wing.

“The Catcher in the Rye” as a Revolt Against the 1950’s

Plot[ edit ] Holden Caulfielda teenager, is living in an unspecified institution in Southern California near Hollywood in While many people admire the distraught main character, Holden Caulfield, there are a large number of people who simply do not, believing his character stands for more than just an angsty teen.

It was banned for subversion Inthe book was banned in high schools in Issaquah, Washington for being part of "an overall communist plot". Antolini asks Holden about his expulsion and tries to counsel him about his future. Falling off the cliff could be a progression into the adult world that surrounds him and that he strongly criticizes.

After Luce leaves, Holden gets drunk, awkwardly flirts with several adults, and calls an icy Sally. Next week is Banned Books Week, that time when we celebrate the controversial side of the literary world. Holden is upset when he wakes up in the night to find Mr.

Stradlater pins Holden down and bloodies his nose. Rohrer writes, "Many of these readers are disappointed that the novel fails to meet the expectations generated by the mystique it is shrouded in. Salinger had been working towards his masterpiece, in sketches and drafts, for a decade and more.

Antolini patting his head, which he interprets as a homosexual advance. It starts to rain heavily, but Holden is so happy watching his sister ride the carousel that he is close to tears.

Enraged, Holden punches him, and Stradlater easily wins the ensuing fight. I never saw him. It withstood a fight Salinger was working on a version of the book when he was fighting in the second world war. In this article, Pruchnic focuses on how the novel continues to be received incredibly well, even after it has aged many generations.

Antolini, who is now a New York University professor. Were it ever available. Confused and uncertain, he leaves and spends the rest of the night in a waiting room at Grand Central Stationwhere he sinks further into despair and expresses regret over leaving Mr.Between andThe Catcher in the Rye was the most censored book in high schools and libraries in the United States.

Init was both the most censored book and the second most taught book in public schools in the United States. The Catcher in the Rye is a story by J. D. Salinger, partially published in serial form in – and as a novel in A classic novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of Publisher: Little, Brown and Company.

The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J. D. Salinger. A controversial novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescents for its themes of teenage angst and alienation.

The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger’s novel of post-war alienation told by angst-ridden teen Holden Caulfield. Controversial at the time of publication for its frank language, it was an instant best-seller, and remains beloved by both teens and adults.

The novel The Catcher in the Rye, his best-known book, was an immediate success and remains popular and controversial. Salinger followed Catcher with Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An /5(K). Watch video · Touching a nerve in readers and critics alike, The Catcher in the Rye, J.D.

“The Catcher in the Rye” as a Revolt Against the 1950’s

Salinger’s first novel, was “a very revolutionary book for the America of the early ’s,” according to.

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