Abstract this paper examines holden caulfield's adolescent problems in j d salinger's the catcher in the rye the paper argues that the psychological or mental states of the and contextual elements, analyses holden's adolescent problems within the fictional society he names three features of his egocentrism. The catcher in the rye (chap 3) jd salinger anyway, he gave pencey a pile of dough, and they named our wing alter him the first football game of the then he started telling us how he was never ashamed, when he was in some kind of trouble or something, to get right down his knees and pray to god he told us. Jd salinger describes teenage behavior such as phoniness and confusion, teenage depression and their need for attention, and their desire to protection innocents in our society salinger exaggerates holdens actions and results in a lot of trouble, and he does not seem to help himself get out of these situations. Holden caulfield is without a doubt a troubled teen from the beginning of the novel, the protagonist of jd salinger's catcher in the rye is in session with a therapist, immediately cluing the reader in on his unbalanced psychological state however, it is a clue often ignored, as many critics instead focus on. Jd salinger's the catcher in the rye, chronicles the adolescence of troubled teen and protagonist holden caulfield an analysis of the intense stigma surrounding the catcher in the rye, what prompted its censorship in schools across the united states, and why the novel is able to be accepted today. Holden caulfield, the 17-year-old narrator and protagonist of the novel, speaks to the reader directly from a mental hospital or sanitarium in southern california the novel is a frame story (a story within a certain fictional framework) in the form of a long flashback holden wants to tell what happened over a two-day period the. The catcher in the rye study guide contains a biography of jd salinger, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full in his mind, holden suggests, he is fantasizing constantly about sex, and his friend suggests that the “typical caulfield conversation” is preoccupied with sex.
The catcher in the rye is a 1951 novel by the late, reclusive author j d salinger the story concerns holden caulfield, a smart but troubled teenager who. In jd salingers' catcher in the rye, a troubled teenager named holden caufield struggles with the fact that everyone has to grow up the book gets its title from holden's constant concern with the loss of innocence he did not want children to grow up because he felt that adults are corrupt this is seen when holden tries to. Louis menand on j d salinger's “the catcher in the rye,” and on the persistent power of holden caulfield, fifty years after the book's publication there named eugene reynal achieved immortality the bad way by complaining that he couldn't figure out whether or not holden caulfield was supposed to.
Everything you ever wanted to know about holden caulfield in the catcher in the rye, written by masters of this stuff just for you character analysis holden may want to make friends, but we're not sure why: in his mind, everyone is a social-climber, a name-dropper, appearance-obsessed, a secret slob, a private flit. Jd salinger's the catcher in the rye, by some is considered one of the greatest books of all tim the catcher in the rye tells the story of holden caulfield, a rebellious teenager facing psychological trouble holden uses god's name in vain and does blasphemous acts all through out the book he also.
Although i initially hated the book, i found it dull and uneventful, i grew to love it through the in-depth analysis we did in class i think holden is an incredibly interesting character and it gives an amazing insight into the mind of a troubled teenager, oppressed by society it is now one of my favourite books. Young readers now see the protagonist of j d salinger's “catcher in the rye” as a whining preppy, not as a virtuous outcast mr salinger's fans will be spared the prospect of encountering holden caulfield, the ultimate alienated teenager, as a lonely old codger who escapes from a retirement home and. There is just holden caulfield: an upper-middle class teenager who begins railing against the things he hates “slight rebellion” is an early, third person rendering of holden's date with sally hayes in the catcher in the rye there are slight variations — holden is home for christmas break rather than.
Holden as a hero catcher in the rye by jd salinger is a story about the trials of life and the toll it can take on the psyche i believe that holden caulfield is an under credited hero he is a teenager forced to grow up in a time of turmoil with severe emotional handicaps placed upon him by family, friends and life in general.
Get an answer for 'please give me a short summary of the catcher in the rye' and find homework help for other the catcher in the rye questions at enotes holden caulfield is a fairly typical, misunderstood teen he is mildly obsessed with girls the story is about a 16 year old boy named holden caulfield his story. Holden caulfield, portrayed in the jd salinger novel catcher in the rye as an adolescent struggling to find his own identity, possesses many characteristics that easily instead of admitting to ones parents of a wrongful deed, the teen tries covering up the mistake or avoiding it in hopes that they won't get in any trouble.
Jd salinger's study of teenage rebellion remains one of the most controversial and best-loved american novels of the 20th century, writes robert mccrum one of the many remarkable things about salinger's portrayal of holden caulfield is that he seems to be fully inside the head of this troubled. “in his 1951 novel the catcher in the rye jd salinger introduced americans to the cultural and through his trouble adolescent protagonist who could have been more profoundly alienated than preppy holden caulfield the catcher in the rye caught the insecurities of those born in the atomic age. Jerome david salinger's only novel, the catcher in the rye, is based on the life events shaping main character, holden caulfield, into the troubled teen that is telling the story in 1950 the theme of the catcher in the rye - holden caulfield as a modern day odysseus years ago, a man named homer wrote the odyssey. J d salinger's catcher in the rye was published in 1951 like the beatles, whose rise to fame came about roughly thirteen years later, the novel's adolescent hero, holden caulfield, became a spokesman for a generation of rebellious, supposedly much-misunderstood youth an oversimplified yet.