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They keep themselves hidden in order to attain their wants or in order to be benefitted in every situation.
One of the reasons why Holden calls Pency Prep phony is the advertisement in various magazines as stated in the passage above and their steak for dinner every Saturday that when parents come on Sunday they will ask their children what they had for dinner and they would answer steak, when in fact their steak is a hard slab piece of meat that nobody wants to eat (Saliner19).
One of Holden’s struggles in life is the death of his younger brother Allie. His brother Allie, who He loved dearly died due to leukemia. Holden described him as the nicest person he knew, who never gets mad regardless of the fact that he had red hair which is known to be related to bad temper. He also described him as the most intelligent in their family, fifty times more intelligent than he was. Holden cannot cope with the lost of his younger brother due to leukemia that is why his life seems like a mess. He had been to four schools before and faces expulsion due to having failing marks in four out of his five subjects without worrying about them.
Game, my ass. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then its a game, all right--Ill admit that. But if you get on the other side, where there arent any hot-shots, then whats a game about it? Nothing. No game (Salinger 5).
The above passage expressed by Mr. Spencer to Holden during their talk before Holden left Pency. Life is a game where you have to follow the rules; you have to follow the norms and the laws. In order for you to succeed you have to go mainstream, face the things and problems that life brings you because it will make you a better person in the process. You have to fight your way, exert your best effort and struggle hard to win. If you stop fighting and just stand in one corner, doing nothing, life will eat you
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The novel explains the experiences of rebellious protagonist student Holden most of which resembles Salinger himself. In fact, Salinger’s work Catcher in the Rye is claimed as an autobiographical one. The experiences of sixteen year old Holden reflect character and actions of Salinger in his youth.
He is sixteen, young and rebellious. He is expelled from his school because he does not apply for any classes. He thinks that his school fellows are all phonies and morons. He gets drunk and is lonely after having bad encounters with a prostitute, his old girlfriend, and his English teacher, Mr.
However, based on the social changes in modern society, the novel turned out to be popular among adolescent and young people in the society. To confirm its popularity in modern inclusive and challenging society, the work has been translated into almost all major languages in the world.
No one can deny Holden's explicit use of words or his being extremely judgmental of the things and people around him to the extent that he becomes mean. He can be thought of as an ungrateful spoiled brat who fails on purpose and get expelled, engages in other mischief just to carry a bad boy image.
Although the action and events of the novel were vital in making the book into a complete whole and the language of the book contributed in giving it a most unique evocative quality, yet it was the protagonist himself who carried the burden of the story on his shoulders.
Because of this, Rose wants to jump overboard (it kills me … she could have spared herself the trouble and waited a few days) but is saved by the low-life adventurer Jack Dawson. Rose’s moron of a fiancé Cal watches the two pathetic lovers grow closer, and no matter how
ect to; it is obvious that from the start that of these events that he is suffering from psychological anxiety that forces his irrational behavior: “One problem is that Holden tells us very little about ‘what my lousy childhood was like’ or the event that may have brought
The first problem is the profane language that Holden uses to express himself through out the book. In an age of digital technology, where the actual reading of books and expansion of spoken language has diminished, I really cannot find a need for a book that encourages the use of profanity as a means of self-expression, because the main “angst-stricken” character cannot think of anything more eloquent and scholarly to say.
His style is of unstated simplicity, using a lot of those profanities to give vent to an adolescents frustration with the world. Overall, the theme of the novel is one of undiagnosed depression. Salinger is very good at providing descriptions