Catcher in the Rye
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... Editor; I have recently finished reading the novel, The Catcher in The Rye, as a high school literature assignment, and I am writing to express the reasons why this novel should be banned and not read by anyone, especially young people.
The main character in the novel is a young guy by the name of Holden Caulfield, who seemingly revels in the role of social rebel. 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 ...