The Psychological Structure of The Catcher in the Rye.

Being the catcher in rye would allow Holden to help the children save their innocence.

As we can see in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.

There’s a lot of reason to hate The Catcher in the Rye. Maybe you’re a nervous school administrator who thinks Holden is as a foul-mouthed misanthrope who flunks out of school, picks up a hooker, borrows money from his kid sister to spend on booze, and ends up in a mental hospital. No wonder Mark David Chapman blamed his obsession with the book for making him shoot and kill John Lennon, right?

Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye

Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is no exception.

You’d think that the Facebook / Myspace / Twitter / reality TV generation would be more receptive to the ramblings of a confused 17-year-old, but many of today’s readers seem less impressed with The Catcher in the Rye than ever. So tell us, Shmooperinos, is Holden getting harder to relate to? Have our attention spans been ruined by incessant texting and a 140 character limit? Are we so caught up in telling our own stories nowadays that we’ve forgotten how to listen to anyone else’s?

Throughout “The Catcher in the Rye,” J.D.

Published in 1951, the book was originally written for adults, but it is now remembered and adored by people from all parts of the world and people from all walks of life – especially by teenagers – a likely effect that was only inevitable considering the center stage of the narrator the great crumby flake Holden Caulfield, to use his style of speaking, who accurately portrayed teenage angst and loneliness in a style that many youngsters could and do relate to.1 The book is about his quest to find himself after being threatened with expulsion at the expensive prep school that he attends....

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


In writing The Catcher in the Rye, J.D.

Holden had his innocence essentially stolen from him through these two events, which led him to form these somewhat twisted ideas about the world and a very apparent obsession with death.

Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

The abundant use of symbolism in Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is of such significance that it “proclaims itself in the very title of the novel” (Trowbridge par.

Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.

If the symbolism in this novel is studied closely, there should be no astonishment in learning that The Catcher in the Rye took approximately ten years to write and was originally twice its present length....

Salinger Book Review Catcher Rye]

Jerome David Salinger started writing short story in secondary school. His most notable work “The Catcher in the Rye”, published on 1951, was recognized as one of the best novels of the 20th century. Written and published originally for adults, the book portrays the complexities, alienation, and identity crisis in teenage life.

In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.

Maybe. But maybe Holden is just a confused kid who obsesses over the loss of innocence, hero-worships his kid siblings, struggles to connect with anyone his own age, and thinks all adults are self-important phonies. For a guy who wishes he could pull a on his biological clock, having no forward momentum in the narrative is kind of the point.

In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D.

“as the defining work on what it is like to be a teenager.
Holden is at various times disaffected, disgruntled, alienated,
isolated, directionless, and sarcastic.”

Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye.

The story features 16 year old Holden Caulfield who found himself in constant displeasure in the ‘phoniness’ of the adolescent life. Holden tells a story which is about an adventure he went through from having teenage identity crisis. After being suspended from his school and a fight with his friend, Holden goes to New York. There, his sexuality as an adolescent was challenged. Jumping from his hotel to a nightclub, he attempted to lose his virginity.