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Jd salinger constructed holden caulfield as a cynical person who cannot accept to grow up throughout the catcher in the rye, jd salinger uses symbolism to reveal and reinforce critical aspects of the protagonist holden caulfield three important aspects holden acquired through. Character analysis holden caulfield 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 previous december, beginning on the saturday afternoon of the traditional season-ending football. Catcher of rye as an adolescent, and his analysis of the character holden caulfield and the way author jd salinger uses dialogue and narrative in the american masters launches its 28th season with the series' 200th episode: the exclusive director's cut of shane salerno's documentary, salinger.
The main character, holden caulfield, is seeking mental help at the hospital in the novel the catcher in the rye by j d salinger, violence is used to develop the main character, holden to convey a sarcastic tone and to refer to the theme, which is the protection of innocence, throughout the. Holden is by far the most complex character in the book (arguable the only complex character) he serves three major purposes in the novel firstly, he stands as a critic of society, taking a stance against phoniness, hypocrisy, obscenity, and passiveness secondly, he is an adolescent, caught. In the novel, the catcher in the rye, written by jd salinger, holden, the main character wants to be a œcatcher holden hears a young boy on the street holden hears a young boy on the street singing œif a body catch a body coming through the rye and it made holden feel better (salinger 115.
In jd salinger's novel the catcher in the rye, the main character, holden caufield, describes in detail the parts of his life and his environment that bother him the most he faces these problems with a kind of naivety that prevents him from fully understanding why it is that he is so depressed. Holden caulﬁeld is one of the most interesting and confusing characters in all of literature he is the seventeen year old narrator and protagonist in the catcher in the rye by jd salinger holden tells the story of a weekend spent in new york after he was kicked out of his fourth school for bad grades. In salinger's novel the catcher in the rye, holden, the novel's protagonist, is a character that is growing from youth to maturity throughout the novel, holden resists the process of maturity itself by admiring children and criticizing the adults' way of thinking and behaving.
Free study guide for the catcher in the rye by j d salinger holden caulfield the sixteen year-old narrator whose experiences form the action of the novel he seems to have a history of expulsion and failure at various prep schools because of his inability to adjust to institutional life and the world in. Holden caulfield jd salinger gives holden a realistic voice and perspective that the reader can identify with pre-ap english 2 2/1/15 character analysis: holden caulfield holden caulfield, the main character in the famous novel the catcher in the rye, by jd salinger, is a strange. The narrator and protagonist of the catcher in the rye, holden is the son of a wealthy new york family who moves from boarding school to boarding school after being repeatedly these papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of the catcher in the rye by jd salinger.
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