The Catcher in the Rye Essay | The Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye

Summary: Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, is a dark novel that tries desperately to inform the world of it's corrupting ways. Holden is one of those rare people that doesn't try to sugarcoat the world just to make it seem like a happier place. Salinger tells it like it is, which is hard for some readers to grasp or really appreciate. Although the book was intriguing, it's dark mood was hard to deal with at times, which could understandably turn some readers off.
"I'll just tell you about this madman stuff that happened to me around last Christmas just before I got pretty run-down and had to come out here and take it easy." Holden Caulfield says in the opening segment of The Catcher in the Rye. I immediately wonder if he could be in a mental hospital talking to a psychoanalyst. Coming out here and taking it easy seems like a phrase that one would use in that sort of circumstance. Something about this statement makes me want to read on and find out exactly where he is and who he is talking to.

Holden is what I would call a cynic or a skeptic. He views the world in a different way than everyone else, and as a result most people misunderstand him. Holden sees the world in black in white; he sees the cold truth...

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