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Essay | Catcher in the Rye

This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of Catcher in the Rye.
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Catcher in the Rye

Summary: Discusses literary techniques used by JD Salinger in his classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Describes how Salinger utilizes first person perspective, symbolism and several language styles to help present the main character Holden Caulfield.

In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, the author J.D. Salinger uses the technique's first person perspective, symbolism and several language styles to help present the main character Holden Caulfield.

Salinger writes the novel in first person perspective to establish several purposes, so the reader is able to understand the characteristics of Holden.

One of his purposes is we have, or the reader thinks they have direct insight into the mind of Holden. E.g. "the more expensive a school is, the more crooks it has- I'm not kidding", spoken by Holden. This piece of perspective literacy tricks the reader into feeling directly encountered by Salinger using the phrase, "I'm not kidding."

First person narrative creates intimacy between the reader and Holden to gain better understandings of his character. E.g. "don't ever tell anybody anything, if you do, you start missing everybody," this...

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This section contains 524 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
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