The Catcher in the Rye Essay | The Discarding

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Summary: The book, The Catcher in the Rye, by, J.D. Salinger, should not stay in the junior curriculum for many reasons. Some reasons are that the book has a very negative main character, the story ends abruptly and has too many vulgarities, it is too short, and it has depressing rather than hopeful main characters.
The book, The Catcher in the Rye, by, J.D. Salinger, should not stay in the junior curriculum for many reasons. Some reasons are that the book has a very negative main character, the story ends abruptly and has too many vulgarities, it is too short, and it has depressing rather than hopeful main characters.

Holden is an unstable, confused, and unfortunate main character in this book for several reasons. Having a foul mouthed, blasphemous tongued, unchanging main character throughout the whole book is dull and uninteresting. Also, Holden seems to be crazy and without any hope of recovering. The book states, "Holden writes Stradlater's paper about his dead brother's baseball glove that has poems written on it," (Page38). Also, he doesn't seem to like anybody except his dead brother Allie. Finally, he talks about sex all the time. For example, Holden says, "I sort of figured this...

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