Forgot your password?  

Essay | Alienation in "The Catcher in the Rye"

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Alienation in "The Catcher in the Rye".
This section contains 795 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Student Essay on Alienation in "The Catcher in the Rye"

Alienation in "The Catcher in the Rye"

Summary: In J.D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye," Holden Caulfied's immaturity and disgust for society, which is really a disgust of himself, leads to his alienation from others, especially the character of Sally.
J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye represents the life of a teenager dealing with his personal issues. The main character's name is Holden. Holden has a record of poor grades and has been kicked out of a number of good private boarding schools. Pheobe, Holden's sister, seems to be the only person in the book that Holden can have a mature conversation with without thinking the person is not genuine. Another extremely important character in the novel is Sally Hayes. Sally is a love interest of Holden who plays a large part in Holden's life. Jane Gallagher also plays a major role in Holden's life even though she never physically appears in the novel. One of the main themes of the novel is the idea of being separated. There are many situations where Holden feels alienated from his friends and...

(read more)

This section contains 795 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Student Essay on Alienation in "The Catcher in the Rye"
Follow Us on Facebook