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We Live and Breathe the Power of Words

I watched the trailer for the documentary “Salinger” on YouTube without meaning to. It was one of those ad-thingies that pop up before the content you actually want to watch. 868 more words


Archetypes in "The Catcher in the Rye"

What type of hero is Holden?

To me, Holden Caulfield is an unbalanced hero, which is defined as a protagonist who has mental or emotional deficiencies. 767 more words


Motifs in "The Catcher and the Rye"

A motif is a recurring object or idea in a literary work that holds symbolic significance. We study them because they are contributors to the development of themes in literature. 673 more words


Charles McGrath on John O'Hara

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Charles McGrath has been, at various times, editor of the New York Times Book Review and deputy editor at the… 321 more words


20 Most Memorable Lines from The Catcher in the Rye

Published in 1951, the Catcher in the Rye created a rustle in the literary scene and brought a shock to publishers and readers alike—a novel impact that even after 65 years since its original publication, the book continues to capture attention as… 785 more words

Literary Essays

Book Review: Rereading J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Just a couple of weeks ago, I finished rereading The Catcher in the Rye. When I first read the book a few years back, it didn’t strike me as much as it did make me ponder the same things that plagued, even tortured, the mind of the restless Holden. 976 more words

Literary Essays

The Catcher in the Rye: Chapter 8-11


Holden is sitting alone on a train to New York when an attractive older woman boards and sits beside him. Noticing the Pencey sticker on Holden’s suitcase, she asks if he knows her son, Ernest Morrow. 912 more words