Life in the fifties as seen through the eyes of a disillusioned teenager in the catcher in the rye

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (page 4 of 50)

The way that the agency kept tabs on him was to implant this desire to purchase every copy of Catcher in the Rye that he came across — the reason being that their systems would monitor every bookshop for when that particular ISBN was scanned.

As it turned out the guy that attempted to shoot then President Ronald Regan apparently had a connection with the book at least according to Wikipedia.

The thing was, that first time I read it all those years ago, I was quite surprised as to how good it was. In fact, I so enjoyed the book on my first reading that when I started back-writing reviews for a lot of rather trashy books that I had read in the past I decided to leave this one so that I could do the review some justice by reading it again — the thing was that it has taken me quite a while to actually get my hands on another copy of the book.

Whether all of us have been through the soul searching confusion that Holden is going through is really only for the reader to know.

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The thing is that the concept of the teenager is actually a pretty modern concept, one that my English teacher suggested was created by the advertising industry to create a specific market in which to target specific products.

Ironically, since he said that we have now seen the creation of the Tween — this stage of life when one is technically not a child, but not quite a teenager, and of course we have the youth, which is technically a person who is aged somewhere between eighteen and twenty-five usually about university age.

I suspect that the reason Caulfield goes through this stage and many of us as well is purely due to something that not many people have — choice. Yet it is interesting to note how many middle aged people you run into that simply drift through life, miserable, because of choices that they made when they were younger and simply regret it — or are even in a situation, such as a debt trap, that they cannot escape from or on the other hand, making a change to escape from where they are is just way, way too hard.

The question that roamed through my head as I was drifting through this weekend with Caulfield was where he ended up.

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A apart of me sees the drug addled beggars lining the streets of Melbourne and I could half imagine that that was where Caulfield would be, yet he seemed to have some sort of a plan, but it was a plan that simply involved drifting.

However, I have also met people in my generation who simply took the first job offer that they were given and have simply sat in that role, well, forever, and are likely to die in that role — honestly, not everybody is ambitious, and sometimes being ambitious means that you will sacrifice your ethics simply to get ahead, and some people are just not like that.

I guess for some people, simply having a job, and drifting through life in that job satisfies them. I have my opinions, but in the end if that is what makes them happy, or gives them purpose, then so be and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her.

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By hiding the pain of the individual, you lose quite a lot.

Life in the fifties as seen through the eyes of a disillusioned teenager in the catcher in the rye

The loss of names was a great illustration of it, but also spoiler spoiler (I assume that’s specific enough for people in the loop, as regards which spoiler might refer to loss of identity). – Holden Caulfield, from The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger () Painting against the Tide Jackson Pollock's painting Lavender Mist typifies "Action painting," in which he fixed his canvas to the floor, then dripped paint all over it.

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Sep 03,  · The Catcher in the Rye is one of those touchstone novels for young people coming of age. A sixteen year old boy who has flunked out of numerous expensive prep schools in the s is disillusioned with life and is trying to find himself.

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Life in the fifties as seen through the eyes of a disillusioned teenager in the catcher in the rye