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Catcher In The Rye

literary task


1.2 a jerk?

3. sourcers

1.1 average teenager?

1. Disscusion

2. symbols

Holden Caulfield is an average teenager

- uses typical teenager slang
- breaks rules
- rebellious
-Problems in school, with parents
-dreams about -independence
-sexual encounters

- unresponsible consume (alcohol, drugs)

-analyses & judges poeple
-mental problems
-dissatisfied with whole world
- wants to find religion/ where he belongs

Holden Caulfield is an average teenager

- evident dislike for most people
- was kicked out of school (multiple times)
- screwed (lost football equipment)
- heavy smoker
- doesnt care about other people
- mental propblems
-aggression issues (attacking people)
- desperate behavior without much explanation

Holden Caulfield is a jerk


- sexual interests in older woman and prostitutes

- isolation and loneliness because of self- imposed alienatation
- constant lying-->mark of immaturity and imbalance
- extreme agitation --> increasing distance from reality
- desperate need for love
- mentally confused (hits on two woman and then breaks into tears)

Holden Caulfield is a jerk

- p.11: "I had to [...] listen to that crap."

- p.12: "I don´t think I´ll ever forgive him for reading me that crap out loud."
- p.13: "One of the biggest reasons I left Elkton hills was because I was surrounded by phonies."
- p.25: "I wouldn´t let you in my goddam family."
- p.25: "What the hell it´s doing out, snowing?"
- p.29: "The leading man can´t go on. He´s drunk as a bastard."
- p.35: "[...] in my stupid life."
- p.42: "The hell he did, the bastard."
- p.81: "You´re goddam right I am, you dirty crooked bastard."
- p.93: "[..] goddam dirty moron."

language of Holden

Holden uses a really rude language with a lot of curse words.

language of Holden

"Holden a jerk or an average teenager?"

own opinion

average teenager:

- rebellious & depressed
- a lot of problems
a jerk:
- very pesimistic
- isolates himself from the society
--> his rude language and his disrespectful mindset towards others

Nevertheless we think, that every person has experienced or will experience a situation with an own negative mindset and a very questionable language and attitude.

metaphors & symbols

Museum of Natural History

Ducks in Central Park Lagoon

the red hunting hat

alcohol & cigarettes

Allie´s Baseball mitt

Cathcher in the Rye

the Carousel

- https://www.allgreatquotes.com/authors/j-d-salinger/

- https://prezi.com/p/k7nakcjze-pw/holden-caulfield-character-analysis-by-kevin-tran
- https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a173/holden-caulfield-fate/
- https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/who-is-allie-what-does-his-glove-symbolize-and-15373
- https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/who-is-allie-what-does-his-glove-symbolize-and-15373
- https://lucialara.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/is-holden-a-typical-teenager/


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