Salinger, best known for his controversial novel The Catcher in the Ryeis recognized by critics and readers alike as one of the most popular and influential authors of American fiction during the second half of the twentieth century. Growing up in the "House of Glass" Jerome David Salinger was born in New York City on January 1,and like the members of the fictional Glass family that appear in some of his works, was the product of mixed parentage—his father was Jewish and his mother was Scotch-Irish. Salinger's upbringing was not unlike that of Holden Caulfield of The Catcher in the Rye, the Glass children, and many of his other characters.
He calls none of them. A sign of Holden's loneliness, self-imposed alienation, and depression: On the way, he asks the driver where the ducks in the Central Park lagoon go in the winter, but the driver thinks he's joking and gets annoyed. Holden's hat and his duck question are both childish and inappropriate for someone his age.
In one, a man is cross-dressing. In another, a couple spits their drinks in each other faces. Holden gets aroused, and thinks he's both a "sex maniac" and doesn't understand sex at all.
The things Holden sees reinforce that Holden isn't wrong: And Holden actually finds himself aroused by it.
That may be part of why he hates it. Active Themes Again he thinks of calling Jane, but instead calls Faith Cavendish, a woman whose number he got from a guy who told Holden she was promiscuous. She refuses to meet him that night, but offers to meet him tomorrow.
He doesn't want to wait that long, and hangs up. Holden obviously would rather see Jane, but he sees her as innocent and perfect and thinks of sex as dirty.
To protect his illusions of Jane's purity, he isolates himself. Cite This Page Choose citation style: Retrieved November 9, "The Catcher in the Rye" deeply influenced the biographical drama film, "Rebel in the Rye", which is about J.D.
Salinger. It is a visual about his life, before and after World War II, and gives more about the author's life than the readers of "The Catcher in the Rye" learned from the novel.
The Catcher in the Rye study guide contains a biography of J.D. Salinger, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. When I first read The Catcher in the Rye, like the vast majority of my 11th grade peers, I hated Holden Caulfield.
Apparently, hating Holden Caulfield is one of the markers of a Millennial reader. The Catcher in the Rye, novel by J.D. Salinger published in The novel details two days in the life of year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school.
Confused and disillusioned, Holden searches for truth and rails against the “phoniness” of the adult world.
The Catcher in the Rye was a book full with a lot of great imagery and a lot of thought put into it. The book is a very easy to read, it can be read very quickly and very easy to understand. I enjoyed reading this book due to the fact that the main character Holden Caulfield is a 16 year old boy growing up/5.
The Catcher in the Rye - The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by J.D. Salinger. It is narrated by Holden Caulfield, a cynical teenager who recently got expelled from his fourth school.