Holden Caulfield the Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye. INTRROOOO. The Catcher in the Rye is set in 1950’s, and their life-style is moderately different from the 21st century. Back in the 1950’s, people thought smoking was ok, and helped your health and at a young age it was quite normal to be smoking but now a days, everyone knows smoking can kill you. Holden Caulfield is an American 16-year-old boy, who flunks schools and goes to New York. Holden though isn’t just your average typical teenager, he’s different. Holden does some very bizarre things, and has a very unusual behavior. Holden comes from a wealthy background, Holden’s family lives in New York Manhattan. Phoebe Caulfield is Holden’s younger sister, though only at 10 years old, phoebe is significantly more mature than Holden. Phoebe is Holden’s key turning point in the novel. Allie Caulfield is Holden dead younger brother, Allie died of leukemia. Holden describes Allie as intelligent calm and friendly. D.B Caulfield is Holden’s older brother, Holden looks up to D.B but is disappointed about D.B decision to go Hollywood, as Holden thinks it is an act similar to prostitution. Holden goes to school in Pennsylvania, not far from New York. The school is called Pencey Prep, plus it’s a private school for boys so you wouldn’t of thought he flunked school. Holden had many problems a school. This novel has very significant features, from ducks and fishes to red hunting hats. This novel shows the journey of a 16-year-old boy finding his path to adult life. Holden character develops throughout the book, at first you think he is a bad boy but then at the end of the novel Holden gets very emotional, as a reader it makes me feel likes there are two sides of Holden Caulfield. PENCEEY PREP The novel starts of with him in Pencey Prep. This is the first sign of Holden not being a typical teenager. Pence Prep holds an annual football

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