Literary Criticism Essay On The Catcher In The Rye

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Literary Criticism Essay on The Catcher in the Rye. "The Catcher in the Rye Should Not Be Censored" In the article "The Catcher in the Rye Should Not Be Censored" the author Edward P.J. Corbett had stated many points to support why the The Catcher in the Rye should not be censored. I agree with Corbett, and each point he has made. Corbett has legitimate reasons why The Catcher in the Rye shouldn't be censored, and I do agree with him. Corbett says things like Holden is a mixed up kid which makes him a phony. Corbett does seem to see the light of this novel and how can represent some good. In "The Catcher in the Rye Should Not Be Censored," the author Edward P.J. Corbett expresses his feelings towards censoring one of the greatest novels of all time and how it should not be done. Corbett states in his article that there have been multiple breakouts of protests to censor The Catcher in the Rye, and that they will continue to breakout. Corbett also states in the article that the language is obscene, profane, and crude. There have been people that do say this but Corbett has a good point that the language in todays youth is much worse than it is in the novel. Corbett also says that the seeing the language in print is very shocking, but the point that is trying to be sent here is that any language in literature on a page can be shocking even if it is not that bad, but when it comes down to speaking the obscene language in public, it suddenly becomes much worse. Holdens language is bad but he can't help it. Corbett says it becomes so habitual and he just seems to lose sight of how much he actually says it. Phoebe reminded Holden in the novel to stop swearing so much but Holden doesn't seem to get it, and he continues. Holden is very adult like just like Corbett said and I believe that is true. With Holden being so adult like I feel it leads to him
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