The Catcher in the Rye

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The following essay will draw on the work of J. D. Salinger, where through his novel of The Catcher in the Rye, one will examine the ways in which the novel's main character, Holden Caulfield, aims to covey a message through the novel. In particular, Holdon refers to the the manner in which "people never give anyone your message", as through the text one becomes familiar with this notion. The messages that Holdon aims get across to other people seems to contain a deeper meaning which relates to the dynamics which surround the hypocrity of society, where this duplicity within the text becomes clear to one. Though this essay, one will examing the meaning of Holdon's message which serves as a macrocosm to the duplicity of the adult world, as he becomes familiar with these notions, thus allowing for comprehend American individualism. One will focus on the text in relation to Satires of American Individualism, as Holdon is able develop the labryrinth of his mind, which alternately allows for one to contrast his adolescent years as serving as a Satire of American Individualism. The Catcher in the Rye takes the form of a retrospective narrative from Holdon's point of view, where his memories become one's playground, where one begins to understanding the seriousness of the text in relation to his life, and the lessons he becomes affiliated with. Through the text, the concern of Holdon wanting a message to get carried across from one person to another becomes a rather tedious process for himself, where it seems to become a trend as one progresses through the novel. One begins to understand his frustration towards this, as it becomes clear to one through the discussion he had with his roommate Stradlater, at Penecy. Holdon becomes delighted by the fact that Stradlater is taking one of his fondest childhood friends out on a date, Jane. He asks for Stradlater to send his
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