The Catcher in the Rye Essay

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The Catcher in the Rye Essay In the article “Angry, Lonely Teens put it in writing”, it begins with a letter of a teen writing to his/her parents. In the letter, the teen describes how lonely he or she is. “When I come home from school, I’m alone. When I want to share my joys, I’m alone. When I need to be comforted, I’m alone. You’ve either gone to work or are out having a good time...” Then the teen goes on how he or she tries to escape the loneliness, by going to friend’s houses where there was shouts, discussions, laughter that filled the house. But then going back home where there was none of that. The teen felt so lonely, isolated from his or her parents. Many teens in the U.S and Canada were asked to express their feelings about their home lives in letters to their parents, many were similar to the first teen's letter. Hundreds responded and 67% of these letters were published into a book, "Dear parents". This book, the kids were overflowing with self-pity, crying for love, and hardened by shouts of anger. The book reminds parents of things they could have done or words they could have said to their children. It is a book of honesty, emotion of these teens are real. Letters are a reminder that the years before adulthood are confusing for teens. Being a teenager today is similar from being a teenager in the 1940s. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden is telling his story in bed and he is putting in writing as he goes. In the article these teens are putting their feelings in writing, in letters addressed to their parents but these letters are shouts of loneliness and sadness, feeling isolated from their parents. Holden is very similar to today teens because teens that feel alone or ostracized put their feelings into writing. "Dear Parents: Stop for 30 seconds and listen to me. When I come home from school, I'm alone. When I want to share my joys, I'm

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