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The Catcher in the Rye

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marissa burns

on 30 April 2015

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Transcript of The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger
Recommendation
People interested in psychology
Not for young children or people who don't self-analyze
I want to be the catcher in the rye
The piece from the book about Holden wanting to catch the kids that almost fall off the cliff is actually a metaphor for wanting to save people from a sad fate we all face; adulthood.
Why?
The mystery.
We are all Holden Caulfield
“I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot. ”
What's it all mean?
An overlying theme for
The Catcher in the Rye
is that that, as we get older, we lose our childish innocence and replace it with the fake shell we show the world as adults.
Mark David Chapman
Robert John Bardo
John Hinckley, Jr.
"What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff—I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them... I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all."
upsetting
thought-provoking
relatable
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