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Hoen-Beck, M Isolation

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on 18 May 2014

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Transcript of Hoen-Beck, M Isolation

Salinger's Purpose
In order to portray Holden's lack of self identity
Demonstrate the struggle of fitting in (especially in teenaged society)
AH-Ha Conclusion
Isolation and the Hunting Hat

What is the relation?

Sense of Individuality in Isolation
"I took my red hunting hat … and put it on—I didn't give a damn how I looked." (88)
Impact of Isolation
Develops Holden's Characterization
Holden and his Isolation
WHY:
Victimized
Self-Protection
Emotion Avoidance
Protection By Isolation

Salinger is writing to a timeless audience
The isolation described by Salinger transcends this novel... it it a universal coping method
Salinger is an expert observational-ist
By Mia Hoen-Beck
". . . I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. 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. That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all."
"...life's a game..." p.8
"...I could get..." p132
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