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The Catcher In The Rye

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sierra ella

on 23 January 2013

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Transcript of The Catcher In The Rye

"The Catcher And The Rye" Character Archetype: Situational Archetype Holdens way of Isolation Holdens Quest for Innocence The Unhealable Wound The Mentor - someone who has wisdom and gives guidence Mr.Antolini's way of guidance - Someone that is different from others The Quest - the search for something; psychological or physical within the world of adulthood - An un-fixable psychological or physical wound. Archetypes The Mentor "The whole arrangements designed for men who, at some time in their lives were looking for something their own environment couldn't supply them with. Or so they thought. So they gave up looking. They gave up looking before they ever really got started". (p.187) - Mr. Antolini The Outcast - Isolated from society, or isolates themselves from society - One who wanders "If you sat around there long enough and heard all the phonies applauding and all, you got to hate everybody in the world, I swear you did". (p.142) - Holden Caulfield "And 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 their going I have to come up from behind them and catch them". (p.173) - Holden Caulfield After Holden's brother Allies death, he becomes depressed and sees the world negatively. "I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it" (p.39) Symbollic Archetype: Light vs. Darkness - is a representation of good vs. evil Relates to the theme/ comparison of childhood and adulthood and innocence and maturity. Holden viewing innocence: - deals with uncomfortableness by pushing himself further into isolation which he finds easier then facing his problems and facing reality. "God, I love it when a kids nice and polite. Most kids are, they really are" (p.119) Holden viewing adulthood: "You got to hate everybody in the world, I swear you did ". (p.142) Light vs. Darkness THE END - Sierra Scobie -
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