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Mood & Tone-Catcher In The Rye

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Johniara Young

on 4 November 2013

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Transcript of Mood & Tone-Catcher In The Rye

What Is The Mood & Tone Of Catcher In The Rye?
The mood and tone of Catcher In The Rye is depressing and sad. The mood is depressing because he always ends up getting drunk when his past is brought up. Some people drink when they are depressed. So we thought something bad has happened to Holden in his past so he drink his pain away.The tone is sad because through out the entire book nothing but horrible things has happened to him.
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Summary Of Catcher In The Rye
Catcher In The Rye- By: J.D Salinger was about a young man named Holden Caulfield who had a one long weekend of nothing but nightmares. He is explaining his weekend from a mental hospital. Holden got kicked out of a high school (Pency Prep). He got into a huge fight with his roommate (Stradlater) because he did some things with this girl Holden really likes. Then he left to New York and snuck home to see his little sister (Phoebe) because he miss her. After that he went to visit another one of his old teachers (Mr.Antolini) who was feeling all on him in his sleep so he left his home. Holden was getting fed up with everything and everyone so he was about to leave to another state. Phoebe tried to come with him but he told her no. So they got into a huge argument. Holden then apologizes and take her to a zoo. After that he ended up getting sick and locked up.
What Is Tone?
Tone is
A. the authors attitude towards the writing.
B. I dont have time for this im too grown.
C. how you feel right now.
D. how my mother make me feel when she tripping.
Extra Extra Read All About It!!!
Here is just some symbolism from the book.
Quote- "I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye...[and] I have to everybody if they start to go over the cliff."
Figuratively he is saving children from growing up. He want them to stay children because he think they'll turn into a bunch of phonies when they do finally grow up.
Also when Holden wear his red hunting hat backwards it represent his reverse of the rest of society. Example- how little kids grow up. In his world little kids don't grow up. Basically his way of life.
Title-Catcher In The Rye= Holden catching children before they reach adulthood.
What Is Mood?
Mood is
A. what I want to do now.
B. when I change my favorite color because it started looking dirty.
C. the general atmosphere created by the authors word.
D. I feel like punching her in her face, she rachet.
Catcher In The Rye

For a recap, what did we say was the mood and tone of Catcher In The Rye?
A.Gloomy and Partially Depressed
B.Happy and Sad
C.Sad and Joyful
D.Depressing and Sad





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