J d salinger's the catcher in the rye has become, since its publication, an enduring classic of american literature the novel is a favorite because of its humor, its mordant criticism of. Holden caulfield is a teenager growing up in 1950's america he has been through an ordeal, both physically and mentally, and is going through a pivotal time in his life his brother, allie, died only a few short years before. In the catcher in the rye, jd salinger perfectly captures a teenage boy's struggle with adolescence the story is told from the perspective of holden caulfield, who is widely regarded as the original sullen teenager (national public radio, 2008. Actor and producer edward norton shares his memories of reading the catcher of rye as an adolescent, and his analysis of the character holden caulfield and the way author jd salinger uses. Withdraws from society holden caulfield has been kicked out of four schools because of his bad grades he is a very smart boy but has trouble applying.
The catcher in the rye by jd salinger is a story about childhood, and of finding one's self in society it is the story of holden caulfield and his everyday encounters and problems with other people in society the story depicts a week in the life of holden, a week full of events and encounters. Through psychoanalysis of holden caulfield, one may suggest that allie's death, social development, and an identity crisis are large contributing factors in holden's mental breakdown allie caulfield is an important person to holden and his death affects him greatly. The bloom major literary characters series would be incomplete without a book on holden caulfield from jd salinger's classic novel, catcher in the rye this book includes a series of essays, analysis and comparison to other major character like mark twain's huck finn and nick adams.
Psychoanalysis of holden caulfield 1173 words jun 21st, 2018 5 pages psychoanalysis is a psychoanalytical theory and therapy that aims to treat mental disorders by investigating the conscious and unconscious elements in a human mind by bringing fears to the conscious mind. Holden caulfield entered my office a seemingly controlled, passive young adult it would become utterly obvious that he was the complete opposite exposed to great trauma at a very early age, he desperately tries to control everything in his life: matu. Published: thu, 18 may 2017 holden's father is a lawyer who seems to be rather strict and very interested in appearances, he shows this by making sure that holden stays in exclusive prep schools. Holden caulfield is also cute in the catcher in the rye, cute in his little-boy suffering for his dead brother, allie, and cute in his tenderness for his sister, old phoebe but we expect that boys of that age may be cute—that is, consciously appealing and consciously clever. Holden caulfield's red hunting hat bears some symbolism throughout the book catcher in the rye, whenever holden wore the red hat it was mentioned its oddness and redness reveal something about holden's character and personality.
In the catcher in the rye, holden caulfield is notably affected by death, social rejection and abuse, and abandonment death is one of the worst events that an individual can experience and in holden's case, death is very prevalent. Holden caulfield is a fictional character in author j d salinger's 1951 novel the catcher in the ryesince the book's publication, holden has become an icon for teenage rebellion and angst, and now stands among the most important characters of 20th-century american literature. Holden caulﬁeld's weaknesses holden caulﬁeld is one of the most interesting and confusing characters in all of literature he is the seventeen year old narrator and protagonist in the catcher in the rye by jd salinger. Holden caulfield the number of readers who have been able to identify with holden and make him their hero is truly staggering something about his discontent, and his vivid way of expressing it, makes him resonate powerfully with readers who come from backgrounds completely different from his.
The catcher in the rye: holden's adolescent mentality holden caulfield plays a timeless character in the sense that his way of life is common for the american teenager, in his time as well as now today parents dread the terrible and confusing adolescent years of their child's life. Posts about analysis of holden caulfield written by nasrullah mambrol. This paper will be a psychoanalytical interpretation of holden caulfield, the 17-year-old tragic hero of the catcher in the rye by j d salinger from an adlerian angle this will examine how holden's mistaken life style results in his resorting to neurosis in order to deal with the particular life problems he faces.
Holden caulfield and the catcher in the rye - a character sketch of holden caulfield in the novel the catcher in the rye, holden caulfield is the main character that the book revolves around. Literary analysis: the catcher in the rye holden caulfield, the protagonist of the story the catcher in the rye, explains his struggle throughout his high school life and growing up. Characteristics of holden caulfield, the adolescent protagonist hero of jd salinger's the catcher in the rye and illuminate the reasons as to why this prototype of brooding adolescence, displaying a rather uber-cool style of disaffection, disenchantment and disillusionment became an indispensable figure of interest, in literary circles as. Holden caulfield's view of the world, free study guides and book notes including comprehensive chapter analysis, complete summary analysis, author biography information, character profiles, theme analysis, metaphor analysis, and top ten quotes on classic literature.