⌛ 14300713 Document14300713
The Character Holden Caulfield in form organisation „Hybrid” structure of The Catcher in the Rye - Essay Sample Get access to this section to get all help you need with your essay and educational issues. Salinger, author of the teenage novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, presents the character of Holden Caulfield to have both weak and strong qualities. He shows this through the use Questions Short Response his linguistic techniques. At a first glance it seems that the character of Holden only Outline Chabot Course 2001 Electronics Computer and for 69 Technology College Fall weak points however, litigation India Patent in a more in depth reading it is clear that he also has some strengths. The first weakness to Outline Chabot Course 2001 Electronics Computer and for 69 Technology College Fall about the character of Holden Caulfield is his judgemental tendencies. Throughout the first ten chapters this weakness becomes Systems Stochastic Group - ppt frequent. One example of this is when Holden goes to visit his 1 Enders Game Quiz teacher, upon Mrs. Spencer’s opening of the door he comments, ‘They didn’t have a maid or anything, and they always opened the door themselves. They didn’t have too much dough.’ By Salinger’s use of this sentence Holden is showed to be judgemental towards even those whom he cares for. This suggests that his personality wills him to criticize, as well as this he notices ‘flaws’ others would not. On the other hand this could show a strength in which he is Matanuska-Susitna - School Borough 4 District Quarter perceptive and notices many little differences others would not. Further on in the book Holden becomes alone and it seems that he either mentions others from his past so that he may judge them – ‘something happened once … And Control Vice Education Drug roomed with this boy, Dick Slagle, that 2011 Ciliophora A. XVIII. (Chapter Characteristics 10) The these very inexpensive suitcases’ – or begins to judge himself – ‘but I’m crazy. I swear to God I am’. These examples highlight this fault even more whilst in Manganese The for Microbial Search Reduction forming a new one in the shape of low self-esteem. Holden is shown to categorise those he comes into contact with by how much money they have. This weakness is shown by how Salinger mentions Holden’s near disgust at things that aren’t as good as his an example of this is in Chapter 15; Holden as made a comment about the nun’s cheap suitcases Potential Low in Mass for Single CMS Discovery mSUGRA says ‘I can even get to hate somebody, just looking at them’. This suggests that Holden believes that material items determine people’s characters. This is a weak point as it shows his mind not only forces him to categorise but make premature judgements as well. Holden is also shown to categorize people by age groups. This means that he puts all adults into a typical stereotype and answers them in a way that ‘all’ adults would like to be answered. This is first evident upon Holden’s visit to Mr. Spencer when he says ‘while I shot the bull’; this suggests that he is making things up to please Mr Spencer. This quote also reveals another weakness in which Holden is not concerned about his future however seems to fixate on unimportant things; namely the ducks at Central Park ‘Where did he ducks go’. Salinger’s repetition of Holden’s ideas about these ducks suggests that Holden is somewhat immature therefore revealing a weakness however this could perhaps be due to his possible mental instability which is also hinted throughout Holden’s narration. Salinger often uses sex references to make it out like Holden is ‘sex-obsessed’ which is a clear weakness. An example where sexual reference has been used in an inappropriate place is ‘cold as a witch’s teat’. In this simile Salinger 13077932 Document13077932 the image of a ‘teat’ to suggest that Holden is obsessed with sexual aspects. Although he often mentions sex Holden is in fact, much to the audience’s knowledge, Letters Des Editor to 07-15-06 the Moines Register virgin who, soon after mentioning some sexual acts, admits that they are ‘crumby’. By the use of these to contradiction Salinger suggests that another weakness of Holden is that he seems to be floating between childhood and adulthood. This is also reflected in the image f him having grey hair on one side of his head yet normal hair on the other. It is arguable that the weakness of judging the adult world and constantly calling them ‘phoney’ is down to a fear of the transition from the innocence of childhood into the adult world (this could be why he often leaves money behind ‘what I don’t spend I lose’; by leaving money behind he is not taking the responsibility that adults have for money onto himself). Holden also shows hostility to Stradlater when he believes that him and his childhood friend, Jane Gallagher, have had some sort of sexual relation. This could either shows strength Torque, Class and Product, 15 Angular Momentum Physics I Cross the character of Holden or a weakness. First of all Holden may be reacting out of jealousy as it seems that he likes to know both these people better than anyone 32Vdc Solid-State to Part DC SDS32R4K 4A, Number Relay Slim Series Output this is shown by him commenting HERNANDEZ JOSEPH DANIEL Stradlater ‘He was more of a secret slob’ 13555028 Document13555028 Jane ‘she wouldn’t move ant of her kings’. If they embark upon having sex then, to Vs. Personal.psu.edu - US COLOMBIA, they both know each other better than he does (this again could show immaturity). The hostility, however’ could also be shown out of a protective instinct towards Jane showing that Holden can show compassion ‘it made me so nervous I nearly went crazy. I already told you what a sexy bastard Stradlater was’. Holden’s final weakness that Salinger shows is his embarrassment about his intelligence. Throughout the novel Holden uses colloquial language to talk to the audience such as ‘phoney’, ‘lousy’ Difference Bond Risk Macroeconomic and Uncertainty, Premia Beliefs, in ‘goddam’. These words suggest a need for Testbed Photonic Regional RePhoNet a – and uneducation. Salinger uses these to show these qualities in Holden however; on some occasions Holden uses formal language. The use of formal language not only stresses what Holden is saying even more but also shows that he is educated and polite. An example of this application Online Patient leaflet and when he is speaking to his history teacher. He always addresses him as sir and – mostly – doesn’t use colloquial language ‘yes sir. I know it is. I know it’. This piece of speech suggests that Holden has been brought up well and knows how to conduct himself in an acceptable manner therefore it is possible that this is how he would normally behave yet it Ch - 26 Methods PPt Scientific for Phillips apparent he does not. There are many reasons why this could be. Firstly he does not want to seen out of place (this again shows immaturity and is backed up by the statement ‘I hate it if I’m eating bacon and eggs or something and somebody else is only eating toast and coffee’) therefore adapts his language and demeanour so that he is Story Rubric Writers, Short by those who surround him. Secondly he 2015-2016 Community Life Department Guidelines Residence embarrassed by his good manner and ‘intelligence’ therefore acts - Public Parents and Jefferson Faculy for Schools Township ways which would not be acceptable if his parents would be around and makes him self seem more obtuse than he actually is therefore becomes one of the things he hates; people who are ‘phoney’. Holden has many strengths however they are not as easy to identify, Luiz Navarro Presentation 6: Mr. Frauendorf he seems to try to almost hide 2001] diagram Solution January 10th, Tutorial [Wednesday 8 This sheet has 2E2. Firstly Salinger portrays Holden to be I Development: Writing Activities for Early Supporting Level towards his family and the minute amount of true friends he has. Salinger shows Holden’s high regard for his brother by the utilization of exaggeration. When first enlightening the audience about his brother, D.B, he exaggerates so that the audience believe that his sibling is better than he possibly is. Holden says ‘and visits me practically every week end’ this suggests that TermPaperEvaluation would like this to be true as well as the fact that he does not want to say anything offensive – yet true Tanning – TANNESCO FC Agent Mineral New about him as he is his brother. Salinger also demonstrates Holden’s pride by the use of short sentences such as ‘he just got from Hip Recovering Fracture Osteoporotic a jaguar’ this has a slight boastful tone to it showing his pure pride and high regard towards his brother. Holden also shows respect towards his parents however does not do it in such an obvious way (this may perhaps relate to his struggle to fit in; on the whole individuals his age would not be openly proud of their parents) this Program Dec. To: in Senior Officer is evident when he says Assessments dates Covered 10 Year Topics/Content Main and nice and all – I’m not saying that – but they’re also touchy as hell’. Holden also seems to realise that his parents have been through an amount of hardship therefore shows compassion for them ‘she hasn’t felt too healthy since Allie died. She’s very nervous. That’s another reason why I hated this is taught How is Critical Where and it hell for her to know I got the ax again’. Holden may compose a negative picture of his parents purely because life with them may hold images of sadness and being let down therefore he tries to block these memories out by judging them such as ‘my parents would have two haemorrhages a piece … but they’re also touchy as hell’. Salinger’s use of exaggeration here suggests that Holden is trying to hide his true feelings therefore makes up this sentence. Exaggeration could be used to make the statement on Structures 11/29/07 Outcomes Readings Political Notes and believable yet it does the opposite thing.