catcher - Kyle Daniele 12/4/08 The Catcher in the Rye by...

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Kyle Daniele 12/4/08 The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger has been a subject of controversy since it was first published in 1951. The novel, set in the 1950’s, follows the witty, astute, and sensitive protagonist Holden Caulfield. Recently expelled from school and too humiliated to return home in fear of his parents, he roams New York City alone over the course of two days that evolves into a journey of finding one’s true self. The occurrences along the way are what have been challenged by society for multiple years. The explicit diction is one of the reasons it has been criticized with almost every page embedded with obscenities. The language is nothing teenagers haven’t heard before, but for parents the idea of their children exposed to this frightens them. These readers see the language as a promotion toward the other problems they find in the novel. The sexual content is not graphic, but Holden hiring a prostitute raises eyebrows as to what Holden is capable of. His thoughts about sexual activities are typical of an
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '09 term at 東京国際大学.

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