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The Catcher in the Rye a controversial Book

The Catcher in the Rye a controversial book that challenged norms of its time Focusing on the main character Holden Caulfield and his stumbling journey from being a young student in school to free roaming decision making adult Holden has clashing emotions about his decisions in parts of the novel he describes his longing to be surrounded by people that he enjoys But he always has an underlying thought monologue that tells the readers how he feels these things include that Holden seeks out isolation Holden also is not your normal character he does things differently than other characters this brings up the next part of the thesis that Holden wants to be separated from the crowd The author J D Salinger presents these ideas in the form of rhetorical choices These include motifs and recurring symbols Motifs are overarching features or ideas that are dominant in a literary work Motifs are structures contrasts and literary devices that help to expand the writings primary themes One motif that the author brings up many times is intimacy and sexuality

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