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J.D Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye An Introduction.

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1 J.D Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye An Introduction

2 LUaT8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSR8J6 LUaT8 John Green Intro to Catcher

3 America had won the War!!! We beat the Japanese! We beat the Germans! It was good to be in America! It was good to be an American!! Or was it…

4 Was there a lingering angst in America?

5 Enter J.D. Salinger Born in New York City, Jan. 1, 1919 Publishes Catcher in The Rye in 1951

6 Salinger’s main character, Holden Caulfield epitomizes the growing pains of an entire generation of high school students

7 Holden Caulfield comes from a wealthy background He attends a fancy boarding school He has all the assumed advantages and privileges American society can offer Yet still…

8 He suffers.

9 Quickwrite Imagine you’re rich and go to boarding school You have every opportunity to have power and influence in society Why might you still be unhappy?


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