The catcher in the rye

How readers relate

How do readers relate?

Numerous readers relate to Holden Caulfield because during that era of 1951 the Americans were going through many changes. Elvis Presley began to change the perspective of everyone and gave an influence on the young people.

What causes were Americans committed towards the era that The Catcher in the Rye was released and how did this book affect society?

The Catcher in the Rye was written at a time when there were social rules for the younger generation. Salinger’s. A uprising began to grow during the 1950s and 1960s.Holden seemed to stand for young people everywhere, who felt themselves beset on all sides by pressures to grow up in a forced way to fit into society.

Why was the Catcher in the Rye book banned?

The catcher in the Rye book was banned for several reasons. Such as in excessive bad language or one too many sexual scenes, also because there was a problem based on the morals and beliefs of the 1950's common American saying that the book should not be accepted into society. Many people believe there was an excessive violence presented in the catcher in the Rye.

Analyze and explain the following quote, "he criticized the values of his time and resisted becoming a conventional member of his society".

The quote shows that Holden the protagonist of the Catcher in the Rye didn't want to be someone who followed rules of the society that needed to follow what everyone else was doing. he was an outcast in his society he didn't like how the views of the society were.

What were the conventional terms during the time era that the Catcher in the Rye was released?

The Eisenhower era was a time of both squeaky-clean Disneyland and unkempt. Television network executives in particular wanted to cater to the largest audience possible, so they shaped their programs to offend the least number of viewers. television had been invented in the 1930s. But by the end of the Fifties, TVs were present in 90% of homes and watching television was the favorite leisure activity of nearly half the population. Those who saw middle-brow books, shows, and movies as insipid.

What does Holden stand for and how does he convey to his views?

For Holden the schools represent the deceiving, harsh world of those who run them. Holden's red hunting cap is another small artifact of symbolic meaning. He bought it for one dollar in New York on the Saturday morning when he lost the fencing equipment. The cap is practical at times but is foolish-looking, with its extra-long bill and earflaps. It represents Holden's delightful attraction to unusual qualities, in objects as well as people, that others might miss. Holden sees nothing religious or lovely about the stage show.

What were men, women, and teens committed to during the time era the Catcher in the Rye was released?

The men and women were committed towards keeping there old away of life. while the teens were protesting from the inside out there were going against the societies norms. they were having a new sense of freedom they didn't used to have.

How did the historical event prior and during the catcher in the Rye release affect the readers criticism towards the novel?

The historical events prior to the release of the novel there was war world 2 which could have disturb the views of society. Many patriotic Americans did not like this type of novel because it was un American while others mostly young adults and teenagers favored this type of story because it was something new they have never read before and it was odd to them.