By: Monique, Angie, James
We choose this picture because it represents the kind of audience the book attracts and how the book had an influence on teens.
We choose this picture because the guy who killed John Lennon was carrying the book "Catcher in the Rye" as he was getting arrested.
We choose this picture because at a time "Catcher in the Rye" was a banned book because people thought that it was a bad thing for teens but as times changed it is the best selling book today.
What lasting influence has the Catcher in the Rye had on American Culture?
1. “The Cather in the Rye” had influenced “Slang” because some of Holden's language he uses like moron, screw up and the profanity he used and a lot of kids use till this day. It influenced “Crime” because of Mark David Chapman, the assassin of John Lennon and how when he was arrested he had the book “The Cather in the Rye” in his hand where he explained that the book gave him many answers. Lastly had influenced certain “Film” because Salinger's character Holden Caulfield has inspired a slew of "disaffected teen" or "coming of age" movies, from 1955's Rebel without a cause through 2009's Adventure land.
What other examples of "Holden" archetype have you seen in modern media?
What trends do you see in types of people who are drawn to the novel? Why could this be?
Why do you think The Cather in the Rye is so constantly refenced? Why does it hold such a central role in our culture? Is this rolde deserved?
4. The Catcher in the Rye is constantly referenced because it still remains a best seller and teens can relate to what Holden says in the book. Many teens refer so much to the book because it explains what it is to be a teenager and what they go through. The fact that many teens can relate to what Holden is saying makes the book popular to society and teens.
How are a presidential attempted assassination and the murder of John Lennon associated to Catcher in the Rye?
Why and how does Catcher fit into the banned book classification?
Have perceptions of the novel changed throughout time? If so, how?
7. Perceptions of the novel have not changed throughout time. Some people in the 40’s and 50’s liked that the book was banned because they thought it was “inappropriate”. However for several readers the book is amazing and connects with teenagers and remains as one of the best-selling books for teachers and students today.
What were some of the reviews on Catcher when the novel first appeared in bookstores? Why did people feel this way about the novel?
Why do readers and critics feel so much animosity towards Salinger's characters?
1) Who killed John Lennon?
2) True or False - Catcher in the Rye had an influence on slang.
3) In what modern media TV show was Holden portrayed in?
4) True or False - Teen rebellion was the name of a picture we choose.
5) True or False - Teens were not drawn to the novel.
6) What character did Teens feel related to in the novel?
7) Does the Catcher in the Rye fit in the category of banned books?
8) Name one reason the book was banned from students.
9) Why was a critical fact in the review about the book?
10) True or False - The younger generation in the 50's were banned from the book?
1. Mark Chapman
3. Family Guy
8. Inappropriate, vulgar language, sexual scenes.
9. The book had a lot of profanity.
3. http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/s/jd salinger/index.html?scp=1-spot&sq=holden%20caulfield&st=cse
4. http://search.time.com/results.html Ntt=The+Catcher+in+the+Rye&N=0&Nty=1&p=0&cmd=tags&x=0&y=0