American literature ii: holden caulfield's psychological analysis task: you are working as a psychologist and have just been assigned to evaluate and treat holden caulfield all of your work will be kept in a legal size manila folder. The catcher in the rye is a 1951 novel by j d salinger a classic novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. Theme analysis of alienation in books the catcher in the rye and 1984 alienation sometimes called estrangement is a psychological, sociological or philosophical-anthropological category, largely derived from the writings of hegel, feuerbach and marx. Summary: a psychological analysis of holden caulfield from jd salinger's novel catcher in the rye, focusing on the impact of the death of holden's brother allie on holden's inability to mature.
Written by save time summaries, narrated by matthew pilch download the app and start listening to the catcher in the rye: by jd salinger - summary, review & analysis today - free with a 30 day trial keep your audiobook forever, even if you cancel don't love a book swap it for free, anytime. Essays related to the catcher in the rye- analysis 1 catcher in the rye the catcher in the rye, is a psychological novel based more on how events affect the hero's mind then on the events themselves therefore. A look at the catcher in the rye by jd salinger it takes a psychological perspective on the book and attempts to analyze the behaviors shown throughout. In order to treat holden's psychological problems i would suggest individual and family counseling with his parents in order to cure his alienation from society. Who is holden caulfield there may not be a more polarizing figure in american literature than holden caulfield, the protagonist of jd salinger's the catcher in the rye. The symbolic importance of holden's hat holden's red hunting hat is like linus's blanket (moore 163) in the catcher in the rye, the obnoxious red cap is inseparable from our image of holden (chen 143.
We begin to apply psychology to a close reading of holden caulfield. 13 things you might not know about the catcher in the rye by daniel kolitz june 10, 2015 since its publication in 1951, the catcher in the rye has spawned catchphrases, book-banning campaigns, unauthorized sequels, and untold. Catcher in the rye: psychology assignment - to provide a character analysis using psychological framework the catcher in the rye psychology the catcher in the rye by jd salinger creates a character named holden that goes through a traumatic event in losing his brother. Love and death in the catcher in the rye critic: peter shaw source: new essays on the catcher in the rye, cambridge university press, 1991, pp 97-114 psychological processes in both holden's behavior and his ideas miller, for example.
Catcher in the rye summary the story begins with a seventeen year-old holden caulfield's description of his encounters with the students and the faculty of pencey prep, agerstown in pennsylvania. Jd salinger summary the catcher in the rye, written by j d salinger, is a reflection of holden caulfield's life at sixteen during the 1950's. A catcher in the rye - summary the catcher in the rye is narrated by holden caulfield, a sixteen year-old boy recuperating in a rest home from a nervous breakdown, some time in 1950.
Free study guide-the catcher in the rye by jd salinger-short plot summary synopsis-free booknotes chapter summary literature study guides downloadable texts. Dive deep into j d salinger's the catcher in the rye with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion the catcher in the rye analysis this technique allows salinger to explore holden's psychology in depth and further develop his character. The catcher in the rye: holden caulfield analysis you are here: home english holden's catcher in the rye analogy shows how he wants to save the children from this corruption but he never will.
The catcher in the rye literary analysis essays the catcher in the rye by jd salinger is a story about childhood, and of finding one's self in society it is the story of holden caulfield and his everyday encounters and problems with other people in society the story depicts a week in the. Psychological theory in catcher in the rye & the lesson lab: when examining a novel, poem psychological criticism examines literature through the theories presented in psychology to find meaning if you have completed your analysis & notes. Literary criticism: psychoanalytical i felt that this was significant because up until this point in the catcher in the rye holden's cynicism and bitterness had been the most prominent and some incite was finally given into holden's psychological state advertisements. Holden caulfield, the 17-year-old narrator and protagonist of the novel, speaks to the reader directly from a mental hospital or sanitarium in southern californ.