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The Loss of innocence of youth in America: 1950’s Teenagers & Holden. Alexis Trumbetti. 1950’s Teenagers. Listen to Rock ‘n’ Roll Influenced by stars Rebellious Relationships Slang More independence A lot of rules Different Fashion. Holden’s Childhood. Lonely Confused about feelings

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The loss of innocence of youth in america 1950 s teenagers holden l.jpg

The Loss of innocence of youth in America:1950’s Teenagers & Holden

Alexis Trumbetti


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1950’s Teenagers

  • Listen to Rock ‘n’ Roll

  • Influenced by stars

  • Rebellious

  • Relationships

  • Slang

  • More independence

  • A lot of rules

  • Different Fashion


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Holden’s Childhood

  • Lonely

  • Confused about feelings

  • Difficult

  • Constant Lies

  • Judges everyone he doesn’t know

  • Phoniness

  • Asked about ducks

  • Going to the museum


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Holden’s Maturity

  • Drinking/Smoking

  • Swearing

  • Helps little girl with skates

  • Living on his own

  • Didn’t take his sisters money

  • Cares a lot about his little sister

  • Takes time to be with Phoebe

  • Sexual interests


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Symbols

  • Ducks & the Pond

    • Questions about ducks shows childhood

    • Hates Change

    • Frozen Pond- half solid, half liquid

      • Holden: an adult but still a child

  • Red Hunting Hat

    • Used for comfort

    • Connects him to his siblings

      • Red- color of sibling’s hair


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Holden’s Loss of Innocence

  • Losing his brother

  • Failing/Kicked out of different schools

  • Language toward everyone

  • Breaks rule

    • Smoking

    • Drinking

  • Wants to be the catcher in the rye


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Loss of Innocence through the 1950’s Teenagers

  • Rock Music

  • Greaser Looks

    • Greased Hair

    • Leather Jackets

  • Teens dating before marriage

  • Use of slang

  • Broke parent’s rules


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Transformation from Childhood to Adulthood

  • More Independent

    • Make your own choices

    • Don’t rely on someone else

  • Become more mature

    • Become responsible for your actions

  • Become your own person


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