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The loss of Innocence: The 1950’s Teenagers Compared to Holden Caulfield. Bobby Palentchar. The Typical 1950’s Teenager. Rebellious Avoided parents and their demands Independent Influenced very easily Movie stars Rock stars like Elvis Fashion changes Greaser style by boys

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The typical 1950 s teenager
The Typical 1950’s Teenager Holden Caulfield

  • Rebellious

    • Avoided parents and their demands

  • Independent

  • Influenced very easily

    • Movie stars

    • Rock stars like Elvis

  • Fashion changes

    • Greaser style by boys

    • Girls often wore skirts

  • Liked Rock n’ Roll

    • Listened to it

    • Danced to it

  • First group to “Date”

Picture shows some 1950’s boys dancing and singing at a concert

A look at some “Greasers”


Holden caulfield s childhood
Holden Caulfield’s Childhood Holden Caulfield

  • Two brothers, one of them passed away

  • Sister named Phoebe

  • Kicked out of school

  • Shows signs of immaturity

    • Getting in fights

    • Foul language

    • Always worries about everyone else

    • Lives his life fantasizing

    • Wastes his money


Examples of holden s maturity
Examples of Holden’s Maturity Holden Caulfield

  • Wants to help people

    • Tying the girls ice skates

    • Giving money to the nuns

  • Tries to act as a role model around Phoebe

  • Knows his way around

  • Journeying

  • Smoking/Drinking

  • Physical Appearance


Holden s transition from child to adult symbols
Holden's Transition from Child to Adult: Holden CaulfieldSymbols

  • Ducks

    • Change

  • Red Hunting Hat

    • Holden’s individuality as well as need for companionship

  • Museum

    • Never changes

  • Catcher in the Rye song

    • Holden wants to “catch” kids before they fall into the adult world

Holden’s red hunting hat


Holden s loss of innocence
Holden’s Loss of Innocence Holden Caulfield

  • Breaking Laws

    • Drinking

    • Ordering hookers

  • Foul language

  • Smoking

  • Getting kicked out of school


Loss of innocence the 1950 s teenager
Loss of Innocence: the 1950’s teenager Holden Caulfield

  • Rock n’ Roll

    • Listening

    • Dancing

  • Automobiles

    • Hot rods

    • Motorcycles

    • Provided a gateway away from home

  • Dating

  • Fashion

Teenagers singing and paying rock n’ roll


Personal view
Personal View Holden Caulfield


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