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

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

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  1. The Loss of innocence of youth in America:1950’s Teenagers & Holden Alexis Trumbetti

  2. 1950’s Teenagers • Listen to Rock ‘n’ Roll • Influenced by stars • Rebellious • Relationships • Slang • More independence • A lot of rules • Different Fashion

  3. Holden’s Childhood • Lonely • Confused about feelings • Difficult • Constant Lies • Judges everyone he doesn’t know • Phoniness • Asked about ducks • Going to the museum

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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