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  1. The Catcher in the Rye A study of J.D. Salinger and his controversial novel, The Catcher in the Rye

  2. About the Author JD Salinger

  3. Salinger and Holden Caulfield American author J. D. Salinger, who was born in 1919, apparently drew upon his own experiences when bringing Holden Caulfield to life. The following table compares events in the life of the fictional Caulfield with events in the life of Salinger. .  Holden Caulfield J. D. Salinger Born and raised in New York City Born and raised in New York City Attends several boarding schools but does not graduate Graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy; attended several colleges but did not graduate Parents Are of Different Religious Faiths Parents Were of Different Religious Faiths Parents Are Well-to-Do Parents Were Well-to-Do Undergoes Psychiatric Treatment Hospitalized for Stress After Serving in World War II Isolates Himself From Others Lives Reclusively in New Hampshire

  4. Referenced in many movies, songs, speeches Mark David Chapman killed John Lennon The Culprit John Hinckley tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan Banned in many schools

  5. Plot Summary Setting: Prepatory School----- Hospital Primary Character: Holden Caufield Conflict: Childhood to Adulthood Themes: Growing up is hard Lonliness & Alienation Escape Lack of commitment Search for Identity Abondonment, Rebellion, Deception Hope