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Catcher Introduction and Conspiracies. Controversy!. The Catcher In The Rye is considered one of the 20 th century’s most popular novels- but it has been challenged over the years. It was most frequently banned in schools between 1966 and 1975. About Our Author… . Jerome David Salinger

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controversy
Controversy!
  • The Catcher In The Rye is considered one of the 20th century’s most popular novels- but it has been challenged over the years.
  • It was most frequently banned in schools between 1966 and 1975.
about our author
About Our Author…
  • Jerome David Salinger
    • Born in New York in 1919
    • Father was Jewish
    • Mother was Irish Catholic
    • Relationship with dad was NOT good
    • Salinger became a recluse
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About Our Author…
  • Salinger was a man of contradictions:
    • Ate only vegetarian/organic food, except when with his son- they often went out for pizza together.
    • He enjoyed his military school experiences, but portrayed it as a “hell hole” in his novel.
    • Salinger thought that writers should never have their photographs appear with their work, but he would not have had a relationship with Joyce Maynard had he not seen her picture which appeared with her magazine article.
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About Our Author…
  • Salinger was a man of conflicts:
    • His dad wanted him to take over the family business: importing and processing meat and cheese (yum).
    • He had a conflict of social status due to the mixed background he had- being half Jewish and half Catholic.
    • He entered the war with affection and support for the military- until he saw 50 fellow soldiers die, in one day, right in front of his eyes!
is catcher an autobiography

Salinger lived on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Holden lived on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Salinger attended a military school in Pennsylvania

Holden attended a military school in Pennsylvania

Salinger flunked out of a few private schools

Holden flunked out of a few private schools

Salinger was the manager of the fencing team

Holden was the manager of the fencing team

Is Catcher an autobiography?
  • There are a lot of similarities between Salinger and our main character, Holden:
and a couple more things
…and a couple more things:
  • Salinger briefly attended NYU where he “didn’t apply himself”.
  • Later, he attended Ursinus College- he was proud it was not an Ivy League school.
  • Salinger had a strong dislike of Ivy League snobbery.
consipacy theories
CONSIPACY THEORIES

Mark David Chapman

  • Assassinated John Lennon on December 7, 1980
  • “…Then this morning I went to the bookstore and bought The Catcher In The Rye. I’m sure the large part of me is Holden Caulfield, who is the main person in the book…”

statement of Mark David Chapman 3 hrs. after Lennon’s murder

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_David_Chapman

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CONSIPACY THEORIES

Robert John Bardo

  • Assassinated Rebecca Schaeffer on July 18, 1989
  • “…At dawn… he went to Schaffer’s Hollywood apartment and began to pace, watching for any sign of her. Taking with him a copy of J.D. Salinger’s novel, Catcher In The Rye, Bardo decided on a bold approach…”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Schaeffer

http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/psychology/stalkers/1.html

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CONSIPACY THEORIES

John Hinkley Jr.

  • Assassination attempt of President Ronald Regan
  • Obsession with Jody Foster
  • Had a copy of The Catcher In The Rye with him at the time of the attempt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hinckley%2C_Jr.

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CONSIPACY THEORIES

Mel Gibson as Jerry Fletcher .

  • In the movie, Conspiracy Theory, Jerry Fletcher (actor: Mel Gibson) is a mentally deranged man
  • He stalks a woman and is convinced there are people stalking him
  • He is obsessed with Catcher in the Rye and has hundreds of copies of it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hinckley%2C_Jr.