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J.D Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye. An Introduction. America had won the War!!!. We beat the Japanese! We beat the Germans! It was good to be in America! It was good to be an American!! Or was it…. Was there a lingering angst in America?. Enter J.D. Salinger.

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america had won the war
America had won the War!!!
  • We beat the Japanese!
  • We beat the Germans!
  • It was good to be in America!
  • It was good to be an American!!
  • Or was it…
enter j d salinger
Enter J.D. Salinger
  • Born in New York City, Jan. 1, 1919
  • Publishes Catcher in The Rye in 1951
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Salinger’s main character, Holden Caulfield epitomizes the growing pains of an entire generation of high school students

holden caulfield comes from a wealthy background
Holden Caulfield comes from a wealthy background
  • He attends a fancy boarding school
  • He has all the assumed advantages and privileges American society can offer
  • Yet still…
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  • Imagine you’re rich and go to boarding school
  • You have every opportunity to have power and influence in society
  • Why might you still be unhappy?