Catcher In The Rye: Relevance For The 21st Century Reader

Is 'The Catcher in the Rye' still relevant for the still Relevant for the 21st century reader?

(this is a little unorganised and might seem like a rant, mainly because i have connected with this book on a level that i would care to admit, and in fairness you can not really say a book is applicable unless a reader can make a connection with it so it will always be relevant to certain people who make connections with it)

'The Catcher in the Rye' is a novel which deals deeply with the angst of a teenager, who is in turmoil with the inability to truly delve into his own thought and make sense of his feelings, it is the tale of a lost boy finding himself on the streets of new York but to ...

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someone you should tell them, and people shouldn't judge othere for their outer appearance, what is important is what is on the inside, illustrated by the symbol of Stradlater's shaving kit.

The relevance to teenagers is arguably grown, what Holden longs for is to be an adult with adult morals, a suppressive system for youths forced them to grow fast pre WWII, since then the world has never known teenagers to be so expressive, Holden's poor communication of his feelings may be contributed to lack of experience concerning disgruntled youths at that time period they had adult behaviour thrust on to them and found it difficult to truly express themselves as individuals so they expressed themselves through what society deemed appropriate however American teens have experienced great revolution through the rockabilly movement, and the lost boy generations, and British culture was greatly reshaped through punk culture.

Holden is not just a character, he comes to life on ...

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Added: 3/30/2012 02:10:54 AM
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