The Catcher in the Rye home assignment

  1. “Holden remains at the end what he was at the beginning: cynical, defiant, and blind.” Do you agree?
  2. Do you consider Caulfield a misfit or would it be more accurate to say that it is the society that is the problem? Which view do you share and why?
  3. “Holden is more in flight from lies than in search of truth.” Discuss.
  4. “The Catcher in the Rye is a boring book story of an over-sensitive, self-conscious adolescent who fails to face up to life and its responsibilities.” Do you agree?
  5. “ The Catcher in the Rye tells the story of a sensitive youth doomed to frustration and disillusionment in his struggle to find truth and sincerity in a shallow, pretentious world.” Discuss.
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