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Chapter Analysis

Analyze how the events of each chapter build on one another as Holden inches closer to total collapse — and the possibility of redemption. How does Salinger use (or play with) the traditional narrative arc to locate Holden in the uncomfortable liminal space between childhood and adulthood, and how does he propel his protagonist towards acceptance and maturity?

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General Analysis

These questions offer an analysis of Salinger's perceptive and sometimes sly characterization and invite the student to consider the importance of the social-historical context when investigating the novel. This seminal work influenced an entire generation and spawned a literary genre dedicated specifically to the dangers and wonders of modern adolescence. Why does Salinger's most famous work continue to resonate over 60 years later?

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Character Analysis

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Literary Devices

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Themes and Motifs

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Loss of innocence

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Perceptions of reality

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