The teacher was later reinstated. I am not in favor of banning The Catcher in the Rye, in high school. Hardly does a page go by where Salinger does not use some form of foul language- his favorite being a curse word that damns a certain religious figure. You can ask in our Weekly Recommendation Thread, consult our or page, or post in. Chapman also read a passage from the book at his sentencing. Holden has a very rough time throughout the novel. Salinger has served as a conflagration for debate and extreme controversy.
I'm really, really confused as to why it's considered a classic, or why so many people recommend it. A protagonist does not need to be likable. I am not sure whether a five yearly review, or similar, still applies. That's an old man as far as the war was concerned. Thoughtfully and carefully craft an essay outline to develop and defend your thesis. Its contemporary critics, however, gave the novel mixed reviews.
What should not be lost on the reader when analyzing The Catcher in the Rye is the time frame this book was published in. While the teacher later won his appeal, the book remained off the required reading list. He has been expelled from school once again for poor achievement. These fans include Mark David Chapman, who assassinated John Lennon and was found carrying the book afterwards. Although The Catcher in the Rye was put on the banned book list shortly after its first publication in 1951, it is a fascinating and enlightening classic that everyone should have the opportunity to read.
Through the years to present day, it has been objected to and banned on many occurrences, but most school policies now give English teachers the freedom to decide the appropriateness of the novel themselves but that students may peruse alternate books or do an alternate assignment if they oppose it. The profanity that is made reference to in this case includes words like ass, sex, hell, and others. Here the results showed that the average amount of swearing among students was 3. Too much vulgarity seems like a rather ridiculous excuse to ban a book. Salinger Year Released: 1951 Within two weeks of its 1951 release, J. Overall, it says some nice things about the purity of childhood and all that.
When the teacher makes a surreptitious pass at him, this is the ultimate betrayal, the last of a long list of adult failures and indifference. Salinger has been the center of controversy since its publication in 1951. Note how the tone is ironic, cynical, and humorous. Over the past years, the place shut itself inwards from the changing world. In 1960, a teacher was fired for assigning it. It is gradually made clear that Holden is not only mourning Allie, but is also mourning his own tragic and untimely loss of innocence, the little boy he once was, the little innocent Holden whom he murdered by his own fall from virtue, symbolized by his act of self-immolation on the broken window glass.
Be sure to have an alternate novel to give those students who choose not to read it. Antolini, one of his old professors, made a sexual pass at him. It is okay to not know what you want to do or where you need to be. The novel centers around the life of the sixteen year old Holden Caulfield. Salinger is number two on the Radcliffe Publishing Course's Top 100 novels of the 20th Century; however, it is also one of the most frequently banned, or censored, books of the century.
I remember the 50s and I'm glad that they're over with. It truly was an era of conformity. This is an interesting view because this is how many adults would characterize younger people of today. For example, in 1976, a Long Island school board, the president of whom was a traditional Catholic, removed Catcher in the Rye along with ten other objectionable books from the school library, causing a furor of protest from students and parents which went all the way to the Supreme Court. D Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye in attempts to censor the book. On a more positive note, many people do enjoy to work of J. Peter Steadman Word count: 3851 Candidate number: 00136022 Table of Contents Content Page Number Abstract 3 Introduction 4 The Actual Catcher in the Rye 4 The Sexual Matter 5 The Caulfield Family 6 Narrator and Protagonist 8 Role Model 9 Mr.
It in particular teaches the youth that desirable behavior is more beneficial to them than to the society and as such, it should not be banned from high school curricula. The Catcher in the Rye Warning Letter As already mentioned, The Catcher in the Rye may not be appropriate for all students. Could the story have taken place anywhere else? Although it is thought that high school students are mature enough to handle books with adult situations such as The Catcher in the Rye, people continue to ban or try to ban them. Following the 1958 review, the banned list was reduced to 178 titles. However, the way he views other people is disgusting.