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The Catcher within the Rye

The Catcher within the Rye


Chapter 1


If you genuinely wish to read about it, the very first thing you’ll most likely want to know is when I happened to be born, and exactly what my lousy childhood ended up being like, and exactly how my moms and dads had been occupied and all sorts of before that they had me personally, and that David Copperfield type of crap, but I don’t feel going into it, if you would like know the truth.

It is an allusion towards the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, which informs the tale associated with name character’s youth.

Chapter 2


“I passed English all right,” we stated, “because I experienced all that Beowulf and Lord Randal the Son stuff once I is at the Whooton School.”

This estimate contains allusions towards the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf while the Anglo-Scottish ballad Lord Randall.

Chapter 3

Literary/Pop Tradition

I would personallyn’t mind calling this Isak Dinesen up. And Ring Lardner, except that D.B. said he’s dead. You are taking that guide Of Human Bondage, by Somerset Maugham, though. We see clearly summer that is last. It’s a pretty book that is good all, but i’dn’t wish to phone Somerset Maugham up . . . I’d rather call old Thomas Hardy up. We like this Eustacia Vye.

This estimate contains three allusions: a literary allusion to Eustacia Vye, a character in Thomas Hardy’s guide The Return for the Native, and pop music tradition allusions up to a Danish writer who utilized the pen title Isak Dinesen and a recreations columnist and satirical quick story journalist named Ring Lardner.

Chapter 4

Pop Culture

“I’m the goddam Governor’s son,” we said. I became knocking myself away. Tap-dancing all around us.

It is an allusion towards the revival Broadway musical The Governor’s Son, that was written, directed, and created by George M. Cohan in 1906.

Pop Tradition

“He does not desire me to be a tap dancer. I am wanted by him to visit Oxford. (more…)

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