How can the feminist lens of analysis be applied to Catcher in the Rye? Use quotes to support your answer.

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A feminist reading of The Catcher in the Rye might well conclude that J.D. Salinger objectifies the female characters in his novel. With the exception of Phoebe Caulfield, a child, and Jane Gallagher, who is only recalled as an idealized, subjective memory of Holden, women in the novel receive little development and are mostly judged on their sexual attractiveness or lack thereof by Holden, the narrator.

Jane Gallagher remains an idealized memory for Holden. He is quite upset at the prospect of his roomate, Stradlater, taking advantage of Jane...

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