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The Catcher in the Rye

by J. D. Salinger

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Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 53

  • Investigate current research on adolescent psychology. According to current theory, argue whether Holden Caulfield is a typical troubled adolescent or a seriously mentally ill young man.
  • Is Holden Caulfield a reliable narrator? Why or why not?
  • Compare Holden's generation of the 1940s to today's generation. How are the two cultures similar and different?

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