The title ” The Catcher in the Rye ” is good for many reasons. It suggests the loneliness of the young hero, standing out in the middle of a vast field of rye, a self-appointed guardian of children who aren’t even aware of him. It suggests the impractical nature of the hero. He is looking for an impossible vocation.
One more question we ran across in our research was “Why is’the catcher in the Rye’so important?”.
Here is what my research found. Along with the war came brutal experiences and uncertain outcomes. All of these experiences called for more experimental writing and greater depth was shed upon the insight of authors and writers everywhere. D. Salinger, the author of “The Catcher in the Rye,” actually fought in WWII.
Another thing we wanted the answer to was; what does catcher in the Rye mean in the book?
One answer is that The Catcher in the Rye, is a catchy phrase that takes on a lot of meaning in the book. It’s a reference to, “Comin’ Thro the Rye,” a Robert Burns poem and a symbol for the main characters longing to preserve the innocence of childhood. The first reference in the text to “catcher in the rye” is in Chapter 16.
Why is catcher and the rye banned?
Parents were worried that their children could end up like Holden : kicked out of schools, smoking, depressed, and angry.
The first record of The Catcher in the Rye being banned was in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1960 after an eleventh grade English teacher was fired for assigning the book to his class. Since then, more than 30 incidences have been recorded across the United States of the book being removed from schools and/or classes.
But if The Catcher in the Rye only contained vulgar language, it would not be as controversial as it is.
Is Holden’s adventure in catcher in the Rye censored?
Well, Holden’s adventure is quite controversial. Holden has a very peculiar way of communicating, and it is not censored in any way. The book contains cuss word after cuss word, followed by some immoral statements about phonies. There are rarely sentences that do not have a cuss word.
How many people have been killed by the catcher in the Rye?
At least three high-profile assassination attempts have been linked to The Catcher in the Rye, including the deaths of John Lennon and Rebecca Shaeffer, as well as the assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan.
How many copies of catcher in the rye are sold each year?
About one million copies are sold each year, with total sales of more than 65 million books. The novel’s protagonist Holden Caulfield has become an icon for teenage rebellion. The novel also deals with complex issues of innocence, identity, belonging, loss, connection, sex, and depression.
How does Holden see himself in the Rye?
Holden sees himself as ” the catcher in the rye.”. Throughout the novel, he’s confronted with the realities of growing up—of violence, sexuality, and corruption (or “phoniness”), and he doesn’t want any part of it. Holden is (in some ways) incredibly naive and innocent about worldly realities.