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The World Sucks Two of the greatest novels for the hate-filled and the pessimist are The Catcher In The Rye and Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger In The Catcher In The Rye Holden Caulfield a young delinquent shows his views to the reader during the four days before the start of Christmas vacation During the four days he is plagued by the obscenities of New York and consumed with his dilemma of running away or going home and facing the bitter sting of his parents hands His final choice is made with the assistance of his younger sister Phoebe In the other novel Franny and Zooey the two youngest of seven children are plagued with their egotistical society which they are forced to endure due to their higher education They leash out at the world through their conversations with those they trust In the end Franny has a nervous breakdown and her brother Zooey is there to help her to recovery In The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey JD Salinger uses the point of view of Holden Franny and Zooey along with the setting of New York to show the theme of the world is full of phonies and uncivilized morons One element that is apparent throughout JD Salingers novels is the way he views the world through the way he uses his characters to describe the way they feel about the world and certain things they witness through life Salingers main observance is that the world is full of phonies and egotistical nitwits In The Catcher In The Rye this is displayed when Salinger uses Holden Caulfields excuse for leaving his school Elkton Hills because of all the phonies there even the headmaster Mr Haas he was the phoniest bastard I ever met in my life On Sundays for instance old Haas went around shaking hands with everybodys parents when they drove up to school Hed be
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