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This essay will determine the differences between two popular books The catcher in the rye by JD Salanger and Great expectations by Charles Dickens Great expectations was first published in serial form in 1861 and is written in standard English with many colloquial and archaic words As with catcher in the rye it was first published in 1951 and is written in American English and also has many colloquial words and is also written as if the main character is speaking first person narrative directly to you The main characters Holden Catcher in the rye and Philip Pirrip referred to as pip because My fathers name being Pirrip and my Christian name being Philip my infant tongue could make no more of both names than pip so I called myself pip and came to be called pip Christian is an example of an archaic word as it is not in common use but it is Standard English Pip is 7-8 years of age while Holden is 15-16 GE is set a long time ago while in CATR could be set in the modern day In GE the sentences are long but the paragraphs are relatively small were as in CATR the sentence are more varied with many short sentences Hes in Hollywood He just got a jaguar He didnt used to Also the opening paragraph is very long 28 lines long were as in GE it is very short 4 lines in fact In CATR a lot of colloquial language is used such as lousy crap goddam stuff In GE there are not many colloquial words used but there are a lot of archaic words such as lozenges exceedingly In CATR there are a lot of American fillers such as Theyre nice AND ALL Goddam autobiography OR ANYTHING Hes my brother AND ALL Holden is a very bitter character and quite resentful to many people and things It was a terrible school commit suicide
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