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The Catcher in the Rye is a novel written by Jerome David Salinger an American writer born in 1919 in New York The novel narrates the story of a 16 years old boy named Holden Caulfield whos desperately seeking to find who he really is and his purpose in life More than just a story about an unusual boy struggling with his teenage problems the novel is a deep study of Holdens reactions and emotions Throughout the story Salinger constantly uses metaphors and symbols to make the reader navigate through the depths of Holdens personality The entire novel is a flashback The story begins and ends when Holden is talking to his psychoanalyst at a mental hospital or maybe at his house about everything that had happened to him He comes from wealthy family from New York and has attended different private schools but has been expelled from most of them The novel takes place during Christmas time when he has been kicked out of Pencey Preparatory School because he has failed most of his subjects Hes afraid to tell his parents the news so he decides not to go home until the beginning of the Christmas vacations Instead he goes to New York and spends three days on a hotel During the three days he spends out of his house Holden feels lonely and depress most of the time He wants to talk to someone about his feelings so he tries to buy drinks to the taxi drivers call his former ex girlfriends and even pays for a prostitute so she would talk to him The only problem was that nobody seems to understand him or why he is feeling the way he does The only person who meant something in Holdens lonely and miserable life was his 10 year old sister Phoebe She plays a very important role in the story and at the end shes the one
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