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The Catcher in the Rye By JD Salinger The setting for the Catcher in the Rye was in New York around the 1950s The novel covered about four days from beginning to end The setting took place in a mental hospital in California where he flashes back to these four days in New York This was were his family lived and thats why this was important for the setting There was one main character in this book and his name was Holden Caulfield He was very smart and he was always thinking about something He wanted people not to be phony but this never happened the way he wanted it He never changed his thinking about people but in the end he did miss them I liked all the characters except Holden because he always had too many thoughts I did like his sister because she was always nice to him and forgiving The most important conflict in the novel was when he was going to say good bye to his sister at the end of the book The most exciting part was when he went back home to visit her The plot of Catcher in the Rye began with Holden being expelled from school He left school and took a train to New York While he was there he went to parks museums and bars and met an old friend named Sally Hayes and also a former teacher of his He finally met up with his sister who seemed to be the only person he really cared for and she was able to talk him into going back home with her The story is told using flash-backs because the entire time he is talking to his psychiatrist in a hospital The point of view is first person Because of this you only
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