Of the Pain of Growing up and of Cherishing Childhood in The Catcher in the Rye, or How Holden Caulfield Loved Cover Image
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O bólu dorastania i umiłowaniu dzieciństwa w Buszującym w zbożu, czyli jak kochał Holden Caulfield
Of the Pain of Growing up and of Cherishing Childhood in The Catcher in the Rye, or How Holden Caulfield Loved

Author(s): Anna Chyla
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: alienation; history of the United States; Salinger; rebellion; siblings
Summary/Abstract: This article outlines the concept of brotherly love in Jerome David Salinger’sThe Catcher in the Rye, one of the most censored novels in the United States. Although primarily the book presents such issues as alienation, seclusion, and rebellion against theartificiality of the world of adults, what is particularly worth pointing out is the importanceof the relationship between Holden, the main protagonist, and his younger siblings:his sister Phoebe and his brother Allie. Although love is not explicitly expressed in thenovel, it is apparent in Holden’s attitude to his siblings and in his memories and descriptionsof Phoebe and Allie.

  • Page Range: 81-90
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish