Catcher 50s Culture

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Catcher 50s Culture

  1. 1. Catcher in the Rye By J.D. Salinger
  2. 2. <ul><li>Perfect by Alanis Morisette 
 </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes is never quite enough </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re flawless, then you’ll win my love </li></ul><ul><li>Don’ t forget to win first place 
 </li></ul><ul><li>Don’ t forget to keep that smile on your face </li></ul><ul><li>Be a good boy 
 </li></ul><ul><li>Try a little harder 
 </li></ul><ul><li>You’ve got to measure up 
 </li></ul><ul><li>And make me prouder </li></ul><ul><li>How long before you screw it up 
 </li></ul><ul><li>How many times do I have to tell you to hurry up </li></ul><ul><li>With everything I do for you </li></ul><ul><li>The least you can do is keep quiet </li></ul><ul><li>Be a good girl 
 </li></ul><ul><li>You’ v e gotta try a little harder </li></ul><ul><li>That simply isn’ t good enough </li></ul><ul><li>To make us proud </li></ul><ul><li>I’ l l live through you 
 </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll make you what I never was </li></ul><ul><li>If you’ r e the best, then maybe so am I 
 </li></ul><ul><li>Compared to him compared to her 
 </li></ul><ul><li>I’ m doing this for your own damn good 
 </li></ul><ul><li>We’ l l love you just the way you are if you’ r e perfect </li></ul>
  3. 3. Holden feels ostracized, isolated, depressed. He constantly evaluates others as being phony. In what ways is he a phony himself? Can you think of things he’s done in the book that show that he’s really phony also?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Holden runs away from Pencey Prep because he doesn’t feel he can ever fit in there. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think he’s looking for? </li></ul><ul><li>Does he have a good idea of who he really is? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you think he really is? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Conformity and why it was crucial <ul><li>This was the first era when television made people aware of what other people all around the world were doing/getting/wearing </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising came into your home and made you realize that you didn’t measure up unless you bought the right stuff. </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance and conformity were highly prized. Everybody who conformed, in Holden’s opinion, was a phony. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>On 
page seven, Holden quotes Dr. Thurmer, “ L ife is a game, boy. Life is a game that 
one plays according to the rules.” </li></ul>
  7. 8. Are you popular?

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