Holden applies the term “phony” not to people who are insincere but to those who are too conventional or too typical—for instance, teachers who “act like” teachers by assuming a different demeanor in class than they do in conversation, or people who dress and act like the other members of their social class.
The catcher in the rye j d salinger buy share buy home literature notes character analysis holden caulfield bookmark this page manage my reading list and saxon hall holden is 16 years old as the central story begins, tall at 6 feet 2 1/2 inches, partially gray-haired, and woefully skinny he has grown 6 1/2 inches in just one.
Db is the height of phoniness in holden's mind because he's sacrificed his art (writing stories) for money (writing screenplays) in short, he's a sell-out (we pause here to note that salinger has never let catcher in the rye be adapted into a movie. Holden caulfield is the main character and the narrator of the jd salinger novel 'the catcher in the rye' in this lesson, we will learn more about holden and the three days he spent in new york city.
He says he would like to be the catcher in the rye, standing by the edge of a cliff and keeping children, playing in an adjacent field of rye, from falling off holden's alienation is disenchantment mingled with hope he sees ugliness all around him, but he also sees beauty the 6-year-old boy singing if a body catch a body coming through the rye as he marches down the street is, for holden, a symbol of authenticity and possibility he feels less depressed as he watches the boy. The catcher in the rye deeply influenced the 2017 biographical drama film, rebel in the rye, which is about jd salinger it is a visual about his life, before and after world war ii, and gives more about the author's life than the readers of the catcher in the rye learned from the novel.
The catcher in the rye j d salinger buy share buy home literature notes the catcher in the rye character analysis holden caulfield playing in an adjacent field of rye, from falling off holden's alienation is disenchantment mingled with hope he sees ugliness all around him, but he also sees beauty.