5 Unusual “Catcher In The Rye” Essay Topics

Papers on "The Catcher in the Rye" is a very popular college assignment. The book itself is an obligatory component of an English literature curriculum, therefore teachers love to give different written homeworks to make students analyze the paper deeper and understand the meaning the writer wanted them to know better. They can either give you a specific topic or leave the topic for you to choose, setting you in a trouble. This novel is quite interesting to read and very popular nowadays, so students often select it even when the topic is open and no special source is required. But even in this case it is not that simple.They can simply select it because they like the book and it is in the curriculum and then have troubles with finding the topic too.

Two major issues of the novel "The Catcher in the Rye".

The easiest way to select a topic is to address one of the main problems of the book. This book deals with the following problems:

  1. Innocence. Topic of innocence is represented in the novel through the children. Their protection and enjoying the childhood and advantages of being a child are a great value for the main character, Holden. It can be seen through his unwillingness to grow up and how he admires the people who protect chidren innocence. It is also represented by his relations with the other characters of the novel. This topic can be seen through the whole essay and if you select somethin related to it, you won't have any problems finding examples and sources to use.
  2. Death. Though it is hard to imagine how these two themes can be combimed in one novel, death also folllows the main hero, taken a form of his younger brother, who has been dead for several years and is now following Holden as a spirit. Death is connected to the fact that Holden wants to stay a child. He sees death as a result of changes, which he strongly dislikes. He wishes that everything could just stay the way it is, which is unfortunately, impossible. Writinh on this topic can take more complicated forms that on the previous one, but will also be quite interesting to research.

Suggested topics:

  1. Holden: a rebel or a misfit?
  2. The main troubles Holden faces and hoe could he overcome them.
  3. Holden's problems are connected only to his unwillignless to face the reality.
  4. How Holden is an example of the morals of modern youth.
  5. Was there a possibility for Holden to save himself?
 
 

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