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Download and read online Literarische Initiationen Salingers The Catcher in the Rye und Austers Moon Palace in PDF and EPUB Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Komparatistik, Note: 1,3, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In der vorliegenden Arbeit werden die Romane The Catcher in the Rye" (1951) von Jerome D. Salinger und Moon Palace" (1989) von Paul Auster einander gegenubergestellt. Vorhandene Schnittstellen sollen beleuchtet und markante Unterschiede herausgearbeitet werden. Im Zentrum der Beobachtungen wird dabei die Initiationsthematik stehen. Als einer der elementarsten Bestandteile in beiden Romanen, verdient sie eine grundliche Analyse hinsichtlich der Anlage von Charakteren und Plot sowie des Kontextes von Erzahlstruktur und -form. Die Initiation Story wird gemeinhin als eine Art Sonderform der Novels of Adolescence betrachtet. Dieser Begriff umfasst jene literarischen Texte, in denen Heranwachsende die Hauptrolle spielen. Der Lebensabschnitt der Jugend erfuhr mit Aufkommen der gefuhlsbetonten Stromung der Empfindsamkeit Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts eine Neubewertung als eigenstandige Denk- und Gefuhlswelt, die sich auch auf die Literatur auswirkte. Peter Freese spricht von einem unaufhaltsamen Einzug" (Freese 1971, 15) jugendlicher Protagonisten in die amerikanische Literatur. Die Neubewertung brachte jedoch auch Schwierigkeiten mit sich: Betroffene fuhlen sich weder der Kinder- noch der Erwachsenenwelt zugehorig, woraus sich bei vielen ein individuelles schmerzhaftes Lebensgefuhl entwickelt: Die Adoleszenzkrise. Der junge Mensch wird aus dem Zustand kindlicher Unwissenheit heraus erstmals mit den Gesetzen der Erwachsenenwelt konfrontiert. Fur einen solchen Ubergang von einem in den anderen Zustand, der einem Weg von der Unschuld zur Erfahrung gleichkommt, ist die Suche nach einem Platz in der Welt und gleichsam auch nach einer gefestigten Identitat grundlegend. Diese schwierige Phase des Ubergangs von der Adoleszenz ins Erwachsenendasein steht in The Catcher in the Rye" und in Moon Palace" im Mittelpunkt der Handlung. Daher gilt es
Download and read online Salinger s Holden Caulfield The Catcher in the Rye in PDF and EPUB Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Ever since the publication of J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye in 1951, there were controversial discussions and numerous debates about the story of sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield. Even so the book is often considered as a classic in literature, it can still be found among the list of banned books in many American classrooms, libraries or bookstores. Due to its usage of vulgar and offensive language, as well as the illustration of a rebellious teenage character, who indulges underage drinking, smoking, and promiscuity; the novel was often considered as too pessimistic and too obscene for young Americans on their way from adolescence to adulthood (qtd. in Lomazoff). Others, on the contrary, argue that Holden’s rebellious behavior against the American society of the 1950’s exactly represents an entire generation of American youngsters, which was later defined as the ―Beat Generation‖. Although the book already celebrated its fiftieth birthday in 2001, the story of Holden Caulfield still enjoys great popularity among youngsters all over the world. Up to this date, youths are still identifying themselves with the sixteen-year-old protagonist. Holden’s rebellion against the ―phony‖ adults, as he describes them throughout the novel, his first experiences with love, his strive for freedom and his struggle of finding an identity and a place in society, are mainly the key features adolescents can relate to. Unfortunately, the press and numerous critics cannot share the fascination of many youngsters. Down to the present day, most critics are rather interested in Holden’s mental state and his ―misbehaving‖ in society, than in trying to understand the impact that he had and still has on youngsters. Most essays and articles that had been released about the protagonist’s characteristics deal with the analysis of his mental ―illness‖, his depression and nervous breakdown. Indeed, many analysts and newspaper journalists assign reasons for Holden’s behavior by arguing that he acts and behaves in such a rebellious way, because he’s just in the throes of the puzzling process of growing up. As if this was not enough, they also refer to him as an ―unregenerate whiner‖, being ―as phony as those he criticize[s]‖ (Yardley para. 2). [...]
Download and read online J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye in PDF and EPUB 1. Introduction This paper deals with the character development of Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. As the novel is about a teenager experiencing freedom and liberty for the first time, it is a story of initiation. The anti-hero of this novel describes his three-day-long trip to New York, as well as his escape from his school and his memories about his childhood. Because of his grades, Holden is forced to leave his school. He decides to leave earlier as supposed, to flee from the rules of the school’s conventions and therefore from the phoniness of his environment, which seem to be unbearable to him. After several harsh confrontations with the city’s inhabitants, and above all his inability to communicate with them, he later has a nervous breakdown. As a result of his brutal experiences, the initiate refuses to accept adulthood, which in his eyes means to be integrated in a society of insincerity and sex. This is why he sticks uncompromisingly to his idealistic values. Just the love of his little sister Phoebe makes him return back home, adopt a mature world view and forget his loneliness. At first view the novel seems to be simply structured and that even the order of the chapters could be changed. This paper tries to change the reader’s first view. It shall mention and analyze the most important metaphors which structure the book and describe Holden’s actual situation. To help the reader understand Holden’s actions and feelings, his dualistic world view, as well as his characteristics and the reasons for his escape will be described. Because his vision of the catcher in the rye and his sister Phoebe play an important role in the story these points play also an important role in the analysis. In the last chapter Holden’s final development will be studied with the aim to find out whether his initiation was successful or not.
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