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The Catcher in the Rye

"Phony" Mythology: Conformity, Socialization, and "The Catcher in the Rye"
An American website that suggests that although we value individuality, we actually crave conformity, believing that this contributes to a stable society. The site examines the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" in the following ways: "as a great work in favour of individualism, as a portrait of a rebel, as a tool of socialization, and as a large conspiracy for conformity".

Holden Caulfield: a psychological and cultural analysis
Professor of English, A. Waller Hastings, poses the question: "Is Holden crazy? Is he a normal adolescent?" and examines imagery of death and sexuality that are referred to in the novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

Looking for Clues of Holden Caulfield's Future in the "7 Up" Documentaries
This website compares Holden Caulfield with three of the participants from the British documentary series, "7 Up".

Praises and criticisms of J.D. Salinger's character, Holden Caulfield, in the novel "The Catcher in the Rye"
A refereed website review of the character Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye". The symbolic references to Holden's apparent inability to communicate are discussed, as is his intention to become a deaf mute.