The catcher in the rye should not be banned since its publication in 1951, the catcher in the rye, written by jd salinger has served as a conflagration for debate and extreme controversy although the novel has been the target of scornful criticism, it has also b. The writer j d salinger, who died yesterday aged 91, was as famous for his five decades of stringent reclusiveness as for his best-known novel, the catcher in the rye. In 1960, school administrators at a high school in tulsa, oklahoma, fired an english teacher for assigning the book to an 11th-grade class he was later reinstated after winning his appeal between 1961 and 1982, the catcher in the rye was the most censored book in high schools and libraries in the united states. Catcher in the rye dropped from us school curriculum schools in america are to drop classic books such as harper lee's to kill a mockingbird and jd salinger's catcher in the rye from their.
Brian french, associate director of the undergraduate advising center at the university of montana, discusses the catcher in the rye, by j d salinger. An insane-ly engaging teaching unit for jd salinger's sarcasticly gold classic novel the catcher in the rye 157 pages of activities that are sure to engage high school english students. Why is the catcher in the rye still a rite of high school english sure, jd salinger's novel was edgy and controversial when teachers first put it on their syllabi but that was 50 years ago.
Jd salinger's the catcher in the rye, by some is considered one of the greatest books of all time, is also very controversial it has been banned or challenged in many schools throughout the. And the fact that teacher's are still assigning it to high school the catcher in the rye by j d salinger why was the book the catcher in the rye banned in. Zoe miller, 16, likes jd salinger's the catcher in the rye so much that her copy is dog-eared from multiple readings and she wishes her parents had spelled her name zooey instead of zoe, in.
Louis menand on j d salinger's the catcher in the rye, and on the persistent power of holden caulfield, fifty years after the book's publication. I was dismayed to read that washington area schools are dropping jd salinger's the catcher in the rye from their reading lists [front page, jan 16] to argue that a book should not be. The catcher in the rye is a novel where not very much happens and yet this story of a couple of days in the life of a teenager has sold tens of millions of copies since its release there are not many other novels from the 1950s that can be found persistently hovering around the top 100 bestseller lists.
The use of language in jd salinger's catcher in the rye holden caulfield, the protagonist of jd salinger's catcher in the rye, is an upper-class boy who has gone from one private school to another, searching for -- something. The third reason why the novel, the catcher in the rye, should not be banned from high school curriculum is that it provides many moral lessons that a student can learn from and these are based on education, religion, intolerance, and respect for example, holden is presented as being intolerant to everybody, disrespectful, and hateful and he. The novel the catcher in the rye by jd salinger was written in 1951 however, it is still being read in schools today unlike many timeless novels, the catcher in the rye not only provides a strong message that still resonates today, it also is a fascinating, creative piece of writing.
Keller-gage said monday that the presence of fahrenheit 451 in her curriculum is not intended as retaliation at the muroc joint unified school district board for banning the study of the catcher in the rye, jd salinger's 1951 novel about the adolescent crisis of holden caulfield. During the 1940s, salinger began working on his only novel, the catcher in the rye, which was released in 1951 the catcher in the rye tells the story of 16-year-old holden caulfield, who has. Banned books— the catcher in the rye that jd salinger's novel the catcher in the rye students reach high school they should be able to handle books. The catcher in the rye mass market paperback - may 1, 1991 by jd salinger (author.
Last week, room for debate published a discussion on whether jd salinger's catcher in the rye resonates with teenagers today we asked writers and teachers about holden caulfield's kind of alienation in a world of facebook and twitter. The catcher in the rye - salinger find this pin and more on the catcher in the rye by william e phillips the catcher in the rye is a novel by j salinger and is among the all-time literature classics and tells the story of the sixteen year old holden caufield who leaves school and goes to new york. Should catcher in the rye by jd salinger be in a high school english curriculum why or why not. Catcher in the rye was the novel that influenced me to become an english teacher (it's a long-ish story, for a rainy day) i have just finished my first year teaching in nyc, and i genuinely do not know if i should consider reading it with my students.
The catcher in the rye by j d salinger bibliographic info salinger, j d (1951) the catcher in the rye i read this book in high school i. J d salinger's the catcher in the rye one of those little english jobs that can do around two hundred miles an hour willing and able to save children from. Jd salinger's 'catcher in the rye' in my own upstate new york high school to ban catcher in the rye or why the book had been banned the head of the english department, bill, was a good. Jd salinger's novel, the catcher in the rye, is a foray into a bit holden caulfield's life it's a story about a guy, a confused, misguided adolescent, who spends more of his time expelled from school than in it and when he is there he fails everything for lack of trying.