History YMMV / TheCatcherInTheRye

16th Dec '15 1:22:47 PM LahmacunKebab
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Holden is either a shining beacon of morality amongst all that was wrong with the 1950s, or a whiny prototype EmoKid who refuses to let himself see anything good in the world, or someone who has good insights and potential but is weighed down by cynicism and bitterness, OR just one of the first examples of teenage disillusionment in a post-World War II world. Or you think he's telling you to kill pop-culture icons (see LoonyFan in the Trivia sec). It really depends on the
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Holden is either a shining beacon of morality amongst all that was wrong with the 1950s, or a whiny prototype EmoKid who refuses to let himself see anything good in the world, or someone who has good insights and potential but is weighed down by cynicism and bitterness, OR just one of the first examples of teenage disillusionment in a post-World War II world. Or you think he's telling you to kill pop-culture icons (see LoonyFan in the Trivia sec). It really depends on the reader.
24th Nov '15 10:36:00 AM jboone93
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Holden is either a shining beacon of morality amongst all that was wrong with the 1950s, or a whiny prototype EmoKid who refuses to let himself see anything good in the world, or someone who has good insights and potential but is weighed down by cynicism and bitterness, OR just one of the first examples of teenage disillusionment in a post-World War II world. Or you think he's telling you to kill pop-culture icons (see LoonyFan in the Trivia sec). It really depends on the reader. * JerkassWoobie: Holden is a pretty bitter character who goes on about the "phoniness" of society but it's clear that his past has left some lasting trauma on him.
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Holden is either a shining beacon of morality amongst all that was wrong with the 1950s, or a whiny prototype EmoKid who refuses to let himself see anything good in the world, or someone who has good insights and potential but is weighed down by cynicism and bitterness, OR just one of the first examples of teenage disillusionment in a post-World War II world. Or you think he's telling you to kill pop-culture icons (see LoonyFan in the Trivia sec). It really depends on the reader. * JerkassWoobie: Holden is a pretty bitter character who goes on about the "phoniness" of society but it's clear that his past has left some lasting trauma on him.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Holden is either a shining beacon of morality amongst all that was wrong with the 1950s, or a whiny prototype EmoKid who refuses to let himself see anything good in the world, or someone who has good insights and potential but is weighed down by cynicism and bitterness, OR just one of the first examples of teenage disillusionment in a post-World War II world. Or you think he's telling you to kill pop-culture icons (see LoonyFan in the Trivia sec). It really depends on the reader. * JerkassWoobie: Holden is a pretty bitter character who goes on about the "phoniness" of society but it's clear that his past has left some lasting trauma on him.
24th Nov '15 8:06:24 AM ange1eye5
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* MemeticMutation: Holden Caulfield thinks you're a phony. It's on t-shirts.
7th Jun '15 4:00:08 PM blueflame724
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* JerkassWoobie: Holden is a pretty bitter character who goes on about the "phoniness" of society but it's clear that his past has left some lasting trauma on him.
14th Sep '14 5:28:00 PM ading
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* LoveItOrHateIt: It's either a perfect representation of teenage angst or a pointless book about a whiny annoying little git.
11th May '14 3:46:31 AM Discontent
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22nd Mar '14 6:33:34 AM Minni128
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7th Feb '14 3:12:27 PM Valiona
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Holden is either a shining beacon of morality amongst all that was wrong with the 1950s, or a whiny prototype EmoKid who refuses to let himself see anything good in the world, OR just one of the first examples of teenage disillusionment in a post-World War II world. Or you think he's telling you to kill pop-culture icons (see LoonyFan in the Trivia sec). It really depends on the reader.
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Holden is either a shining beacon of morality amongst all that was wrong with the 1950s, or a whiny prototype EmoKid who refuses to let himself see anything good in the world, or someone who has good insights and potential but is weighed down by cynicism and bitterness, OR just one of the first examples of teenage disillusionment in a post-World War II world. Or you think he's telling you to kill pop-culture icons (see LoonyFan in the Trivia sec). It really depends on the reader.
5th May '13 5:31:15 AM Austin
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This isn't YMMV. Moving.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Holden, according to some. To others, a JerkSue. It's only too easy to get irritated by Holden's constant negativity. Still others see him as a JerkassWoobie.
29th Mar '13 8:15:54 AM Austin
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This isn't YMMV. Moving.
* SecurityBlanket: His hunting cap can be seen as this, in that he's constantly putting it on and taking it off only when he's in a situation where he knows he will be mocked for wearing it.
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