Language, Voice, and Holden Caulfield – The Catcher in the Rye Part 1: CC English Literature #6

In which John Green examines JD Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye.

John pulls out the old school literary criticism by examining the text itself rather than paying attention to the biographical or historical context of the novel (that’s for next week).

Listen, words matter.

The Catcher in the Rye has managed to endure without a movie adaptation because a lot of its quality arises from the book’s language.

Find out how Holden’s voice, his language, and his narrative technique combine to make the novel work. Also, Thought Bubble gives us a quick rundown of the plot, in which Ikea Monkey may or may not appear.

Note from Among the Fray: We will continue watching Crash Course’s Black American History series as episodes are released on a weekly basis.

An episode of Crash Course’s series on Literature – in chronological order of course – will be posted with the morning news while we wait for a new Black American History video.

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