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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye


by J. D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. How did Holden lose his brother? -> Car accident
2. How does Holden see children? -> Innocent
3. How does Holden involve himself in the world? -> He is altruistic.
4. How does Holden feel about sex? -> Gross
5. Holden finds nearly everything -> Depressing