The Catcher in the Rye Study Guide

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This study guide helps students and readers of J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye better understand the novel. Including summaries and explanations, character analysis, discussion of themes, a user's forum where readers can discuss and ask questions, and much more. We even have an online store where you can purchase the novel, notes on the novel, and even the movie adaptation. Please note that the following novel summary and analysis are intended for supplementary use rather than a substitution for personal reading.

» Chapter Summaries & Analysis

This section contains summaries and analysis of the novel. They include the main action of each chapter and explanations of character and tehmatic development.

» Character Analysis:

Includes descriptions of all the main characters in the novel. Included are comments on their actions and involvement with theme.

» Theme Discussion:

This section attempts to explain the multiple themes of the work.

» Symbols and Motifs:

Motifs and symbols used throughout the story are explained here.

» Salinger's Writing Style:

Salinger's use of style in The Catcher in the Rye is discussed.

» Important Quotes:

These important quotes are key lines from the novel that convey theme.

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