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Student Assessment

Please choose 2 out of the following 4 questions and respond appropriately.

1. The character of Holden Caufield uses profanity often throughout the book, briefly discuss why this teenage character can get away with this socially unexceptable act during the 1950's, the time period in which this book was written.

2. The book Catcher in The Rye there are many items that Holden is confused about throughout the story, choose two and briefly discuss how they apply to the stereotypical teenager of today citing examples from the text.

3. J.D. Salinger uses the "stream of conciousness" style of writing to achieve the wanted effect with the character Holden Caufield in Catcher in The Rye, explain how this is or is not an effective writing style when attempting to show the inner thoughts of a person as well as thier actions.

4. Throughout the book it is apparent that Holen holds his brother Allie in high regard. Explain why he holds Allie in such high regard without citing Allie's intelligence as a factor.