The Catcher in the Rye is a novel by JD Salinger which the main characters and the narrator create a striking feature in the opening chapter of the novel. The novel’s narrator and main character is Holden Caulfield who is a seventeen year-old high school junior who has dropped out of prep school several times. Holden struggles to make the transition into adolescent as he thinks the things that adults do are false and pointless. The story is told from a rest home as he is there recovering from a breakdown or illness. The novel is set in New York. The writer uses various writing techniques to engage the reader and to make them intrigued to read more The novel is told in the first person narrator, it is told through teenage skaz which is a sense of conversation to give the striking effect that the narrator is talking to you personally. This is easy to identify. “If you really want to hear about it” This is the way the novel begins and this creates the effect that the narrator is having a conversation with you and makes you want to read more as it feels as if you are talking to the person. The writer also uses a hanging effect and does not introduce the main character or setting at the beginning of the novel. This is very striking and leaves the reader in suspense wondering who is telling the story and where it is set.
The writer also uses a hyperbole to exaggerate things that are going on this makes you wonder if