The Catcher into the Rye

The Catcher into the Rye

Allusions

Chapter 1

Literary

In the event that you genuinely wish to learn about it, the very first thing you’ll most likely want to know is when I became born, and exactly what my lousy youth had been like, and just how my parents had been occupied and all sorts of before that they had me personally, and that David Copperfield type of crap, but We don’t feel just like going involved with it, should you want to understand the truth.

This might be an allusion to your novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, which informs the story associated with title character’s youth.

Chapter 2

Literary

“I passed English all right,” we stated, “because I experienced all that Beowulf and Lord Randal our Son stuff whenever I is at the Whooton School.”

This quote contains allusions towards the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf and also the ballad that is anglo-Scottish Randall.

Chapter 3

Literary/Pop Tradition

I would personallyn’t mind calling this Isak Dinesen up. And Ring Lardner, except I was told by that D.B. he’s dead. You are taking that written book Of Human Bondage, by Somerset Maugham, however. We read it final summer time. It’s a pretty good guide and all, but i’dn’t wish to phone Somerset Maugham up . . . I’d rather call old Thomas Hardy up. We that way Eustacia Vye.

This estimate contains three allusions: an allusion that is literary Eustacia Vye, a character in Thomas Hardy’s book The Return for the Native, and pop music tradition allusions to a Danish journalist who utilized the pen title Isak Dinesen and a sports columnist and satirical quick tale journalist called Ring Lardner. 继续阅读The Catcher into the Rye