I was assigned an english essay on the topic "Trace Holden's mental decline from when he leaves Pencey to his institutionalization" (or somethin like that). Anyways... here's my essay for anyone that's interested!
The Catcher in the Rye Essay
In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Mr. Antolini (an English teacher) tells the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, "I have a feeling that you're riding for some kind of terrible, terrible fall" (pg. 168). This quote is terribly reflective of and true to Holden's experiences that he...