Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Catcher in the Rye - Post One
For the next post, I want you to continue focusing on the idea of point of view and its influence on character. Now that you have read or are currently reading the opening of The Catcher in the Rye, tell me what have you noticed about Holden's character and his Weltanschauung (his view of the world - in academics, everyone uses the German word).
I also want you to take a look at these three song lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel. Some of you may own the album or you can download the songs at your own leisure. (Not necessary) Comment on themes or ideas that you see present in the songs. Any connections you can make to the text would be great.
The Sound of Silence
I am a Rock
Some hints on where to begin: What is our perception of Holden? What does Holden think of himself? What ideas do you see developing in the text? How does the author use the point of view in this story? Good luck!!!!
HW - Reminder - Chapters 1 to 5, eight dialectical journal entries for Monday. Draft of Essay due Wednesday. My email is in the profile section, if you have questions. Don't be overwhelmed!!!!