The Troubled Young Man in J.D Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and “For Esmé - with Love and Squalor”
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this essay was to show that the theme of how a troubled young man in a crisis who is saved by the love of a little girl is central in J.D Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as in his short story “For Esmé - with Love and Squalor”. Furthermore, the argument was that there is a strong kinship between the protagonists of both stories as well as the little girl, thereby supporting the existing opinion of critics that Salinger is a writer who returns to favored themes and characters.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 32 p.
Salinger, the Catcher, Esmé
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19181ISRN: LIU-IKK/EN-G--09/003--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-19181DiVA: diva2:223569
Subject / course
2009-01-20, Key-huset, 581 83 LINKÖPING, Linköping, 13:15 (English)
Granlund, Helena, Universitetslektor
Omberg, Margaret, Universitetslektor