"The Catcher In The Rye" and "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings"
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This paper presents two papers going over the themes and how they function in each respective novel. The first two themes are loneliness and growing up in Salinger's work, while Angelou's themes are racism and identity.
From the Paper:An Analysis of Pertinent Themes in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, is a novel about growing up and ultimately, loneliness. The Catcher in the Rye recounts the story of young Holden Caulfield, a directionless teenager who has flunked out of school for the fourth time. Trying to delay the inevitable confrontation with his parents about his less than stellar academic career, Holden hangs out in New York for a couple of days and contemplates going out west to live while having meaningful run-ins in the city. Ultimately, however, he returns home to face his parents and to be with his younger sister, Phoebe.
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