A comparative essay between THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and GREAT EXPECTATIONS

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When analyzing and comparing The Catcher in the Rye and Great Expectations, by J.D. Salinger and Charles Dickens respectively, one usually stops and ponders, what can these two novels possibly have in common? Well I can tell you, quite a lot. To begin with, both are fictional autobiographies, narrated personally by the protagonists, that is Holden and Pip. However, regardless of the fact that they are both narrated in the first person, one, Great …

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…it is closer to the way we speak, then to elaborate Victorian lines. <Tab/>In a nutshell, despite their marking styles, different as they may be, both The Catcher in the Rye, and Great Expectations, are both wonderful classics that entice the reader. Regardless of their contradicting approaches, both novels, are of the same basic nature and look to tell the story of two boys and their respective crises and successes.