Comparison of two Salinger Novels

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The World Sucks Two of the greatest novels for the hate-filled and the pessimist are The Catcher In The Rye and Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. In The Catcher In The Rye, Holden Caulfield, a young delinquent, shows his views to the reader during the four days before the start of Christmas vacation. During the four days he is plagued by the obscenities of New York and consumed with his dilemma of running …

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…the uncivilized people in it, both must learn to live with these in their lives. To lay this down for the reader, Salinger sets it in New York to show that people in the same places experience different things, but are all suffering in their present existence. These are the truths that one must live with, and to fight it, is to waste ones life in a never—ending war where there are no winners.