"The Catcher in the Rye" & "Cool Hand Luke" Comparison Essay

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You can never say that two people are the same, but you can always find similarities between them. In the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" and in the movie "Cool Hand Luke", we see two very similar persons. The movie tells the story of a free spirited drifter, Lucas Jackson, who is brutalized by the prison system in the American South. Luke's crime is nonconformity. "He cannot conform to the rules of his captivity." …

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…t least extreme difficulty, of overcoming past mistakes or bad breaks in their lives, personal losses and isolation. Both stories have a relative helplessness, but admirable tenacity of individuals who challenge the need of all people for dreams, illusions, and heroes to help them through their daily lives. We see two very similar people, yet very different in their lives and perspectives, who fail in their attempts to make their way of living better.