Comparison Between "Tom Sawyer" And "The Catcher In The Rye"

608 words - 2 pages

In this essay I’m going to compare and contrast two interesting books: “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain. I will analyze the aspects of the lives of the main characters Holden and Tom, and their points of view.” The Catcher in the Rye” is a story about a teenager called Holden. The story takes place in a modern school in the United States. The other story is older than “The Catcher in the Rye”, and also occurs in that country, but with a younger character, it is called “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. Both books belong to two different periods in time but they also have many similarities. J.D Salinger, the author of “The Catcher in the Rye,” introduces us to the adventures and feelings of a very unusual, interesting and mysterious character, named Holden. He’s 17 years old and was recently expelled from school. The story is told in Holden's perspectives. Holden knows how to lie and analyze people. He has a strong personality and does not conform with the rules of society. Holden commentaries about the people he knows are sad, negative, and ironic. He seems to express a sort of hatred towards the entire world.Mark Twain, the author “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” was known for his humor and for writing many important and interesting books. This story is one of the most known books around the globe. In this book we are transported to another century, were a child named Tom lives. He’s smart, and is one of the biggest liars in literature history, clever and mysteriously he seems to have a lot of life experience, however he’s...

Find Another Essay On Comparison between "Tom Sawyer" and "The Catcher in the Rye"

A Comparison of Attitudes Towards Life in "The Catcher in the Rye"and "Dead Poet's Society"

1491 words - 6 pages In this world, there are many attitudes towards life that one can possess. This attitude can range from nihilism to ignorant idealism depending on the human being. The works entitled "Dead Poets' Society" and "The Catcher in the Rye" hold a variety of stances on life. However, the novel, "The Catcher in the Rye" mainly paints the mind-set of idealism because it is about an adolescent named Holden Caulfield who is highly idealistic. The novel

Differences Between Tom Sawyer And Huck Finn

723 words - 3 pages for this time period. He belongs to a middle class family made up of himself, his Aunt Polly, and his half brother, Sid. Tom is obsessed with stories of heroes and villains. He spends his spare time trying to pull together a group of robbers made of the other boys in the neighborhood. Huck's father is a poor alcoholic who habitually beats his son when he is drunk. All their money goes to support his addiction. In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Comparrison Between Holden Caufield And Louie Banks In Running Loose And The Catcher In The Rye

896 words - 4 pages Louie Banks and Holden Caufield both have a certain someone who they do not get along with in each of the books we read. Louie has problems with Boomer, while Holden's problems are with Stradlater. Both boys have similarities with how their problems with the other character occurs and they both have differences. They approach each situation differently also in the regard to how the situation develops with their opposing character. Louie

A Comparison of Holden of Catcher in the Rye and Equality 7-251 of Anthem

697 words - 3 pages Catcher in the Rye and Anthem - A Comparison of Holden and Equality 7-251     Is it possible that two completely different authors could create two identical characters?  It seems so; J.D. Salinger's Holden, from Catcher in the Rye, and Ayn Rand's Equality 7-2521, in Anthem, appear to be one in the same person.   To end the oppression they received for the span of their entire lives, both Holden and

Catcher in the Rye..John Proctor and Me a comparison author=Arthur Miller

672 words - 3 pages don’t have the guts to stand up to authority the way John Proctor did and end my life. Besides, my values tell me to always keep my family ahead of myself and always live with integrity.Although the decision of John Proctor was questionable to me in my mind, he still made an ok decision by going to the gallows, but my choice would have been to live and try to forget what had happened.Reference: Patrick, Oppmann. "Catcher in the Rye." CNN. November 28 2007. CNN. 5 Jun 2008 .

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

732 words - 3 pages 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

Comparison of "Catcher In The Rye" by Salinger And "The Adventures of Huck Finn" by Mark Twain

1361 words - 5 pages adventure' that one receives to begin the cycle. There are many ways that this is found in literature including going by desire, by chance, by abduction, and by being lured by an outside force. In The Adventures of Huck Finn, Huck is forced with the dilemma of whether to stay with his father and continue to be abused or to leave. Huck goes because he desires to begin his journey. In The Catcher In The Rye, Holden mentally is torn between experience

The following is a compare and contrast essay between the novels "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain and "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

1195 words - 5 pages is now in psycothereapy. Holden never got to escape from his world like he wanted to. He is still shakled by the same problems he has been going through in the book. Holden may escaping his world like he wanted to, but he is escaping his problems and his cynicism he has had to deal with through his whole life.There are many comparisons and differences between Huck Finn and The Catcher in the Rye when it comes to the corruption of society. Huck is

A Misfit to Society: An investigation of the common struggle in Catcher and the Rye and The Bell Jar between the sexual ideals imposed by society

2166 words - 9 pages case of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, and Sylvia Plath's The Ball Jar. Both of the protagonists in these narratives represent a fundamental struggle by adolescents to comply with their respective gender roles.In the case of Holden Caulfield, the narrator of The Catcher in the Rye, his journey into adulthood requires him to accept his role in society as a "typical" man - a domineering manipulative force. In Holden's view, this means he

Comparison Between The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Vinegar Tom by C. Churchill

563 words - 2 pages Comparison Between The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Vinegar Tom by C. Churchill We are currently performing a piece of drama called 'The Crucible' and have studied a play called 'Vinegar Tom'. 'The Crucible' was written by Arthur Miller in 1953 and was set in Salem, Massachusetts USA in 1692. 'Vinegar Tom' was written in the 1970's and was set in the 17th century. Although 'Vinegar Tom' was written about the 17th century, the ideas

Catcher and the Rye by JD salinger. this paper is about the parralels between catcher and his other book a perfect day for banana fish

1022 words - 4 pages of bananas. When Seymour comes back from the war he realizes that he does not fit in at home, and everything is not going to be the same ever again, like when the fish could not fit back through the hole. Seymour and the fish meet a tragic end, they both die. In the catcher and the Rye, Holden goes all around New York asking one question, "Do you happen to know where they [ducks] go in the winter time? (Salinger p.81)." It is a very childish

Similar Essays

Comparison Of Tom Sawyer And Huck Finn In The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer And Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

687 words - 3 pages Comparison of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were both characters created by Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer is the main character in the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn is the main character in the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer were alike in many ways but they were also very different. One way in which

Comparison Between "Lord Of The Flies" And "Catcher In The Rye"

1014 words - 4 pages Comparison EssayThe two books that I am comparing are The Catcher in the Rye, and Lord of the Flies. The two books are very interesting and are very opposite yet the same in many ways. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden is an idealistic character who becomes more of a realist as the novel progresses, while in the Lord of the Flies, many characters assume different roles. But the main argument between the two novels is that Holden has a dream job

Comparison Between "Catcher In The Rye" And "Rebel Without A Cause"

668 words - 3 pages When one both reads Catcher in the Rye and sees Rebel Without a Cause, he or she can't help but wonder if the writers, Nicholas Ray and J.D. Salinger, somehow knew each other, or if one writer copied the ideas of the other. Jim Stark and Holden Caulfield, the two main characters of the stories, have so much in common that if they ever met one another, they would immediately become friends. The main theme that applies to both works is teenage

Compare And Contrast Between Juno And Catcher In The Rye

910 words - 4 pages The main protagonists Juno and Holden of movie Juno and the book Catcher in the Rye, have main thing in common, they have not yet accepted the fact they play a role in society, communicating with the people around them, and with their families. Where they differ is in the problems they face. Juno's main problem is that she becomes pregnant at a young age which is considered to be a life changing event by societal standards. The main source of