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Can someone help me get a good question on the book The Catcher In The Rye? it has to be a strong question.

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  1. UnkleRhaukus
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    you want me to ask you a question about the book?

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  2. UnkleRhaukus
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    What motivated Holden Caulfield ?

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  3. UnkleRhaukus
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    one of Holden's old friends never moved her kings in checkers/drafts, what did this signify/?

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  4. Matt6288
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    it has to be a question that can start a conversation about the question kinda

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  5. some1
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    How does Holden's overall view of the world change throughout the novel?

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  6. seashell
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    Do you think the promise of recovery that Holden experiences as he watches the carousel at the end of the novel has been fulfilled?

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  7. Matt6288
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    Was the reason for Holden leaving pency prep because he was angry that sandlater necked Jane, did he realize that he left because of that or was his judgment clouded with other issue as well?

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  8. Matt6288
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    i need 10 questions

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  9. seashell
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    thats the answr It is possible that Holden is simply trying to recapture his original emotions and thoughts in his narration, and thus masking the fact that he has a more enlightened view regarding his behavior than he had during his escapades. But nothing he says seems to point to such irony on Holden’s part. Although Holden narrates his story after it has already happened, he seems to have gained little perspective. He alludes to his present situation only twice—once at the beginning and once at the end of the novel—and he refuses to tell us much about it. Additionally, many of the personal characteristics that have been damaging to him—for example, his cynicism and his lack of introspection—are in fact more pervasive in his narration of his story than in the story itself. As a result, the story he tells is only partial; he often glides over moments of particular trauma or treats painful moments by pretending not to care. Because Holden is an unreliable narrator, in order to understand his character it is necessary to look beyond his words at his behavior and his interactions with others, using the knowledge of his personality acquired from his narration and applying it to his actions in the story. For instance, when Holden tells about being beaten and robbed by Maurice, the elevator operator, he admits that he thought he was dying and fantasizes about being a movie hero and seeking his revenge. But he never describes how any of this makes him feel; his sole comment is that the “goddam movies” can ruin a person. Since we have learned from previous moments in the book that Holden is a deeply sensitive boy, we can look beneath the surface of his narrative to see the suffering it covers up. In this scene, we also see how self-conflicted Holden is: he claims to hate movies, but he turns to them in a moment of crisis. Because the relationship between the events that Holden narrates and his explanations of those events is so complex and contradictory, and because he is unwilling to discuss any part of his “recovery,” nothing that Holden says suggests that he has really matured from his experiences.

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  10. Matt6288
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    do you think that if the jane incident never happened Holden would still be attending his prep school?? good question yes no?

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  11. FailingMath
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    yes

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  12. Matt6288
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    why does Holden complain about everything and what does the word phony mean to him because he sometimes doesn't use the word correctly? can anyone answer this?

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  13. FailingMath
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    He complaints about everything because he likes to complaint. The word phony means nothing to him.

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  14. Matt6288
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    he always remarks saying something or someone is phony. how is it possible for him to think that about everyone especially if he doesn't know them?

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  15. Matt6288
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    r theses strong questions or simple to answer?..

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  16. Matt6288
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    need 6 more questions

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  17. Matt6288
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    Holden always remarks saying something or someone is phony. How is it possible for him to think that about everyone, especially if he doesn't know them? Do you think the promise of recovery that Holden experiences as he watches the carousel at the end of the novel has been fulfilled? if yes how? How does Holden's handle the overall view of the world throughout the novel? Was the reason for Holden leaving Pency Prep because he was angry that Standlater necked Jane, did he realize that he left because of that or was his judgment clouded with other issue as well Do u think Holden will ever find a school he will enjoy or do u think every little problem he faces at the school will make him want to want to leave again? What do u think?

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  18. Matt6288
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    those r the questions i have atm need 5 more

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  19. Matt6288
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    4 more

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  20. MichaelaRose
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    Have you looked at this yet? http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/catcher/study.html

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  21. Matt6288
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    cant get them off spanknotes shell know she checks..:/

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  22. MichaelaRose
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    Lol okay I'll keep looking

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  23. Matt6288
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    Do some teenagers continue to face the kinds of problems Holden faces and how would you react to them? how is this babe?

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  24. MichaelaRose
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    Yeah, sounds good. 3 more?

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  25. Matt6288
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    yup<3 :)m

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  26. Matt6288
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    i kinda want to ask this..Did anyone enjoy the book? if yes what did u like about it? if no then do u think this book she be expelled from all schools, why? ...

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  27. UnkleRhaukus
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    i thought the book was really good, one of my favourites i guess i liked how Holden viewed his world i dont know if i would recommend it to school kinds though,

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  28. UnkleRhaukus
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    kinds*kids^

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  29. Matt6288
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    did u learn anything at all tho?

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  30. MichaelaRose
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    He uses so many profanitities, I would think they'd be in a hurry to take them out of schools.

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  31. Matt6288
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    ikr..

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  32. Matt6288
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    8.What is impotent about the title of the book? "The Catcher In The Rye"? good question?

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  33. MichaelaRose
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    I think it could definatley start a conversation. I have no idea what a "Catcher in the rye" is but could it be what Holden wants to become? He wants to be a "Catcher in the rye"?

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  34. Matt6288
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    ikr!? its a song or somthing!? w.e i added it to my questions.

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  35. MichaelaRose
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    Lol okay :D

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  36. Matt6288
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    1 more question :)

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  37. Matt6288
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    finally done!

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  38. MichaelaRose
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    I was trying so hard to find another question!! :D Good job though (:

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  39. Matt6288
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    LOL i love you <3

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  40. MichaelaRose
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    I love you too! :D <3

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  41. Matt6288
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    thx i just wanted u to be here makes me focus better for some reason lol

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  42. MichaelaRose
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    Lol anytime(:

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  43. alwaysautumn
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    I like this one: "How does Holden use alienation as a form of self-protection?"

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