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Repressed Sexuality in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye

The purpose of this essay is to examine in what way the protagonist of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield, represses his own sexuality and how this affects his relationship to men and women. With the aid of psychoanalytic theory and gender theory, the essay strives to determine how Holden Caulfield relates to traditional gender roles, the causes of Holden Caulfield’s repressed sexuality, and how Holden Caulfield’s repressed sexuality manifests itself.

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:UPSALLA1/oai:DiVA.org:hh-26022
Date January 2014
CreatorsAlfort, Nils
PublisherHögskolan i Halmstad, Sektionen för humaniora (HUM)
Source SetsDiVA Archive at Upsalla University
LanguageEnglish
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeStudent thesis, info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis, text
Formatapplication/pdf
Rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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