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Repressed Sexuality in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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. 

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2014. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Sexuality, Repression
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Humanities Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-26022OAI: diva2:731510
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Available from: 2014-07-02 Created: 2014-07-01 Last updated: 2014-07-02Bibliographically approved

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