Re: framed blog – compare Holden’s narration of his own life to yourself as a storytelling Marin teen.
The character, Holden in the book, CATCHER IN THE RHY, narrates in first person perspective with limited narration. Limited narration is when you only know what a limited number of characters are thinking and feeling. The life that holden has is very different than mine in many way, firstly, it is much harder. Living in Marin County can be very sheltered and easy, compared to living on your own and traveling from high school to high school, like Holden. Holden’s narraration is very childish and he seems to not care about what he says. He also gets annoyed really easily by small things that people do and you can hear that in his thoughts. This is one passage from the book that illustrates what his narration is like through out the first part of the book.—-
“””He put my goddam paper down then and looked at me like he’d just beaten hell out of me in ping-pong or something. I don’t think I’ll ever forgive him for reading me that crap out loud. I wouldn’t’ve read it out loud to him if he’d written it—I really wouldn’t. In the first place, I’d only written that damn note so that he wouldn’t feel too bad about flunking me. “Do you blame me for flunking you, boy?” he said. “No, sir! I certainly don’t,” I said. I wished to hell he’d stop calling me “boy” all the time.”””
As you can see, his thoughts contradict what he actually says to Mr. Spencer. Many things go through his mind that he choses to filter out when he talks to someone. Through the book you can see that when he says something to someone he is not always sincere.
When I am telling a story, or talking to someone i will usualy say what i feel, unless of course it is mean or offensive. I also do not use as many swear words in my vocabulary as he does. Because of our different lives and up bringings we have a very different kinds of dialog.