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Setting a real life tone in the catcher in the rye by j d salinger

Take a story's temperature by studying its tone. We don't think we need to spin you a large defense for our use of adjectives such as "cynical" and "judgmental"—just pick a page.

But how can the tone be both cynical and compassionate? Check out Holden's interaction with Sunny-the-prostitute: I took her dress over to the closet and hung it up for her.

  • However, if the child responded with a whiney "I'm going to the store!
  • We don't think we need to spin you a large defense for our use of adjectives such as "cynical" and "judgmental"—just pick a page;
  • However, imagine that he actually sighs when he says "sigh" and he appears sullen when he says "And that has made all the difference;
  • It always ends up making you blue as hell.

It made me feel sort of sad when I hung it up. I thought of her going in a store and buying it, and nobody in the store knowing she was a prostitute and all. The salesman probably just thought she was a regular girl when she bought it. It made me feel sad as hell—I don't know why exactly. He sees her as a real person. At the same time, Holden finds nearly everything to be depressing.

Tone Examples

Antolini made a pass at him, the fact that Mr. Antolini might have not actually made a pass at him after all, vulgar wall graffiti, the fact that he couldn't take revenge on the person who wrote said graffiti even if given the opportunity, Phoebe or people like her saying the word "please," and … the fact that he has told us any of this at all.

Where Were We Now? And then there are the digressions. Check out his discussion with Mr. Antolini before the big education lecture about the Oral Expression class at Pencey. Holden failed the class because he felt digressions were important. He makes a few key statements: It's more interesting and all" 24. He's not writing it down and handing it over as an essay; he's telling it to us. And that means, everything he just said to Mr.

  • But how can the tone be both cynical and compassionate?
  • He makes a few key statements;
  • I took her dress over to the closet and hung it up for her;
  • Sometimes different individuals will have varying opinions about what exactly the tone is supposed to be;
  • In a different context, this quotation could be full of woe and misery;
  • Antolini before the big education lecture about the Oral Expression class at Pencey.

Antolini, he's actually saying to us. He's not devoting three pages to a random discussion on oral style for nothing; he's defending his narrative technique.

  1. It always ends up making you blue as hell. Some quotations from Holden are as follows.
  2. No mortal could support the horror of that countenance. Tone examples are present everywhere in media and in real life.
  3. Everyone is familiar with the stressed out mother yelling "Don't you use that tone of voice with me!
  4. About James Castle jumping out the window? At the same time, Holden finds nearly everything to be depressing.

Why is Holden telling us about Allie's baseball mitt? About the time he played checkers with Jane? About James Castle jumping out the window? Because 1 it's more interesting, 2 he didn't know that was what he needed to talk about until he started, and 3 he couldn't simplify and unify these events just because that would make it easier for us.

  • Where Were We Now?
  • Because 1 it's more interesting, 2 he didn't know that was what he needed to talk about until he started, and 3 he couldn't simplify and unify these events just because that would make it easier for us.