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Into the Wild/Catcher in the Rye Comparative Essay (VCE English)

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Into the Wild and Catcher in the Rye A grade comparative essay. Topic: Compare the way The Catcher in the Rye and Into the Wild portray friendship and familial relationships.
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In the novel, Holden's relationship with his parents is depicted as being strained but not as damaged as that of Chris and his parents.

Through Penn's portrayal of their relationship, it is clear to the audience that Chris wholeheartedly trusts his younger sibling, even entrusting her with the task of hiding his letters from their parents to deter them from discovering his escape.

Prior to meeting Chris, Jan and Rainey had encountered difficulties in their relationship Chris' presence helped them recon ciliate and rekindle their romance.


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Into the Wild/Catcher in the Rye Comparative Essay (VCE English)
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J. D. Salinger Fiction Literature Film English-language films Literary realism The Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield Into the Wild Holden Salinger Christopher McCandless J.D. Salinger Chris McCandless Sean Penn
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J. D. Salinger Fiction Literature Film English-language films Literary realism The Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield Into the Wild Holden Salinger Christopher McCandless J.D. Salinger Chris McCandless Sean Penn
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Within The Catcher in the Rye and Into the Wild, the portrayal of the relationships between the works’ respective protagonists and their family members and friends conveys the crucial themes of family and friendship. In their works, J.D. Salinger and Sean Penn show the difficulty their main characters have in communicating effectively with their parental figures due to opposing views. This is starkly contrasted against their close relationship with their younger sisters. Through isolation and the lack of attachment to society, the authors also show that both characters generally also have difficulty maintaining friendships. Through the interactions of the protagonists and their parental figures, Salinger and Penn effectively depict the distant relationships between the parents and their sons. Within the two works Into the Wild and The Catcher in the Rye, it is ...
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