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Genre of The Catcher in the Rye

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Which of the following elements help define the genre of The Catcher in the Rye?

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1. The Catcher in the Rye is typically called:

2. Who narrates The Catcher in the Rye?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet looks at how genre applies to The Catcher in the Rye. The questions within involve related elements of the novel and how these elements are generally described.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo contains questions about the following:

  • Elements focused on by the author
  • How The Catcher in the Rye is usually described
  • The narrator of the novel
  • Bildungsromans
  • The short definition of genre

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define genre and Bildungsroman
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn important details from the lesson on the impact of Salinger's focus on the novel's genre
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the narrator of the book as well as how it is typically described

Additional Learning

To delve deeper into the novel's genre, you can check out the corresponding lesson titled Genre of The Catcher in the Rye. This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with Holden's character
  • Understand what makes the novel unique
  • Explore the audience addressed by Holden in the story
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