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    Stream of Consciousness in Catcher in the Rye

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    "Stream of consciousness writing aims to provide a textual equivalent to the stream of a fictional character's consciousness" (Mepham 2003). Catcher in the Rye is an excellent example of a fictional character's consciousness and utilizes a stream of consciousness style throughout the novel. From the beginning of the novel, the reader can see that Holden tends to become sidetracked and talk about unrelated events and people rather than what is actually happening. Toward the end of the novel, it is explained that ...

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