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Thoughts on "The Catcher in the Rye"

This survey is designed to assess current opinions of JD Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" for use in a research paper evaluating the relevance of the novel to modern adolescents.

How old were you when you read "The Catcher in the Rye?"

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24 voters have answered this question.

What was your opinion of the novel?

50% (12) liked it
33% (8) hated it
8% (2) it was ok
8% (2) it changed my life

24 voters have answered this question.

This book, though written in 1945, is still wildly controversial. Why do you think it would be considered a dangerous one for adolescents to read?

29% (7) profanity
45% (11) sexual references
16% (4) racism
25% (6) anti-establishment
8% (2) would corrupt youth
45% (11) other

24 voters have answered this question.

In your opinion, do you think this novel is worth reading/ teaching or has it become irrelevant and unimportant?

25% (6) no, it's out of date
12% (3) no, it's boring and a waste of time
62% (15) yes, it still represents adolescence well
33% (8) yes, it is still important in the study of literature because of its historical significance

24 voters have answered this question.

Were you ever told, for any reason, NOT to read "The Catcher in the Rye?"

8% (2) yes
91% (22) no

24 voters have answered this question.

If so, what were the reasons given?

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1 voters have answered this question.

Who told you not to read the book?

33% (1) parent
33% (1) teacher
0% (0) friend
33% (1) other adult

3 voters have answered this question.

What other thoughts would you like to share about "The Catcher in the Rye?"

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16 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2010-11-11 18:47:06 by mamaingrid
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