"I feel that if I had the option to talk to Salinger I would ask him how he came up with the character Holden. Or how he captured the voice of a teenager so well. I mean these are just a few questions though, as most people I would ask him a ton more…"
"I would probably ask Salinger why he chose to write in a teenage view and if it challenged him. I would actually ask him if he was really a reincarnation of myself. Holden is product of his mind but in someway he connects to him. Stirs don't…"
"If I had the chance to interview or have a one on one discussion with J.D. Salinger, my first and most important question would be HIS feelings about society and the world. I would want to know if Holden actually reflected Salinger's own views…"
"If I were to meet JD Salinger, Catcher in the Rye would honestly probably be the last thing that we would discuss. Mr. Salinger has made it painfully obvious over the years that he doesn't wish to discuss Catcher in the Rye at all, given that…"
"If I could talk to Salinger, first I'd probably ask him what happens to Holden after the events described in The Catcher in the Rye. Does he ever go home? If not does he get his own job and live a happy life? Does he ever talk…"
"Before reading Inherit the Wind, I hadn't really thought about the right to think. I usually take that right for granted. We'd talk and learn about how slaves had to do anything their "owners" said or they could be killed or…"
"Holden's voice so perfectly captures the consciousness of a teenager that it's hard to believe that Holden's thoughts were the thoughts of the grown man who wrote him. I agree that most people, once they grow out of adolescence, look…"
"Often, I find myself thinking like Holden. Other times I critique myself for being too judge mental. Then I criticize myself for being an idealist-elitist. Of course, that must mean I'm a hypocritical hyper argumentative hipster.
"I'd probably question his mental sanity. Or more appropriately, the mental state he was in whilst publishing such a bizarre, honest teenage narrative during that time period. While his prose is lifelike and oddly trustworthy, the descriptions…"
"His motive was shared by many other authors of that time period. The first book we read, Inherit the Wind, specifically deals with individualism vs. conformity through the characters of Bertram Cates and his trial. It was written in 1955.…"
"If everyone had the same food, that does not necessarily mean that nobody would starve. There is always the chance that everybody might starve, instead of nobody.
If we all thought the same thing, wars could still happen. For example, if we…"
"Hey Charlie, way to go against the current. Your comment really got me thinking about the other side of this entire discussion. I feel as if the worlds people all had the same thoughts, same food, same clothes,and same mentality, yes,…"
"On the other hand though, if everyone thought the same, had the same, and did the same things, wouldn't that solve alot of the worlds probelmes? If everyone had the same food, no one would starve. If we thought the same things, all wars would…"
"If I were able to have a conversation with a zombie Salinger, my main question would be his motive. In his 1950s, this book was extremely controversial as it battled the common need to conform. What possessed him to write such a book that he must…"
I was so impressed by how in sync these performers were. When Miss Berdick told me they put together this entire show in 6 weeks, I was stunned. Not many people realize how much work goes into a theatrical performance and I applaud the entire cast!
Today I had the opportunity to watch the Fermilab Physics Slam second period. Going into Writer's Week today, I was expecting a very fun, quick explanations of physics, maybe from some young science guys. I was taken aback by the two very established and professional looking Physicians that I heard from today. It was clear that they were physicians, not performance speakers, because of their often monotonous and scientific monologues. I enjoy the male physician's monologue a little better then the womens, beause he used some props that helped explain his point to me. Though it was kind of the Fermilab physicians to take their time to come and speak to us today, I feel as thought their speeches went over our heads a bit.
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