The Catcher within the Rye
In the event that you want to know the truth if you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it.
This really is an allusion to your novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, which informs the whole tale for the name character’s youth.
“I passed English all right,” we stated, “because I experienced all of that Beowulf and Lord Randal our Son stuff once I is at the Whooton School.”
This estimate contains allusions to the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf while the ballad that is anglo-Scottish Randall.
I’dn’t mind calling this Isak Dinesen up. And Ring Lardner, except I was told by that D.B. he’s dead. You are taking that book Of Human Bondage, by Somerset Maugham, however. We read it final summer time. It’s a pretty good guide and all, but I would personallyn’t wish to call Somerset Maugham up . . . I’d rather call old Thomas Hardy up. We that way Eustacia Vye.
This estimate contains three allusions: a literary allusion to Eustacia Vye, a character in Thomas Hardy’s guide The Return for the Native, and pop tradition allusions up to a Danish journalist who utilized the pen name Isak Dinesen and a recreations columnist and satirical brief tale journalist named Ring Lardner. Læs resten