Research Question: How did J.D. Salinger's book "The Catcher In The Rye" change the governments policy in censorship?
I'm interested in this research because my favorite book is "The Catcher In The Rye" and as a person who can personally relate to the protagonist of the book, Holden, I am interested on how this novel changed censorship policies in America. In the 1950s, people were fairly sensitive and conservative about the media. Even though their was "rated R" type movies back in the day, but parents, schools, and the general public did not want "profound" material out into the public. Salinger took the risk and published a book that reflects on teenagers lives and the reality of America. Holden's pessimism and "teenage angst" almost touched the lives of young adults and teens. For the first time, their was a book that produced raw material on the actuality of living in a "phony" society.
J.D. Salinger's home in New Hampshire
Fun fact: When the murder of John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, was arrested, he was at the scene reading The Catcher in the Rye?
KBCC students are not very intelligent, especially me. However, we are all developing human beings and I feel community college students are no different than people that go to a Ivy League.