What is Salinger′s overall argument regarding innocence and coming-of-age America?

What is Salinger′s overall argument regarding innocence and coming-of-age America? How does the book respond to the significant historical and cultural elements of its day? How would Holden respond to our current socio-political landscape? And finally, what is your critical response to Salinger and his arguments? This assignment will require you to research JD Salinger, the modernist movement, the impact of the Catcher in the Rye on American culture, and to craft your own critical opinion of the novel.

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