Class Consciousness

Stephen W. Potts

UCSD Spring 2017: LTWL 116 First Test

LTWL 116: Adolescent Literature

Testing, One . . .

Answer each question in 350-400 words. To receive full credit, you must use a couple of appropriate direct quotations from the texts.

  1. Viewing This Side of Paradise as the (auto) biography of a narcissist, what are the benefits and drawbacks of narcissism? How is Amory’s narcissism connected to his disillusionment with life?
  2. Make the case that Holden Caulfield is undergoing an “identity crisis.” In other words, what is his chief problem in making the adolescent transition to adulthood and how does it come through in the story?
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