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Was Holden Caulfield molested as a child?
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There are strong hints that Mr Antolini expresses sexual interest in Holden in this scene. Consider his verbal reaction when Holden wakes up from his touch: "What the hellya doing?" I said. "...

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What is trauma literature?
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It's certainly true that trauma and traumatic events feature in many works of literature. However, Trauma Literature focuses on trauma as a central theme, and often on the difficulty of expressing ...

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A Farewell To Arms - Dialogue between Henry and the priest in chapter XI
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I'll start with the simple question: "That is an accident" refers to being wounded. Hemingway wrote of being wounded as "an accident" in some of his other stories. Regarding "it": Henry becomes ...

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