Good Impacts:
  • The movie Rebel Without a Cause has been developed so that Jim Stark, who is the main character, can be closely related to Catcher in the Rye's Holden Caulfield. The movie itself has many of the same concepts and principles as the novel Catcher and the Rye, such as both literary works are being told from the perspective of an under achieving teenage boy with a "rocky" family life who is struggling with growing up. Other similarities include hopeless teenage romance, living in a metropolitan area, and homosexual interpretations which are to the views of the author and to be interpreted by the reader.

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  • The Caulfields were an alternative rock band during the 1990's. Recieving very little "on air" time, they're band never really boomed to the general public. Due to their unpopularity, they were only able to produce two albums with A&M Records.
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Bad Impacts:
  • At the Dakota building in New York City, the doorman, Jose Perdomo, and a cab driver witnessed a Chapman standing in the shadows near an archway. Ono, Lennon's wife, walked ahead of Lennon and into the reception area, but as Lennon passed by, Chapman fired five hollow point bullets at Lennon from from a revolver. Numerous radio, television, and newspaper reports claimed at the time that, before firing, Chapman called out "Mr. Lennon" and dropped into an aggressive "combat stance," which was later left out during he proceding court hearings. Chapman has said he did not remember calling out Lennon's name before he shot him. The first shot missed, passing over Lennon's head and hitting a window of the Dakota building, but two shots struck Lennon in the left side of his back and two more penetrated his left shoulder. All four bullets inflicted severe wounds with at least one of them piercing Lennon's aorta. Lennon staggered up five steps to the security/reception area, said, "I'm shot," and collapsed. Concierge Jay Hastings covered Lennon with his uniform, and removed his glasses; he then summoned the police. . Police reported that Chapman had dropped his revolver to the ground, but held on to a paperback copy of The Catcher inthe Rye, Chapman had scribbled a message on the book's inside front cover: "To Holden Caulfield. From Holden Caulfield. This is my statement."
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  • On July 18th, 1989, Robert John Bardo murdered celebrity, Rebecca Schaeffer, at her apartment after being asked to leave the apartment. When the scene of the crime was investigated, Bardo was found to be in posession of the novel Catcher in the Rye, which adds to the consperecy that this novel affects people in a negative and mentally challenging way.

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