Isolation in The Catcher in the Rye and A Woman on the Turret: A Comparative Study

Ranji Shorsh Rauf Muhamad


This paper is about Isolation in The Catcher in the Rye and A Woman on the Turret. The concept of Isolation in The Catcher in the Rye has been mentioned in many studies, but it is scarcely compared with another novel and hardly with a Kurdish novel. The paper is a comparative study of two novels The Catcher in the Rye which is written by an American Novelist David Salinger who had isolated himself from society since then. A Woman on the Turret is written by a Kurdish novelist, Sherzad Hassan, who is a great defender of women's rights.


The study focuses on the theme of Isolation in both novels and the reasons which lead the main characters in these novels to be isolated from society; moreover, it sheds light on their reactions toward the community. The aim of this study is to illustrate the factors of isolating an American Juvenile in his society and a Kurdish young woman from her community.






The Catcher in the Rye, a Woman on the Turret, Isolation, Psychological approach

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