conflict from "The other side"
It is always important when analyzing literature to take perspective into account, especially for novels written in the first person such as The Catcher in the Rye. Author bias can often have an effect on the messages laid out in the story, and it is sometimes possible to hear the author's voice slip through the cracks of the narration to make their opinions known. For the most part, Holden's thoughts and opinions conflict with those of his peers, and it is not wrong to consider Salinger's own ideas about society and adolescence as similar if not equal to those of his protagonist. It can be helpful to thus look at the novel critically from both sides of the argument, and take into account other perspectives in critical analysis. To show "the other side of the issue," a comic strip such as the one displayed below can be used to shed light on the opposing perspective. In this particular comic, Holden is excessively rude to Sally on their date, over-exaggerating (but not by much) Holden's poor and immature behavior, similarly to the way in which Sally would have experienced it. An additional benefit comes from the act of drawing out or utilizing computer applications themselves, which provide opportunities for the artistic or electronic-based learning.