A representation of American literary texts as an inspiration for murder

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My thesis has focused on selected works of literature, film, and television series, investigating how the unreliable narrator can contribute to confuse the reader’s mind. John Lennon’s assassin, Mark David Chapman, openly confessed that his primary motivation behind the murder was rooted in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951). It is hard to mention a similarly structured and complex character as the protagonist in Salinger's novel who can touch the reader’s feelings so independently from their age group. Even though, Salinger was not intended to create a vivid literary narrative as Edgar Allan Poe tried, but somehow he managed to do so.

unreliable narrator, murder, literary narrative, manipulate