Indeed, The Catcher in the Rye, for all its apparent episodic nature and aimlessness, actually follows a pretty traditional structure, complete with intensifying rising action, leading to a climax, and then ultimately a denouement. Catcher in the Rye Chapters 21-23 Discussion Questions 1. Characters such as and appear only in one chapter and then mostly disappear. He criticizes him for doing everything backwards and not doing anythin the way he is supposed to. Holden asks about the date, but Stradlater doesn't give much information, only that they spent most of the time in Ed Banky's car. Where do they go afterwards? What does he finally realize? At Stradlater's command, Holden then goes to the bathroom to wash the blood off his face. He calls him over to his table to drink probably just to talk and get someone else on the piano.
Now as we move out into the real world, we'll begin to get a sense of whether Holden can get past his own walls in order to grow and access his feelings. How does Phoebe react to the return of her brother? Holden is upset that Stradlater is dating her. Phoebe becomes upset and Holden makes it up to her by not running away. Holden mentions that Phoebe protests, arguing that she is too big to ride the carousel, but Holden knows that she wants to do it and he buys her a ticket. They fight because Stradlader wasn't straightforward with what happened with Jane, and Holden had an idea of what did. Holden is offended when the woman, Bernice Krebs, asks his age, but he tells these women, who are visiting from Seattle, that his name is Jim Steele. The most significant exception to emerge in this chapter is Phoebe, Holden's young sister.
He thinks about James because he is thinking about the cruelty in the world making him go crazy. Why does Holden not give his real name when talking with Mrs. He tries to order a cocktail, but the waiter refuses and he is stuck ordering a coke. How does Holden get along with the nuns? His decision-making process, however, does reveal Holden's particular preoccupations. Spencer reads the essay because it is a failure of an essay, a joke. La la la Catcher in the Rye Chapters 15-17 Discussion Questions 1. The author has Holden ask that question to 2.
Why did he ask her then? Who is telling the story? Holden seems to not really like him and I do not blame him. Holden feels sorry for her because she is surrounded by people who dont care about what she's saying, so she has to put herself out there as much as possible, annoyingly so, so people will notice her. Have we seen him put thin on before? She used to be a burlesque stripper. Even still Holden refuses to stop and continues to harass Stradlater and mock his lack of brains. Holden returns to Grand Central Station and he sleeps on a bench of the waiting room. Allie died several years before; he would be 2 years younger than Holden, which puts him at 14, compared to Holden at 16.
Why doesn´t Holden like school? What is he thinking about while lying in bed? Discuss where he was recently kicked out of. How do you learn about Allie? Chapter 9 When Holden reaches New York, he does not know whom to call. Holden agrees to write the composition for Stradlater because he begrudgingly wants to make a deal with society. Morrow if for all the dough in the world, even if I was desperate. Where did Holden get his red hunting hat? Why doesn't Holden want to stay at Pencey anymore? She writes books about imaginary Hazle Weatherfield, a girl detective. Do you like or not like Holden so far? However, when Stradlater releases him, Holden begins his vocal abuse once more. Stradlater is his roommate, a beefy conceited ladies man.
The three women in the Lavender Room are significant examples of this. Even though he said he didn't like Pencey, he really did because he was sad to leave. Why is this considered a turning point in his life? Does Catcher in the Rye meet this criterion for you? Three older women, because they are obsessed with movie stars 5. She strikes up a conversation with him, noticing the Pencey sticker on his suitcase, and says that her son, , goes to Pencey as well. GradeSaver, 30 September 2009 Web. Why do you think Holden agrees to write a composition for Stradlater? He then decides to leave Pencey immediately.
He thinks she's a nice person and has a lot of sex appeal. The bellboy was around 65 years old and he was bold. Morrow exactly what she wants to hear about her son, humoring her own sense of vanity and self-absorption by making her believe that her son, whom Holden loathes, is one of the most honorable and decent students at Pencey. To a theater then ice skating 9. Yet Holden demonstrates qualities similar to those of his peers; he suffers from a self-imposed delusion that he is different and misunderstood and chooses to leave Pencey for an uncertain future.
How does he feel about leaving? When he is with Mrs. Holden remembers the time Jane cried and he kissed her. Why do you think Holden starts remembering James now? Have you ever experienced anything like that? To do his English homework while he goes on a date, to get to hear about the date with the girl he likes 3. How much time has passed since the events in the story? Holden is not happy by having the essay read aloud to him. He also acts like he has the stomach wound. Do you think he would consider you phony? Aw, you just missed him.
He sees them as somebody to be friends with and have as company. He seems caring and is surprised by the respect form the children these days, He helped her with her skates and offered her hot chocolate because he noticed that her hands were cold, but she did not take it. Disgusted and sad and no and no 10. Why does he wear it indoors? To say goodbye to him and Pency and he regrets it because he gets lectured 5. He, Holder, is looking for someone to understand him and does not get that understanding from Mr. If you were his friend, what effect would it have on you? Where does Holden go with Sally that afternoon? Stradlater is stronger and bigger and takes Holden to the floor.
Do you think Holden is phony?. Holden feels like crap and imagines himself taking his revenge on Maurice. He's desperate because he feels lonely and doesn't have a lot of friends. How does he act afterwards? Holden has to leave the nightclub to get away from Lillian, he feels she ruined the night for him Chapter 13 1. Holden says he would like to be the catcher in the rye.