Chapter Notes On Holden 's Life

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1. Chapter 1 Quote:
“What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of a good-by. I mean I 've left schools and places I didn 't even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don 't care if it 's a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I 'm leaving it. If you don 't, you feel even worse” (Salinger 4). 1.Chapter 1 Quote Explanation:

2. Chapter 2 Question:
Holden understands that life is game and that one must play by the rules, but why does he determine it not by winning or losing but by who he’s playing with? 2.Chapter 2 Question Explanation:
When Holden is told by old Spencer that life is a game and that he must play by the rules, Holden interprets it not by winning or losing, but by what team he is playing on. Holden believes his life is hard because of the relationships he has with certain people. He believes that if these people were not in his life, his life would be a whole lot easier and simple.
3. Chapter 3 Quote:
“’Like hell it (red hunting hat) is.’ I took it off and looked at it. I sort of closed one eye, like I was taking aim at it. ‘This is a people shooting hat,’ I said. ‘I shoot people in the hat’” (Salinger 22). 3.Chapter 3 Quote Explanation:
This hat for Holden is something that makes him different from others. It makes him his own independent person. This hat gives him uniqueness and individuality. The hat also shows the conflict in the novel because he is self-conscious of it when he is wearing it…
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