Daisy Caulfield : Minor Character

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A minor character in The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, is Phoebe Caulfield, the main character, Holden’s younger sister. Holden describes his sister as not only the smartest kid in the world, but also a great dancer, and a very sympathetic listener. She’s also known as the funniest little sister ever. She is first introduced to readers when Holden says: “You 'd like her. I mean if you tell old Phoebe something, she knows exactly what the hell you 're talking about. I mean you can even take her anywhere with you. If you take her to a lousy movie, for instance, she knows it 's a lousy movie. If you take her to a pretty good movie, she knows it 's a pretty good movie,” showing that the two siblings got along great (Salinger 67). She also switches between acting like a little kid and a grown-up. For example, at one point in the book she figures out that, “Holden 's gotten the ax again,” showing a moment when she is acting like an adult (Salinger 166). But then shortly afterwards she puts a pillow over her head and repeats, "Daddy 'll kill you [Holden]" showing that time she is acting like a child (Salinger 166). The point-of-view in The Catcher in the Rye is narrat by Holden Caulfield in first person. In this novel he also happens to be the protagonist, as well as the antagonist. For the majority of the story, the tone is negative, because of Holden’s outlook on life. He is fairly lonely, yet still very obnoxious, making him not very popular at any of the…
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