My Opinions of The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

440 Words Jan 31st, 2018 2 Pages
Salinger

Plot:
The story starts as Holden Caulfield has recently been expelled from a very expensive private school Pencey Prep in Agerstown, Pennsylvania for failing four classes. He is not very sad about it, because he used to see his school as a prostitute, which claims to have been molding boys into clear-thinking young men since 1888. He also lost popularity in his fencing team, for not going to a very important game. He decides to say goodbye to his history teacher Spencer, who knows that Holden is not coming back to Pencey.
Holden meets Spencer in his house, which he finds strange and depressing. They starts a kind of philosophical conversation about “life is a game”, although Holden keeps on thinking that life is only a game, if you are on the right side.
Holden decides that he has enough of Pencey Prep and took a train to New York City, where he plans to stay in Edmont Hotel until Wednesday, because his parents expect him to come home for Christmas vacation on this day.
In the hotel Holden thinks about his sexuality. He feels uncomfortable about still being virgin. After dancing in the hotel lounge he agrees to call a prostitute to his room.
As the girl, Sunny, enters the room Holden became uncomfortable with the whole situation and says to her that he only wants to talk. Sunny became angry about him and leaves the hotel.
After a short nap he calls his friend Sally Hayes, and they agree to meet that afternoon to visit a play.…
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