He left 3 days before they were supposed to go home for winter break. He goes to a hotel for at least a week and walks around the city. He does not want to go home and face his parents mostly his father because Holden has got kicked 3 other private schools and his dad would “kill him.” Holden’s sister Phoebe says to him “I suppose you failed in every single subject again.” His little sister was not surprised at all that he failed out of his school again. Phoebe is 10 years old giving her bigger brother a talk about why he’s not good in school. Phoebe should not be able to give his older brother advise because she is the younger one. Holden should be mature enough to lead his sister to do good overall in life by facing his
through an emotionally hard time. After leaving school due to flunking grades, Holden sets out
In the beginning of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is an immature teenager. Holden gets kicked out of his school, Pencey Prep, for failing four out of five of his classes. He says, “They kicked me out. I
As previously mentioned, it is obvious of Holden’s intentions from the first chapter. The reader learns that they are not going to be following the life story of some random kid; they are going to read about the introversive thoughts and assumptions everyone makes at some point of their lives. Throughout the tale, it is obvious that Caulfield is depressed and as the story progresses, he seems to lose himself in the real world. As he moves
Reveals about situation: This is a complete revolution from the last chapter. Previously, Holden described his love for Jesus, but his hate for organized religion. However, he is now giving nuns money for their next collection for charity. This proves that even if Holden disagrees with someone, he still respects them, their beliefs, and their actions. Additionally, it proves that Holden in fact has a big heart and cares about those he is around, even if he may not show it all the time.
means to him. Suddenly, they hear their parents open the door the apartment. His mother checks on Phoebe. Phoebe loans Holden her Christmas money, which makes Holden cry. He gives her his red hunting cap and leaves the building.
Everyone has to grow up eventually, some just tend to take it better more than others, it could be the fear or gaining more responsibility or the fact that getting older means that your parents are too and with your old age comes their time to go, the fear of not being ready or prepared for what life has to offer you and you being on your own to find out
3. “I had to pack these brand-new ice skates my mother had practically just sent me a couple of days before. That depressed me. I could see my mother…asking the salesman a million dopy questions—and here I was getting the
In this passage of the book, Holden is thinking scientifically. This supports the fact that he is smart after all, even though he his failing most of his classes. Often times, a teenager wants something so bad, they come up with crazy and somewhat stupid ideas and plans to help them obtain that something. Maybe this is because he does not want to try or maybe he wants to fit in with others who would not accept him if he was smart. In this metaphor, he is comparing himself the ducks in Central Park when the lagoon freezes over. What Holden is really saying is the fact that he would not know where to go if he stays living in a place full of phonies and rude people. The ducks cannot swim in ice and he will not stay in a school full of fakes.
This story is told in the first person point of view. The author chose the story to be first person to build a connection with the reader, and to tell stories from their own perspective, since they are more reliable than being told by someone else. First person also allows the reader to create a relationship with the protagonist and get to to know the character by the choices he made and the life experiences he had.
For the creative extension project for The Catcher in the Rye, I chose to make Holden a scrapbook. The Scrapbook is a collection of memorable that Holden would have collected in the novel or throughout his life. The items chosen have a significant meaning to Holden and are displayed in an artistically visual way. While making the scrapbook, the first thing I did was create a list of memorabilia that Holden would have thought important enough to keep. After that, I started making explanations for where and when he got the items. I then started explaining the object's significance to Holden and why he would choose to keep them. Next, I chose pictures for the objects and started piecing together the objects explanations and pictures in a scrapbook album. Once the scrapbook was put together, it looked too two dimensional and I decided to add physical objects to the scrapbook. In the end, the scrapbook came together great and I am proud of how it turned out.
, and she leaves, saying “So long, crumb-bum” (pg.128). Sunny has come back with Maurice and asks the rest of the 5 dollars. Holden says no and is “roughed” by Maurice(pg.136)! Sunday morning, Holden calls an old girlfriend, Sally Hayes, and makes a date to meet her at 2 to watch a “matinee”(pg.138). Holden was just about to cancel the date just because sally used the word “Grand”. Holden checks out of the hotel and leaves his bags in a lock box at Grand Central Station. He meets two nuns who are schoolteachers from Chicago there(pg.140). He goes for a walk toward Broadway(pg.149). Holden tries to call Jane, but her mom picks up the phone so, he hangs up. He decides to visit Central Park to see if he could see his sister, Phoebe, who often skates there on Sundays. Sally is ten minutes late, when she gets there she asks’ What are we going to see?” “I don’t know”,
After running away from boarding school, Holden arrived at Penn Station where his adventures begin. “The first thing I did when I got off at Penn Station, I went into this phone booth...” (59). The significant of this place is where Holden’s independent journey begin.
When adolescents like Holden cannot find an “adolescence zone” in the real world, they would conjure one in imagination. A pivotal moment of the novel is in the midsection, which resonates with the meaning of the novels title. When his sister Phoebe asks what would make him happy, Holden describes to her an imagined picture, which is worth quoting at length:
Holden Caulfield is a teenager growing up in New York in the 1950s. He has been expelled from