The Catcher Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye “This sentence I’m reading is terrific” I can be quite sarcastic when I’m in the mood (28) | Sarcasm is a typical teenage behavior that is funny to some, but annoying to others. In this sentence he uses sarcasm. | “Jane Gallagher,” I said. I couldn’t get over it. “Jesus H. Christ.” (41) | Jane Gallagher is an important person in Holden’s life. As soon as he hears her name mentioned he gets happy. | He got leukemia and died when we were up in Maine, on July 18, 1946. You’d have liked him. He was two years younger than I was, but he was about fifty times as intelligent. He was terrifically intelligent. (49) | This quote is important because it informs the reader that Holden had a younger brother named Allie but…show more content…
If I were a piano player I’d play it in the goddam closet. (110) | He really would like to have that attention, but since he is not getting it, he bashes the thought to convince himself he wouldn’t want it. | Which always kills me. I’m always saying “Glad to’ve met you” to somebody I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though. (114) | Holden hates certain behaviors that others thing are “nice” things. Holden brings up a point; there are certain actions and behaviors that one must do in order to survive in that society. | It was against my principles and all, but I was feeling so depressed I didn’t even think. That’s the whole trouble. When you’re feeling very depressed, you can’t even think. (119) | Holden brings point in this quite when someone is depressed they don’t think. | What I did, I started talking, sort of out loud, to Allie. (129) | Holden is super depressed and needs someone to talk to. | What I really feel like, though, was committing suicide. I felt like jumping out the window. (136) | Holden’s depression was so bad where he begins to have suicidal thoughts. | They let me give them ten bucks as a contribution. They kept asking me if I was sure I could afford it and all. I told them I had quite a bit of money with me, but they didn’t seem to believe me. They took it, though, finally. The both of them kept thanking me so much it was embarrassing. (143) | Holden does a good deed giving ten

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