Essay about The Catcher in the Rye

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Catcher in the Rye Chapters 1-3 Discussion Questions 1. Who is telling the story? What are your impressions of the narrator? Would he be a friend of yours? Holden Caufield maybe because he seems rebellious and open 2. How much time has passed since the events in the story? What do you think is Holden’s purpose in telling the story? 7 months has passed and to make sense of everything that has happened 3. What is Pency Prep like? Why is Holden leaving? How does he feel about leaving? It is a formal prestigious private school, because he failed classes and everybody there hates him and a little bit sad 4. Why does Holden go to see Mr. Spencer? Why does he regret the visit? To say goodbye to him and Pency and he regrets it…show more content…
Why does he lie to her? Have you ever done anything like that? A students mum, to make her son look good and make her feel proud and no 2. In what sort of hotel does Holden stay? What sorts of “perverts” are there? Why doesn’t he just go home? A real kind of extravagant hotel and cross dressers 3. Who is the first person Holden calls? Why do you suppose he doesn’t arrange to meet her the next day as she suggests? A prostitute and not to sure doesn’t want to wait that long perhaps 4. Who does Holden meet in the nightclub of the hotel? Why do these women depress him? Why does he spend time with them then? Three older women, because they are obsessed with movie stars 5. What is Phoebe like? How can you tell that Holden adores her? She’s intelligent and because he is always talking about how great she is 6. Why do you think Holden says of Allie, “She killed Allie, too,” then amends his comment to, “I mean he liked her, too”? Cause it sounds like Phoebe literally killed allie 7. Holden remembers the time Jane cried and he kissed her. Why does he think she was crying? What do you think? Because of her stepdad 8. What sort of place is Ernie’s? How does Holden know about Ernie’s? Nightclub sort of fancy environment and through D.B 9. You learn a lot about Phoebe and Holden’s tender feelings for her from the flashback on page 68. Using that passage as a model, describe someone you know. As Holden does, begin your

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