During the meeting, Holden annoys Carl with his fixation on sex. September 8, Front cover of J. Holden checks into the dilapidated Edmont Hotel. Holden makes up a flimsy excuse about getting his bags from the train station and bolts from the apartment.
At Pencey, for example, he wants to protect a childhood friend named Jane Gallagher fromWard Stradlater, remembering that she always kept her kings in the back row in checker games and never used them. Whether because of the controversial nature of the book or despite it, Holden Caulfield became and remains a symbol of the inner conflict that occurs when the quest for individuality is threatened by the unwritten rules of society that demand conformity.
Even though the Glasses are brilliant, they are not cerebral or distanced from the reader because of their brilliance; and all the characters live in the same world and environment as the readers do.
In a short epilogue, Holden briefly alludes to encountering his parents that night and "getting sick" implying a tuberculosis diagnosismentioning that he will be attending another school in September.
Each Caulfield child has literary talent. Phoebe meets him with suitcase in hand. Once his parents return Holden sneaks out and visits Mr.
Rohrer writes, "Many of these readers are disappointed that the novel fails to meet the expectations generated by the mystique it is shrouded in. Bush called it a "marvelous book," listing it among the books that have inspired him.
He immediately excuses himself and heads to Grand Central Stationwhere he spends the rest of the night. They visit the zoo, and then Phoebe wants to ride the carousel in the park.
Holden appeared in some of those stories, even narrating one, but he was not as richly fleshed out in them as he would be in The Catcher in the Rye. The next morning, Holden, becoming increasingly depressed and in need of personal connection, calls Sally Hayes, a familiar date.
He tells her that he imagines himself as the caretaker of thousands of children in a field of rye that is on a cliff and from which they will fall if he does not catch them. She is angered by this and leaves having been paid the agreed-upon amount, but she and Maurice, her pimp, come back demanding more money, and forcibly take it from Holden.
Still ambivalent about going home, Holden tries to talk Sally into running away with him. There is flow in the seemingly disjointed ideas and episodes; for example, as Holden sits in a chair in his dorm, minor events, such as picking up a book or looking at a table, unfold into discussions about experiences.
Blotner, in The Fiction of J. I just like them, I mean. Plot[ edit ] Holden Caulfielda teenager, is living in an unspecified institution in Southern California near Hollywood in Caulfield intends to live with his brother D.
Originally solicited by Harcourt, Brace and Company, the manuscript was rejected after the head of the trade division asked whether Holden was supposed to be crazy. By the end of the book, Holden has accepted a new position—an undiscriminating love for all humanity.
When he meets Phoebe at the Metropolitan Museum of Artshe arrives with a suitcase and asks to go with him, even though she was looking forward to acting as Benedict Arnold in a play that Friday.
Compassion is what Holden learns. In a taxicabHolden inquires with the driver about whether the ducks in the Central Park lagoon migrate during winter, a subject he brings up often, but the man barely responds.
His attitude toward the girl changes the minute she enters the room; she seems about the same age as him. Holden continues to be obsessed by his plan to go out west. His quest fails, but his compassion and the growth of his humanity provide him with better alternatives. In this discussion, Holden points out his own dilemma, not having time to analyze his decisions, and his belief in the perfect love that he embraces at the end of the book.
The next morning, Holden calls Sally Hayes, an ex-girlfriend of his. He impulsively invites Sally to run away with him that night to live in the wilderness of New Englandbut she is uninterested in his hastily conceived plan and declines. Now, let me make it clear:The most famous work of J.
D. Salinger, besides his short stories, is the novel The Catcher in the Rye (), which influenced a generation of readers and is still considered a. The Catcher in the Rye study guide contains a biography of J.D.
Salinger, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. About The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye Summary. Born on January 1,in New York, J.D. Salinger was a literary giant despite his slim body of work and reclusive lifestyle.
His landmark novel, The Catcher in the Rye, set a new course for Born: Jan 01, When I first read J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye during my late teens, I was absolutely captivated by the novel’s passive anti-hero, Holden Caulfield. I felt his loneliness, his distaste towards all of the “phoniness” present in the world, and his constant state of utter helplessness in an uncaring world.
This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. As the quintessential and perhaps earliest novel of teen angst, J.D.
Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye has claimed its place in the canon of American literature as a cornerstone of counterculture fiction. The Catcher in the Rye is a story by J. D. Salinger, partially published in serial form in – and as a novel in A classic novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of.Download