When he arrives at Penn Station, he goes into a phone booth and considers calling several people, but for various reasons he decides against it.
As Holden goes out to the lobby, he starts to think about Jane Gallagher and, in a flashback, recounts how he got to know her.
Holden calls Jane again, but there is no answer. One afternoon, during a game of checkers, her stepfather came onto the porch where they were playing, and when he left Jane began to cry.
He buys her a ticket and watches her ride it.
He visits his elderly history teacher, Spencer, to say goodbye, but when Spencer tries to reprimand him for his poor academic performance, Holden becomes annoyed.
They both skate poorly and decide to get a table instead. Phoebe tells him that he has misremembered the poem that he took the image from: After making some wisecracks about his age, they leave, letting him pay their entire tab.
Stradlater teases Holden, who flies into a rage and attacks Stradlater. Luce arranges to meet him for a drink after dinner, and Holden goes to a movie at Radio City to kill time.
Stradlater pins Holden down and bloodies his nose. Again, he asks the cab driver where the ducks in Central Park go in the winter, and this cabbie is even more irritable than the first one. Holden and Sally go to the play, and Holden is annoyed that Sally talks with a boy she knows from Andover afterward.
Antolini, who tells Holden he can come to his apartment. She refuses to listen to his apologies and leaves. He then decides to sneak into his own apartment building and wake his sister, Phoebe.
Antolini puts him to bed on the couch. At Pencey, he has failed four out of five of his classes and has received notice that he is being expelled, but he is not scheduled to return home to Manhattan until Wednesday.
The events he narrates take place in the few days between the end of the fall school term and Christmas, when Holden is sixteen years old. He gives the nuns ten dollars. He calls her, and though she is at first annoyed to be called at such a late hour by a complete stranger, she eventually suggests that they meet the next day.
When he tries to explain why he hates school, she accuses him of not liking anything.
She sits on his lap and talks dirty to him, but he insists on paying her five dollars and showing her the door.
He eats breakfast at a sandwich bar, where he converses with two nuns about Romeo and Juliet. Holden says he has to meet someone, leaves, and walks back to the Edmont. When Holden refuses to pay, Maurice punches him in the stomach and leaves him on the floor, while Sunny takes five dollars from his wallet.
He tries to telephone Jane Gallagher, but her mother answers the phone, and he hangs up. He refuses angrily, and she cries and then refuses to speak to him. At Whooton, Luce had spoken frankly with some of the boys about sex, and Holden tries to draw him into a conversation about it once more.
He is forced to admit to Phoebe that he was kicked out of school, which makes her mad at him. He gets in a cab and asks the cab driver where the ducks in Central Park go when the lagoon freezes, but his question annoys the driver. Holden goes to bed.
It takes him a long time to find it, and by the time he does, he is freezing cold.Although Holden is obsessed with sex, he wants to preserve innocence more than he wants to gain carnal knowledge.
Holden's view of any sexual act as "crumby" and degrading is the result of his experiences with sexual abuse. Catcher In The Rye Holden's Loneliness by Jack Pomeranz.
The Catcher in the Rye Theme Project - Holden's Isolation JDSalinger`s Catcher In The Rye by Litt Is Lit. - J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye The novel The Catcher In The Rye, by J.D. Salinger, contains many complex symbols, many of the symbols in the book are interconnected.
A symbol is an object represents an idea that is important to the novel. The Catcher in the Rye is set around the s and is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Holden is not specific about his location while he’s telling the story, but he makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in a mental hospital or sanatorium.
The events he narrates take place. The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days/5.
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Its dimensional is extrinsic to the narrative and is measured by the reader’s.Download