GradeSaver, 30 September 2009 Web. Summary is tired of taxis and walks the forty-one blocks back to the hotel, wearing his red hunting cap with the earflaps down, missing his pilfered gloves, and bemoaning his cowardice. He thinks he may die of pneumonia. Colting, however, has published his book commercially, therefore interfering with copyright law and is not protected. Antolini, who is now a professor. Holden refuses, but is pinned to the door by Maurice as Sunny takes five bucks out of his wallet.
Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Ch. Holden immediately interprets this as a homosexual advance, so he decides to leave. His attitude toward the girl changes the minute she enters the room; she seems about the same age as him. Holden's story begins at Pencey Prep on the day of the big football game. Holden listens, but is too tired and falls asleep. He wishes that the world could be like the museum where everything remained the same through time. Losing hope of finding belonging or companionship in the city, Holden impulsively decides that he will head out and live a reclusive lifestyle as a gas station attendant.
Holden then pretends he that he has been shot in the stomach and makes a dramatic move to the bathroom. He decides to call , a former burlesque stripper and reputed prostitute, but she rejects his advances. Sunny has returned with Maurice and demands the rest of the ten dollars. Is he giving up hope--that he can become anything other than the exemplification of the phoniness, inherent in all adults and society at large? He calls Faith Cavendish, a promiscuous girl recommended to him by an old friend. If, at the end of the novel, Holden is giving up his fantasy of his catcher-in-the-rye personae, does that mean that change, for him, is no longer possible? Like most other children, Holden perceives death as an adult thing, and he, therefore, refuses to mature.
Phony or fake more often than not means not real and is mostly referred to some religions by non believers or sometimes even to people. But I rubbed it out anyway, finally. I mean I've left schools and places I didn't even know I was leaving them. He claims he wants to be isolated, yet is overly concerned with what everybody else thinks about him. This isn't the only instance of Holden intentionally making things worse for himself. Holden is inwardly critical of everyone, including himself, yet acts with kindness. Holden asks about his date with Jane, and when Stradlater indicates that he might have had sex with her, Holden becomes enraged and tries to punch Stradlater, who quickly overpowers him and knocks him out.
While back at the hotel, , the elevator man, asks Holden if he is interested in a little tail tonight. Holden is in some ways incredibly naive and innocent about worldly realities. At the beginning of his story, Holden is a student at Pencey Prep School, irresponsible and immature. The thought seems childish, and those he asks consider him to be strange. Chapter 14 After the prostitute leaves, Holden sits in a chair and talks aloud to his brother Allie, which he often does whenever he is depressed. Analysis: Holden comments on the perverts he sees while staying at the Edmont Hotel. He concludes that money always makes people depressed.
The Catcher in the Rye can best be understood as a disguised war novel. Chapter 20: Holden gets extremely drunk. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. But if you get on the other side, where there aren't any hot-shots, then what's a game about it? A classic novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular among adolescent readers for its themes of and. Holden sneaks into his family's apartment, wakes Phoebe, and tells her he's leaving to go live on a ranch in Colorado. He less questions his soul and more holds it in, in order to avoid the pain of living.
Indeed, he'd rather give himself the name of the Pencey janitor then take responsibility for his own privileged position. He decides to visit his history teacher, Mr. He imagines he gets a gun and goes and finds Maurice and shoots him in the stomach. You can't ever find a place that's nice and peaceful, because there isn't any. Maurice punches him in the stomach before leaving. That's where you're wrong—that's exactly where you're wrong! Antolini, Phoebe seems to recognize that Holden is his own worst enemy.
During this encounter Holden once again reveals himself to be a child, breaking down into tears as soon as Sunny and Maurice take the money from him, yet he displays more than extreme teenage disaffection. According to the , The Catcher in the Rye was the 10th most frequently book from 1990 to 1999. He gives her five dollars, although she demands ten. That's the thing about girls. Later that night, Holden walks to Central Park to look at the ducks in the lagoon. Concluding sentence: Holden takes certain attitudes… 1364 Words 6 Pages Caleigh Beverly Mrs.