Catcher in the Rye Reading Log Evan Kurze
Chapter One & Two
"And yet I still act sometimes like I was only about twelve…Sometimes I act a lot older than I am - I really do - but people never notice" (Salinger 12).
Chapter 3 & 4
"It was this red hunting hat, with one of those very, very long peaks" (Salinger 21). The hat represents Hoden because later he says that he feels comfortable in it. It can be related to community because everybody has a security blanket when in public, or a shield to protect themselves. He is able to becomes itself in public with this hat because he is able to protect himself. It also shows community because of how close he is to the hat. He is able to do anything with his hat because it provides a sense of security.
Chapter 5 & 6
In the chapters, it seems that Holden and Jane have a clandestine love. Stradlater is becoming more and more acrid. When they get into a fight, Stradlader quells Holden. Holden becomes very callous, when he stands back up. Suprisingly he does not feel any compunction.
Why do you think that Holden went to Ackleys room?
Why do you think that Holden wanted to have drinks with Mrs. Morrow?
Do you think that Hoden gave the man his home adress on accident or on purpose but claimed it was an accident?
which of the three girls do you think Holden liked the most?
Do you think that Holden is in love with Jane or is just stuck in the past?
Why is Holden "corny" with people when that is something that he hates?
Why do you think that Holden is so indecisive?
1. Holder wants to stop time and be a kid forever, and not becomes corrupt adult
2. He thinks off times as a straight line, and not a circling, but realizes it si when he sees his sisters walkin around in circles.
3. He has been sexually a used by someone more than 20 times in his life.
Why does Holden want to commit suicide at the end of the chapter?
Why do the simple things make Holden feel like he is having a good conversation?
Why does Holden seem to have an attraction to younger children?
Why does Holden get so upset with Sally event high she is doing nothing?