Catcher in the Rye Reading Blog
Chapters 1 and 2
"If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it's a game, all right--I'll admit that. But if you get on the other side, where there aren't any hot-shots, then what's a game about it? Nothing"(Salinger 11).
Chapters 3 and 4
"Well, so was Strandlater, but in a different way. Strandlater was more of a secrect slob"(Salinger 31).
Holden is a very opinion based character and is very judgmental. Even though Holden thought of Stradlater as a good person, but his slobbish ways annoy Holden. In a sense of community Holden doesn't fit into any group of people. Holden doesn't fit in because of his judgements. He pushes himslef away from anyone that could be a potential friend and he chooses not to be a part of a community.
Chapters 5 and 6
Through out chapters five and six, Holden keeps a ot of his opinions clandestine and keeps them to himself. Even though Holden is failing out of school, he is indulgent and writes Stradlater's composition for him. This composition was about Holden's younger brother that pasted away and this event is indelible to Holden. However, Holden and Stradlater get into a fight in their dorm room, and Standlater subdued Holden to end the fight. After the fight, Holden laid quiescent on the floor for quite while.
Why is Holden so fond of Ackley?
Why is Holden sucking up to Ernest's mother?
How do you think Holden feels about seeing his family again?
Why does Holden have these negative thoughts about the women in the club?
Why does Holden keep
What does it mean when Holden said people are always ruining things for you?
Do you think Holden made a good moral decision i