Catcher in the Rye Reading Log Gabby Gonzales
Chapters 1 & 2
"Game, my ass. Some game, boy. 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're aren't any hot-shots, then what's a game about it? Nothing. No game" (J.D Salinger, 12).
Chapter 3 & 4
"That's a deer shutting in this hat..."I shoot people in this hat" (J.D. Salinger, 30).
Ackley and Sradlater and Holden about his red hat. His hat is an symbl of him escaping the expectations of the Prep school. As soon as he enters his room he puts on thats hat he got. Holden uses the hat as a symbol of his carefree attitude and showing everyone that instead of hunting animals he is hunting people. Holden sees the world as if everyone is trying to get him and the hat is his way of fending off judgment. He amuses himself and does not rely on anyone to impress him.
Chapter 5 & 6
Holden augments the idea of his school being corrupt and amplifies to flaws and mistakes. It is a tacit that everyone knows that Holden is failing all his classes. His friends mention their knowledge of him failing but don't mention where they get the information from. Ackely, his half- friend is indelible and always bothers Holden as to avoid loneliness. The inveterate prep is full of typical teenage boys who have rich families that do not instill regular manners. Holden hold ps clandestine secret about his relationship with Jane.
1. Why does Holden tolerate Ackely so much?
2. Why did Holden lie to Morrow's mother on the train?
3. Why is Holden so fascinated about the ducks? And Why does the taxi driver think he's trying to mess with him?
4. Why does Holden glorify his little sister so much?
5. Why does Holden think about Jane so much? Why is he infatuated with her so much?
6. Why are fish and ducks compared when Holden talks to Horwitz?
7. Why did Holden agree to have girl to up to his room?
1. John green talks about the clever grammar the author uses in Cather in the Rye. He goes back and forth through tenses to show the raw emotions that Holden feels. He talks about the glove and its poems and abruptly ends it with the realization that Holden's brother is dead.
2. Holden does not want to grow up but his actions cause him to almost forcebly grow up. Once he does he goes back to innocence and repeats the cycle.
3. Holden wants to be listened to because no one takes the time to see from his point- of- view. Most of the time he starts his questions or statements with, "Listen." And eventually someone does listen to him. And shortly after he is overwhelmed with joy.