Catcher in the Rye Reading Log
Chapters 1 & 2
I remember around three o'clock that afternoon I was standing way the hell up on top of Thomsen Hill.
- shows his sadness and loneliness
Chapters 3 & 4
"Ossenburger Thant went to Pencey. He made a pot of dough in the undertaking business after he got out of Pencey."
- American Dream: This shows the American because this is Holden's vision of the American Dream. The American Dream for Holden is to start from nothing and aquire a lot of money and be wealthy.
Cahapters 5 & 6
As Holden was ruminating about what to write for Stradlader composition he decided to write about a glove. Holden was callous when talking about his dead brother. After writing, Holden was quiescent in his room as Stradlader barged in demanding to see his composition. Later Stradlader was acrid because Holden wrote about the wrong thing. After Stradlader punched Holden and then later felt compunction.
7. Why is Holden so obsessed with the idea of Jane and Stradlader going on a date?
8. Why does Holden lie to the mother so easily and so very often?
9. What do the ducks represent in the frozen lake?
10. Why was Holden trying so hard to dance with that blond girl.
11. What event caused Jane to cry?
12. In the night club who does Holden see and what does he do once he sees this one person
13. What did Holden pay for in the final meeting?
John Green 3 Main Points
Language: JD uses self protection in his language spacing us and Holden further away from each other
Adulthood: that adulthood isn't that bad
Red Hunting Hat: he feels safe with it and a sense of safety
14. Why does Holden Feel Guilty for leaving Allie Out of the bb game?
15. Who does Holden call up for a date ?
16. What was the name of the record that Holden was going to buy?
17. Where does Holden Meet Sally for a date?