The three main points in this John green episode that I got were the tenses of the text, the way Holden speaks, and adulthood and innocence.
Catcher in the Rye Reading Log
Chapters 1 & 2
"Partly because I have a lousy vocabulary and partly because I act quite young for my age sometimes. I was sixteen then, and I'm seventeen now, and some times I act like I'm about thirteen"(Salinger 11).
"We were the only ones in the can, because everybody was still down at the game"(Salinger 26).
theme: even in a community people can be alienated
Holden Caulfield does not like to be associated with the Prency Prep community. The night of the big game he was on top of the hill watching the game. it seems that he likes to be alone. He associates with the people in and around his dorm. in the book he has not mention any of his close friends, so the reader assumes that he alienates himself from others.
At prency prep they usually have acrid food. Saturday is their good day; they get steak, but it is not very good. On Saturday's the boys at prency prep usually go out. Holden and his friend Mal decided to go out to the movies. Holden wanted to invite Ackley because he inveterately stays in on Saturday nights. You could say most of the boys at prency prep are nocturnal. When Holden looks out of the window, he seems to be ruminating. On Saturday nights, it seems like, stradlater is never quiescent. The way Holden has described he is out with girls from the other school a lot.
Why did Holden want to sleep in ely's bed? Why would it be weird if he actually did?
Why didnt Holden just stay at Pency for three more days? why did he want to leave?
Why doesnt anyone in New york know about what the ducks do in the winter?
What does Holden think of his little sister? Does he remind him of Allie?
What did Holden think of Jane? What did his mother think of her?
Why is holden going from place to place during the night?
Why did Holden even want the girl in the first place?