Chapter 5 and 6 Description
In chapters 5 and 6, Holden goes out with his inveterate friends Mal and Ackley after they get onto a snowball fight with their peers from Pencey. They decide to go out for burgers. Holden is working on the English project with for Stradlater. As he writes about his passed brother's baseball glove, it is tacit that he is sad and still affected by the tragedy. When Stradlater comes home from his date, he is angry to see that Holden is working on something irrelevant compared to what he is supposed to be working on. This leads them to an argument about Jane and Holden is inveterate with the idea of insulting Stadlater. Stradlater punches Holden and immediately has compunction right afterwards.