Discussion Questions Chapters 7 Through 13

Chapter 7: why do you think that Holden was so obsessed and bothered with the thought of Jane and Stradlater together?

Chapter 8: why does Holden tell such extreme lies to the lady on the train?

Chapter 9: why is Holden so lonely and desperate to socialize?

Chapter 10: with two siblings with talent in writing, why does Holden refuse to embrace his talents?

Chapter 11: what do Holden's feelings about Jane reveal about him as a person?

Chapter 12: why is Holden so fascinated with asking about the ducks? Why do people respond negatively?

Chapter 13: how does Holden's image of himself as a coward reflect his self-esteem?