Catcher in the Rye Reading Log
Maria Vallejo

Chapter 1 &2

Quote: "I don't care if it's a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave I like to know I'm leaving it. If you don't, you feel even worse" (Salinger 7).

Chapter 3 & 4

"Hell," Ackley said. "If I had his dough, I would, too" (Salinger 29).

     Ackley, a senior that lives in the same dorm as Holden, is talking about Stradlater, Holden's roommate. Ackley doesn't really like him much becuase he believes he is conceited. Holden, on the other hand, believes he is a generous guy. He mentions how if Ackley were to like a tie Stradlater was wearing he would willingly let him have it. Ackley says he would do the same if he had as much money as Stradlater has. This is an example that shows that not everybody can obtain the American Dream. Only some can have an endless amount of money, while others have to have a budget and have a limit in what they can spend their money on.

Chapter 5 &6

Holden sits down to write the composition for Stradlater. He decides to write about his younger brother's baseball mitt. The memories of his younger brother Allie are indelible. Allie was an elated kid, who was very intelligent and nice. He would write down poems on him mitt so he can read them while he was waiting for someone to get up at bat. Allie passed away from leukemia on July 18, 1946. I feel that Holden was callous when this incident happened. Instead of showing sorrow, he broke all the garage windows with his fists. Stradlater returns from being on a date with Jane. Holden was angry with him because he knows Stradlater did something intimate with her. His inveterate beliefs of not wanting to lose ones innocence causes him to call Stradlater a moron. Stradlater gets furious and quells him to the ground. After asking Holden to stop , he punches him, knocking him out and making him bleed a lot.

Chapter 7

Why would Holden not want to wait till Wedesnday to leave? Why was he feeling sad and lonesome?

Chapter 8

Why does Holden have a habit of telling lies after lies?

Chapter 9

Why is Holden so interested about the ducks in Central Park? Holden's ideas don't fit with his actions. So why would he care about what Stradlater did with Jane anyway?

Chapter 10

Who is Phoebe? What does Holden enjoy doing?

Chapter 11

Why is Jane really important to Holden?

Chapter 12

Why is Holden going to many clubs? Who is Jillian?

Chapter 13

What happens to Holden when he is about to get onto the elevator? How does he react to it?

Chapter 14

Who comes to Holden's door? Why? What does he feel like doing?

Chapter 15

What are the nuns professions? What do Holden and the nuns talk about?

Chapter 16

What is one of Holden's childhood memories?

Chapter 17

What is Holden's idea? Does Sally want to do it?

John Green Video

- innoscene : doesnt wnat to throw a snowball to a car becuase it looked nice and white

- wants to stop time : in the museum everything stays right where it is

- red hunting cap : giving confidence, covering gray hair

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