Catcher in the Rye Reading log Will Edgecumbe
"I mean if a boy's mother was sort of fat or corny-looking or something, and if somebody's father was one of those guys that wear those suits with very big shoulders and corny black-and-white shoes, then old Haas would just shake hands with them and give them a phony smile and then he'd go talk, for maybe a half an hour, with somebody else's parents. I can't stand that stuff. It drives me crazy. It makes me so depressed I go crazy. I hated that goddam Elkton Hills"(Salinger 17).
"Her mother belonged to the same club we did," I said. "I used to caddy once in a while, just to make some dough. I caddy'd for her mother a couple of times. She went around in about a hundred and seventy, for nine holes. Stradlater wasn't hardly listening. He was combing his gorgeous locks." (37)
This is just it seems how Holden's life is. Nobody ever pays too much attention to him. He is never the center of attention and is never the most important to anybody. I do feel however that he has become okay with this, he doesn't seem to care what many people think of him and this suits his overall personality.
Most of the events of this chapter took place at nighttime, making them nocturnal. Another event would be the elated snowball fight that took place outside. Then they boys indulged themselves in some in pinball and refreshments. Then when Holden had to write Stradlaters paper he could not think of anything to write about. So he ended up writing about the irrelevant baseball glove. Upon Stradlater coming home, it was almost a conflagration, with him hitting Holden and leaving the room.
Chapter 7: Why does Holden choose to leave for New York Early?
Chapter 8: Why does Holden lie to Ernest's mother?
Chapter 9: Why does Holden call Faith?
Chapter 10: Does Holden like Phoebe?
Chapter 11: Why didn't anything ever happen between Jane and Holden?
Chapter 12: Why doesn't Holden like Lillian?
Chapter 13: Why why doesn't Holden want to do anything with Sunny?
The first main point he talks about is Holden's sexuality. This is a big part of the novel, and a big part of who Holden is. While it seems he wants to do these things he actually payed a prostitute not to have sex with him. Him doing thism how's that he still is innocent. The next main point is how Holden wants to stop time. He doesn't want to grow any older than he is now because he is happy with where he is. He also does not want to see what happens when his parents find out about his expulsion. The final point was his isolation from everybody else. Nobody really cared about him a do what he did, and this bothered him. Then onoy person who really listened to him was his sister in the end of the book, and at this time he was truly happy.
Chapter 14: Why would Holden insult Maurice after he hits him?
Chapter 15: Why does Holden give the money to the nuns even though hen so no religious?
Chapter 16: What is significant about the museum?
Chapter 17: Why do the actors in the play annoy him?