The Catcher in the Rye Character List

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Dirk's CitR Charicter List

Holden

The protagonist and narrator of the novel. Holden tells his story from a mental hospital in California. Has severe personality issues and hates but yet is a phony.

Phoebe

Holden's ten year old sister and his most trusted link to his family.

Allie

Holden's younger brother who dies on July 18, 1946 when he was eleven and Holden was thirteen.

D.B.

Holden's older brother. Once a terrific short-story writer, Holden feels that he has sold out to hollywood

Mother

Holden's mother appears briefly in the novel by appearing in chapter twenty three to check on Phoebe during Holden's secret visit.

Charlene

The Caufield's maid.

Mr. Antolini

Holden's favorite teacher while at Elkton Hills, he is now an Englishinstructor at New York University. His behavior at Antolini's apartment disturbs Holden. This Behavior includes stroking Holden's hair in the middle of the night, Holden henceforth leaves and sleeps at Grand Central Station

Lillian Antolini

Mr. Antolini's older wife.

Mr. Spencer

An elderly history teacher at Pencey Prep, he may men well but has a tendency toward pontificating. He forces Holden to read his "paper" on Ancient Egypt

Mrs. Spencer

The history professor's wife is known for her kindness and hot chocolate.

Mr. Vinson

Holden's speech teacher at Pencey.

Sally Hayes

Holden's date to a matinee on Sunday is attractive but shallow and artificial.

Ward Stradlater

Holden's roommate at Pencey is handsome but vain and a boorish womanizer. ,

Jane Gallagher

Holden likes to remember Jane as a sensitive, innocent girl with a unique approach to checkers. She is Stradlater's date Saturday evening, which bothers Holden.

Robert Ackley

Holden's dorm neighbor at Pencey.

James Castle

a student at Elkton Hills, he jumps to his death (due to an incient of teasing)

Mrs. Morrow

The mother of Holden's contemptible classmate, Ernest. Holden tells her that her son is great and says he is ________ __________ which is actullaly the jantors name.

Sunny

A teenage prostitute at the Edmount Hotel.

Maurice

Pimp. Sunny's pimp.

Bernice, Marty, and Laverne

Three thirtyish tourists from Seattle.

Lillian Simmons

All bust and no brains, she and her date ask Holden to sit with them at dinner. She used to date D.B.

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