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The Catcher in the Rye Review
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Who says, "One short, faintly stuffy pedagogical question. Don't you think there's a time and a place for everything?"
Who says,"I and my girl friends saw Peter Lorre last night. The movie actor. In person."
Bernice, one of the girls from Seattle
Who says,"Do you feel absolutely no concern for your future, boy?"
Who says,"Daddy's gonna kill you."
Who says,"If you was a fish, Mother Nature'd take care of you, wouldn't she?"
Horowitz, the cab driver
Who says,"How about turning out the ******* light. I gotta get up for Mass in the morning."
Who says,"And did you ever stop to think what you'd do when your money ran out? We'd starve to death."
The novel begins with Holdon
telling a story from a mental facility in California
In addition to his brother Allie, Holden has?
a brother, DB, and a sister, Phoebe
Holden's best subject is?
Perhaps Holden seeks to escape from Mr.Spencer because?
Holden does not want to be held responsible for his choices.
Why is Holden bitter about D.B.'s work in Hollywood ?
He feels that D.B. is a sell-out
How does Holden say he met Jane Gallagher?
Jane lived next door to him two summers ago
Ackley says that he hates Stradlater because ha acts superior, but Holden says that Ackley is upset because?
Stradlater told Ackley he ought to brush his teeth.
Holden fights with Stradlater because Holden thinks that Stradlater may have?
taken advantage of Jane
At the Lavender Room, Holden meets three girls from Seattle who are mainly interested in?
spotting movie stars and celebrities
During the conversation with Horowitz, the cab driver, Holden asks?
"What happens to the ducks in the Central Park pond during he winter?"
What character matches the description: She "keeps all her kings in the back row" and is the only person outside his family that Holden feels close to
What character matches the description? Obnoxious neighbor who, unlike Holden, is oblivious to being an outsider.
What character matches the description: Shallow and superficial, this character is the first to be cursed as a "moron"
What character matches the description: Described as a "genius" that is "neat" and "polite", this character forces Holden to confront his pessimistic view of life by telling him,"you don't like anything."
What character matches the description: This person is the first to question Holden's lack of direction, reminding him that "life is a game that one plays according to the rules."
What character matches the description: He swears he's a "madman", but he may just reflect the difficulty associated with moving from childhood to adulthood.
What character matches the description: He speaks out the frustration Holden wishes he could -- and pays with his life
What character matches the description?He "used to be regular writer" before he "prostituted" himself as a screenwriter
What character matches the description?"About the best teacher" Holden ever had, this character's compassion for his students confuses Holden
How long does the plot of the book take place?
After dancing with the three women, Holden feels mainly?
Holden's childhood memories show that the thing he enjoys most about the museum is that it?
Nothing ever changes
Holden goes out with Sally because he?
seeks company and is willing to tolerate phoniness
Why does Holden give money to the nuns?
He feels that they need the money
What impression does Holden give regarding Allie?
He feels a lingering sense of loss
What color hair did Allie have?
When did Holden kiss Jane?
once when she cried
What is the subject of the composition Holden writes for Stradlater?
A descriptive essay about his dead brother Allie's baseball glove
What does Holden want Stradlater to ask Jane on their date?
If she still "keeps her kings in the back row"
Who says, "Life is a game, boy. Life is a ame that one plays according to the rules."
Who says, "I'm a pacifist, if you want to know the truth."
How is Phoebe like a oracle?
She is someone to confide in. Representation of "toxic gasses or vapors" such as Holden's cigarettes. She has the ability to make predictions.
When does Holden truly feel happy?
When he watches phoebe ride the carrousel
Elevator guy who offers to get Holden a prostitute
What does Holden buy for phoebe?
A record "little Shirley beans"
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