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Chapters 16-19 Catcher in the Rye
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What does Holden buy for Phoebe?
Holden buys Phoebe a record by a Estelle Fletcher called " Little Shirley Beans".
What scene does Holden observe while walking down the street?
Holden sees a family with a little kid about six who look poor and are walking and talking not paying attention to the boy. The boy is walking in the street next to the curb trying to walk in a straight line and singing. Cars are breaking as they go near the boy.
What is the little boy singing?
The boy is singing " If a Body Catch a Body coming through the Rye".
Who does Holden call? What happens?
Holden calls Jane but when her mother answers, Holden hangs up.
What play does Holden buy tickets to and why?
Holden buys tickets to see " I know my Love" because he knew Sally would like it due to the Lunt's being in it and she likes shows that are supposed to be sophisticated.
What is Holden thinking about the time he saw Hamlet with D.B. and Phoebe?
Holden was thinking that Sir Lawrence Olivier who played in Hamlet was not as good as D.B. said. He was too much like a general and not a sad screwed up guy. The best part was when old Ophelia's brother was getting advice from his father when he was going away and Ophelia teased her brother who pretended to be interested in what his father said. Holden got a bang out of that and worried about actors going to do something phony every minute.
Who does Holden meet in the park and what do they talk about?
Holden meets a girl about Phoebe's age who he asks if she know Phoebe and where she might be. Then Holden helps tighten her skates.
Describe Holden's memory and opinions about the Museum of Natural History
Holden remembers his teacher Mrs. Aigletinger taking them to the museum nearly every Saturday. He would look at the animals and Indians which made Holden happy when he thought about it. They had to go through the Indian room to get to the auditorium which Holden remembers as having a nice smell. The best thing to Holden was that everything stayed right where it was. Holden felt nothing was ever different in the museum whereas in life there is always something different.
Why do you think Holden does not want to go inside the museum?
Holden would have gone into the museum if Phoebe would have been there. After all the memories Holden had on his walk to the museum where he was thinking about things should remain the same, he probably didn't want to change those memories by going to the museum alone.
Why is Holden willing to forgive Sally for being late?
Holden was willing to forgive Sally because she looked so terrific that for a minute he thought about marrying her.
Why does Holden dislike the play?
Holden disliked the play because he felt despite the husband and wife being witty, he wasn't interested in them because they kept drinking tea and people kept coming in and out all the time. He also felt that the actors were like Ernie where they start showing off and then aren't as good anymore.
What happens during intermission?
During the intermission, a guy named George who Sally knew came over to say hello. Holden thought that George was a phony. George and Sally kept talking about people they knew throughout the rest of the play until Holden and Sally got to there cab. Holden almost hated her for this.
What does Holden say is the reason Sally wants to go ice-skating?
Sally suggested that they go ice skating at Radio City. Holden believed she wanted to go because she wanted to rent a skating skirt and show off.
What extreme plan does Holden propose?
Holden proposed that they borrow a car from a guy in Greenwich Village and drive to Massachusetts and Vermont. Holden says they could stay in a cabin camp until his $180 dollars runs out and then he could get a job. Holden then suggests that they live somewhere near a brook and get married or something.
What is the last thing Holden does that upsets Sally?
The last thing that Holden does that upsets Sally is when he calls her " A royal pain in the ass". Holden then started laughing at her and got his shoes and left.
What are Holden's theories on girls' opinions of boys?
Holden's theories of girls opinions on boys are that if a girl likes a boy no matter how big a bastard he is, they will say he has an inferiority complex and if they don't like him, no matter how nice a guy he is or how big an inferiority complex he has, they say he is conceited.
Who does Holden plan to meet for drinks?
Holden plans to meet Carl Luce who Holden knew from Whooton school.
Why is Holden repulsed by his afternoon at Radio City Music Hall?
Holden was repulsed at Radio City music hall by the actors carrying crucifixes all over the stage which was supposed to be religious. He thought actuality they could hardly wait to smoke a cigarette and where not religious at all.
What is the one thing he and Allie liked about Radio City Music Hall?
Holden and Allie liked the drummer at radio city who Holden thought was the best drummer he ever saw.
How does Holden feel about war?
Holden couldn't stand going to war because you would have to stay in the army too long and he would go crazy if he had to be with a bunch of guys like Ackley. Holden would rather go in front of a firing squad.
Explain how Holden's issues with war are related to his fantasy about the theft of his gloves.
Holden is a pacifist and as with the gloves, he knew that he could not confront someone and either hit them or shoot them.
Holden's behavior in the novel so far has been extreme (e.g. tearing up the composition, leaving Pencey, and now his proposition to Sally). What is the significance of his impulsiveness? How is it triggered? What do you think will result?
Holden's impulsiveness places him into situations that seem to depress him and lead him into other impulsive actions. These actions are triggered by Holden not facing what is happening to him and basically running from reality. Holden will probably get himself into a situation that he can't escape.
How does Holden describe Luce?
Holden describes Luce as being intelligent, boring at times, maybe a "flit", and possessing a lot of knowledge about sex.
What do Luce and Holden talk about?
Holden asked Luce a lot of personal questions and Luce keeps telling Holden to grow up and that he should see a psychoanalyst.
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