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.
Holden's younger brother who dies on July 18, 1946 when he was eleven and Holden was thirteen.
Holden's older brother. Once a terrific short-story writer, Holden feels that he has sold out to hollywood
Holden's mother appears briefly in the novel by appearing in chapter twenty three to check on Phoebe during Holden's secret visit.
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
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
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.
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.