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The Catcher in the Rye Character List

Dirk's CitR Charicter List
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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.