He wears a red hunting cap everywhere he goes, asks cab drivers what happens to the ducks in the central park lagoon during the winter, and wanders around from the Hotel lounge to another bar trying to pick up women whom he claims to hate. He becomes increasingly distraught and delusional, believing that he will die every time he crosses the street. Holden's story shifts back to the rest home, where he now wishes he hadn't told so many people his story, because it only makes him miss the people he tells about. He is crying over simple reasons, and he cannot control it. Between 1961 and 1982, The Catcher in the Rye was the most book in high schools and libraries in the United States.
Instead, he reminisces about Jane. Magazine ads for the school, featuring horsemanship, are misleading because, Holden claims, he has never seen a horse anywhere near Pencey. When The Catcher in the Rye was first released, many offers were made to adapt it for the screen, including one from , producer of My Foolish Heart. He meets her at the Museum of Art, where she begs him to take her with him. Holden reveals that on the night Allie died, Holden broke all the windows in the garage with his bare hand.
After leaving his parents' apartment, Holden then drops by to see his old English teacher, Mr. Holden awakens to find Mr. Peter Beidler's A Reader's Companion to J. Vincent serves as the basis for , Holden's older brother in the novel, and is the protagonist in a number of stories by Salinger. Maurice punches Holden in the stomach while she takes another five dollars.
The next morning, Holden makes a date with a girl he knows named Sally Hayes. He ends the story by relating that he misses Stradlater and Ackley and even Maurice. Before he leaves, Stradlater asks Holden to write an English composition for him while he's away. Sarah Graham assessed works influenced by The Catcher in the Rye to include the novels by , by , by , by , by , and the film by. GradeSaver, 30 September 2009 Web. Quite drunk, Holden telephones Sally Hayes and babbles about their Christmas Eve plans. From his room at the Edmont, Holden can see into the rooms of some of the guests in the opposite wing.
As he waits, Holden recalls the events of the previous Christmas. After the play, Holden and Sally go ice skating at , where Holden suddenly begins ranting against society and frightens Sally. Maurice punches him in the stomach before leaving. He gives the nuns ten dollars. He spends most of Monday morning wandering. Holden, who feels sorry for Ackley, tolerates his presence.
Antolini puts him to bed on the couch. The New Yorker, February 8, 2010, p. Although most novels of this time period go uphill with a positive ending, this book hits rock bottom at the end. Peter Beidler, in his A Reader's Companion to J. Salinger himself was once enrolled in McBurney School in Manhattan, the intended site of the novel's canceled fencing meet. He takes a train to New York and rents a room at the Edmont Hotel.
Spencer's continued voicing of those missteps is nothing but irritating and senseless. Holden checks into the dilapidated Edmont Hotel. At the end of the chapter, Holden arrives at Mr. Stradlater teases Holden, who flies into a rage and attacks Stradlater. Holden invites her to have a drink with him at the club car. When he awakens, he finds Mr.
Holden is quick to become emotional. His experience throughout the novel is very negative and he does not want the same burden on anyone else. In fact, however, Holden spends the night at Grand Central Station, then sends a note to Phoebe at school, telling her to meet him for lunch. Spencer questions him about his future and how he approaches his education, but Holden has checked out and simply wants to leave as quickly as possible. As manager of the fencing team, he left the equipment on the subway en route to a meet that morning with McBurney School in New York City. Holden asks about his date with Jane, and when Stradlater indicates that he might have had sex with her, Holden becomes enraged and tries to punch Stradlater, who quickly overpowers him and knocks him out. Around 1 million copies are sold each year, with total sales of more than 65 million books.
She refuses to listen to his apologies and leaves. Holden is appreciative outwardly, but inwardly he blows off Mr. Back in the dorm, Holden goofs around with Robert Ackley, a pimply and annoying kid. He concludes that he sort of wishes he hadn't told us this story at all, since relating it makes him miss all the people he'd met. Holden then goes to visit Mr. It is clear to the reader, if not to Holden, that the teenager is afraid and nervous about the process of change and growing up. When he arrives at Penn Station, he goes into a phone booth and considers calling several people, but for various reasons he decides against it.
She sits on his lap and talks dirty to him, but he insists on paying her five dollars and showing her the door. He claims that he likes Allie, and he thinks about how he likes the nuns at Grand Central and a boy at Elkton Hills who committed suicide. He has been expelled and is on his way to say good-bye to Mr. Spencer, who is in his seventies and is afflicted with arthritis and other constant illnesses. Archived from on February 25, 2008.