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Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger Catcher in the Rye Intro Salinger was born in 1919 and was wealthy. Salinger was born in 1919 and was wealthy. Many.

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2 Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger

3 Catcher in the Rye Intro Salinger was born in 1919 and was wealthy. Salinger was born in 1919 and was wealthy. Many events from his life are in the novel. Many events from his life are in the novel. Novel is set in the end of 40s and beginning of 50s. Novel is set in the end of 40s and beginning of 50s.

4 Catcher in the Rye Intro Over the years, the book has been banned in schools. Over the years, the book has been banned in schools. The protagonist, Holden Caulfield, grows up in an America of contrasts. War was over, but country was changing and troubled. The protagonist, Holden Caulfield, grows up in an America of contrasts. War was over, but country was changing and troubled.

5 Catcher in the Rye Intro Holden goes to a private boys school and is financially well to do. Holden goes to a private boys school and is financially well to do. The novel tells the story of an individuals alienation in a heartless world. The novel tells the story of an individuals alienation in a heartless world. Holden stands for young people everywhere struggling with the pressure to grow up and live according to the rules. Holden stands for young people everywhere struggling with the pressure to grow up and live according to the rules.

6 Catcher in the Rye DO NOW How would you characterize Holden after reading Chapter 1? Use text support for your response to show why you characterized Holden as you did. How would you characterize Holden after reading Chapter 1? Use text support for your response to show why you characterized Holden as you did.

7 Catcher in the Rye Do Now Everyday while we are reading Catcher, you will complete a reader response journal entry for the previous days reading. Everyday while we are reading Catcher, you will complete a reader response journal entry for the previous days reading. You need one entry per chapter. You need one entry per chapter. You can put more than one entry on each page. You can put more than one entry on each page. If your passage is long, write the beginning of it and then…and write the end of it. If your passage is long, write the beginning of it and then…and write the end of it.

8 Catcher in the Rye Lit analysis He is the protagonist and narrator of the story. 1. He is the protagonist and narrator of the story. 2. Holden is somewhere in California. 2. Holden is somewhere in California. 3. He failed 4 out of 5 classes. 3. He failed 4 out of 5 classes. 4. His parents are rich. He has been to different schools. His parents are absent most of the time. His brother DB is a writer in Hollywood. 4. His parents are rich. He has been to different schools. His parents are absent most of the time. His brother DB is a writer in Hollywood.

9 Catcher in the Rye Lit analysis Spencer read the whole essay that Holden wrote to him. 5. Spencer read the whole essay that Holden wrote to him. 6. He is Holdens next door neighbor who is annoying. No one likes him. 6. He is Holdens next door neighbor who is annoying. No one likes him. 7. Holdens roommate who is a jock. He has an athletic build and always has dates. 7. Holdens roommate who is a jock. He has an athletic build and always has dates.

10 Catcher in the Rye Lit analysis She is Holdens neighbor from two years ago. He used to play checkers with her. 8. She is Holdens neighbor from two years ago. He used to play checkers with her. 9. Holden is nervous, shy, and talks about going down, but never does. 9. Holden is nervous, shy, and talks about going down, but never does.

11 Catcher in the Rye Chapters His dead brother Allies baseball glove, which had poems written all over it. 1. His dead brother Allies baseball glove, which had poems written all over it. 2. He thought Stradlater was ungrateful because he said he wanted it about a room or more typical topic. 2. He thought Stradlater was ungrateful because he said he wanted it about a room or more typical topic. 3. Holden would not stop interrogating Stradlater and accusing him of acting inappropriately with Jane. 3. Holden would not stop interrogating Stradlater and accusing him of acting inappropriately with Jane.

12 Catcher in the Rye Chapters First he stopped by Ackleys room but left to go to a hotel in NY to give his parents time to receive his dismissal letter. 4. First he stopped by Ackleys room but left to go to a hotel in NY to give his parents time to receive his dismissal letter. 5. Holden met the mother of one of his classmates, Ernie. 5. Holden met the mother of one of his classmates, Ernie. 6. Holden didnt like Ernie but since his mother seemed nice, he wanted her to feel proud of her son so he said what she wanted to hear. 6. Holden didnt like Ernie but since his mother seemed nice, he wanted her to feel proud of her son so he said what she wanted to hear.

13 Catcher in the Rye Lit Analysis She is Holdens little sister. He likes her a lot, and they communicate well. 1. She is Holdens little sister. He likes her a lot, and they communicate well. 2. Young women from Seattle on vacation in NY. He met them and danced with them in the Lavender Room. 2. Young women from Seattle on vacation in NY. He met them and danced with them in the Lavender Room. 3. They are friends who play checkers, go to movies, and talk. There is no romantic involvement. 3. They are friends who play checkers, go to movies, and talk. There is no romantic involvement.

14 Catcher in the Rye Lit Analysis He saw a girl, Lillian, who his brother used to date and told a lie that he had to leave and meet someone. 4. He saw a girl, Lillian, who his brother used to date and told a lie that he had to leave and meet someone. 5. He doesnt like to fight or be confrontational. He calls himself a coward, but then corrects it and says he is humane to fight or hurt someone. 5. He doesnt like to fight or be confrontational. He calls himself a coward, but then corrects it and says he is humane to fight or hurt someone. 6. He asked for a prostitute, and then changed his mind when she showed up. 6. He asked for a prostitute, and then changed his mind when she showed up.

15 Catcher in the Rye Lit Analysis Maurice tried to get an extra 5.00, so Holden called him a moron. 1. Maurice tried to get an extra 5.00, so Holden called him a moron. 2. He didnt want a bunch of stupid rubbernecks looking at him all gory. 2. He didnt want a bunch of stupid rubbernecks looking at him all gory. 3. Holden called for her to go on a theater date. She is good looking, but a pain. 3. Holden called for her to go on a theater date. She is good looking, but a pain. 4. He didnt want to see Maurice again, so he went to Grand Central Station and checked his bags into a locker. 4. He didnt want to see Maurice again, so he went to Grand Central Station and checked his bags into a locker. 5. He met two nuns. 5. He met two nuns. 6. They talked about donations and Romeo and Juliet. 6. They talked about donations and Romeo and Juliet.

16 Catcher in the Rye Lit analysis Little Shirley Beans was the song and he thought Phoebe would like it. 7. Little Shirley Beans was the song and he thought Phoebe would like it. 8. He heard a kid singing the lyrics, If a body catch a body coming through the rye. 8. He heard a kid singing the lyrics, If a body catch a body coming through the rye. 9. He thought they were the biggest phonies of all time. 9. He thought they were the biggest phonies of all time. 10. Everything stayed exactly the same and it always stayed right where it was. 10. Everything stayed exactly the same and it always stayed right where it was.

17 Catcher in the Rye Lit analysis He thought he was a snobby phony and resented his butting in on his date. 12. He started out saying I love you and will you marry me, and ended the date by hating her.

18 Catcher in the Rye Lit analysis He thought it was phony and stupid, but so stupid he couldnt take his eyes off it. 2. He was desperate for company and knew Carl was intellectual and could perhaps help him.

19 Catcher in the Rye Lit analysis They discussed Luces romantic life and Holdens lack of romance. They also discussed therapy. 3. They discussed Luces romantic life and Holdens lack of romance. They also discussed therapy. 4. He wants to see Phoebe. 4. He wants to see Phoebe. 5. Phoebe was glad to see him. 5. Phoebe was glad to see him. 6. Phoebe said, Daddyll kill you. 6. Phoebe said, Daddyll kill you.

20 Catcher in the Rye Lit analysis He said it was the worst school he ever went to because of all the phonies and mean guys. 1. He said it was the worst school he ever went to because of all the phonies and mean guys. 2. James was a guy at Elkton Hills who wouldnt take back something he said. The other guys beat him up so badly that James jumped out the window and died. 2. James was a guy at Elkton Hills who wouldnt take back something he said. The other guys beat him up so badly that James jumped out the window and died. 3. Holden needs a place to stay the night. 3. Holden needs a place to stay the night.

21 Catcher in the Rye Lit analysis Holden woke up and Mr. Antolini had his hand on Holdens head, and it made Holden uncomfortable. 4. Holden woke up and Mr. Antolini had his hand on Holdens head, and it made Holden uncomfortable. 5. He said Holden should pick a career and a school and apply himself. 5. He said Holden should pick a career and a school and apply himself. 6. She packed her bags to go away with Holden. 6. She packed her bags to go away with Holden.

22 Catcher in the Rye Lit analysis Holden told her she couldnt go, which made her angry. Holden changed his mind and told Phoebe he wasnt going, and let her skip the rest of the school day. 7. Holden told her she couldnt go, which made her angry. Holden changed his mind and told Phoebe he wasnt going, and let her skip the rest of the school day. 8. He was enjoying watching Phoebe ride the carousel, and he was crying. (he has had a complete breakdown) 8. He was enjoying watching Phoebe ride the carousel, and he was crying. (he has had a complete breakdown)

23 Catcher in the Rye Lit analysis Holden says he pictures little kids running in a field of rye. He stands on the edge of a cliff to stop the kids from falling off. They dont look where theyre going, so he comes out to catch them all day long. 9. Holden says he pictures little kids running in a field of rye. He stands on the edge of a cliff to stop the kids from falling off. They dont look where theyre going, so he comes out to catch them all day long.

24 Catcher in the Rye end of novel questions 1. Because Holden is the narrator, all of the action in the novel is filtered through his perception of it. Its not relayed to us objectively but through his opinion. 1. Because Holden is the narrator, all of the action in the novel is filtered through his perception of it. Its not relayed to us objectively but through his opinion. 2. The conflicts are Holden vs.society, Holden vs. himself, Holden vs. classmates at Pencey, Holden vs. teachers, vs. parents. We dont know if Holden resolved them because he sounded like he wasnt sure if anything had changed. 2. The conflicts are Holden vs.society, Holden vs. himself, Holden vs. classmates at Pencey, Holden vs. teachers, vs. parents. We dont know if Holden resolved them because he sounded like he wasnt sure if anything had changed.

25 Catcher in the Rye end of novel questions 3. Holden says everyone bothers him because theyre phonies. He is also sad that his brother passed away. He has no connections to anyone. 3. Holden says everyone bothers him because theyre phonies. He is also sad that his brother passed away. He has no connections to anyone. 4. The unmade phone calls represent everything that Holden wants to do but cant. 4. The unmade phone calls represent everything that Holden wants to do but cant. 5. Holden wants to catch children before they get to the cliff or any dangerous, corrupt situations. He wants to protect their innocence of childhood. 5. Holden wants to catch children before they get to the cliff or any dangerous, corrupt situations. He wants to protect their innocence of childhood.

26 Catcher in the Rye end of novel questions 6. The characters represent stereotypes of typical teenagers: Stradlater is a jock; Jane is the girl that the guy cant get; Ackley is the awkward teenager; Spencer is the annoying teacher who embarrasses students. 6. The characters represent stereotypes of typical teenagers: Stradlater is a jock; Jane is the girl that the guy cant get; Ackley is the awkward teenager; Spencer is the annoying teacher who embarrasses students. 7. Holden is sad and depressed because of Allies death. He also exaggerates all injuries and sicknesses. 7. Holden is sad and depressed because of Allies death. He also exaggerates all injuries and sicknesses.

27 Catcher in the Rye end of novel questions 8. The broken record was for Phoebe who Holden wants to keep young. When it breaks it symbolizes the idea that he cant keep her young and protect her from everything. The ducks leaving in winter symbolize that change is normal and a part of everything. Grand Central station represents the idea that everyone is constantly changing and moving. The hunting hat represents his isolation and avoidance of everyone. 8. The broken record was for Phoebe who Holden wants to keep young. When it breaks it symbolizes the idea that he cant keep her young and protect her from everything. The ducks leaving in winter symbolize that change is normal and a part of everything. Grand Central station represents the idea that everyone is constantly changing and moving. The hunting hat represents his isolation and avoidance of everyone.

28 Catcher in the Rye end of novel questions 9. Most students do not sympathize with Holden. They think he is whining and dont feel sorry for him. Some feel sorry for him because hes going through a lot with no one to turn to. 9. Most students do not sympathize with Holden. They think he is whining and dont feel sorry for him. Some feel sorry for him because hes going through a lot with no one to turn to. 10. He is normal going through the stress and tensions of an abnormal world. His reactions are different from the others at Pencey, but not necessarily abnormal. 10. He is normal going through the stress and tensions of an abnormal world. His reactions are different from the others at Pencey, but not necessarily abnormal.


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