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1 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye Pages

2 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye Girls “In a way, it was sort of depressing, too, because you kept wondering what the hell would happen to all of them.” (123)

3 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye Girls Holden worries about the future of people Can Holden control the future of other people? Realistically –No Unrealistically –Yes –Put them in glass cases so they do not change

4 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye Sally Hayes “The funny part is, I felt like marrying her the minute I saw her. I’m crazy. I didn’t even like her much, and yet all of a sudden I felt like I was in love with her and wanted to marry her. I swear to God I’m crazy. I admit it.” (124)

5 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye Sally Hayes “Then, just to show you how crazy I am, when we were coming out of this big clinch, I told her I loved her and all. It was a lie, of course, but the thing is, I meant it when I said it. I’m crazy. I swear to God I am.” (125) Typical of Holden Diction promotes insanity imagery

6 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye Sally Hayes “I sort of hated old Sally by the time we got in the cab, after listening to that phony Andover…for about ten hours.” (128)

7 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye Holden’s Proposal to Sally Wants to run away with Sally, get married and live in the woods. Sally realizes the proposal is unrealistic

8 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye Holden’s Proposal to Sally “I said no, there wouldn’t be marvelous places to go to after I went to college and all. Open your ears. It’d be entirely different. We’d have to go downstairs in elevators with suitcases and stuff…”(133) Holden seems to be describing a “typical” life. Not something he wants to be a part of.

9 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye Jane Gallagher “Anyway, I gave old Jane a buzz again, but her phone didn’t answer, so I had to hang up.” (136) Holden actually calls Jane Reason for change?

10 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye The Kettle Drum Dude Why is he Holden’s favorite? The loneliest guy in the orchestra

11 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye Holden and War “It wouldn’t be too bad if they’d just take you out and shoot you or something…” (140) “I swear if there’s ever another war, they better just take me out and stick me in front of a firing squad. I wouldn’t object.” (141)

12 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye Holden and War “Anyway, I’m sort of glad they’ve got the atomic bomb invented. If there’s ever another war, I’m going to sit right the hell on top of it. I’ll volunteer for it, I swear to God I will.” (141)

13 Geschke/English IV The Catcher in the Rye Holden and War Holden’s Philosophy Does not mind war as long as it results in his death


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