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Catcher In The Rye Chapters 11-14
Chapter 11 Memories of Jane Ernie the piano player Impression these memories give of Holden? Jane – shows his caring side Inexperience with girls Links with theme of innocence
Chapter 12 Cab driver – Horwitz – conversation about ducks Do you think you know what this is symbolizing yet? Think about themes we discussed In Ernie’s – Lillian Simmons How does Holden behave at this time? What does Lillian do that winds him up?
Chapter 13 Walks back to hotel – What is Holden thinking about? What kind of mood is he in / how is he feeling? Depressed Why? Maurice (the elevator man) asks if Holden wants a prostitute for $5 What are Holden’s feelings about having agreed to this?
Chapter 13 How does he behave before she arrives? Pacing changing shirt What does he do answering the door? Falls over the suitcase What does this tell us? Preoccupied
Chapter 13 Sunny takes her dress off How does Holden respond? Embarrassed Nervous Uncomfortable Asks to just talk Lies Calls off the deal, but offers to pay anyway Sunny charges $10 – Holden refuses to give more
Chapter 14 Holden thinks about Allie, goes to bed, thinks about Jesus and the Bible Maurice and Sunny return Maurice starts to rough up Holden to get the extra $5 How does Holden respond / feel? Responds by refusing Out of his depth Boy in a man’s world What is the result of this? Maurice steals the money and punches Holden How is Holden left feeling?
Characterisation - Holden Think about the position Holden is in at this point in the book Everyone he has met, tried to engage with has left him feeling lower and lower Find a quote that sums up Holden’s feelings at this time ‘What I really felt like, though, was committing suicide. I felt like jumping out the window.’
Characterisation - Holden What is his reasoning for not going through with this? (pg 94) ‘I didn’t want a bunch of rubbernecks looking at me when I was all gory.’ What does this tell us about Holden? Concerned about others opinion of him