The novel is a frame story a story within a certain fictional framework in the form of a long flashback. Holden wants to tell what happened over a two-day period the previous December, beginning on the Saturday afternoon of the traditional season-ending football game between his school, Pencey Prep, and Saxon Hall. He is out of shape because he smokes too much.
God, I hate that stuff. Sitting on a couch by himself and judging how phony all those guys at the beer pong table are? After you neck them for a while, you can really watch them losing their brains.
But no Holden Caulfield hate list would be complete without it. Take the Disciples, for instance.
They annoy the hell out of me, if you want to know the truth. They were all right after Jesus was dead and all, but while He was alive, they were about as much use to Him as a hole in the head.
All they did was keep letting Him down. I like almost anybody in the Bible better than the Disciples. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.
The guys that are on the basketball team stick together, the Catholics stick together, the goddam intellectuals stick together, the guys that play bridge stick together.
Even the guys that belong to the goddam Book-of-the-Month club stick together. It always ends up making you blue as hell. He feels that money, like religion, creates social barriers and cliques.Holden Caulfield is a fictional character in author J.
D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye. Since the book's publication, Holden has become an icon for teenage rebellion and angst, and now stands among the most important characters of 20th-century American literature.
As Holden Caulfield narrates The Catcher in the Rye, he introduces us to a variety of characters, a mixture of lives that survey the human condition.
Their traits construct a panorama. They are tragic and humorous, loathsome and admirable, vapid and wise, phony and genuine.
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Hollis Deli. Today marks the 61st anniversary of J.D Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, a novel that introduced us to the most beloved/hated embodiment of disaffected youth in all of literature — and quite. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield.
Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days/5(K).
Holden Caulfield, fictional character, the teenaged protagonist and narrator of J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye ().
A sensitive, rebellious year-old, Caulfield is expelled from prep school.