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Catcher in the Rye
10-27-2010
period 4
English
Initiative
Ruben Prieto
La Nette Wilson
Author’s info
• J.D. Salinger was born in
January 1st, 1919
• He grew up in the
fashionable apartment
district of Manhattan N.Y.
• He studied at Ursinus
College and New York
University.
• During World War 2 he was
drafted into infantry
• He served the army signal
corps from 1942 to 1946
Title Information
The title symbolizes what Holden wants to do. He
wants to protect the innocent children from
dangers, because he wasn’t there to protect his
brother.
Theme
The theme of Catcher in the Rye is that Holden is
coming out of his age and finding himself, He is
discovering what his life is really about.
Song that Describes the Character
Favorite Scene
Lanette
Holden: “I’m not going
away anywhere. I
changed my mind. So
stop crying and shut up.”
This is my favorite scene
because this is where he
realized he needed to
except the past and stop
running. Mostly because
he was hurting his sister.
Pg. 207
Holden’s Dog Poop
There were many things that
could be considered as
holden’s dog poop, but
the problem that most
affected him and that he
tries to hide is the pain
with all the intoxocating
liquor that he drinks
hoping it will go away, but
it doesn’t. “Allie don’t let
me disappear. Please
Allie.” Pg. 198
Summary of the book
In the book “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D
Salinger, the main character struggles with
getting kicked out of school and living on the
streets of New York for a few days. During these
few days the main character goes through many
signs of grief due to his brothers death. He tries
to hide the grief drinking to try to forget but it
wont go away. He also tries to run away from his
problems but ends up going back home to his
little sister.
Statement of Value
Ruben
*I learned that if you
grieve over something,
try to forget the past
because if your miserable,
the people around you
are miserable.
Lanette
* I learned that even if
bad things happen in life
you shouldn’t give up.
Running away solves
nothing. But you make
mistakes to learn. Phoebe
had to cry and beg for
him to take her with him
for him to realize he
needed to grow up.
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