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Memory Moments In The Catcher In The Rye

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quashawna thomas

on 6 March 2014

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Transcript of Memory Moments In The Catcher In The Rye

Memory Moments In The Catcher In The Rye
It is....
When the author interrupts the action to tell you about a memory.
Sometimes the past and knowledge someone has can lead them to a better future.
Questions to ask
Why is this memory important? What might this help us understand later in the story?

In the book..
Some people might say that the entire book could be considered as a memory moment.Throughout this entire story Holden is telling the reader about the things he has been through to get him to where he currently is.
This part of the book is when Holden has just got beaten up because Sunny thinks he owes her 5 bucks.This memory is important because it lead Holden and the reader to now that Holden was still a child and did not know what to do.
In this part Holden is with Phoebe and it seems that in this part of the book is when Holden has finally grown into a young man.He takes the time to look around and see how things are and that although he cannot change some things everyone is happy.

"Then he smacked me.I didn't even try to get out of the way or duck or anything."pg 103

"I was damn near bawling. I felt so damn happy, if you want to know the truth.I don't know why."pg 213
When looking at this book and seeing all of Holden's memories you see that without knowing why these things have happened to him you would not know why Holden is the person that he is in the end of the novel.
What is a memory moment?
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