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The Catcher in the Rye

Visual Tour

Micayla Wilson

on 6 February 2013

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Transcript of The Catcher in the Rye

By: Micayla Wilson The Catcher in the Rye: Following Holden's Footsteps The most recent school Holden has gotten expelled from. Pencey Prep Lavender Room He also visits a quite a few places Sunny the prostitute Holden meets a couple of people during his stay The record store THE END By the end of the story, Holden has made a change in something big: his attitude. It is at this school where the story begins. Penn Station Holden capriciously decides to leave Pencey and go to New York. He arrives at Penn Station in New York City a few hours later. He then decides to catch a cab and check into a hotel. The hotel is not the nicest. Prologue: Holden Caulfield is a rather confused 16 year old boy. He has just gotten expelled from yet another one of his high schools; this time it is the prestigious Pencey Prep boarding school, in Agerstown, Pennsylvania. Fed up with the school and life in general, Holden decides to leave early and take a train ride to his hometown of New York City. Soon enough, he arrives at Penn Station, unsure of himself and with a lot on his mind. Little did Mr. Holden know what adventures, one might say, awaited him. A prostitute, a pimp, the ducks in central park,a museum or two, and a carousel are involved just to say the least. That and an a old flame, an old teacher, and his little sister. Many drinks and numerous cigarettes are mixed also into this group. Notice how these things do not quite seem to match. Well, it’s because they don’t. Holden is in something of a whirlwind during his 2 day stay in the city. However, it all leads to him being able to once again hold on to himself; ever so slightly Holden is able to see what it is that he wants in life, and his confusion slowly (very slowly that is) begins to dissipate. "...the goddam hotel was filled with perverts and morons [and] they gave me this very crumby room, with nothing to look out of the window at except the other side of the hotel" (Salinger 61). Ernie's Night Club Three girls at the Lavender Room:
Marty, Bernice, and Laverne On and off girlfriend,
Sally Hayes Sister, Phoebe Caulfield Mr. and Mrs. Antolini It is here where Holden seems to make a bit of a personality change as he thoughtfully decides to buy his sister a record, Little Shirley Beans. Rockerfeller Rockerfeller Center Ice Rink A portrayal of Holden's confusion can be found here. Museum of Natural History Holden happily reflects on the many days spent here during his childhood, foreshadowing an event that occurs at the end of the book. Ducks at Central Park Lagoon Holden is constantly thinking about these ducks saying, "I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something. Or if they just flew away" (Salinger 13). This is a main example in showing the fact that Holden has not quite grown up. Holden stays at the Antolini household for a brief period of time. Mr. Antolini talks to him about life and seems to open up the blinded teenager's eyes to world. Mr. and Mrs. Antolini's apartment I felt so damn happy, if you wan't to know the truth. I don't know why. [But] God, I wish you could've been there"(Salinger 213). It all takes place at the carousel and as it spins round and round, Holden's worries slowly drift away ...and Maurice her pimp It is here where Holden seems to have a bit of a drinking problem THE END "I knew it would knock old Phoebe out.." (Salinger 114). "if you want to know the truth, I don't even know why I started all that stuff with her. I mean about going away somewhere, to Massachusetts and Vermont and all. I probably wouldn't've taken her even if she'd wanted to go with me. She wouldn't have been anybody to go with. The terrible part, though, is that I meant it when I asked her. That's the terrible part. I swear to God I'm a madman" (Salinger 134).
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