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The Catcher in the Rye

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Transcript of The Catcher in the Rye

Vogue pg76
a fashion and lifestyle magazine
Princeton pg 82
Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States, founded in 1746.
Gladstones pg 69
: a suitcase with flexible sides on a rigid frame that opens flat into two equal compartments —called also Gladstone bag
snobbish pg 73
: having or showing the attitude of people who think they are better than other people : of or relating to people who are snobs
absent minded pg78
lost in thought and unaware of one's surroundings or actions <the grieving woman was so absentminded that she left her key in the lock after opening the door>
The Catcher in the Rye
Chapters 8 & 9


pg 74
: agreed to by everyone

: having the same opinion
incognito pg 79

having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, especially to avoid notice or formal attentions.
James Madison, Father of the U.S. Constitution, fourth President of the United States, member of the Princeton Class of 1771, and Princeton's first graduate student.
Pg 84
an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration:
A sincere compliment boosts one's morale.
engagement pg 85
1. the act of engaging or the state of being engaged.
2. an appointment orarrangement:
a business engagement
a person who gives an account or
tells the story of events, experiences, etc.
Stream of Consciousness
The technique of the narration is a form known as "stream of consciousness." While the book proceeds in a
rough chronological order, the events are related to the reader as Holden thinks of them. Wherever his mind
The Catcher in the Rye: Style 71
wanders, the reader follows. Notice how his language often appears to be more like that of a ten-year-old than
that of a smart sixteen-year-old. This is a continuing demonstration of Holden's unwillingness to grow up and
join the hypocritical adult world that he despises. Holden's conversation in the Wicker Bar with Luce
demonstrates this reluctance aptly, when Luce expresses annoyance at Holden's immaturity.
What is Theme?
Is it the subject...no!
You are not really getting ino the realm of analysis.
The theme of the story is not just what happens in the story it is not just the subject or the topic of the novel.
The theme is the larger broader message that the story seems to be communication.
Here you entering into the realm of analysis,
after we read all these details about the story, what is the message that is being communicated?
What are the details of chapter 8 &9?
What is the message behind above and beyond the details?
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