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Catcher in the Rye's New York City

New York City through Holden Caulfield's eyes including his reactions.
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Erin Goucher

on 11 October 2012

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Transcript of Catcher in the Rye's New York City

Through a day in Holden Caulfield's life New York City At first Holden feels good about their conversation, but then bad that he did not donate more money. He does not go in however, instead he goes to meet Sally for their date. Until he reaches the Museum of Natural History Through all of this he feels depressed and lonesome Today is Sunday 20 December 1951 Holden first checks out of the hotel, Edmont Hotel, and takes a cab. The cab takes him to grand central station, next to the Biltmore. Holden feels hungry and lost at this point. Now Holden feels guilty about his spending, sad about his mom, and still hungry. Holden now goes out to breakfast at a sandwich bar. Here he meets some nuns. Holden then starts over to Broadway. " Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell." We also see this again later when Phoebe gives Holden her Christmas savings and he burst into tears. Here, for the first time in the book we here the "Catcher in the Rye" song. "If a body catch a body coming through the rye." ""It made me feel not so depressed any more." Next Holden takes a cab to Central Park. He wants to look for Phoebe. He does not find her there though. Then he walks And walks At this point he is not happy or depressed, as he puts it "It didn't exactly depress me to think about it, but it didn't make me fell gay as hell either." Again he walks But this time to the Biltmore to meet Sally And then another cab Back to Broadway where they see the show "I Know my Love". Holden does not really enjoy this show, there are some annoying factors in it for him, the tea, and the Lunts. Also Sally meets a guy she knows during intermission, this boy also exasperatess Holden. Holden, is very annoyed by all of this. Yet another cab To ice skating at Rockefeller Center Here Holden proposes to Sally. She declines him, so he calls her a "royal pain in the ass." You can tell he is very peeved, but then scared, of her dad. Into a drugstore, for a sandwich, he is hungry. Then he calls Jane Gallagher. Sees a movie in Radio City. Meets a old school friend for a drink. Gets drunk at the bar. Calls Sally. Goes to the park to see the ducks. Finally he goes home... Then...
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