He leaves the exhibit to wait for Phoebe. It shows a drastic but realistic version of the amount of confusion and self-discovery in teenage hood while becoming an adult. Morrow about how popular and well-respected her son is at Pencey— actually Ernest is loathed by the other boys. In fact, the whole story has only made him miss people, even the jerks. Most of the episodes that take place after Holden departs from Pencey, and up until he visits his sister, Phoebe, at home, involve Holden attempting either to make sexual connections with others or to find someone to explain sex to him.
Then they go for a non-alcoholic drink. The novel details two days in the life of 16-year-old after he has been expelled from prep school. He tries to telephone Jane Gallagher, but her mother answers the phone, and he hangs up. Currently in psychiatric care, this teenager recalls what happened to him last Christmas. Holden asks about his date with Jane, and when Stradlater indicates that he might have had sex with her, Holden becomes enraged and tries to punch Stradlater, who quickly overpowers him and knocks him out.
Back in the dormitory, Holden is further irritated by his unhygienic neighbor, Ackley, and by his own roommate, Stradlater. All of a sudden I felt so god damn happy watching Phoebe go around in circles in her nice blue coat and all. Holden says he likes his brother, Allie, but Phoebe points out that Allie is dead. His emotional breakdowns continue to get stronger as his character progresses. Phoebe gives Holden back his red hunting hat and he puts it on as rain starts to fall.
Even so, he writes the text and makes it a deeply personal one, concerning the baseball glove of his dead brother Allie. This is evidenced after the ordeal with Mr. After Little, Brown bought the manuscript, Salinger showed it to The New Yorker, assuming that the magazine, which had published several of his short stories, would want to print excerpts from the novel. It is near dawn Sunday morning. He wants to swing back from being a child to being an adult which he cannot do. In fact there is little in the world that he does understand.
In fact, however, Holden spends the night at Grand Central Station, then sends a note to Phoebe at school, telling her to meet him for lunch. Many symbols are used to enhance our understanding of the novel; such as Holden Caulfield 's red hunting hat, the museum of Natural History, the ducks in Central Park Lagoon and the carousel. A symbol is an object represents an idea that is important to the novel. Impulsively he decides to leave everything behind him, hoping to see Phoebe one last time before doing that. Antolini tells Holden that he is headed for a serious fall and that he is the type who may die nobly for a highly unworthy cause. The hat has been something he can hide behind, and something he can feel like a kid in. He leaves Pencey to return to New York City, where he will stay in a hotel before actually going home.
Holden recalls a harrowing episode from an earlier prep school where a boy named James Castle, who was being bullied, leapt out of a window to his death. Holden constantly is shading a feeling a feeling of depression and prolonged sadness in the novel. He refuses angrily, and she cries and then refuses to speak to him. Then he goes to the lagoon in Central Park, where he used to watch the ducks as a child. The baseline of the story is that Holden fails out of a private school and travels to New York City all by himself and over a three day period.
A select few on the other hand are a combination of both, and in this category falls a boy named Holden Caulfield. Startled and convinced that Mr. Holden argues with them, but Maurice threatens him while Sunny steals the money. Childhood vs Adulthood The transition from childhood to adulthood is the pure focus of this novel, for his relationships with children, his depression, and his judgment are all factors that support this journey. Soman Chainani and Adam Kissel, October 10, 2008 and ed. Holden relates that his brother Allie died of leukemia several years ago and states that he broke all of the windows in his garage out of anger on the night that Allie died.
It remained immensely popular for many years, especially among teenagers. In an unspecified institution — a sanitarium or a mental hospital — the 17-year-old Holden Caulfield is receiving some kind of treatment. He finally decides to stay at the Edmond Hotel. The next day, he walks up and down Fifth Avenue, watching the children and feeling more and more nervous and overwhelmed. The whole book, Holden has been constantly moving around and on a journey, but he can never seem to get to the place he wants to be. At the beginning of the novel Holden describes Phoebe as extremely smart and funny, but as the book progresses her significance in the work progresses too. She She's in the play too.
Holden explains himself watching one of the most important people in his life simply go around and round on a merry-go-round in the pouring rain. He has lost two fights in one night. However, Carl is presented as possibly confused about his own sexuality, undermining his authority on heterosexual relationships. He doesn't want to tell us any more. He calls his former English teacher, Mr.
He is desperate for someone to talk to. Holden wants to keep children from growing up, because he knows how corrupt the world is. Having been expelled for failing four out of his five classes, Holden goes to see , his history teacher, before he leaves Pencey. Instead, he rents a room at the Edmont Hotel, where he witnesses some sexually charged scenes through the windows of other rooms. When he tries to explain why he hates school, she accuses him of not liking anything. W ithin two weeks after its release, it was listed number one on The New York Times best-seller list, and it stayed there for thirty weeks. On the way to the bathroom, he passes out, but he downplays the incident.