All you do is make a lot of dough and play golf and play bridge and buy cars and drink Martinis and look like a hot-shot. This often happens during the teen years when the person is trying to find a sense of direction. What a deal that was. I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. Holden cannot stand that all the stupid same old stories. He believes in bringing about positive change to the world through good-natured humor and innovative technology.
I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. The Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield in Chapter 1. I don't understand boring guys. The Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield in Chapter 5. All you knew was, you were happy. Take the Disciples, for instance.
Perhaps you know my son, then, Ernest Morrow? Guys that are very mean. Morrow's innocence about her son's behavior is important to Holden. He said he talked to Jesus all the time. Holden's former English teacher whose house he stays at. It rained all over the place.
I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. Quite a few guys came from these wealthy families, but it was full of crooks anyway. Salinger was born Jerome David Salinger on January 1, 1919, in New York City. And without changing the position or making a big deal out of it. You could also hear old Ackley snoring.
We see his silent contempt for adults, which is evidenced by the silent ridiculing and cursing of Spencer that Holden hides beneath his nodding, compliant veneer. I was sixteen then, and I'm seventeen now, and sometimes I act like I'm about thirteen. Even when he was driving in his car. I thought I'd just go down, down, down, and nobody'd ever see me again. I was wondering if it would be frozen over when I got home, and if it was, where did the ducks go? I could puke every time I hear it.
He told us we ought to think of Jesus as our buddy and all. And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. He also tends to be emotionally distant and uncommunicative. This is show throughout the book but especially in the scene where Holden takes Phoebe to the carousel. Spencer continues to lecture him, reminding Holden that he failed history because he knew nothing and wrote an atrocious essay on the Egyptians. But if you get on the other side, where there aren't any hot-shots, then what's a game about it? Salinger is the key of a better understanding the story line as a whole. I could puke every time I hear it.
People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Running is the only thing that the immature Holden knows he can do - to run from his problems. These characteristics frustrate Holden, and they make Stradlater seem hollow, lacking personality. It stinks, if you analyze it. On the other hand, Holden may have a latent attraction to his roommate. I was trying to feel some kind of good-bye. All the visitors that were visiting the cemetery started running like hell over to their cars.
Sally is just trying to play a stupid game that Holden would rather not want to play at any time. Ten times worse than old Thurmer. Chapter 13, page 98 Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Even when he was driving his car. Morrow, whose son Ernest also goes to Pencey Prep. I used to think she was quite intelligent , in my stupidity.