He dances with Bernice Crabs or Krebs. Holden's fears and desires are understandable, but his solution avoiding reality is impossible. The main action of the novel takes place first at a boarding school in Agerstown, Pennsylvania and then mainly in New York City. Holden says afterward that this type of perverse advance seems a regularity in his life. Antolini tells Holden that it is the stronger man who lives humbly, rather than dies nobly, for a cause. Raymond Goldfarb Holden remembers how he and this student at Elkton Hills got drunk together.
Talked to Jesus, asking Him to send a few more stiffs 17. Ultimately on the brink, he capitulates to convention and comes back home, though there is little sense that he has found even the basic ingredients for happiness. Although she is six years younger than Holden, she listens to what he says and understands him more than most other people do. Chapter 9 Phoebe Caulfield Holden's ten-year-old sister. Holden took him along into town to be nice. Salinger in his inability to form relationships with other people, his desire to run away and live alone, and his time spent in a mental hospital.
She has trouble with her skate key. The last thing Salinger cared about was being a successful student because he was very lazy, without care for his responsibilities and tasks. Holden resents the adult world and resists entry into it, but he has little choice. She demands more money than was originally agreed upon and when Holden refuses to pay he is beaten by her pimp, Maurice despite her encouraging him to simply threaten the money out of him and leave. He allows Holden to stay with him and his wife after Holden leaves his home. Ossenburger Ossenburger is a wealthy undertaker and Pencey graduate who gives a speech to the Pencey student body in which he exalts his relationship with Jesus.
He is the first person to introduce Holden to sex education. One, however, is when Holden remembers this one time he was at a boarding school with his nice suitcase and realizes that his roommate has stolen it because it was nice and expensive. But eventually, they had to 5. Offered below is a list of the characters who collectively make up The Catcher in the Rye with brief descriptions of how they fit into Holden's account. They spend their time looking for movie stars like Peter Lorre and then stick Holden with the check 69. Share Chapter 1 Holden Caulfield Sixteen years old. Chapter 22 Veteran's Day Visitor Old Pency alumnus who knocked on the door of Holden's dorm to ask for directions to the bathroom.
D Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has had ongoing success which is largely credited to Holden Caulfield's complex character. Spencer Holden's History teacher at Pency. Character 7 Allie Caulfield Allie Caulfield is the younger brother of Holden and an important character in the novel. Holden is literally about to crash. He is uncomfortable with his own weaknesses, and at times displays as much phoniness, meanness, and superficiality as anyone else in the book.
Ernie A talented pianist at his own club in Greenwich Village, he exemplifies Holden's concept of an artist who has sold out. Such is the case with Holden Caulfield, a character from the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J. The major conflict of the novel was obviously Holden's struggle for independence and his seemingly never-ending quest to be an ad. Holden seems to feel tremendous respect and affection for Jane, and holds her up as a pure and spotless friend and person. He was a poet, kind and sensitive.
He remembers how he used to play checkers with her and is upset when he learns Stradlater is going out on a date with her. Hold has suffered a great loss, the death of his Brother, Allie. Holden mentions that she talks like a t … een would say. James Castle Classmate at Elkton Hills. When he needs help, Holden sometimes speaks to Allie.
He also remembers Jane Gallagher and their summers together … and the one time she cried on the porch as they were playing checkers. Is it just the loss, or is there more? One example of this is his roommate at Pencey, Ward Stradlater. He is a perpetual failure at school. Antolini Holden's former English teacher at Elkton Hills, Mr. The notion of death and loss, in general, is a challenge for Holden.