Summer Reading 10th Grade.docx

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Siddant Yadav Rezner Period 12 The Catcher in the Rye Vocabulary Grippe: Complain Rile: Make someone annoyed or irritated Rostrum: A raised platform on which a person stands to make a public speech Peculiar: Odd Aggravate: To make a problem or injury worse or more serious Characters Narrator = Holden D.B. Caulfield = Narrator’s Brother(Hollywood) Ackley Stradlater Jane Gallagher Phoebe Caulfield Allie Caulfield Sally Hayes Mr. Spencer Carl Luce Mr.Antolini Maurice Sunny Plot Events Holden’s story begins on the Saturday at the Pencey prep school in Agerstown, Pennsylvania. Pencey is Holden’s fourth school; he has already failed out of three others. At Pencey, he has failed four out of five of his classes and has received notice that he is being expelled, but he is not scheduled to return home to Manhattan until Wednesday.
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Holden quite agitated with his neighbor Ackley and his roommate, Stradlater. Holden’s roommate is spending the evening on a date with Jane Gallagher, a girls that Holden used to date and still admires. Holden tries to inquire about the date, but Stradlater is persistent and in the end is filled with fury and attacks Holden. Frustrated with Pencey, Holden decides to leave 3 days early to Manhattan On the train to his destination he meets the mother of one of the students at Pencey. He thinks that her child is one of the worst kids and tells her made up stories about her child. When reaching his station Holden enters a phone booth but chooses not to call anyone. He takes a taxi to Edmond Hotel and checks himself in. He calls Faith Cavendish and asks if they can meet, but not know Holden she decides to meet with him tomorrow. Holden doesn’t go because he doesn’t want to wait the long Holden travels to the Lavender room where he meets 3 Ladies in their thirties and tries to flirt with them. The Ladies were hoping to catch glimpses of celebrities, after he jokes about his age the three leave him, and the bill too. Holden later has flashbacks about how he and Jane Gallagher met. Holden uses a taxi to travel Central Park to look for his sister, but only finds her friends who say that she might be in the Museum of Natural History. He then later goes to the play with Sally who then gets angry at him and leaves. He goes to his previous english teacher’s house where he learn quite a few lessons and now is optimistic about his future and will start school in the fall. Quotations Interpretations “‘Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.’ ‘Yes, sir. I know it is. I know it.’ Game, my ass. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then His former teacher is explaining him about his failures at Pencey; at this point, he lectures Holden about the importance of playing by the rules. The conversation subtly illuminates key aspects of Holden’s
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it’s a game, all right—I’ll admit that. But
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