Ward Stradlater Holden

Ward Stradlater Holden - Steele" for the...

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Ward Stradlater  Holden's roommate at Pencey is handsome but vain and a boorish womanizer. Robert Ackley  Holden's dorm neighbor at Pencey is a regular annoyance. Ossenburger  A wealthy alum, his hackneyed speech to the Pencey students at chapel is interrupted  in a creative way by Edgar Marsalla. Holden's dorm wing is named after the mortician magnate. James Castle  A student at Elkton Hills, he jumped to his death rather than recant a statement about  an arrogant bully. Mrs. Morrow  The mother of Holden's contemptible classmate, Ernest, she shares a train ride and  creative conversation with "Rudolf Schmidt," the alias used by Holden. Sunny  A teenage prostitute at the Edmont Hotel, she is frightening despite her "little bitty voice." Maurice  To collect an extra five bucks, Sunny's pimp roughs up Holden, who is calling himself "Jim 
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Unformatted text preview: Steele" for the hooker. Bernice, Marty, and Laverne Three thirtyish tourists from Seattle, they leave Holden with the tab at the Lavender Room. Bernice is a very good dancer. Ernie A talented pianist at his own club in Greenwich Village, he exemplifies Holden's concept of an artist who has sold out. Lillian Simmons All bust and no brains, she and her date ask Holden to sit with them at Ernie's. She used to date D.B. and oozes her fake charm in hopes of making a good impression. Horwitz The most interesting of the cab drivers in the novel, he takes Holden to Ernie's Nightclub and offers unusual zoological insight regarding those ducks and the fish at the lagoon. Faith Cavendish As one example of Holden's struggles with sexuality, she turns down his awkward and untimely request for a date....
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