Catcher in the Rye Character List Flashcards

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where DB lives
Pimp. Sunny's pimp.
The Caufield's maid.
the name of Holden's bags
Edgar Marsalla
Farted during Ossenburger's speech
Mr. Cudahy
Janes drunk abusive dad
Lillian Antolini
Mr. Antolini's older wife.
lives a psychicatric hospital, got kicked out of Pencey Prep, speaks his mind bluntly, has respect for things genuine, does not like phony stuff, becomes crazy over the time of the book
McBurney School
school that Pencey fenced against
Holden's older brother. Once a terrific short-story writer, Holden feels that he has sold out to hollywood
Mr. Vinson
Holden's speech teacher at Pencey.
Robert Ackley
Holden's dorm neighbor at Pencey.
Richard Kinsella
Always had "Digression!" shouted at students, it fascinated Holden
principle at Pencey, told Holden life is a game and you have to play by the rules
Maurice's hooker, Holden says he wants her but then chickens out on having sex, says he just wants to talk,
Rudolf Schmidt
janitor at Pencey dorm, Holden pretends to be Ernest when talking to Mrs. Morrow
Ward Stradlater
Holden's roommate at Pencey is handsome but vain and a boorish womanizer. ,
Holden's younger brother who dies on July 18, 1946 when he was eleven and Holden was thirteen.
Mr. Antolini
Holden's favorite teacher while at Elkton Hills, he is now an Englishinstructor at New York University. His behavior at Antolini's apartment disturbs Holden. This Behavior includes stroking Holden's hair in the middle of the night, Holden h
Ernest Morrow
bastard at Pencey, rat tails people, Holden sees his mom on the train, Holden talks good about him to his mom
Phoebe Caulfield
Holden's sister, smart for her age, writes books about her made up character Weatherfield, intelligent, immature and shows what children should be like for Holden
Mr. Zambesi
Biology teacher at Pencey Prep that makes him and his friends Robert and Paul stop playing ball, this symbolizes Holden being told to grow up
cab driver, says he doesn't know where the ducks go, he says that the fish stay under the ice but does not know where the ducks go
Jane Gallagher
raped by Stradlater, friend of Holden from childhood, she puts her kings in the back row, her step-father abused her
what Holden wrote about on his english final, had no clue about them
Dick Slagle
roomed with Holden at Elkton Hills; used to arrange suitcases so that Holden's expensive ones appeared to be his own, embarrassed of how bad his suitcases are
Eddie Birdsell
Princeton man that introduces Faith to Holden
Bernice, Marty, and Laverne
Three thirtyish tourists from Seattle.
Mr. Spencer
An elderly history teacher at Pencey Prep, he may men well but has a tendency toward pontificating. He forces Holden to read his "paper" on Ancient Egypt
what DB is going to writing his movie about over the break
July 18, 1964
day Holden's brother died, he freaked out and broke his hand and punched windows
Grand Central
where Holden leaves his bags so that he can keep them safe, this is where he goes after he runs from Antolini
Tina and Janine
two french entertainers at the Wicker Bar, Holden dislikes them and thinks they are phony, one is good at singing
The Secret Goldfish
the book that DB wrote, Holden's favorite book of DBs
Sally Hayes
Holden's date to a matinee on Sunday is attractive but shallow and artificial.
The Wicker Bar
Where Holden goes with Carl Luce and gets really wasted, he gets told to grow up there, then he leaves
Lillian Simmons
All bust and no brains, she and her date ask Holden to sit with them at dinner. She used to date D.B.
"This Abraham Lincoln, sincere voice"
Stradlater uses this to convince girls to sex
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