Catcher in the Rye Characters Flashcards

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gladstones
suitcases
D.B.
Holden's big brother
Dr.Thurmer
Pencey Prep headmaster. Phony
Horowitz
The second cab driver
Ackley
a fellow student at Pencey
Estelle Fletcher
Sings "Little Shirley Beans"
Stradlater
Holden's roommate at Pencey Prep.
Rudolph Schmidt
Janitor at Pencey prep.
Selma Thurmer
headmaster's daughter; unattractive but Holden likes her because she knows her dad is a phony
Ernie Morrow
a fellow student at Pencey
D.B. Caulfied
Holdens older brother, a writer.
Ernie
Snobby but talented piano player; phony
Maurice
Elevator man at the Edmont Hotel.
Allie Caulfield
Holden's younger brother, died of leukemia, Holden still feels some "survivor's guilt" about his death
Holden
-kicked out of Pencey Prep
-goes to visit Mr. Spencer
Carrousel
Holden takes Phoebe there before he gets sick; reminds him of childhood because it never changes and just keeps going around
Eddie Birdsell
Gave Holden Faith Cavendish's number; goes to Princeton
Mr. Haas
Headmaster at Elkton School; phony; only greet good looking parents
Mr. Spencer
Holden's history teacher at Pencey Prep, who unsuccessfully tries to shake Holden out of his academic apathy
Faith Cavendish
The girl that Holden booty calls
Horwitz
Touchy cabdriver that drives Holden to Ernie's
Sunny
Young prostitute sent to Holden; she lost her childhood
Mal Brossard
Friend of Holdens at pencey prep.
Dick Slagle
Holden's roommate. Has cheep luggage but uses Holden's fancy luggage and says that they are his own. Appearance vs. Reality.
Frederick Woodruff
Pencey student who buys Holden's typewriter for twenty dollars
Robert Ackley
Holden's dormmate; bad skin and teeth; no one likes him
The Secret Goldfish
Book of short stories D.B. wrote
Arthur Childs
Quaker that Holden had a religious argument with
Holden Caulfield
he protagonist and narrator of the novel, a sixteen-year-old junior who has just been expelled for academic failure from a school called Pencey Prep
Ed Banky
The coach that lends Stratlader the car
Mrs. Aigletinger
Always took Holden's class to the museum
Ernie's
The piano bar that Holden goes to where the jazz piano player Ernie works, but Ernie knows he is famous so Holden doesn't like him.
Louis Shaney
Catholic boy from the whooton school who Holden thinks only likes to have conversations with Catholic people and that's why he asked Holden if he is Catholic
Robert Tichener
playing football with Holden when Mr. Zambesi stopped them
Ann Louis Sherman
Girl that Holden necked with once; phony
California
Where Holden is in a loony bin, D.B. lives there
D. B. Caulfield
Holden's older brother, wrote a volume of short stories that Holden admires very much
Phoebe
Holdens sister, he put her on a pedal stool. She was the smartest, funniest, and emotional kid. She gives back to Holden, unlike every other character ever.
Carl Luce
A student at Columbia who was Holden's student advisor at the Whooton School. Luce is three years older than Holden and has a great deal of sexual experience. At Whooton, he was a source of knowledge about sex for the younger boys, and Holden tries to get him to talk about sex at their meeting.
Al Pike
A guy that Jane Gallagher thought had an inferiority complex
Bernice, Marty, & Laverne
3 tourists that Holden meets and dances with at the Lavender Room
The Lagoon in Central Park
Holden wonders where the ducks go when the pond freezes
Lillian Simmons
D.B.'s old flings.
Hollywood
People sell themselves like prostitutes there
Mr. Vinson
Taught Oral Expressions class
Elkton Hills
One of Holden's schools
Mr.Vinson
Holden's Oral Expression teacher. Holden did not like him very much because Holden failed
Mr.Antolini
Holden's former English teacher at Elkton Hills. Teacher at NYU. Young, Clever, Sympathetic and likeable
Ward Stradlater
Holden's roommate; phony friendly; secret slob
Spencer
Holden's history teacher; portrayed as very gross hold man; has the grippe; failed Holden in history
Phoebe Caulfield
holden's younger sister, makes him happy, angry at holden for getting expelled yet another time
Egyptians
Topic of Holden's essay; Mr. Spencer goes over with him
Mal Brassard
Invites Holden and Ackley into town
Bob Robinson
Bob Robinson has an inferiority complex, according to Holden, but Jane thinks he is conceited because he tells her that he is captain of the debate team.
Mr. Antolini
Holden's former English teacher at Elkton Hills, He lets Holden stay with him and his wife after Holden leaves his home. He tells Holden that he is headed for a fall and that he envisions Holden dying nobly for an unworthy cause. When Holden wakes up and finds him touching his head, he quickly leaves the house. he later rethinks the situation and realizes he over exaggerated
James Castle
a student who committed suicide by jumping out the window
The Wicker Bar
Gets totally smashed there; drinks with Carl; calls Sally
Ernest Morrow
A classmate of Holden at Pency. Although Holden tells his mother that he is popular but sensitive, in actuality he is "doubtless the biggest bastard that ever went to Pency" and "about as sensitive as a goddam toilet seat"(54).
Rudolf Schmidt
janitor at Pencey. Holden uses his name as a as his own when he talks to Mrs. Morrow on the train to New York
Ossenburger
Holden's dorm was named after him; he made a lot of money by making a cheap burial service; when came to speak at Pencey Prep talked about religion but doesn't really believe it, this makes Holden thinks he is a phony.
Mr. Cudahy
Jane Gallagher's "booze hound" of a step-father
Kettle Drums
Only part Holden likes about the Radio City Christmas show
Mrs. Morrow
Mother of Ernest Morrow, boy at pencey prep. (Holden has a conversation on the bus with her)
D.B. Caulfield
Holden's older brother. D. B. wrote a volume of short stories that Holden admires very much, but Holden feels that D. B. prostitutes his talents by writing for Hollywood movies.
The Lavender Room
the bar in the Edmont hotel where Holden goes late at night.
"The Abraham Lincoln, sincere voice."
how Holden describes Stadlater when talking to girls
"This Abraham Lincoln, sincere voice"
The way Stradlater talks to his dates
Jim Steele
Holden's pseudo-name
Richard Consella
"Digression" guy
Whooton
a school Holden attended
Whooten School
One of Holden's old schools
Robert Burns
Wrote "Comin' Through the Rye"
McBurney School
a real school in N.Y.
Sally Hayes
a girl that Holden once dated
Annapolis
Where D.B. is writing a movie about
Edgar Marsalla
farted while Ossenburger was speaking at Pencey Prep and Thurmer wanted to expel him
Protagonist
the principal character in a work of fiction
Mr. Thurmer
Headmaster at Pencey; "life is a game"
Tina & Janine
French singers at the Wicker Bar
Jane Gallagher
was a close friend/neighbor of Holden frequently reminisces about spending time with her and her corrupted childhood with her "boozehound" of a step father. Holden speaks about her in entirely positive terms; he is in love with her.
Mr. Zambesi
Tells him to stop throwing the ball around; his real "goodbye"
July 18, 1946
The day Allie died; punched out windows of the garage
Clavichord
made up body part that Holden that he tells Sunny he broke and therefore still recovering from his surgery
Grand Central
where Holden keeps his bags and has to sleep the night after he left Mr.Antolini's
Saturday Night Meals at Pencey
Steak; parents visited the next day and would ask what they had for dinner
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