The Catcher in the Rye

β€œThe Catcher in the Rye” is a novel written by J. D. Salinger in 1951. It revolves on the themes of teenage confusion, alienation, rebellion and language. It has been considered as among the best novels of the 20th century.

4,842 Questions

Why does Holden wear his red hat backwards?

I think your referring the book Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger but the question really doesn't make sense on how you wouldn't be able to wear his hat backwards

^^ i dont know the answer to the question, but to whoever answered this before me, he repeatedly refers to him liking to wear his hat backwards, so your answer makes no sense.

Who wrote catcher in the wry?

There is no such book. If you are asking who wrote Catcher in the Rye, then the answer is J.D Salinger

The previous answer is not completely correct. J.D. Salinger is the author of Catcher in the Rye but there is also a book called Catcher in the Wry. And they author of that book is Bob Uecker. Wry and is comedy, and its awesome.

Was JD Salinger a Jew?

J. D. Salinger's family practiced Catholic Judiasm however, he did not. Salinger searched through many religions over his lifetime including Buddhism and Hinduism. Although, he is best known for his Hindu beliefs.

Salinger's father was Jerome David Salinger was born in Manhattan, New York, on New Year's Day, 1919. His mother, Marie (née Jillich), was born in Atlantic, Iowa, of Scottish,[3] German and Irish descent.[3][9][10] His paternal grandfather, Simon, born in Lithuania, was at one time the rabbi for the Adath Jeshurun congregation in Louisville, Kentucky.[11] His father, Sol Salinger, sold kosher cheese.[12] Salinger's mother changed her name to Miriam and passed as Jewish. Salinger did not learn his mother was actually Catholic and willingly converted to Judiasm until just after his bar mitzvah.[13]. Personally religion did not really have a huge impact on his life.

How did holden react to allie's death?

He spent the night in the family garage, and broke all the garage windows with his fist, badly lacerating his hand in the process.

How does holden treat little kids in Catcher in the Rye?

Holden treats little kids with an amused gentleness. The reader gathers that he likes, and respects young kids ("They kill me"). He also feels very protective of them.

When was Holden caulfield born?

Given the context and time of the story, Holden would have been born about 1932.

Why is holden so concerned about what happened with jane gallagher and stradlater?

because he views jane as someone who is pure and he knows that stadlater is far from pure and he has had many sexual relationship with other girls and so he is concerned that he will make her unpure or that he will make her do something that she does not want to do with him

Why is 'The Catcher in the Rye' such a popular book?

First of all, it is "popular" because many American students are required to read it in high school. By that fact alone, the book is very well known.

As far as the content, The Catcher in the Rye is popular among teens because it touches on subjects of rebellion and alienation, themes that any teen can relate to.

Personally, when I read Catcher in the Rye I felt I could relate with the protagonist Holden's angst at the world.

Where is Holden as narrates the story?

He's in a hospital for tb like he says in the end of the first chapter.

What does db stand for in Catcher in the Rye?

D. B. is the first and middle initial of Holden's older brother. He does not say what the "D.B." stands for.

What does holden find depressing about Mr Spencer?

Spencer is old, sick (with a bad cold), and wearing a ratty robe in a bedroom that "smells like Vicks Nose Drops" as Holden puts it. Holden finds the whole scene depressing.

Why is holden obsessed with phoniness?

Holden is in fact more of a phony than the people that he accuses. Holden believes that all adults are phony because of the fact that they take responsibility for their lives, even when things don't go your way, adults have to cope.

Holden finds it particularly difficult to accept that his parents are able to move on from Allie's death. His parents move forward, continue to live, to work to make money. Unfortunately for Holden, he does not realize that life requires the living to go on, even though you bear a deep sadness and loss in your heart.

D.B., Holden's older brother is a phony, a sell-out, because he writes scripts for Hollywood instead of serious books. Yet Holden, who refuses to participate in being a responsible student does not see his own faults.

His family is not pretending to live, they are not phony, what is phony is Holden's refusal to grow up. You can't stop the process. It is phony of Holden to pretend to remain a child, when he knows that, he is maturing into a young adult.

It is phony of Holden to say that he really cares about Jane Gallagher, yet he never calls her. When she has a date with Stradlater, Holden does not go to the Annex to say hello.

Holden is a very

depressed person, he is stuck in a grief cycle over his brother's death, refuses to accept responsibility and accuses everyone around him who lives their life of being a phony. - pmiranda2857

Why Catcher in the Rye is an initiation story?

because gravity now pushes up and left instead of right

hope i helped

What is Huck's attitude towards his father?

Huck's father was a drunk, he beat him and kept him locked in the cabin, all to get his money. Huck was afraid of his dad, and cooked up a plan to escape. He definitely wasn't happy about living with him and he didn't like him at all.

Where is Holden as the story begins?

He seems to be in a mental hospital/insane asylum in California.

What does Holden think of his mom?

Very hard to say. Holden seems to dismiss his mother as almost an abstract. He has no complaints about her, and he also has no praise for her. The reader gets the impression that he does think she is an excellent mother to Phoebe, and Holden is genuinely concerned about what his mother's reaction will be when she finds out he "got the axe again". The most specific thing Holden tells us about his mother is that she is very nervous, "half the time she's up all night smoking cigarettes".

What is importance of the gold ring in the carousel in The Catcher in the Rye?

The golden rings is very symbolic and it is a representation of Holden renewing his faith by seeing how Phoebe decides to grab the ring. He sees that she is risking herself in order to achieve what she wants. Holden "grabs his own ring" by deciding in the end to go to an institution and to continue to fight for a better and happier life.

Or Phoebe just wanted a free ride.

Why does holden visit Mr Antolini?

Mr. Antolini was a favorite teacher of Holden's at an earlier school. He goes to Mr. Antolini's apartment because he needs a place to stay for the night. He trusts Antolini, and is comfortable with him. This changes during the visit, but if it was actually because Antolini was making a homosexual pass at Holden, or it it was because of Holden's increasing paranoia is purposely left vague.

What does Holden give to Phoebe?

He gives her the red hunting cap, because he thought she'd get a 'kick' out of it.

What page does holden caulfield curse on?

Any number of them, depending on which edition of the novel you have......

Where does holden decide to go after leaving pencey?

He decides to go to New York and hide for a few days before telling his parents his news of being expelled, then he would give them a couple days to digest the news before moving back in.