Study Questions 1 Holden narrates the story of The Catcher in the Rye while he is recovering from his breakdown. Do you think the promise of recovery that Holden experiences as he watches the carousel at the end of the novel has been fulfilled? Specifically, has Holden gained a more mature perspective on the events that he narrates? It is possible that Holden is simply trying to recapture his original emotions and thoughts in his narration, and thus masking the fact that he has a more enlightened view regarding his behavior than he had during his escapades.
Richard Cartoni Study Question: Disappearance and erasure are two terms which crop up throughout the book. Trace a few of the meanings and incidents where these occur.
The first occurs early on when Holden explains: After I got across the road, I felt like I was sort of disappearing. It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road.
Indeed, Holden has been expelled from Pency Prep. The result of this climate, moreover, is a feeling of loneliness and depression in Holden and a desire to be dead, or disappear The next pattern of disappearance for Holden involves his running away from Pencey under cover of night to spend a few days in New York City "incognito" before returning home to face his parents.
This pattern creates a dual impression. On the one hand, Holden wants to escape his humdrum life at just another cruel and "phony" prep school and, perhaps, even more compelling for him, he wants to assume the identity of a free-wheeling adult.
Ironically, however, in his lying and assuming of false identities, Holden becomes what he despises most, i. What Holden ultimately learns, however, is that one can neither escape nor protect others from vulgarity, disappearance, or erasure.
Rather, they are simply facets of life that must be faced and endured by all at some point. Thus, Holden concludes as he watches Phoebe go round and round on the carousel in Central Part: The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you to let them do it, and not say anything.What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.
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These books can be used for elementary, middle school, and secondary school-aged pupils and now Miguel A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich Alice in Wonderland. Belle Prater's Boy Book of Three, The Briar Rose Bridge to Teribithia. Catcher in the Rye Charlotte's Web Chasing Redbird Child of.
A Reading Response submitted to English B by Mr. Richard Cartoni Study Question: Disappearance and erasure are two terms which crop up throughout the book. Trace a few of the meanings and incidents where these occur.