Analysis Of Catcher In The Rye

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Catcher In The Rye:Chapter 1: Significant Passage: “He just got a Jaguar. One of those little English jobs that can do around two hundred miles an hour. It cost him damn near four thousand bucks.” Speaker: Holden Caulfield Audience: the reader Significance to the story: The sentence I picked helps to show that currently at his time a expensive car like a Jaguar costs four thousand dollars which shows it takes place sometime in the 1900s. He calls the car as a job which shows that at the time they had weird slang for different things. He also shows a little distaste for his brother because he has luxuries. Question About the Passage: 1. What keeps Holden’s relationship with his brother strong? Catcher In The Rye:Chapter 2: Significant Passage: “You never knew if he was nodding a lot because he was thinking and all, or just because he was a nice old guy that didn 't know his ass from his elbow.” Speaker: Holden Caulfield Audience: the reader Significance to the story: The reason he says this sentence is because he thinks that all adults pretend like they aren’t as knowledgeable as young people. He also thinks they aren’t as aware of their surroundings and up to date with current trends. He also shows that he respects the man with the statement “a nice old guy” besides the fact that he regards him as the regular adult. Question About the Passage: 1. Why is Spencer more of a parent to Holden than his own parents? Catcher In The Rye:Chapter 3: Significant Passage: “I
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