Prompt 1: Bubbles Holden hasn't had such a great experience when it came to school, he got kicked out multiple times and it seemed to never work out for him. “They gave guys the axe quite frequently at Pencey.” Which was stated in the CATCHER in the RYE on page six, paragraph three. He also never applied himself and got many warnings about his grades, but he didn’t care. School doesn't always work out for everyone and holden is a good example, he wasn't a school kind of guy.
10 words/ phrases to support the mood 2 euphemism/ dysphemism 2 oxymorons Prologue The heavy oak door creaked and then with a sudden jolt, slammed shut. A burly man flew through the threshold and plumped down into his velvet throne. The bitter sweet smell of a metallic vanilla filled the air.
Holden still sees Allie was the person he aspires to be but unlike Horatio, Allie is just a memory Holden has. These individuals were the people in both of their lives that always seemed to see passed all the faults they had and helped them became who they wanted to
CHAPTER ONE The Short Boy and the Ringleader A short fat boy sat with his legs crossed on the blacktop. His bookbag was leaning up against a tall fence that seperated school grounds from a small, dense forest. His attention was almost entirely consumed by a plump snail slowly creeping closer to the woods.
Allie’s death warps Holden’s lifestyle; however, it also allows him to grieve once he realizes his wrongdoings. When Holden talks to Phoebe about what he wants to be, he says to her, “I have to come out from somewhere and catch them … I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all” (225). Allie causes
Allie’s death was one of the most fundamental changes that happened in Holden’s life so far. At points in the story, Holden can’t stop thinking about death. This leads him to think about Allie’s death. “In Chapter 20, Holden, at his most depressed moment, is walking at night in Central Park.
Pained by the loss of his brother, Holden has delusions that if he tells Allie to join him, then he can change the past and be a better brother. Holden relives his past through schizophrenic episodes in attempt to bring his brother back, however, his mind has been exposed to shattering pain and his life will never be the same
A. Allie’s death causes Holden to become obsessed with death and this obsession makes him believe that growing up and becoming a “phonie” is like dying; this belief that is planted inside Holden’s head when Allie died is what sends him on a quest to preserve children’s innocence and save them from the “death” of growing up. B. Salinger includes the traumatic story of Allies death that happened years in advance to provide an explanation for Holden’s obsession with death and how he sees loss of innocence as equivalent to dying. Allie died with his innocence still intact, so Holden does not want other children to grow up and have their innocence “die”. C. Holden even admits to being mentally unstable after his brother’s traumatic death when he says, “I was only 13, and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all
I slept in the garage the night he died and broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it” (Salinger 39). Ever since the passing of his brother, Holden has never been the same person as he had been. He never quits thinking of Allie and he believes he is with him at all times. When Holden is depressed, which happens frequently, he decides to speak to Allie to comfort him, as shown by, “What I did, I started talking, sort of out loud, to Allie. I do that sometimes when I get very depressed.
In this quote he tells that his brother died. This shows his brother died when he was young. Furthermore he dies as an innocent child who was not exposed to the adult world or the “phoniness.” Allie's death was tragic to Holden but maybe, in some ways Holden wanted the death himself, he wanted to preserve his innocence. Another point that shows Allie's mitt represents innocence is when Holden says Allie used to read poems on his glove while playing baseball which he wrote before the game so he wouldn’t be bored.
After talking about his childhood memories with his brother he states, ¨He is dead now. He got leukemia and died when we were up in Maine, on July 18, 1946. You´d have like him.¨ Then after talking about Allie’s old baseball mitt he said, ¨I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddam windows with my fist, just for the hell of it¨(43-44). Allie’s death is used to show the unexpected change that Holden had experienced during his life. Allie was only eleven when he died, and Holden was thirteen.
Throughout the book, Holden is struggling to get by. The death of his brother Allie has left him in a tough spot. Holden doesn’t exactly know how to deal with this. The different stages of grief are represented through Holden. Holden shows denial and anger when he flashbacks to one of his memories after his brother’s death.