Catcher In The Rye Character Analysis Essay

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Chris Tamayo
Mr. Rodriguez
English III; Period 5
18 August 2015

Part 1: Character Identification

Sunny - Sunny is a street walker at the Edmont Hotel. She was hired by Holden through Maurice.
Bernice - Bernice is one of the three tourists from Seattle. She is known as a very good dancer.
Ackley - Ackley is Holden’s dorm neighbor at Pencey Prep. Holden knows that Ackley makes up lies about his sexual experience.
James Castle - James Castle is a student from Elton Hills. Castle committed suicide after another student told him a statement.
Phoebe - Phoebe is Holden’s ten year old sister. She listens and understands Holden more than anyone else.
The Nuns - The Nuns are two nuns that met Holden during breakfast. The Nuns are grateful for Holden’s donations.
Dick Slagle - Dick Slagle is Holden’s roommate at Elkton Hills.
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Salinger, Holden seems to be the ultimate rebel. He is a rebel because he has been kicked out of several school. He has also disobeyed many rules of the society. Later in the novel, Holden learns a few lessons in his story. In “The Catcher in the Rye”, the lesson is to always obey and respect rules that you are given. Disobeying rules lead to consequences. In the novel, Holden learns his lesson about rules and what happened to him when he disobeyed them.

Holden was told to do something and did not do it correctly. “You don’t do one damn thing the way you’re supposed to. I mean it. Not one damn thing ( Salinger 47)”. It seems that Holden was no doing what he was told to do correctly. He did not follow the direction the way he was directed. “ I still had to get those damn theater tickets, so I bought a paper and looked up to see what shows were playing ( Salinger 130)”. This is another example of disobeying directions that you we told. Holden did not buy tickets to the show. He made tickets that look the same and lied that he bought the tickets. Lying is also not the
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