An Alternate Ending to The Catcher in the Rye

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Rationale The catcher in the rye Title: What if the story ended different? Type of text: Alternative ending to the text Purpose: To show how a small change in choice could affect holden’s life The Catcher in the Rye is about Holden Caulfield, a 16-year-old boy from New York. The novel starts with Holden, writing in his book, hinting that he is in some sort of mental facility .Even though he comes from a wealthy family,because of his loss of interest in studies,and low grades, he gets expelled from all schools he has studied in .Holden leaves his final school, Pency Prep and decides that he will stay in New York City until his parents learn of his expulsion and “cool down” .Most of the novel is dedicated to Holden’s time in the city, Holden lives in a hotel room for a few days during his stay .Holden then starts meeting with people that he used know, some strangers and goes to places with. From his conversations, he …show more content…

It was a beautiful wedding. Ackley was my best man. You should have seen it, you really should have. We have two kids: a son and a daughter. Our son's name is Allie, and boy, he has red hair just like my brother's was. Our daughter's name is Jenny, and she's a little ball of energy. She looks just like me, Jane says. That killed me. Old Jane and I live far away from the city; we're actually right near D.B. Sometimes, we'll take the children to New York, and other times, Mom, Dad, and Phoebe come out to visit. So I suppose you wanna know what we've been up to. Old Jane is a pediatric nurse at the nearby hospital. Allie and Jenny are both starting school soon. And me? I'm now teaching History and Literature at St. Andrews Prep School out in California. As I look out over my class each day, I can't help but wonder if there is a Holden Caulfield out there. If there is, well, is he another catcher in the

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