The Catcher in the Rye Chapters 7-12. Hunting Hat I didnâ€™t give a damn how I...
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The Catcher in the Rye Chapters 7-12 Slide 2 Hunting Hat I didnt give a damn how I looked. Nobody was around anyway, Now wears it for protection from outside elements No one around to ridicule him Symbol of his self-consciousness Slide 3 Holdens Loneliness Conversation with Ernest Marrows mother Cant communicate without lying Then I started reading this timetable I had in my pocket. Just to stop lying. Once I get started, I can go on for hours if I feel like it. No kidding. Hours (58). Lies to hide from reality Exaggerates Slide 4 Tone Mrs. Morrows tone is maternal Holden speaks to her as an equal Mothers are slightly insane, (57). Lies to avoid disappointing her and to protect her Thinking of his own mom? Mothers arent too sharp about that stuff,(57). Stuffknowing who their sons really are Slide 5 Holdens Loneliness Wants to call someone 20 min in phone booth No one to reach out to Accidentally gives home address Where he want to go but cant You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park South? That little lake? By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it freezes over? (60). Digresses Slide 6 Reaction vs. Questions Not many people think about the ducks? It is an odd question? Is Holden being honest? It is not a normal thought? What is important to Holden is not important to other people? Slide 7 Intimacy verses Casual I think if you dont really like a girl, you shouldnt horse around with her at all, and if you do like her, then youre supposed to like her face, you ought to be careful about doing crumby stuff to it, like squirting water all over it. Its really too bad that so much crumby stuff is a lot of fun sometimes (62). Wants to share intimacy with a girl but maintain respect for them Has regards their feelings and emotions Sees sex as dirty doesnt understand it Slide 8 Intimacy verses Casual He is nervous and uncomfortable Refers to the guests as perverts and screwballs Uncomfortable and doesnt understand sexuality Sex is something I really dont understand too hot. You never know where the hell you are. I keep making up these sex rules for myself, and then I break them right away (63). Slide 9 Intimacy verses Casual Becomes sexually aroused and calls a stranger Breaks his own sex rules Accidentally gives real name Declines the offer to meet her Indicates Holdens immaturity and imbalance- his inconsistency Change in diction, pretentious Slide 10 Holdens Loneliness Quest for Companionship Wants to call Phoebe A look into their relationship You never saw a little kid so pretty and smart in your whole life (67). Red hair like Allie Person he can communicate with Compares her to himself Narcissistic = compliment to Phoebe Slide 11 Holdens Loneliness Sense of nostalgia Hazel Weatherfield Wear white gloves and walk right between [him and Allie], like a lady and all Youd like her and old Phoebe. I swear to god you like her Pleasant tone, wishes he could return to this time Slide 12 Holdens Loneliness Quest for Companionship Lavender Room Realizes hes out of place No one his age ID by waiter Also, there were very few people around my age in the place. In fact, nobody was around my age (69). Resents adults but keeps trying to be one Slide 13 Lack of Self-Awareness Refuses to acknowledge his behaviors or actions. Ridicules and critiques those around him. The other two grools nearly had hysterics when we did. I certainly mustve been very hard up to even bother with any of them (70). Cant accept societal norms and public values No fulfillment from the situation so manipulates women for his amusement Slide 14 Lack of Self-Awareness Lavender Room Refuse to serve him Girls mock and pity him She kept asking me to call up my father and ask him what he was doing tonight (75). Holden calls them phonies He sees the situation from a skewed point of view Thinks hes mature Needs to see his true self- confused and depressed kid Slide 15 Jane Represents childhood and innocence Makes Holden happy Feels more than sexual towards her- wants to protect her innocence I really got to know her quite intimately. I dont mean it was anything physical or anything- it wasntYou dont always have to get too sexy to get to know a girl (76). I held hands with her all the time, for instance. That doesnt sound like much, I realize, but she was terrific to hold hands with (79). Slide 16 Jane Indicates their close bond She was the only one, outside of my family, that I ever showed Allies mitt to (77). Reveals an intense and intimate moment with her Then, all of a sudden, this tear plopped down on the checkerboardI dont know why, but it bothered the hell out of me (78-79). The she really started to cry, and the next thing I knew, I was kissing her all over- anywhere (79). Slide 17 Jane Mirrors Holdens situation and how he handles it I asked Jane what the hell was going on. She wouldnt even answer me, then. She made out like she was concentrating on her next move(78) Holden wont admit or turn to anyone for help May explain his preoccupation with Jane and wanting to talk to her He wants to protect her Slide 18 Ernies I think its because sometimes when he plays, he sounds like the kind of guy that wont talk to you unless youre a big shot. (80) Assumption Holden makes this conclusion based on the way Ernie plays the piano. Slide 19 Ducks Typical question by Holden, but a new piece of information I mean does somebody come around in a truck or something and take them away, or do they fly away by themselvesgo south or something? (82) Slide 20 Ducks What is it that Holden is saying? Who is responsible for the well-being and safety of the ducks? Other people? The ducks themselves? Slide 21 Horowitz The cab driver Reaction The fish dont go no place. They stay right where they are, the fish. Right in the lake. (82) Slide 22 Horowitz Its tougher for the fish, the winter and all, than it is for the ducks (82) If you was a fish, Mother Natured take care of you, wouldnt she? Right? You dont think them fish just die when it gets to be winter, do ya? (83) Slide 23 Horowitz They cant just ignore the ice. They cant just ignore it. (82) Symbolism of ice? Slide 24 Holdens Loneliness Desperate for companionship Anyway, it made me feel depressed and lousy again, and I damn near got my coat back and went back to the hotel, but it was too early and I didnt feel much like being alone (84). Hes alone- the one out of place Realizes it but doesnt do anything about it I certainly began to feel like a prize horses ass, though, sitting there all by myself (86). Slide 25 Ernies In a funny way, though, I felt sort of sorry for him when he was finished. I dont even think he knows any more when hes playing right or not. It isnt all his fault. I partly blame all those dopes that clap their heads off-theyd foul up anybody, if you gave them a chance. (84) Who truly do we feel sorry for? if anybody gave them a chance? Who gave him a chance? Slide 26 Ernies People are to blame People are always ruining things for you. (87)