He observes a man putting on silk stockings, high heels, a bra, a corset, and an evening gown. Chapters 5-8 Chapter 5: Holden, Mal Broussard, and Ackley head off to see a movie. He eats breakfast at a sandwich bar, where he converses with two nuns about Romeo and Juliet. The date does not go well. Plot Overview The Catcher in the Rye is set around the 1950s and is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Holden's time in New York becomes more frustrating for him when he goes to see a movie that he hates; he continues to become more depressed and even suicidal as a result of his experiences. When Phoebe learns that he failed in Pencey she becomes angry with him and further says that their dad will kill him.
They spend the day together until Holden makes a rude remark and she leaves crying. He sits in a taxi and goes to the hotel. The situation is complicated by the fact that Pencey is not the first school that leaves the young hero. He immediately excuses himself and heads to , where he spends the rest of the night. They go to see a show starring the Lunts, which he knows Sally will enjoy because it seems sophisticated.
At Grand Central Station he talks with two nuns about and insists on giving them a donation. And not only the school, hated by all. She removed and soon returned with a lifter. She does not agree with the idea and in anger Holden calls her ' royal pain in the ass'. They never want to discuss anything serious unless they feel like it. Holden decides to leave Pencey early. Holden wants to keep children from growing up, because he knows how corrupt the world is.
They both skate poorly and decide to get a table instead. Salinger's classic The Catcher in the Rye illustrates a teenager's dramatic struggle against death and growing up. Holden — being Holden — insults Maurice and Maurice punches him in his stomach. Since Holden is becoming an adult himself, he is unhappy with what he will represent. He calls complete strangers at night, constantly thinks of his sister Phoebe, his brother Allie, and his old friend Jane. There he meets with a blonde woman and dances with her.
Carl Lewis, a student from Princeton, is too focused on his person to show sympathy for Holden, and he, left alone, gets drunk, calls Sally, asks her forgiveness, and then wanders through cold new York city and Central Park, near the pond with ducks, drops a record bought as a gift younger sister Phoebe. Holden remains at the Wicker Bar, where he gets drunk, then leaves to wander around Central Park. His confusion is so substantial that it leads to depression, lack of judgment, and a false adoration of childhood innocence. Maurice punches Holden in the stomach while she takes another five dollars. He calls his former English teacher, Mr. Of all the adults in the novel, Antolini is the only one with whom Holden makes a connection. Plot summary From what is implied to be a sanatorium, Holden, the narrator and protagonist, tells the story of his adventures before the previous Christmas.
He reveals to the reader that he has been expelled for failing most of his classes. Once in new York city, he realizes that he can not come home and tell his parents that he was expelled. At last, we pull out of the narrative and back to the Holden of one year later, the one who was telling us this story. The next morning, Holden makes a date with a girl he knows named Sally Hayes. Phoebe realizes Holden has been expelled, and asks him what he wants to be in his life. Holden, however, is too nervous to do anything.
When he awakens, he finds Mr. He goes to a night bar in Greenwich village, where he loved to visit his older brother D. Holden pretends to agree with what he hears, but actually thinks Mr. The Catcher in the Rye. And adults, and peers, with whom he meets, cause in it irritation, but and one him remain nevmogotu. Holden stays behind and gets drunk by himself. Antolini, who tells Holden he can come stay at his apartment.
Holden sees himself in her, finally changes his mind and decides to go back to his parents. He calls her, and though she is at first annoyed to be called at such a late hour by a complete stranger, she eventually suggests that they meet the next day. Holden falls asleep on the couch, wakes up, and feels Mr. He then gets heavily drunk and wanders around the Central Park. He leaves Pencey to return to New York City, where he will stay in a hotel before actually going home.