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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE. J.D. SALINGER Jasmine Funt ♥ Samantha Rebolledo . ♥ Facts about j.d. Salinger ♥. He published several stories in the early 1940’s He served in world war two He was born in Manhattan, New York on new years day 1919 From 1948-1961 he was written 14 books .

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The catcher in the rye



Jasmine Funt ♥

Samantha Rebolledo 

Facts about j d salinger

Facts about j.d. Salinger♥

He published several stories in the early 1940’s

He served in world war two

He was born in Manhattan, New York on new years day 1919

From 1948-1961 he was written 14 books 

4 vocabulary words
4 Vocabulary words

  • Psychoanalyzed - to investigate or treat by psychoanalysis pg.39 sent. – “I was only thirteen , and they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage.” Origin:1910-15; psycho- + analyze

  • Putrid– in the state of foul decay or decomposition, as animal or vegetable matter; rotten. Pg.69 – “the band was putrid.” Origin:1375-1425; late me < L Putridus rotten, equi. To putr (ere) to rot + -idus

  • Inferiority Complex- a lack of self-esteem; feeling of inadequacy; lack of self-confidence . pg.108 sent-what I did, I finally put my suitcase under my bed, instead of on the rack, so that old Slagle wouldn’t get a goddamn inferiority complex about it. Origin:1920-25

  • Chiffonier- a high chest of drawers or bureau, often having a mirror on top. Pg.20

Catcher summary title explanation
Catcher summary Title explanation♥


Title explanation

  • Holden is trying to deal with his life because it is going downhill. He has to deal with the loss of his brother and getting kicked out of school, so he goes to New York just to find that he has to deal with becoming more of an adult.

  • Holden wants to be a catcher in the rye, which is that he helps and protects the youth when the are in danger or in trouble, because he couldn’t be there to help his little brother when he died of cancer.

Theme explanation
Theme explanation♥

  • Loneliness- Holden is always lonely and by himself. He always wants to find someone to associate with, but when he does find someone to talk to he always gets annoyed.

  • The painfulness of growing up-Holden got kicked out of school because he was failing 4/5 classes. He also had to deal with the loss of his brother Allie causing him to think that he had to grow up faster.

Figurative language examples w explanation
Figurative Language examples w/explanation♥

  • Metaphor- “ I’m very yellow about those things.” pg.100 he uses this metaphor because someone was knocking on Holden’s door while he was smoking a cigarette and he didn’t want to get caught, so I think that he was embarrassed about it or just scared.

  • Imagery- “ God, my old heart was damn near beating me out of the room.” pg. 101 he uses this imagery in the book because Holden was very scared when the pimp came back to the hotel room about the money because he told Holden that it was five dollars a throw instead of ten dollars, so Holden was just very scared and wanted to just get out of there.

  • Hyperbole- “ I’d just about broken her heart.” pg.74 he uses a hyperbole to indicate that he had broken his dance-mate Marty’s heart because he had lied to her saying that he saw a famous movie star, but there really wasn’t anyone there and Marty was all upset about it. So the girl was just very sad.

  • Metonymy- “ I felt like giving somebody a buzz.” PG.59 he uses a metonymy because Holden said that he wanted to give someone a buzz meaning that he wanted to call someone.

  • Irony- “ If theres one thing I hate, it’s the movies. Don’t even mention them to me.” pg.2 what is ironic about this is that Holden later on in the book ends up going to the movies with his roommate (Ackley) that he hates.

Descriptions and quote
Descriptionsand Quote♥

  • His emotional description is that he doesn’t really care about things

  • He shows very little care towards his future

  • He was a very heavy smoker

  • 16 years old

  • He’s independent

  • Doesn’t like to express his feelings or personal life with people


Holden s dog poop and quote
Holden’s dog poop and Quote♥

  • Holden’s Dog poop- Holden dealing with the loss of his brother is something that he really didn’t handle that well. He was only thirteen years old when he had died. Holden basically went crazy; he broke all the windows in the garage the night he died and he slept in the garage as well. He even tried to break all the windows in the station wagon just for the hell of it.

  • Quote- “it was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit, but I hardly didn’t even know I was doing it, and you didn’t know Allie.” PG. 39

Symbolism explanation and quote
Symbolism explanationand Quote♥

  • Hat- comfort, security

  • Ducks- the curiosity of youth and curiosity to discover the world.

  • The catcher in the rye-he wants to help and protect kids

  • The museum of natural history-unchanging and everlasting

  • Baseball mitt- Allie his little brother died and he owned the baseball mitt talked about in the story

Favorite passage scene
Favorite passage/scene♥



  • “the mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” –Wilhelm Stekel pg. 188

  • Mr. Antolinigave this quote to Holden because he said that he saw Holden as the man who would die nobly for some highly unworthy cause. I think that the teacher was right because Holden didn’t really care about anything that much all he really cared about was himself, so I kind of was agreeing with the teacher about that. Plus, I see my self as the person that want to live humbly for one 

  • “I’m just going through a phase right now. Everybody goes through phases and all, don’t they?” pg. 15

  • I like this quote because I feel thateveryone does go through phases in life whether they are good or bad, and what we have to do is to just get through them and make the best of them. And just like Holden’s dog poop you have to live with it.

Statement of value
Statement of value♥



  • I’ve leaned gained and discovered a lot in this book. I learned that to never take anything for granted and life. I discovered that growing up really fast is not really all that good as it seems, it really is difficult. I just learned that I should just do the right thing in every situation and try my best to succeed In everything that I try to achieve in.

  • What I've learned and discovered while reading catcher and the rye is that when your going through a tough time you have to try and get through it because in the end you achieving that goal will be , and even though it will be hard you have to trust yourself and do what you have to do to succeed.

Holden s song
Holden’s song♥

Sometimes in out liveswe all have painwe all have sorrowbut if we are wise we no that theres always tomorowlean on me when ur not strong and ill be ur friend ill help u carry on for it wont be long till im gonna need somebody to lean onpleae swallow your prideif i have things you need to borrowfor no1 can fill those of your needs that u dont let showlean on me when your not strong and ill be your friendill help u carry onfor it wont be long till im gonna needsomebody to lean on Just call on me brother when u need a hand we all need somebody to lean on I just might have a problem that youd understand we all need somebody to lean on lean on me when your notstrong and ill be your friend ill help u carry on for it wont be long till im gonna need somebody to lean on lean on me ..