The Catcher in the Rye Chapters 10 to 13 Reviewing Chapter Questions for clarification and understanding!
Who is Phoebe? Holden’s younger sister 10 years old Red hair, “roller-skate skinny”, little ears Really smart Inquisitive “too affectionate” & “very emotional” She likes writing detective stories, who is the protagonist? Hazle Weatherfield
Identify Bernice, Lavern and Marty! Three ladies in the Lavender Room Around thirty years old From Seattle, Washington Holden dances with Bernice, the blonde one. She’s a “moron,” but a good dancer He gives them the alias Jim Steele Star struck Holden pays their bill
Describe Holden’s Relationship with Jane Gallagher Close friends Intimate, xoxo!?! Her dog used to “go”in Holden’s yard Checkers players He showed her Allie’s glove Holden met her step dad, “that Cudahy bastard” They would go to the movies together They almost necked, but mostly held hands
Why did Holden have to leave Ernie’s Bar? “Ernie’s” is a club, Ernie is a piano player Phonies having putrid conversations Holden runs into an acquaintance of D.B.’s, Lillian Simmons. She asks Holden if he’s alone and that he should join her and his date. She’s annoying so Holden lies and says he is just leaving to meet somebody.
What does the reader learn about Holden due to his obsession about his stolen gloves at Pencey? He is a bit of a pacifist, or “yellow”? He is tough (in his own mind) He has a “terrific capacity” for alcohol consumption
What was the “big mess” Holden got into upon his return to the Hotel after leaving Ernie’s? • The elevator operator asks Holden if he’d like a good time, “a little tail” • He says YES!! • He figures he can “practice” (he’s a virgin) • He gives her his alias • The prostitute’s name is Sunny • She is young and intimidating • Holden just wants to talk • They DON’T do it • Holden pays her $5 and she told him it was $10
What will happen next? Predict what will happen next Keep annotating Use a syncretic mix of TWIST and SIFT strategies with personal remarks.