Monday, June 21, 2010

Catcher In The Rye (1-95)

The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger is a fantastic book so far from reading it. This book seems very interesting to me, I don't know why. my dad first suggested it, and said it was a book I would like. And so far I do, very much. As I started reading it I realized that I can relate to it, and thats probably what sparked my attention to it. For the same reason my dad probably said I would like the book, and its very weird. but I actually enjoy this book.

The main characters name is Holden Caulfield. he is a very cynical character, and doesn't like much of... well, anything to be exact. He always finds problems with things and calls people "phonies" a lot. Holden goes to this school cal Pencey Prep. He hates this school. He finds out that he has failed 4 subjects and cannot go back the next term. HE is now sitting in his room, and this really annoying kid comes up. The "smart geek with all the freckles" is how I would describe him. He is always asking silly questions and bothering people. Stradlater comes in, I would like to describe him as a "jock" type of guy. Stradlater asks to write a composition for english for him. Eventually Caulfield does it, but thats not until later.

What the problem with this book is that it has a lot of things happen in a short amount of time, and it it often very hard to cover all the things that happen. A lot more things happen, but Im not going to lie; it is late :p

“Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules" (Salinger 23).

I think what Mr. Spencer said there has opened Holden Caulfields eyes a little more to the world. I think he maybe realized something about the world that he shouldn't have, and now he is this rebellious, type of guy that doesn't like doing things against his will. For example, he failed 4 subjects, he could've done better if he tried, but he didn't.