FC: CATCHER IN THE RYE | By LOGAN SEDERGREN | And | The | MONOMYTH
1: THE | CALL | Holdens call in the book is basically the fact that he has been expelled from his school for flunking 4 out of 5 of his classes that semester. he says "I forgot to tell you about that.They kicked me out. I wasn't supposed to come back after Christmas vacation, on the account of I was flunking four subjects and not applying myself and all" (Salinger 4) This is his call because it is what sets him on his journey.
2: Refusal | Of
3: The | Call | Haldens refusal is pretty much him lingering around campus while everyone was at the football game even though he's already been notified he's been kicked out. He even goes to his room and messes around with his annoying roommate who live next to him.
4: CROSSING | THE | THRESHOLD | Crossing the threshold for holden is after his little problem with his roommate and he decides its time to leave Pency for good and go to New York early. You get the feeling this is hard for holden when he says
5: CROSSING | THE | THRESHOLD | " when i was all set to go, when i had my bag and all, I stood for awhile next to the stairs and took a last look down the goddamn corridor. I was sort of crying . I don't know why." (salinger)52 This here shows how he cares deep down but just doesn't understand yet.
7: AID | Halden's supernatural aid in the book is Mr.Spencer, one of his old history teacher who Halden failed his class. Mr.Spencer encourages Halden to get things straight and that he believes he can do better. Mr.Spencer tells Halden" do you feel no concern for your future, boy!" (salinger14) showing that he wants hHlden to care for himself. Halden doesn't think much of there talk but it sits in his mind and changes him from the inside slowly.
8: The | Road | Of | Trials
9: In the book there are many trials on his road but i felt that that there where three confrontation with women that were his trials. When he encountered the prostitute,when he met with sally ,and when he met with phoebe. First the encounter with the prostitute made holden realize he wasn't ready for sexual relations (salinger 95). Then when he met with sally he realized he wasn't ready for a personal relationship. Finally when he met with phoebe, she would make him think about coming home to fix all his problems.
11: GODDESS | the | The Goddess for Holden is his sister Phoebe . Phoebe is Holden's little light in his life though all this darkness. She is what makes him feel happy and the only person who has been straight up with him. she tells him exactly what he needed to hear to see the errors in his ways. She says "You don't like any schools you don't like a million things. You don't " (salinger164)
12: A | P | O | T | H | E | O | S | I | S
13: This happens when he decided not to leave without his sister and stays to watch her ride the merry-go-round. At this point he finds what he's been looking for and is filled with happiness, So much so that he doesn't care about the rain falling down on him . He tries to explain it in the story when he says " I felt so damn nice, the way she kept going around and around , in her blue coat and all. God i wish you could've been there "(Salinger213)
14: Refusal Of The Return | Holden's refusal is when he decides he isn't going home. That he would rather run away from his loved ones and travel around . " i cant wait till Wednesday anymore so ill probably hitch hike out west this afternoon. Meet me at the museum of art near the west door at a quarter past 12 if you can " ( salinger200)
15: Master of two worlds | "i Meant it too, i wasn't lying i really did go home afterwards. "(salinger212) This is when holden masters both his worlds by growing up and finally going home to fix his problems He even goes to get psychiatric help and go to a different school.
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