S: Seasons of Change
BC: THE END. | By:Justin Dehn
FC: Justin Dehn Mr. Griffith, pd.6 Grammar Comp. ll February 16, 2012 | CATCHER IN THE RYE SCRAPBOOK
1: Catcher in the Rye
2: "Allie's baseball mit. It was a very descriptive subject. It really was. My brother Allie had this left-handed fielder's mitt" (Salinger 660). | "The thing that was descriptive about it, though, was that he had poems written all over the fingers and the pocket and everywhere" (Salinger 661). | Allie's baseball mit was significant to Holden because he used this an item to remember him by.
3: "It was this red hunting hat, with one of those very, very long peaks" (Salinger 309). | "I saw it in the window of this sports store when we got out of the subway, just after I noticed I'd lost the goddam foils" | Holden carries his red hunting hat with him throughout the novel. It is significant because it symbolizes many themes, for example isolation.
4: "I dropped old Phoebe's record. It broke-into about fifty pieces. It was in a big envelope and all, but it broke anyway"(Salinger 2667) | "I damn near cried, it made me feel so terrible, but all I did was, I took the pieces out of the envelope and put them in my coat pocket" (Salinger 2667) | This was a part in the book, that was quite depressing. Holden was finally going to do something nice for someone, and as he is delivering it he drops it and just emotionally breaks down.
5: "I do that quite a lot when I'm in a certain mood...it's a nervous habit" (Salinger ) | Smoking is something Holden does in the novel to make him seem more mature and he does it when he is stressed or anxious.
6: "I started to go in to this dumpy-looking bar... I wasn't sleepy or anything, but I was feeling sort of lousy."(Salinger 1569) | The bar was closing up for the night, so I bought them all two drinks...(Salinger 1300). | Alcohol is significant in this book, because Holden often attempts to drink and buy alcohol. He also does this to make women think he is older so maybe he will have a change with them.
7: "They gave me this crummy room..."(Salinger 1062). | "I'm not kidding the whole hotel was filled with lousy perverts. I was probably the only normal bastard in the whole place...and thats not saying much" (Salinger 1069). | The hotel room was significant because this is when we realized that he had reached rock bottom and he really didn't know what he wanted and what he was begging for.
8: "Do you want to go for a ride on it" (Salinger 3653). | "I'm to big for it...no your not I'll wait for ya. Go on" (Salinger 3652). | The carousel signifies the idea of not wanting to grow up, and how Holden has mixed feelings about his childhood.
9: The museum is signifies Holden's memories with Phoebe and how they used to go to the museum all the time and look at the Indians. | "I loved that damn museum..." (Salinger 2085). | "I kept walking and walking, and I kept thinking about old Phoebe going to that museum on Saturdays" (Salinger 2108)
10: The movie tickets are an important part of the book because this symbolizes, what Holden will do for a women. He hates the theater but knows it will make Sally happy, so he buys them. | "So what I did was , I went over and bought two orchestra seats..." (Salinger 2023). | "I didn't much want to see it, but I knew old Sally, the queen of the phonies would start drooling all over the place..." ( Salinger 2023).
11: "...I was over at her house, on the porch-they had this big screened in porch. We were playing checkers" (Salinger 1358). | "...a tear plopped down on the checkerboard...the next thing I knew I was kissing her all over..." (Salinger 1371). | This moment of "awkwardness" was significant because this showed how socially awkward Holden was with women, and set the tone for the rest of the book