Preliminary English Regular 2013
Area of Study: Transform
The Heurter in the Rye – L. D. Salinger
Chapter one particular - We all meet Holden Caulfield (pp. 1- 5)
1 ) What proof is there to suggest that our narrator is currently receiving medical treatment/ recouping? (Please consider p. you & s. 4).
2 . In what ways does our narrator appear to be a great ‘outsider'?
3. How come Holden get expelled via Pencey Prepare?
4. Consider for what reason Salinger waits until the end of the chapter to reveal Holden's name?
Chapter a couple of - Holden's school record (pp. 6- 13)
your five. Given Holden's description of Mr. Bradzino, how do you think he sees elderly people and aging?
6. How come has Holden avoided sharing with his parents that this individual has been expelled from Pencey Prep?
7. Holden tells us, " I was sixteen then, and I'm seventeen now, and sometimes I perform like I'm regarding thirteen. That's exactly what continues, " I get bored sometimes when people tell me to act my age group. Sometimes I actually act a lot older than We am- I absolutely do- but people never notice it” (p. 8). Talk about how the over quotes reflect Holden's stresses about growing up?
eight. Why do you think the question, ‘where do the ducks go in winter season? ' goes in Holden's intelligence whilst becoming lectured to by Mr Spencer? How can this echo Holden's reluctance to change?
Chapter 3 - Holden and his schoolmates (pp. 14- 22)
on the lookout for. Why does Holden consider Ossenburger to be a ‘phony'? How does this kind of contribute to Holden's perception of Pencey Prep?
10. In respect to Holden, how can you gauge the success of any good book? What does this tell us regarding Holden's persona?
10. Describe the relationship between Holden and Ackley. Are they close friends? Why/ why not?
Section 4 -- Holden and Jane "" (pp. 23- 30)
12. Why does Stradlater ask Holden to complete his English structure for him? Why does Holden get disappointed when Stradlater instructs him not to " stick all of the commas and stuff inside the right place” (p. 240)?
13. What are several of Holden's fondest childhood recollections of Her Gallagher?
14. So why do you think Holden decides to never go downstairs to see Her?
15. What does Holden reveal regarding Jane Gallagher's home life that intrigues Stradlater? How does this case expose the basic differences between Stradlater and Holden's meaningful character?
Part 5 -- A misfortune in Holden's family (pp. 31- 34)
of sixteen. Throughout the new Holden makes many contrary statements including, " I'm quite illiterate, but I actually read a lot” (p. 15) and " We hate the movies like poison, but We get a boom imitating them” (p. 25). Once again in Chapter 5 we find Holden contradicting him self, continuing to say he hates the movies even though is prepared to go there. What do you feeling Salinger attempts to convey by using this device?
17. How come Holden choose to write Stradlater's composition in the brother Allie's baseball mitt? In what way is Allie's snowboarding mitt one of a kind? What does this reveal as to what all three brothers share in accordance?
18. Based on Holden's description, what was Allie like?
19. Just how did Holden react when ever Allie died? How is this information vital that you our understanding of Holden's current state?
Chapter six - A quarrel (pp. 35- 41)
20. How come Stradlater certainly not impressed with the composition Holden has written for him? How does Holden react to this?
21. Why is Holden so ‘nervous' when he asks Stradlater about his date with Jane? For what reason do they start to fight?
22. Why do you think Holden puts on his reddish colored hunting head wear after his fight with Stradlater?
Section 7 -- Holden leaves Pencey Preparation (pp. 41- 46)
23. So what do Holden and Ackley combat about? Precisely what is ironic regarding Ackley's comment to Holden just before this individual walks away of his room?
24. Explain why Holden decides to leave Pencey Prep that same nighttime instead of waiting till Thursday? Where does he plan on going? How come?...