Ch23-26 of Catcher in the Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye Ch23-26 Ch.23 1. Phoebe covers for Holden when their parents come home by telling her mother that she could not sleep so she turned on her light and took a puff from a cigarette. 2. Phoebe makes Holden cry when she gives him all her Christmas money that she has been saving up because Holden ran out of his own money. 3. Holden gives Phoebe his red hunting hat. Ch. 24 1. When Holden talks to Mr. Antolini, physically he feels lousy with a stomachache and a headache. 2. Mr. Antolini’s quote, “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for once” means that it is sort of naïve and ineffective for a person to want to die for a cause and have nothing changed, rather than living for a cause and reforming it. 3. Antolini upsets and scares Holden by petting his head while he awakens and Holden thinks that Mr. Antolini might have been trying to get sexual with him. Ch. 25 1. Later, after Holden has had time to think about it, he thinks about all the good things that Mr. Antolini has done for him like allowing him to stay at his apartment and giving him such good advice and Holden starts to think that maybe he was over exaggerating about the head-petting situation and that maybe Antolini was just trying to be nice. 2. When Holden steps off the curbs he begins to feel as if he was never going to get to the end of the street and that he is just endlessly falling down and nobody will ever see him again. 3. With all the bag language that Holden uses, he was so upset that curse words were written on a school wall because curse words are not part of his whole idea of childhood and innocence and the fact that they are written on the school walls, it worries Holden that the kids will read it, ask what it means and then spend time worrying about it. 4.

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