Summary Of The Book ' The Catcher Of The Rye ' Essay

1414 Words Oct 4th, 2014 6 Pages
The book The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is about a boy named Holden Caufield who’s 16 years old (Salinger 21), getting over the fact that he’s just been expelled for his fourth school in the past couple of years. The story takes place in the late 1940’s. The plot is the events that take place in a novel/story. The story begins with Holden just getting his bad news. He doesn’t waste anytime packing his stuff and getting off the campus since he flunked out cause he hated the school and everyone in it. After yelling “Sleep tight, ya morons” (Salinger 52) to his “no longer” dorm, he heads to the train station in the middle of the night to catch a train to New York City. Once he reaches Manhattan, with nowhere else to go and no one to visit, he checks into the Edmont hotel for the night. Bored and not feeling too tired he hangs out at a bunch clubs but doesn’t get the entertainment he was hoping for. By this time it’s about 5 in the morning and Holden is still feeling wide awake. As he returns to his hotel he runs into a pimp who offers him a prostitute for the night. Holden accepts and waits for the girl up in his room. This “plan” doesn’t really work out for him because all he ends up doing with the girl is talking and he gets jumped for not paying her the amount she wanted for the time she wasted with him. He wakes up the next morning making instant plans for the rest of his day hoping to avoid the pimp and his girl. Later on in the day after attempting to get drunk…

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