Catcher in the Rye Chapter 19


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Catcher in the Rye Chapter 19

  1. 1. Catcher in the Rye Chapter 19
  2. 2. Wicker Bar <ul><li>Holden is to meet Carl Luce at the Wicker Bar, which is in a very nice hotel. </li></ul><ul><li>“In case you don't live in New York, the Wicker Bar is in this sort of swanky hotel, the Seton Hotel. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The bar often features Tina and Janine, who sing silly songs in French and English. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden recalls that they are not very talented, but that everyone in the bar gets all excited about the duo. </li></ul><ul><li>The thought of their phoniness, naturally, bothers Holden. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Holden arrives at the Wicker Bar early and manages to find a seat even though it is crowded. </li></ul><ul><li>It was pretty early when I got there. </li></ul><ul><li>I sat down at the bar--it was pretty crowded--and had a couple of Scotch and sodas before old Luce even showed up. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Carl Luce <ul><li>Carl arrives and begins to drink. </li></ul><ul><li>Old Luce. What a guy. </li></ul><ul><li>He was supposed to be my Student Adviser when I was at Whooton. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The only thing he ever did, though, was give these sex talks and all, late at night when there was a bunch of guys in his room. </li></ul><ul><li>He knew quite a bit about sex, especially perverts and all. </li></ul><ul><li>He was always telling us about a lot of creepy guys that go around having affairs with sheep, and guys that go around with girls' pants sewed in the lining of their hats and all. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Luce seems bored and anxious to leave. At several points in the conversation, he tells Holden to grow up and quit being so childish. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden persists in talking about sex even though Carl seems uninterested. </li></ul><ul><li>Once again, as with Sally, Holden grows excited while talking and has to be told to lower his volume. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>When Carl is ready to leave, Holden pleads with him to stay a little longer. </li></ul><ul><li>Carl, however, has had enough of Holden. </li></ul><ul><li>As he departs he suggests that Holden should be psychoanalyzed. </li></ul>
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