The Catcher In The Rye

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The Catcher In The Rye

  1. 1. The Catcher in the Rye By J.D. Salinger Pablo Ordóñez-3º A Bilingual
  2. 2. Key Summary <ul><li>Book’s information </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s biography </li></ul><ul><li>Characters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers and Family </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Main Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Other facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Controversy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Opinion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Book’s information <ul><li>Written by J.D. Salinger. </li></ul><ul><li>First published in the USA 1951. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an original version printed in 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher Penguin Books. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a fiction book. </li></ul><ul><li>Originally published for adults. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Author’s Biography <ul><li>Full name: Jerome David Salinger </li></ul><ul><li>Born January 1, 1919 (age 90) </li></ul><ul><li>Raised in Manhattan </li></ul><ul><li>Writing period: 1940 – 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>His notable works: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Catcher in the Rye </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seymour: An Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Married at the age of 36 and had two children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Margaret (December 10, 1955) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matthew (February 13, 1960 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Catcher in the Rye (1951) </li></ul><ul><li>Nine Stories (1953) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;A Perfect Day for Bananafish&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Just Before the War with the Eskimos&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Laughing Man&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Down at the Dinghy&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;For Esmé – with Love and Squalor&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Teddy“ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Franny and Zooey </li></ul><ul><li>Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Raise High the Roof-Beam, Carpenters&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Seymour: An Introduction&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Setting <ul><li>Pencey: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fourth Holden’s School </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New York: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He spends 3 days. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He lives there. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Characters: Holden’s friends <ul><li>Holden Caulfield: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He is the main character. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is 16 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very tall and smokes a lot. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very good lier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very bad student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He hates phonies and false people. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ward Stradlater: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Holden’s room mate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is very tall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He has a poor higiene but he seems very clean. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is in love with himself. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He has a lot of dates. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Robert Ackley: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lives in the room next to Holden. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is 18. very tall and lonely. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He use to touch everything in Holden’s room. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He hates everyone but specially Stradlater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He has a lousy higiene and a lot of pimples. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jane Gallaguer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She lives in Maine. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She drives Holden crazy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holden’s best friend. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They used to date in the summer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not very cute but very friendly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She reads a lot and loves poetry. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Characters: Family and Teachers <ul><li>D.B Caulfield: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He is Holden’s brother </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quite rich and lives in Hollywood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He writes stories. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holdens Favourite’s : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Secret Goldfish </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Phoebe Caulfield: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She’s Holden’s sister </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The youngest in the family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very smart for her age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mutual love and respect </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mr. Spencer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History teacher at Pencey. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holden’s favourite teacher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is very old. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advices Holden about his future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is ill and wants Holden last visit. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allie Caulfield: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Holden’s dead brother. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Died of leukemia. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He had very bright red hair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very kind and intelligent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He wrote a lot of poems. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mr. Antolini: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favourite ex-English teacher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives Holden a house for a day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advices Holden to keep the head up. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very kind and intelligent man. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Main Plot <ul><li>Holden went to visit Mr. Spencer. </li></ul><ul><li>He had a fight with Stradlater. </li></ul><ul><li>He left Pencey and went New York. </li></ul><ul><li>He stayed in a hotel but problems appeared. </li></ul><ul><li>He went to Mr. Antolini’s house. </li></ul><ul><li>Holden went to his parents house to see Phoebe. </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted to go West but he changed his mind. </li></ul><ul><li>He went to a hospital and later to a new school. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other Facts: Controversy <ul><li>Controversial facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Censored for 21 years (1961 – 1982). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>References to sex, drugs and alcohol. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vulgar language. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrong Moral attitudes: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rebellion </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Holden as poor model for people. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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