The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
by J. D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Holden's Red Hunting Hat
Ducks, Fish, and Other Wildlife
The Mummies
Ossenburger and Death
James Castle and Mr. Antolini's Quote
The Museum
The Little Shirley Beans Record
Phoebe's Notebook
The "F--- you" Signs On the Walls
Phoebe, the Carousel, and the Gold Ring
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Rebirth
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Events
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Characters
Holden Caulfield
Holden Caulfield Timeline
Phoebe Caulfield
Phoebe Caulfield Timeline
Allie Caulfield
Allie Caulfield Timeline
D.B. Caulfield
D.B. Caulfield Timeline
Jane Gallagher
Jane Gallagher Timeline
Sally Hayes
Sally Hayes Timeline
Mr. Antolini
Mr. Antolini Timeline
Mr. Spencer
Mr. Spencer Timeline
Stradlater
Stradlater Timeline
Ackley
Ackley Timeline
The Two Nuns
The Two Nuns Timeline
Carl Luce
Carl Luce Timeline
Maurice
Maurice Timeline
Sunny
Sunny Timeline
Dr. Thurmer
Selma Thurmer
Ossenburger
Herb Gale, a.k.a. Ely
Edgar Marsalla
Ed Banky
Mal Brossard
Mrs. Schmidt
Ernest Morrow
Mrs. Morrow
Rudolf Schmidt
Mrs. Hayes
Faith Cavendish
Eddie Birdsell
Bernice
Mrs. Spencer
Marty
Laverne
Mr. Cudahy
Horwitz
Ernie
Joe Yale-Looking Guy
The Navy Guy
Raymond Goldfarb
Bobby Fallon
Arthur Childs
Dick Slagle
Miss Aigletinger
Gertrude Levine
Harris Macklin
George Something
Al Pike
Bob Robinson
Roberta Walsh's Roommate
Tina and Janine
Valencia
Pete
The Dicksteins
James Castle
Alice Holmborg
Mrs. Antolini, a.k.a. Lillian
Richard Kinsella
Mr. Vinson
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Romantic
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Innocence
Innocence Quotes
Mortality
Mortality Quotes
Youth
Youth Quotes
Isolation
Isolation Quotes
Sexuality and Sexual Identity
Sexuality and Sexual Identity Quotes
Sadness
Sadness Quotes
Wisdom and Knowledge
Wisdom and Knowledge Quotes
Lies and Deceit
Lies and Deceit Quotes
Madness
Madness Quotes
Religion
Religion Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Where's the Pitcher?
Where's the Pitcher? Flashcards
Where's the Pitcher? True or False
“Holden” the Answers
“Holden” the Answers Flashcards
“Holden” the Answers True or False
If a Body Meets a Body
If a Body Meets a Body Flashcards
If a Body Meets a Body True or False
Essay
Teaching The Catcher in the Rye
Current Events & Pop Culture
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Chew On This
Can Teens Today Relate to Holden?
Judging a Book by its Cover
Don't Tell Salinger: Finding Adaptations of Catcher
Shmoop Amongst Yourselves
Party Planner
Searching the Big Apple
No Oscar for Holden
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related Readings in Literature & History
Terms
Photos
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