Study Guide

Mrs. Morrow in The Catcher in the Rye

By J. D. Salinger

Mrs. Morrow

An attractive woman and a classmate's mother who Holden meets on the train. He spins some entertaining lies for her benefit, including a fake name of "Rudolf" and having a brain tumor. Holden also humors Mrs. Morrow by pretending her son is a quality guy, when Holden really can't stand her son.