RE: The Catcher in the Rye Chapter 22 Questions
- What is the significance of Holden’s wanting to be the “catcher in the rye”? What things has he done, or tried to do, during the course of the novel to try to be the “catcher in the eye”?
- How is the name Holden Caulfield an echo of the title, The Catcher in the Rye?
- How does Phoebe think their father will react to Holden’s expulsion?
- What does Phoebe challenge Holden to do?
- Where does Holden think he might be, despite his father’s wishes?
Where does Holden think he might be, despite his father’s wishes?
In Chapter 22 during discussion with sister Holden tries to reassure Phoebe that the worse that can happen is that he’ll be sent to military school. But as he’ll most likely end up going to work on a ranch in Colorado, there’s nothing to worry about. Anticipating how their parents will respond to her brother’s expulsion, Phoeble says: ‘Daddy’ll kill you.’