RE: The Catcher in the Rye help with homework Chapter 19

Chapter 19

  1. “Luc” is the Latin word root meaning light. Of what significance is it that Salinger names Holden’s older friend Carl Luce?
  2. What does Holden confide in Carl Luce that shows how conservative and traditional his attitudes are?
  3. What are some negative qualities we see in Holden in this chapter?
  4. Make a list of the names of those who have rejected Holden in one way or another beginning with Chapter 1 and ending with Chapter 19. Why do you think Holden alienates so many people?
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What does Holden confide in Carl Luce that shows how conservative and traditional his attitudes are?

Holden’s attempt to question Luce about sex throughout their conversation shows how he wants some guidance in adult sexuality. Holden show his immaturity while talking to Luce. This demonstrate how Holden still has a childlike behavior.

Answered on 02.06.2017.
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