RE: The Catcher in the Rye help with homework Chapter 9
- What Holden sees the couple at the Edmont Hotel squirting water at each other, what does he think?
- Holden is very aware of the way he acts and of his own identity. Cite two examples of explanations he gives for his behavior.
- What does Holden have against bald men?
- Why does Holden want to give Faith Cavendish a phony name over the phone?
Holden is very aware of the way he acts and of his own identity. Cite two examples of explanations he gives for his behavior.
One example in Chapter Nine whould be Holden’s stay at the Edmond Hotel. While there, he looks out of the window and can see the other side of the hotel. From this view he can see other rooms; in one of them, a man and woman spit their drinks at one another. In response to his voyeuristic behavior, Holden thinks that he himself is the “biggest sex maniac you ever saw”, but then paradoxically claims that he does not understand sex at all. Second example when he was saying how gross the room was and how he didn’t care if he got a good view. He was making fun of the 65 years bellboy and his hair.